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Timing the Play III


West

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

Play

Defense 
Combat weak two-bid
Competitive auction
Holdup play
Break communication
Suit preference signal
S A 10 8
H Q J
D K J 10 2
C 10 9 8 6
4 S by East9 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
North

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

Play
 
Opening one-bid
Rebid after 1 NT resp
Communication/entries
Lead weak suit first
S A K 9 5 2
H A 3 2
D K Q 5
C J 6
3 NT by North8 top tricksClaim the restmade 3 +600


West

Pass
AP
North

2 S
East

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


 
Follow up major raise
Break communication
Combine chances
South either crossruffs
or sets up hearts
S A K 8 7 5
H A K 8 4 3
D 3 2
C 4
4 S by South7 top tricksCrossruff the restmade 4 +420


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


 
Rebid by responder
Duck to keep control
Throw-in play
Falsecard (H 7) conceals
heart suit length
S J 9 8 7
H K 10
D Q 10 8 7
C A 9 2
3 NT by West6 top tricksSouth is endplayedmade 3 -600


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