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Matchpoint Strategy III


West

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


 
Shun desperation play
Beat normal result
Reject 18% make chance
to go down only 1
S K 4 3 2
H 10 4 3
D K 3
C A K Q 6
3 NT by South5 top tricksWin the last trickdown 1 -50


West

1 H
4 NT
6 H
North

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

 
Finessing technique
Better bid is 6 NT so play
diamonds abnormally
S J 9
H 10 8 6 5
D Q 8 5
C Q 9 7 5
6 H by West10 top tricksWin the restmade 7 -1010


West

Pass
Pass
AP
North

2 NT
3 H
East

Pass
Pass
South
Pass
3 D1
3 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A Q 4 3
H Q 10 4
D A 9 8
C A K Q
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 N
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 N
8 N
9 S
10 S
11 S
Lead
D K
D 10
H Q
H 10!
C 4
C K
C Q
H 4
H 9
H 6
D 5!
2nd
3
4
5
7
5
10
H 8
J
S 8
C J
S 9
3rd
2
7
2
A
A
6
8
K
S 3
D 9
S 4
4th
8
A
3
C 3
2
7
9
S 6
D J
D 6
Q
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
9 2
S J 10 9 8 6
H 3
D 7 2
C J 9 7 5 3
TableS K 7
H J 8 7 5
D K Q J 10 6
C 10 2
Note 1
Bidding
Play


 
Jacoby transfer bid
Choose best game
Beat normal result
Throw-in play
Try to judge S K lie to
beat 4 H bidders
S 5 2
H A K 9 6 2
D 5 4 3
C 8 6 4
3 NT by North8 top tricksEast is endplayedmade 5 +460


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


 
Try for overtrick
Delayed-duck squeeze
Trick 1 duck risky but
good MP opportunity
S 5
H Q 9 6 2
D A Q 9 8
C J 7 6 4
4 S by East9 top tricksWin the restmade 6 -680


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