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Combining Your Chances VI


West

1 H
2 NT
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 D
1 S
3 NT
South
Pass
Pass
AP
Board 1
None Vul
S Q 2
H A 5
D J 10 9 6 5
C J 10 9 6
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 S
4 E
5 N
6 W
7 E
8 S
9 W
10 E
Lead
C J
H 3!
C 8
H 2
C 9
D 2
H 4!
H 9
S 10!
S 9!
2nd
5
5
3
8
S 3
5
K
J
Q
5
3rd
2
10
6
6!
4
Q
7
S 2
K
A
4th
K
Q
Q
A
A
8
D 6
S 6
4
?
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
4 3
5 3
6 3
S A 10
H J 7 6 3
D 7 3 2
C A K 7 3
TableS K 9 6 3
H 10 4 2
D A K Q 4
C Q 5
Bidding
Play

Defense 
Rebid by responder
Combine chances
Automatic squeeze
Choose lead at notrump
S J 8 7 5 4
H K Q 9 8
D 8
C 8 4 2
3 NT by West8 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 4 -430


West

Pass
Pass
North

1 S
4 S
East
Pass
Pass
AP
South
Pass
2 S
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A Q 9 8 7
H A Q
D A K J
C 9 4 2
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 S
4 E
5 N
6 N
7 W
8 N
9 S
10 N
11 S
Lead
C K
S 3
H 2!
S 4
H A
C 4
D 3
C 9
H 4
S Q
H 10
2nd
3
10!
5
2
7
5
A!
10
J
H 9
D 5
3rd
7
5
Q
6
3
8
7
S J
S 8
K
D J
4th
2
7
K
9
6
J
2
6
8
D 4
C Q
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
8 3
S 6 5
H J 6 5
D 8 5 4 3
C A J 7 6
TableS 4 3
H K 9 8 7
D Q 10 7
C K Q 10 5
Play
 
Combine chances
Set up dummy’s suit
S K J 10 2
H 10 4 3 2
D 9 6 2
C 8 3
4 S by North8 top tricksClaim the restmade 4 +620


West

Pass
AP
North

3 S
East

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

Defense 
Opening 2 NT & response
Combine chances
Restricted choice
Duck to deny entry
S K 5
H A J 8
D A 5 4 3
C A K Q 8
3 NT by South7 top tricksCash 2 more winnersmade 3 +400


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

Defense 
Combine chances
Automatic squeeze
Return proper card
S K J 9 6
H 10 2
D J 9 5 4
C K 8 6
3 NT by East8 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 3 -600


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