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Competing & Sacrificing IV


West

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



Play
 
Competitive auction
Competitive reraise
East competes because
hand is unbalanced
Trump management
Shun finesse
S Q 6 5
H 9
D K Q J 9 8
C A 10 9 7
3 S by East7 top tricksLose 2 more tricksmade 3 -140


West

1 S
Pass
North

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



Play
 
Competitive auction
Combat sacrifice bid
South’s pass implies a
fit for hearts
Elimination technique
Ruff/discard endplay
S 7 6 5
H A Q 9 5
D K 7 6
C A 4 3
5 H by North10 top tricksWest is endplayedmade 5 +650


West

1 S
Pass!
North

2 D
Pass
East

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


Play
 
Competitive auction
South competes (9 trumps
known); West does not
Elimination technique
Force opp to lead suit
S K 5 3
H Q 5 4
D K 10 9 6 3
C A 2
3 D by South6 top tricksWin the restmade 3 +110


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


Play
 
competitive game try
Competitive auction
West bids 3 D (game try)
since 3 H is competitive
Try for overtrick
Set up dummy’s suit
S 10 6 4 2
H 8
D K 9 6 5
C K J 10 5
4 H by West8 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 5 -650


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