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Balancing Bids & Doubles


West

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


Play
 
Balancing double
Down 1 is good result
(N-S make 2 S)
Placing enemy cards
Finessing technique
S K 8 3
H J 3
D K 10 7 6 3
C J 10 6
3 H by West4 top tricksLose 1 trump trickdown 1 +50


West

Pass
AP
North

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

Play
 
Balancing bid
Response to 1 NT
Count hand pattern
Throw-in play
S J 2
H A 7 6 4
D 7 6 5 4
C A K 3
2 NT by North7 top tricksEast is endplayedmade 2 +120


West

Pass
1 S
4 H
North

Pass
2 C
AP
East

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

Play
 
Balancing double
Rebid by doubler
Placing enemy cards
Holdup play
S K J 9
H 10 7 4
D A Q J 8
C Q J 4
4 H by East8 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 -620


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

Play
Defense 
Balancing bid
Resp to suit overcall
Placing enemy cards
Attitude signal
S 5
H A Q 9 8 4
D 7 6 4 3
C K 10 9
3 H by South6 top tricksWin the restmade 3 +140


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