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Competing & Sacrificing II


West

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

Play
 
Competitive auction
Competitive reraise
Placing enemy cards
Play for only chance
S 5
H A 2
D K 9 6 3
C A 10 8 6 5 4
4 C by South7 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +130


West

2 H
AP
North

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

Play
Defense
 
Combat weak two-bid
Combat sacrifice bid
Set up dummy’s suit
Leading trumps
Attack dummy’s entry
S J 8 7 5 4
H Q 9
D K 10 9
C A 10 2
5 H× by West6 top tricksClaim the restdown 2 +300


West

Pass
3 C
North

1 S
3 S!
East

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

Play

Defense 
Competitive auction
Competitive reraise
Keep trump control
Delay drawing trumps
Choose lead at suit
S 9 8 7
H A 8 5 3
D A 6 5
C 7 6 2
3 S by North7 top tricksWin the restmade 3 +140


West
Pass
2 H
4 H
North
1 C
3 C
AP
East
1 H
3 D1
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 10 9
H Q 2
D Q 10 9
C A K Q J 10 7
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 E
4 W
5 S
6 E
7 E
8 W
9 E
Lead
C 8
C K
H 5
S 2!
D 8
H K
S 5
S 6
S 8
2nd
2
H 3
7
10
2
8
3
C 7
7
3rd
A!
5
A
J
9
4
A
K
D 6
4th
3
4
2
Q
A
Q
9
4
C 10
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
S A 6 2
H A 6 4
D J 6 2
C 9 6 4 2
TableS K J 8 5
H K 10 9 5 3
D A K 3
C 3
Note 1
Bidding
Play

Defense 
competitive game try
Resp to suit overcall
Delay drawing trumps
Transfer ruff
Suit preference signal
S Q 7 4 3
H J 8 7
D 8 7 5 4
C 8 5
4 H by East8 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 -620


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