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Negative Doubles V


West

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

Play

Defense 
Negative double
Rebid by responder
Avert overruff
Automatic squeeze
Overtaking play
S 4 3 2
H A 10 9 5
D Q J 10 9 7 3
C
3 D by South8 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 3 +110


West

Dbl
North

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

Play

Defense
 
Negative double
Rebid by opener
Establish side suit
Delay drawing trumps
Make declarer ruff
Attitude signal
S A 4 3
H J 9 5
D A K J 8 7 4
C J
4 H by East6 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -420


West

1 S
3 D!
North

2 C
Pass
East

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

Play

Defense 
Negative double
Rebid by opener
Establish side suit
Use trumps as entries
Count signal
S J 9 8 5
H K 8 7 5 2
D 6 2
C 9 8
5 D by West8 top tricksLose 2 tricksmade 5 -600


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

Play
 
Negative double
Rebid by responder
Combine chances
Squeeze throw-in
S K Q 7 3
H A 7 2
D A 9 2
C 10 4 3
3 NT by North7 top tricksW endplayed, lose 2made 3 +600


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