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Balancing Bids & Doubles III


West

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


Play

Defense 
Balancing double
Down 1 is good result
(N-S make 2 H)
Delay drawing trumps
Set up dummy’s suit
Leading trumps
S J 9 7 2
H K 9 3
D J 8 2
C A 9 3
3 D by West5 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 +50


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

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

Play

Defense 
Balancing bid
Stayman convention
Crossruff
Throw-in play
Leading trumps
S K 9 6 3
H A Q 9 8
D 8 6 5 3
C Q
4 H by North7 top tricksE endplayed, lose 2made 4 +620


West

Pass
2 C
3 NT
North

Pass
Pass
AP
East

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

Play

Defense 
Balancing double
Rebid by doubler
Finessing technique
Overtaking play
Protect dummy’s suit
S A J 8 7 5
H A K 7 6
D 9 8 4 3
C
3 NT by East7 top tricksLose the restmade 3 -600


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

Play 
Balancing bid
Unusual notrump bid
Positional squeeze
S 4 2
H K Q 6 4
D K 9 5
C 8 6 5 3
3 C by South6 top tricksEast is squeezedmade 3 +110


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