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Matchpoint Strategy II


West

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


Defense 
Shun desperation play
Play for down 1 rather
than down 2
Continue proper card
S A 9 6 4
H K 10 5 4
D K 5
C 8 6 5
3 NT by West6 top tricksClaim the restdown 1 +50


West

Pass
AP
North

2 S
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 S
4 S
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A 10 3 2
H 9 2
D 8 6 4 3
C A 6 3
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 S
4 E
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 N
Lead
D K
S K
D 5!
C K
D 4
S 6
D 6
S Q
S 3!
2nd
3
4
7
4
10
8
C 8
C 5
H 4?
3rd
2
2
8
2
S J
10
S 9
A
C 7
4th
A
5
9
A
J
7
Q
C J
C 9
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S 8 4
H J 10 5
D K Q J 7
C 10 9 5 2
TableS 7 5
H 8 7 6 4
D 10 9 2
C K Q J 8
Bidding
Play
 
Follow up major raise
Try for overtrick
Pseudo squeeze
S K Q J 9 6
H A K Q 3
D A 5
C 7 4
4 S by South10 top tricksWin the restmade 6 +680


West

1 S
AP
North

1 NT
East

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


 
Choose defensive action
Create extra entry
Beat normal result
Normal contract is 4 H
making 5
S 5 2
H K 5 4 3
D A Q 3 2
C J 5 2
3 NT by North7 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 5 +460


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



 
Blackwood convention
Deceptive play
Positional squeeze
If C K lost to ace
South might not return
club
S Q J 10 7
H J 9 8 3
D 7 4
C Q 6 2
6 NT by East11 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 7 -1470


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