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Combating Weak Openings V


West

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

Play
Defense
 
Combat preempt
Optional double
Deceptive play
Attitude signal
Attack dummy’s entry
S A Q 8 4
H 9 2
D A K 6 5
C K 8 3
4 H× by East7 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 3 +500


West

2 S
AP
North

2 NT
East
Pass
Pass
South
Pass
3 NT
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A Q 6
H A 3
D Q 8 2
C A J 7 6 3
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 N
4 E
5 S
Lead
S 10
S 8
D 2
H 6
D 4
2nd
3
Q
K?
J
A
3rd
J!
2
3
2
Q
4th
6!
7
7
3
5
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
2 2
2 3
S K J 9 8 5 4
H 10 8 2
D A 7
C 8 4
TableS 10 2
H Q 9 7 6 4
D K 5
C Q 10 9 5
Bidding
Play
Defense 
Combat weak two-bid
Holdup play
Overtaking play
S 7 3
H K J 5
D J 10 9 6 4 3
C K 2
3 NT by North6 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +630


West

Pass
North

5 D
East

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

Play
Defense
 
Sacrifice bid
Combat preempt
Deceptive play
Attitude signal
Uppercut
S 2
H J 6 5
D A 10 9 7 6 4 3
C Q 2
5 D× by South6 top tricksConcede high trumpdown 3 -500


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

Play
 
Combat preempt
Unusual notrump bid
Set up dummy’s suit
Throw-in play
S K J 8 7
H 9 6
D K J 9 7
C 5 3 2
6 C by West7 top tricksSouth is endplayedmade 6 -1370


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