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Matchpoint Strategy IV


West

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

Play
 
Choose weak opening
Response to preempt
Try for overtrick
Minimize risk
S 9 7
H A K Q J 9 8 6
D A 9 4
C 5
4 H by South10 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 4 +420


West

1 S
4 D
North

Pass
Pass
East
1 D
2 D?
5 D?
South
Pass
Pass
AP
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q 6
H K Q 4
D 8 6
C Q J 10 8 5 3
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 E
Lead
H J
D 2
D 4
S 3
D 7
S 10
2nd
2
3
8
2
C 3
5
3rd
4
Q
A
A
K
K!
4th
A
6
5
6
C 2
Q
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
S A K J 8 4
H 8 6 2
D Q 10 7 4
C K
TableS 10 9 3
H A 7 3
D A K J 9 2
C 9 4
Play
 
Beat normal result
Normal contract is 4 S
S 7 5 2
H J 10 9 5
D 5 3
C A 7 6 2
5 D by East8 top tricksLose 1 trickmade 6 -420


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 C
3 NT
East

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


 
Deceptive play
Throw-in play
Accept risks to try for
most tricks
S K J
H 10 3 2
D A Q 4 3
C A 9 7 3
3 NT by North10 top tricksWest is endplayedmade 5 +460


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

 
Try to steal a trick
Swindle North to duck
spades twice
S 8 3
H J 8
D K Q J 9 4
C 6 5 4 3
4 H by West9 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 7 -710


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