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Negative Doubles II


West

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

Play

Defense 
Negative double
Rebid by opener
Delay drawing trumps
Establish side suit
Make declarer ruff
S Q 7 6 5
H 9
D 9 7 3 2
C A K 8 3
4 S by North8 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +420


West

Dbl
5 D
North

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

Play
 
Negative double
Blackwood convention
Delay drawing trumps
Establish side suit
S A K J 5 4
H Q J 10 9
D J
C 10 9 2
6 C by East9 top tricksWin the restmade 6 -920


West

1 D
Pass
AP
North

Dbl
3 C!
East

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

Play
Defense 
Negative double
Rebid by doubler
Throw-in play
When to cover honor
S A Q
H 10 2
D K 9 2
C A 9 8 7 6 5
3 NT by South5 top tricksW endplayed, lose 2made 3 +400


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

Play

Defense 
Negative double
Rebid by opener
Seven-card trump fit
Force out high trump
Attitude signal
S Q 9 4
H J 7 5 3
D 8 6
C 10 9 7 5
4 H by West8 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -620


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