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Competing & Sacrificing V


West

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

Play
Defense
 
Reopening double
Competitive auction
Placing enemy cards
Third-hand play
Make declarer guess
S 8 4
H Q 10 9 2
D J 5 3
C Q 10 7 6
3 D by East7 top tricksWin the high trumpmade 3 -110


West

Dbl
3 H
North

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

Play
 
Negative double
Competitive auction
Read enemy lead
Timing the play
S A Q J 10 8 5
H 7 2
D 7 3
C K 7 4
3 S by South8 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 3 +140


West

1 S
Dbl!
North

3 H
AP
East

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

Defense
 
Combat sacrifice bid
Penalty double
Shift to trumps
Duck to deny entry
S 9 6 2
H J 10 9 4
D 9
C A 7 5 4 2
5 H× by North6 top tricksWin the high trumpdown 2 -300


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

Defense


 
Cue-bid to show fit
Sacrifice bid
Suit preference signal
Shift to correct suit
Without diamond shift
H makes via endplay
S Q 5 4 3 2
H 5
D K J 9
C 8 7 6 4
5 H by West9 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 1 +100


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