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Competing & Sacrificing


West

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


Play
Defense
 
Competitive auction
Follow up major raise
N-S should not bid 3 S
Finessing technique
Overtaking play
Shift to trumps
S Q J 10
H K 6 3
D 9 6
C Q 10 7 4 2
3 H by East6 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 1 +50


West

2 C
AP
North

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

Play

Defense 
Opening one-bid
Combat sacrifice bid
Delay drawing trumps
Establish side suit
Make declarer ruff
S A K Q 6 4
H 10 9 5 4 3 2
D A 7
C
5 S by South8 top tricksWin the restmade 5 +650


West

1 D
2 D
Pass
North

1 H
Pass
Pass
East

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

Play
 
Negative double
Competitive auction
Holdup play
Break communication
S K Q 9 5 4
H 10 6
D 7 4
C A 7 6 3
3 D by West8 top tricksWin the restmade 3 -110


West
Pass
3 C
AP
North
1 H
3 D1
East
2 C
Pass
South
2 H
4 H
Board 4
Both Vul
S K Q J
H A 9 8 7 3 2
D K 10 3
C 3
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 E
7 E
8 N
Lead
C K
C J
H 3
H J
S K
H Q?
C Q
H 9!
2nd
4
5
5
D 2
A
10
7
C 2
3rd
10
A
K
A
2
D 4
9
D 7
4th
3
H 2
4
6
4
7
H 8
?
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
3 3
4 3
S 10 7 5 4
H 4
D Q 8 5 4 2
C A 10 9
TableS A 8
H Q 6 5
D J 6
C K Q J 8 6 2
Note 1
Bidding
Play 
competitive game try
Competitive auction
Automatic squeeze
S 9 6 3 2
H K J 10
D A 9 7
C 7 5 4
4 H by North7 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 4 +620


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