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Negative Doubles III


West

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

Play

Defense 
Negative double
Rebid by responder
Obtain early discard
Crossruff
Leading trumps
S 10 9
H Q 4
D K J 9 8 7 3
C A Q 10
4 S by East6 top tricksLose the restmade 4 -420


West

2 C
Pass
AP
North

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

Play

Defense 
Negative double
Rebid by opener
Keep trump control
Throw-in play
Refuse to ruff
S A 6 5 4
H A 10 6 3
D K J 10
C 10 4
3 S by South7 top tricksEast is endplayedmade 3 +140


West

1 S
Pass
AP
North

Dbl
2 NT!
East

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

Play

Defense 
Negative double
Rebid by responder
Read enemy lead
Communication/entries
Lead partner’s suit
S 4 3
H 7 4 2
D A K Q J 8
C A 4 3
3 NT by North7 top tricksLose the last trickmade 3 +400


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

Play
Defense
 
Negative double
Rebid by opener
Ruff in short hand
Choose lead at suit
Choose discard
S K J 7 4
H 10 7
D Q J 9 6
C 10 9 4
5 C by West9 top tricksLose the last trickmade 5 -600


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