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Declarer Play Review


West

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

Defense
 
Rebid by responder
Communication/entries
Overtaking play
Choose lead at notrump
Third-hand play
S 10 4 3
H A 10 9 4 3
D 7 4
C A K 4
2 NT by North6 top tricksWin the restmade 2 +120


West

2 C
3 NT
North

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

Defense
 
Stayman convention
Combine chances
Automatic squeeze
Choose lead at notrump
Finesse against dummy
S 10 9 5 3
H K 8 6 3
D 7 5 3
C A 8
3 NT by East5 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 3 -400


West

1 S
North

4 H
East

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

Play

Defense
 
Weak jump raise
Competitive auction
Elimination technique
Ruff/discard endplay
Choose lead at suit
Finesse against dummy
S 6
H A J 5 3 2
D K Q 8
C K 9 7 5
4 S by West8 top tricksSouth is endplayedmade 4 -620


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

Defense 
Slam decision
Shun finesse
Set up dummy’s suit
Finesse against dummy
S Q 7 5
H 10
D A J 4
C A K Q 10 9 8
6 C by South10 top tricksLose the last trickmade 6 +1370


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