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Defensive Card Combinations


West

Pass
North
1 C
4 S
East
Pass
AP
South
1 S
Board 1
None Vul
S K J 10 2
H 3 2
D A Q 2
C A K J 10
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 N
4 N
5 E
6 N
7 N
8 S
9 E
Lead
H Q
D 6!
S J
S 2
D 5
C A
S 10
C 4
D 4
2nd
2
7
5
A!
9
6
6
7
J
3rd
A
8!
3
7
10
2
Q
J
K
4th
8
Q
4
8
A
3
D 3
Q
2
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
5 3
5 4
S 8 4
H Q J 9 4
D K 10 8 3
C 8 7 3
TableS A 6 5
H A 7 6 5
D 6 5 4
C Q 9 6
Bidding
Defense
 
Rebid by opener
Active defense
Shift to safe suit
S Q 9 7 3
H K 10 8
D J 9 7
C 5 4 2
4 S by South6 top tricksWin the restdown 1 -50


West

2 NT
4 H
North

Pass
AP
East
1 H
3 NT
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q 9 4
H 10 9 3
D A 8 6 5
C Q 10 3
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 N
8 S
Lead
S 3
H 4
C 4
H J?
C 6
C 2
D 5!
D 2
2nd
2
2
3
K
Q!
8
J?
4
3rd
Q
Q
J
A
A
9?
Q
A
4th
K
10!
5
3
7
10
3
K
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
5 1
5 2
5 3
S A 8 2
H A Q 8
D 7 4 3
C K 9 6 4
TableS K 10 5
H J 7 6 5 4
D K J
C A J 2
Bidding
Play
Defense
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Finessing technique
Create losing option
Play known card
S J 7 6 3
H K 2
D Q 10 9 2
C 8 7 5
4 H by East8 top tricksConcede high trumpdown 1 +50


West

1 S
3 S
North

Dbl
AP
East

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

Defense
 
Negative double
Resp to suit overcall
Read suit layout
Shift to safe suit
S A
H K 7 2
D J 8 6 5
C K J 10 7 6
3 S by West6 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 +100


West
Pass
Pass
North
1 NT
3 NT
East
Pass
AP
South
3 H
Board 4
Both Vul
S K 8 3
H K 6
D K 10 9 8 4
C A Q 9
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 W
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 S
Lead
D 3
S Q!
S 2!
C 3
C 9
C K
C J
2nd
5
3!
8
7
2
5
6
3rd
A
4
9
A
10
Q
D 8
4th
4
5
J
8
4
H 4
D 6
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
S A Q 10 2
H 9 3
D A J 2
C 7 6 5 4
TableS 9 7 4
H Q J 5 4
D Q 7 6 3
C 8 2
Bidding
Defense
 
Response to 1 NT
Read partner’s lead
Entrapment play
S J 6 5
H A 10 8 7 2
D 5
C K J 10 3
3 NT by North6 top tricksWin 3 more tricksdown 1 -100


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