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Balancing Bids & Doubles IV


West

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

Play

Defense
 
Competitive auction
Reopening double
Draw trumps early
Obtain early discard
Choose lead at suit
Attitude signal
S K 8
H J 8 3
D 10 8 2
C Q J 8 7 6
2 S by West6 top tricksWin the restmade 2 -110


West

Pass
Pass
AP
North

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

Play
Defense 
Balancing double
Rebid by doubler
Ruff in short hand
When to win trump ace
S K Q 8 6
H 10 7 6
D 8 7 6 2
C A 3
4 H by North9 top tricksConcede high trumpmade 4 +620


West

Pass
2 NT!
North

2 S
Pass
East

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

Play

Defense 
Competitive auction
Unusual notrump bid
Establish side suit
Unblocking play
Shift to trumps
S A J 9 8 5
H J 10
D A 5 3
C K 7 6
3 D by East6 top tricksLose last 2 tricksmade 3 -110


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

Play

Defense
 
Balancing bid
Resp to 1 NT overcall
Finessing technique
Throw-in play
Choose lead at notrump
Attitude signal
S A J 8 2
H 4 3 2
D A 7 3
C K 5 2
2 NT by South6 top tricksWest is endplayedmade 2 +120


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