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Timing the Play V


West

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

 
Competitive auction
Postpone ruff
Crossruff or establish
clubs per defense
S Q J 7 6
H 9 8 5
D J 7 5 3
C 3 2
3 S by North6 top tricksWin the restmade 3 +140


West

2 C
2 S
4 H
North

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



Defense 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Read enemy lead
Holdup play
Contract fails if East
wins first trick
Overtaking play
S J 10 8 7
H A 10 3
D 10 2
C K 9 8 4
4 H by East9 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 5 -450


West

2 C
AP
North

3 S
East

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

Defense 
Limit raise
Placing enemy cards
Avoidance duck
Honor signal
S Q J 9 4 3 2
H A 6
D K 7 6
C K 6
4 S by South9 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 +420


West
1 NT
2 D
North
Pass
Pass
East
2 C
3 NT
South
Pass
AP
Board 4
Both Vul
S 8 7
H Q J 8 7
D 10 7
C Q 10 8 7 3
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 W
4 S
5 S
6 W
7 E
8 N
9 W
10 E
11 W
Lead
C 7
C 9
S 5!
S J
S 9
D 2
H 2
C Q
D 3
H 3
D K
2nd
2
A
7
6!
A
10
6
D 6
C 8
9
?
3rd
J
3
Q
8
D 7
Q
10!
D 5
A
K
4th
4!
5
K
2
3
4
J
K
8
7
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
1 3
2 3
3 3
3 4
4 4
5 4
6 4
S A 6 5
H K 10 5
D K 3 2
C A K 6 4
TableS Q 4 3 2
H A 4 3 2
D A Q 6
C 5 2
Bidding
Play
 
Stayman convention
Holdup play
Duck to keep control
S K J 10 9
H 9 6
D J 9 8 5 4
C J 9
3 NT by West8 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 3 -600


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