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Fourth Suit Forcing


West

Pass
Pass
AP
North
1 D
1 S
2 NT!
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 H
2 C1
3 S
Board 1
None Vul
S K J 10 3
H A 2
D K 9 8 4
C Q 5 3
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 E
7 S
8 N
9 S
Lead
S 5
H A!
H 2
H 5
D 4
S 4
H 7
D 8
S A
2nd
2
3
J
10
10
Q
Q
Q
3rd
7
4
K
S J!
2
8
S K
S 6
4th
10
6
8
D 6
3
3
C 4
5
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
S 8 7
H Q 10 8 6
D J 7 5 3
C A 7 6
TableS 9 5 4
H J 3
D A Q 10 6
C K J 8 4
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
fourth suit forcing
Opener’s third bid
Set up dummy’s suit
Use trumps as entries
S A Q 6 2
H K 9 7 5 4
D 2
C 10 9 2
3 S by North6 top tricksLose last 3 tricksmade 3 +140


West

1 D
1 S1
2 NT
North

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

Defense
 
fourth suit forcing
Responder’s third bid
Ducking play
Combine chances
Choose lead at notrump
Overtaking play
S K 2
H 10 9 8 6 3
D 5 4
C K 7 6 2
2 NT by West6 top tricksDummy is goodmade 2 -120


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

1 S
2 D1
4 H
East

Pass
Pass
AP
South
1 H
2 C
3 S!
Board 3
E-W Vul
S Q 8 5 2
H K J 3
D A 9 6
C J 7 2
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 S
4 E
5 S
6 W
7 S
8 E
9 S
Lead
D K
C 2!
C 3
D J
C 6
D Q
S 3!
S 9
C 8
2nd
A
4
9!
H 2
10
9
6
K
K
3rd
8
A
J
5
7
4
Q
7
H J!
4th
3
5
Q
6
D 2
H 7
A
2
S 4
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
4 3
5 3
6 3
S 10 7 6
H 6 5
D K Q 7 5
C K 10 9 5
TableS A 9 4
H 9 8 4
D J 10 8 4 2
C Q 4
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
fourth suit forcing
Opener’s third bid
Ruff in short hand
Timing the play
S K J 3
H A Q 10 7 2
D 3
C A 8 6 3
4 H by South7 top tricksDraw trump, claimmade 4 +420


West
1 C
1 S
2 H!
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 H
2 D1
4 H
South
Pass
Pass
AP
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q J 9
H Q 10 2
D J 9 8 7
C J 10 4
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 E
10 S
11 S
12 N
Lead
S 2
S 5!
S 4
D A
D 2
C 2
C 3
S 8!
D 5!
C Q
C 7
H 2
2nd
3
6
Q
6
10
4
6
D 9
Q
9
H 3
9!
3rd
J
A
H 5
3
K
A
K
H 6
4
J
H Q
K
4th
K
9
7
7
8
5
10
10
J
8
H 7
A
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
8 1
8 2
8 3
9 3
S A 8 4 3
H A 8 3
D K 4 3
C K 9 2
TableS K 5
H J 9 7 6 5
D A 5 2
C A 8 3
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
fourth suit forcing
Opener’s third bid
Elimination technique
Avoid trump loser
S 10 7 6 2
H K 4
D Q 10 6
C Q 7 6 5
4 H by East9 top tricksWin the last trickmade 4 -620


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