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Defense to One Notrump II


West

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

Play

Defense
 
Optional double
Rescue bid
Elimination technique
Trump endplay
Play known card
Uppercut
S 8 5 4
H 9 4 3
D K 10 8 2
C Q 9 7
2 H by West6 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 2 -110


West

Pass
AP
North

2 NT
East
1 NT
Pass
South
2 H1
3 C
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A J 6 5
H 3
D Q 9 7 4
C J 6 4 2
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 S
4 S
5 N
6 E
7 N
8 E
9 N
10 N
Lead
C 3!
C 5
H A
H 7
D 4
C 8
D 7
S 4!
D Q
S 5
2nd
2
K
2
5
K
10
A!
2
3
10
3rd
A
7
3
C 6
5
D 6
J
Q
S 3
C Q
4th
9
4
4
Q
2
J
8
A
H 6!
8
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
S Q 9 8
H J 9 6 5 2
D 8 6 2
C 7 3
TableS K 10 7 4
H Q 4
D A K 10 3
C A 8 5
Note 1
Bidding

Play
Defense
 
hearts + minor
Resp to suit overcall
Rebid by overcaller
Combine chances
Leading trumps
Count signal
S 3 2
H A K 10 8 7
D J 5
C K Q 10 9
3 C by South6 top tricksWin 1 more trickdown 1 -100


West

2 D1
4 S
North

Pass
AP
East

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

Play

Defense 
both majors
Choose defensive action
Limit jump response
Establish side suit
Ruff/discard endplay
Shift to trumps
S K Q
H J 8 2
D A K 10 8
C A 9 6 3
4 S by East5 top tricksS endplayed, lose 1made 4 -620


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

Play

Defense 
Choose defensive action
Rescue bid
Set up dummy’s suit
Placing enemy cards
Leading trumps
S 10 7 6 5
H 8 6 5
D K 9 8 7 6
C 3
4 S by North6 top tricksWin the high trumpmade 4 +620


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