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New Minor Forcing


West

1 S
2 D1
4 H
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP
East
1 C
1 NT
2 H!
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S Q 10 8 4
H 4
D K 9 7 5
C A 10 5 4
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 E
4 E
5 W
6 S
7 W
8 E
9 W
10 E
11 W
Lead
D 2
D 5
S A!
S 2
S 5
D Q
C 3!
H 2
S 7
H 5
H Q
2nd
10
A
6
J
10
H 3
4
6
Q
7
C 10
3rd
K
6
3
K
H 10!
7
Q
9
H K
A
C 2
4th
4
3
4
8
H J
8
6
4
C 9
C 5
8
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
9 2
S K 9 7 5 3
H A Q 9 3
D 10 3
C K 3
TableS A 2
H K 10 5 2
D A 8 4
C Q 8 7 2
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
new minor forcing
Opener’s third bid
Holdup play
Set up dummy’s suit
S J 6
H J 8 7 6
D Q J 6 2
C J 9 6
4 H by East7 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
AP
North

1 H
2 C1
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 D
1 NT
2 NT!
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q J 5
H A Q J 6 2
D J 7 3
C 9 7
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 S
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
Lead
S 2
H 10
H 9
C Q
C 3
C 2
S A
2nd
5
3
8
K
9
6
J
3rd
8
2
J!
A
J
10
3
4th
K!
4!
K
7
4
D 3
6
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
2 2
2 3
2 4
2 5
S A 9 7 2
H 8 3
D 10 6 2
C A 10 5 3
TableS 8 4 3
H K 7 5 4
D K 9 5
C Q J 2
Note 1
Bidding
Play

Defense 
new minor forcing
Opener’s third bid
Preserve entry
Overtaking play
Refuse first finesse
S K 10 6
H 10 9
D A Q 8 4
C K 8 6 4
2 NT by South2 top tricksWin the restmade 2 +120


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

1 S
2 D1
4 S
East

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

Defense 
new minor forcing
Opener’s third bid
Elimination technique
Trump endplay
Refuse to ruff
S 9 6 5
H A 8 5
D K 2
C A K 7 5 3
4 S by North8 top tricksEast is endplayedmade 4 +420


West
1 D
1 NT
2 H
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 H
2 C1
3 D!
South
Pass
Pass
AP
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q 9 5 3
H 8 7 6
D 5
C A 10 8 6 5
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 W
4 E
5 N
6 W
7 E
8 S
9 W
10 W
Lead
S 3
S 6
S 8!
C 2!
H 8
D 4
C 4
C 9
D K
D 8!
2nd
2
A
9
7
2
5
K
J
C 8
C 10
3rd
K
5
D 6
Q
10
A
3
6
7
10
4th
4!
7
10
A
K
2
5
H 5
3
Q
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
4 3
5 3
6 3
6 4
S A 8 4
H K 9 4
D K 9 8 4
C Q J 3
TableS 7 2
H A J 5 2
D A J 10 7 6
C 4 2
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
new minor forcing
Responder’s third bid
Elimination technique
Timing the play
S K J 10 6
H Q 10 3
D Q 3 2
C K 9 7
3 D by West7 top tricksSouth is endplayedmade 3 -110


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