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Matchpoint Strategy V


West

Pass
Pass
North
2 NT
3 H
4 H
East
Pass
Pass
AP
South
3 D1
3 NT
Board 1
None Vul
S A 10
H A Q 6
D A K 10 3
C K 8 6 3
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 S
4 W
5 N
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 S
11 N
12 E
Lead
H J
H 6
C 2
D 9
C K
C 6
H 5
C 8!
D Q
D 5
D 10
S 9
2nd
3
8
A
A
7
9
D 6
J
7
8
H 10
5!
3rd
2
K
3
2
S 3
H 4
Q
H 7
3
K
J
4th
A
S 4
5
4
4
10
9
Q
S 2
S 8
S 6
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
9 2
S K 7 6 4
H 2
D 9 8 7 6
C A Q 10 4
TableS J 9 8 2
H J 10 9 8
D 2
C J 9 7 5
Note 1
Bidding
Play


 
Jacoby transfer bid
Opening 2 NT & response
Elimination technique
Try for overtrick
Infer S K West from lead
at Trick 4
S Q 5 3
H K 7 5 4 3
D Q J 5 4
C 2
4 H by North10 top tricksWin last 2 tricksmade 5 +450


West

2 H
3 NT
North

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

 
Beat normal result
Normal 4 H will fail so
play safe
S A K J 10 5
H 3
D K 8 2
C 9 7 6 4
3 NT by West8 top tricksCash 1 more winnermade 3 -400


West

Pass
AP
North

1 NT
East

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

Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Rebid by opener
Try for overtrick
Minimize risk
S A K J 9 8 3 2
H 3
D A K 2
C 4 3
4 S by South9 top tricksWin the last trickmade 4 +420


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

 
Deceptive play
Swindle South to discard
on third spade
S 6 5
H J 9 3
D K Q J 5
C Q 10 8 5
4 H by East10 top tricksWin the restmade 5 -650


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