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Counting by Declarer


West

Dbl
3 NT
North
Pass
Pass
AP
East
1 C
1 NT
South
1 S
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S 7 2
H J 9 7 6
D J 7
C Q J 10 9 4
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 E
4 N
5 N
6 E
7 W
8 W
9 E
10 E
11 W
Lead
S K
S Q
D 5
C Q
C J
D 8
D A
H 2
H Q
C 8
C 5!
2nd
3
5
2
6
K
4
C 4
6
8
S 6
10
3rd
2
7
10
7
D 3
Q
9
A
3
A
S 8
4th
4
A!
J
2!
3
7
6
5
7
9
S 10
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
7 4
S 5 3
H K 10 3 2
D A Q 10
C A 5 3 2
TableS A 9 8 4
H A Q 4
D 9 8 5
C K 8 6
Bidding
Play
 
Negative double
Count hand pattern
Throw-in play
S K Q J 10 6
H 8 5
D K 6 4 3 2
C 7
3 NT by East7 top tricksNorth is endplayedmade 3 -400


West

Pass
North

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

Defense 
Response to 1 NT
Avoidance finesse
Count hand pattern
Unblocking play
S K Q 10 4
H A 8 2
D K 7 2
C A 6 3
3 NT by South8 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 3 +600


West

3 NT
North

Pass
East

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

Play 
Combat preempt
Slam decision
Count hand pattern
S Q
H K J 9 7 5 4 3
D J 9 4
C 4 3
6 NT by West10 top tricksWin the restmade 6 -1440


West
1 D
Pass
North
1 S
4 S
East
Pass
AP
South
3 S
Board 4
Both Vul
S A K J 10 9
H 9 6 2
D 9 4
C K J 3
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 N
4 N
5 W
6 W
7 N
8 S
9 S
10 N
11 N
Lead
D J
S 5
S J
H 2
D K
D Q
S 10
H A
C 5!
S A
H 6
2nd
A
2
8
3
9
S 9
C 4
7
7
C 10
5
3rd
8
K
6
Q
6
C 2
Q
9!
K!
C 6
8!
4th
4
4
3
K
5
7
7
4
9
D 2
D 3
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
9 2
S 7 3 2
H K 7
D K Q 10 8 3 2
C A 7
TableS 8 4
H 10 5 4 3
D J 6
C Q 10 9 4 2
Play
 
Placing enemy cards
Count hand pattern
S Q 6 5
H A Q J 8
D A 7 5
C 8 6 5
4 S by North7 top tricksLose the last trickmade 4 +620


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