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Counting by Declarer IV


West

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

 
Lead toward honor
Finessing technique
Count South 4=4=4=1
S J 9 7 5
H 9 8 6 4
D J 9 7 5
C A
3 NT by East6 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 5 -460


West

5 C
AP
North

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

Play

 
Combat preempt
Combat sacrifice bid
Count hand pattern
Finessing technique
Determine East’s shape
S A 9 6
H K
D A K J 10 9 8
C 10 4 3
6 S by North10 top tricksWin the restmade 6 +1430


West

Pass
Pass
North

1 H
3 NT
East

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

 
Response to 1 NT
Holdup play
Throw-in play
Determine West’s shape
S A K 5
H K 4 3
D A 5 4 3
C A 7 6
3 NT by South8 top tricksEast is endplayedmade 3 +400


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

Play

 
Unusual notrump bid
Competitive auction
Holdup play
Ruff/discard endplay
Count North 2=1=5=5
S K J 10 9 4
H 6 5 3
D 8 2
C 8 7 6
4 H by West9 top tricksNorth is endplayedmade 4 -620


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