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Counting by Declarer III


West

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

Play
 
Balancing bid
Competitive auction
Placing enemy cards
Count hand pattern
S 6 4
H Q 6 5
D 3 2
C 10 8 5 4 3 2
3 D by West6 top tricksClaim the restmade 3 -110


West

Pass
Pass
North

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

Defense 
Stayman convention
Avoidance finesse
Count hand pattern
Overtaking play
S K 4 2
H A 5 3
D K Q 10 4
C A 9 3
3 NT by South8 top tricksCash 1 more winnermade 3 +600


West

1 S
2 H
5 H
North

Pass
Pass
Pass
East

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

Play
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Blackwood convention
Combine chances
Show-up finesse
S J 7
H Q 6
D 10 9 6 2
C K Q 8 4 2
6 D by East11 top tricksWin the last trickmade 6 -1370


West
Pass
Pass
North
1 NT
6 NT
East
Pass
AP
South
4 NT
Board 4
Both Vul
S K 10 8 7
H A Q 2
D 4 3 2
C A K J
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 W
4 N
5 N
6 S
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 N
Lead
C 10
D 2
C 7
C J
D 3
D J
H 4
H 2
S 5!
S 10
2nd
2
5
K
8
7
9
3
C 9
2
4
3rd
Q
Q
5
6
A
4
A
K
K
6!
4th
A
K
3
4
6
8
8
5
3
H 6
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S 2
H J 9 7 6 5 3
D K 9 6
C Q 7 4
TableS J 9 4 3
H 8
D 10 8 7 5
C 10 9 8 5
Bidding
Play
 
Quantitative 4 NT
Count hand pattern
Finessing technique
S A Q 6 5
H K 10 4
D A Q J
C 6 3 2
6 NT by North10 top tricksClaim the restmade 6 +1440


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