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Combining Your Chances IV


West

Pass
North
1 D
Pass
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 NT
Board 1
None Vul
S Q 2
H J 6 3
D A K J 10 5
C Q 9 3
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 N
5 N
6 N
Lead
S 10
D 3
D A!
C 9!
C Q
C 3
2nd
2
2
7
2
7
8
3rd
6
K
4
4
10
J
4th
J
6
9
5
6
H 2
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
S A 10 9 8 5
H K Q 5 2
D 9 2
C 6 5
TableS K 6 4
H A 9 8
D Q 7 6
C K 8 7 2
Play Combine chances S J 7 3
H 10 7 4
D 8 4 3
C A J 10 4
1 NT by South3 top tricksCash 1 more winnermade 1 +90


West

3 H
4 C
5 H
North

Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 H
3 S
4 NT
6 H
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 9 7 5 3
H 6 5
D K 10 9 7 6
C 8 5
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 E
4 N
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 W
Lead
S Q
H Q
D 5!
S 5
H 7
D 3
S 2
D 4
2nd
4
2
2
A
3
6
10
7
3rd
3
4
J
8
K
H 8
H A
H 9
4th
K
5
K
6
6
8
7
A
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
S 6 4
H A K 4
D Q J 4 3
C A 6 4 3
TableS A K 2
H Q J 10 9 8 7
D 5
C K J 2
Bidding

Play
Defense 
Control-showing bid
Blackwood convention
Combine chances
Second-hand play
S Q J 10 8
H 3 2
D A 8 2
C Q 10 9 7
6 H by East10 top tricksWin the restmade 6 -980


West

1 H
3 H
North

Pass
Pass
East

2 H
4 H!
South
Pass
Pass
AP
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K 10 8
H 10 2
D 10 9 6 4 2
C K Q 10
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 S
4 W
5 W
6 W
7 E
8 E
Lead
C K
C Q
C J
H A
D K
H 3
D A
D 8!
2nd
2
5
H 5
2
2
10
7
Q
3rd
9
A!
10
4
3
K
S 3
H 6
4th
3
4
8
9
5
Q
4
6
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
S A Q 5 3
H A 8 7 6 5 3
D K
C 4 3
TableS 6 4 2
H K J 4
D A J 8 3
C 8 5 2
Bidding
Play
Defense 
Follow up major raise
Combine chances
Overtaking play
S J 9 7
H Q 9
D Q 7 5
C A J 9 7 6
4 H by West8 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 -620


West
Pass
Pass
North
2 NT
Pass
East
Pass
Pass
South
6 NT
Board 4
Both Vul
S A K 4
H A K 7 4
D A 6 3
C K 6 5
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 W
4 N
5 N
Lead
D 10
S 2!
D 7
S A
S K
2nd
K
9
A
7
Q
3rd
2
4!
5
3
6
4th
3
5
4
10
J
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
S J 10 9
H J 8 3
D J 7 2
C Q 9 7 3
TableS Q 7 5
H 10 9 2
D 10 9 8 5
C 10 8 4
Bidding

Play 
Opening 2 NT & response
Slam decision
Combine chances
S 8 6 3 2
H Q 6 5
D K Q 4
C A J 2
6 NT by North10 top tricksWin the restmade 6 +1440


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