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Counting by Declarer V


West

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

Defense 
Combat preempt
Placing enemy cards
Throw-in play
Choose lead at notrump
S Q 10 9 5
H Q 8 7 6 3
D Q 10 6
C 2
3 NT by West6 top tricksSouth is endplayedmade 3 -400


West

Dbl
AP
North

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

Play

Defense 
Negative double
Follow up major raise
Placing enemy cards
Break communication
Try for a ruff
S A 7
H K Q J 8 7 6
D J 4
C A 8 3
4 H by South9 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 +620


West

Pass
Pass
North

1 H
Pass
East

1 S
2 S
South
1 D
1 NT
AP
Board 3
E-W Vul
S J 3 2
H Q 8 3 2
D 6 3 2
C A J 10
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 S
Lead
D Q
S 8
S 5
H 10
2nd
4
9
3
K!
3rd
2
Q
10
3
4th
A
2
A
5
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
S Q 5
H K J 7 4
D 7 5 4
C 9 7 5 2
TableS K 10 8 7 6 4
H 6 5
D A K 10
C Q 6
Bidding
Play
Defense 
Rebid by overcaller
Placing enemy cards
Try to fool declarer
S A 9
H A 10 9
D Q J 9 8
C K 8 4 3
2 S by East6 top tricksWin 5 more tricksmade 2 -110


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

Play

 
Opening 2 C & response
Control-showing bid
Placing enemy cards
West passed S A-Q C A so
cannot have H K
S K J 3 2
H 10 9 8
D J
C Q 9 7 6 4
6 H by North10 top tricksWin the restmade 6 +1430


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