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Combating Weak Openings VI


West

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

Defense
 
Combat weak two-bid
Holdup play
Finessing technique
Choose lead at notrump
Return partner’s suit
S 10 2
H J 10 9 8 5
D Q 7 6
C J 10 9
3 NT by West7 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -430


West

Pass
AP
North

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

Play

Defense 
Combat preempt
Resp to takeout double
Placing enemy cards
Communication/entries
Overtaking play
S A Q 8 4
H Q J 6
D A 8
C J 9 8 7
4 S by South9 top tricksDraw trump, claimmade 4 +620


West

3 H
4 S
North

Pass
AP
East

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

Play

Defense
 
Combat preempt
Resp to suit overcall
Avoid trump loser
Placing enemy cards
Trump promotion
Try for an overruff
S 2
H 9 8 6
D A K 9 8 7 6 3
C 8 2
4 S by East9 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -620


West
Pass
Pass
North
Pass
4 H
East
3 S
AP
South
Dbl
Board 4
Both Vul
S K 4
H 10 9 7 6 5
D A 8 6 5
C J 3
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 S
4 S
5 N
6 W
Lead
D 2
C A!
C K
C 4
H 5
D 4
2nd
Q
5
6
Q
2
6
3rd
3
3
J
H 9
K
H 8
4th
5
2
9
10
A
9
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
4 2
S 10 5
H A 4
D K 7 4 3
C Q 8 7 6 5
TableS A Q 9 8 7 6 3
H 8 2
D 2
C 10 9 2
Bidding
Play
 
Combat preempt
Read enemy lead
Elimination technique
S J 2
H K Q J 3
D Q J 10 9
C A K 4
4 H by North8 top tricksE endplayed, lose 1made 4 +620


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