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Combating Weak Openings IV


West

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

Play

Defense 
Combat preempt
Resp to takeout double
Pursue extra chance
Delay drawing trumps
Shift to another suit
S Q 10 8
H Q 8 6
D A 10 7 6 5
C J 6
4 H by West7 top tricksClaim the restmade 4 -420


West

Pass
AP
North

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

Play

Defense
 
Combat weak two-bid
Resp to suit overcall
Holdup play
Duck to retain entry
Shift to another suit
Holdup play
S 4
H K 9
D A Q J 10 7 6
C A J 4 3
3 NT by South5 top tricksCash 4 more winnersmade 3 +600


West

4 NT!
North

Pass
East

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

Play
 
Combat preempt
Unusual notrump bid
Retain suit control
Ruffing with 4-4 fit
S K Q 10 8 6 5 3 2
H 3
D
C Q 10 8 5
5 H by East6 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 5 -650


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

Play

Defense 
Combat weak two-bid
Stayman convention
Elimination technique
Throw-in play
Suit preference signal
S A 10 5 4 2
H A 9 5 3
D 7 5 4
C 4
4 H by North6 top tricksSouth is endplayedmade 4 +620


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