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Competing & Sacrificing III


West

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



Defense
 
Resp to suit overcall
Competitive auction
South confirms S J with
suit-preference D 10
Overtaking play
Try for a ruff
S Q J 7
H Q J 6 5 3
D 10 9 8 7
C 4
4 C by East10 top tricksWin the restdown 1 +50


West

2 C
Pass
North

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

Defense 
competitive game try
Cope with overcall
Set up dummy’s suit
Avert overruff
Attitude signal
S A 8 2
H A Q 10 5 3 2
D K 2
C 6 2
4 H by South9 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 +620


West

1 D
Pass
North

1 S
Pass
East

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




Play
Defense 
Negative double
Sacrifice bid
E-W make 5 D
but bidding over 4 S is
unrealistic
Set up dummy’s suit
Leading trumps
S J 8 7 6 5
H 7 5
D 3
C 7 6 5 4 3
4 S× by North5 top tricksDummy is gooddown 1 -100


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



Play
 
Negative double
Competitive auction
Without diamond duck
defense can prevail
Holdup play
Establish side suit
S A 5 4
H J 7 6 5
D 10 8 7 6
C K 2
3 S by West5 top tricksWin the restmade 3 -140


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