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Matchpoint Strategy VII


West

Pass
North
1 NT
Pass
East
Pass
Pass
South
3 NT
Board 1
None Vul
S Q 9 5
H A Q J 8
D 9 4
C A Q 3 2
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 N
7 N
8 S
9 S
10 S
Lead
D 6
H 4
C 2
S 2!
C A
C Q
D 9
D A
C 8
C 6
2nd
8
Q
9
7?
10
J
2
S 6
S 10
?
3rd
K
2
K
Q
4
5
J
S 5
3
4th
4
6
7
4
H 3
D 3
5
7
S 8
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S A 10 7 6
H K 10 5 4 3
D K 5 3
C 7
TableS J 8 4
H 9 2
D Q 10 7 6 2
C J 10 9
Play
 
Try to steal a trick
Automatic squeeze
S K 3 2
H 7 6
D A J 8
C K 8 6 5 4
3 NT by North5 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 6 +490


West

3 D
North

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

 
Deceptive play
Accept risks to try for
most tricks
S A J 7
H J 9 6 5 4
D 10
C 9 8 6 2
3 NT by East10 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 5 -460


West

2 H
3 H
4 H
North

Pass
Pass
AP
East

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

Play

 
Cue-bid general force
Cue-bid to show fit
Deceptive play
Swindle South to expect
singleton S J
S K 10 5 4 3
H 2
D Q J 10
C A K 10 4
4 H by West9 top tricksWin the restmade 6 -680


West
Pass
Pass
AP
North
Pass
2 S
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 S
3 NT!
Board 4
Both Vul
S K 3 2
H 7 3 2
D A 7 6 3 2
C Q 6
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 S
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 S
8 S
9 S
10 S
11 S
Lead
C 8
H 2!
S Q
S 4
H 3
S A
S 10
S 9
S 7
H A
C K!
2nd
Q
5
5
6
6
J
C 7
C 9
H 10
C J
A
3rd
5
Q
2
K
J
3
D 2
D 3
C 6
7
D 6
4th
2
4
8
C 3
9
C 4
C 10
D J
H 8
K
D 4
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 6 5
H 10 9 4
D K 8
C A J 9 8 7
TableS 8
H K 8 6 5
D J 10 9 4
C 10 5 4 3
Bidding
Play
 
Follow up major raise
Try for overtrick
Squeeze throw-in
S A Q 10 9 7 4
H A Q J
D Q 5
C K 2
3 NT by South8 top tricksWest is endplayedmade 6 +690


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