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Combating Weak Openings III


West

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


Play
 
Combat weak two-bid
Resp to suit overcall
North squeezed in 1 suit
Avoidance finesse
Throw-in play
S J 7 6 5
H J 8 7 6
D 10 2
C K 10 9
3 NT by West7 top tricksN endplayed, lose 1made 4 -430


West

3 H
Pass
North

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

Play
 
Combat weak two-bid
Rebid by doubler
Lead toward honor
Show-up finesse
S J 7 6 5 3
H Q 9
D Q J 4
C 8 6 5
4 S by South8 top tricksWin the last trickmade 4 +620


West

Dbl
North

Pass
East

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

Play

Defense 
Combat preempt
Resp to takeout double
Trump management
Avert overruff
Duck to keep control
S 2
H Q J 10 9 8 5 4
D 10 4
C 9 4 3
4 S by East9 top tricksCash 2 more winnersmade 4 -620


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

Play
 
Combat weak two-bid
Resp to takeout double
Play for only chance
Overtaking play
S A K 2
H J
D A Q J 4
C K J 10 9 7
3 NT by North5 top tricksCash 2 more winnersmade 3 +600


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