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Matchpoint Strategy VI


West

Pass
AP
North
Pass
2 H
East
1 D
Pass
South
Dbl
4 H
Board 1
None Vul
S K 8 2
H 10 9 7 6 5 4
D K
C K 9 2
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 N
4 S
5 S
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 N
10 N
11 N
Lead
S Q
S 10
H 10
H A
C A
C 5
C 9
H 8
H 7
H 6
H 5
2nd
3
4
Q
J
3
4
10
D 5
C Q
D Q
?
3rd
5
9
K
4
2
K
H 3
9
D 2
D 4
4th
8!
K
2
D 3
6
7
8
D J
D 6
D 7
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S 9 5
H J 2
D 10 9 7 6 5
C J 8 4 3
TableS Q J 10 7
H Q
D A Q J 3
C Q 10 7 6
Bidding
Play
 
Resp to takeout double
Deceptive play
Duck to retain entry
S A 6 4 3
H A K 8 3
D 8 4 2
C A 5
4 H by North10 top tricksEast is squeezedmade 6 +480


West

1 S
4 S
North

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

 
Rebid by opener
Beat normal result
Duck to retain entry
Normal contract is 3 NT
S 8 5
H Q 9 5 4
D Q 10 6
C K 9 6 2
4 S by West9 top tricksDummy is goodmade 6 -480


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 C
3 NT
East

Pass
AP
South
1 NT
2 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 7 2
H 8 7 4 3
D K 2
C A K 9 8 7
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 E
4 S
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 S
9 N
10 N
11 N
Lead
D 4
D A
D 7
C Q
C 10!
H 4
H A!
C 5
C A
C 9
S 2
2nd
2
8
J
2
4
2
J
6
H 10
S 8
9
3rd
Q
3
5
7
K
K
7
8
S 3
H 9
Q
4th
6
K
H 3
3
S 5
5
6
S 6
J
D 9
K
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
8 3
S K J
H J 5
D 10 9 5 4 3
C J 6 4 2
TableS 10 9 8 6 5
H Q 10 6 2
D A Q 7
C 3
Bidding
Play
 
Stayman convention
Unblocking play
Try for overtrick
S A Q 4 3
H A K 9
D J 8 6
C Q 10 5
3 NT by South6 top tricksWin the last trickmade 3 +400


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

Play

Defense 
Opening 2 NT & response
Stayman convention
Deceptive play
Try for overtrick
Avoid endplay
S 9 7 5 4 3
H 10 9 4 3
D Q J 4
C 10
3 NT by East10 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 5 -660


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