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Matchpoint Strategy


West

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

Defense 
Rebid by opener
Try for overtrick
Minimize risk
Shift to trumps
S A K J 6 4
H 9
D Q 5
C 7 6 4 3 2
4 H by North9 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 +420


West

2 NT
3 NT?
North

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

Defense 
Rebid by opener
Beat normal result
Normal contract is 4 S
Return proper card
S 6 4 3
H A 9 5 2
D 5 2
C 10 9 6 4
3 NT by West9 top tricksClaim the restmade 5 -460


West

Pass
AP
North

2 S
East

Pass
South
1 S
4 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K 7 5
H J 4
D Q 8 6 5 2
C Q 6 5
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 S
4 N
5 S
Lead
C J
C 9
S 3
S 5
H 5!
2nd
5
6
Q
8
2?
3rd
8
K
K
10!
J
4th
4
S 2
6
C 2
7
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
S Q
H A 10 8 2
D 10 9 4
C J 10 9 3 2
TableS J 8 6
H 9 7 6 3
D J 7
C A K 8 7
Play
 
Restricted choice
Try to steal a trick
S A 10 9 4 3 2
H K Q 5
D A K 3
C 4
4 S by South8 top tricksWin the restmade 6 +480


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

Defense
 
Rebid after 1 NT resp
Shun desperation play
Combine chances
Ducking play
Return proper card
S 8 5 3
H Q 6 5 3 2
D 4
C J 10 8 2
3 NT by East6 top tricksWin the restmade 3 -600


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