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Combating Weak Openings II


West

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

Play

Defense 
Combat preempt
Resp to takeout double
Ducking play
Automatic squeeze
Try for a ruff
S J 10 9 7
H J 7 3
D Q J 10 9
C Q 9
4 H by West8 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 4 -420


West

Pass
AP
North

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

Play

Defense
 
Combat weak two-bid
Rebid by doubler
Holdup play
Communication/entries
Duck to retain entry
Shift to another suit
S K 8 4
H A K 9 5
D Q
C A K Q 10 5
3 NT by South7 top tricksWin the restmade 3 +600


West

3 D!
4 H
North

Pass
AP
East

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

Play

Defense 
Combat weak two-bid
Resp to suit overcall
Read enemy lead
Set up dummy’s suit
Try for a ruff
S A Q 7 6 5 3
H 8 4 3
D 3
C K 8 2
4 H by East9 top tricksCash 2 more winnersmade 4 -620


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

Play
 
Combat preempt
Cue-bid to show fit
Communication/entries
Jettison play
S A 8 3
H 6 3 2
D A 5
C A Q 5 4 3
6 S by North10 top tricksWin the restmade 6 +1430


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