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Balancing Bids & Doubles V


West

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

Defense 
Balancing bid
Holdup play
Unblocking play
Shift to trumps
S 9 5 3
H Q 10 9 2
D K 3
C K 10 5 2
3 D by East6 top tricksWin the last trickdown 2 +100


West

Pass
North

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

Defense 
Balancing bid
Preserve entry
Shun holdup play
Attitude signal
S 10 8 3
H J 10 9 2
D Q 10 6 4
C 9 6
2 NT by North5 top tricksWin the restmade 2 +120


West

Pass
2 S!
North

Pass
AP
East

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

Play

Defense 
Balancing double
Resp to takeout double
Crossruff
Timing the play
Leading trumps
S 6
H Q 10 9 5
D K J 9 4
C A K J 3
2 S by West7 top tricksWin the high trumpmade 3 -140


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

Play

Defense 
Balancing bid
Good jump overcall
Delay drawing trumps
Establish side suit
Make declarer ruff
S A K J 9 7 3
H 4
D 6 5 4 3
C A 2
4 S by South9 top tricksClaim the restmade 4 +620


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