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Defensive Card Combinations III


West

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

 
Third seat strategy
Elimination technique
Shift to safe suit
When to cover honor
East must not lead heart
S A 9 7 6 5
H K J 5
D Q J
C 10 8 2
2 S by South6 top tricksWin 2 more tricksdown 1 -50


West

2 C
3 NT
North

Pass
AP
East
1 NT
2 D
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A 4
H A Q 10 3
D 8 6 2
C J 10 3 2
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 E
4 W
5 S
6 N
7 N
Lead
S 3
H Q!
C 9
D 10
H 8
H A
H 3
2nd
5
K?
5
2
7
9
D 9
3rd
A
4
K
3
10
6
D 5
4th
7
2
3
K
5
J
S 6
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
2 2
2 3
2 4
2 5
S Q 10 6 5
H J 7 2
D 10 4
C A K 8 7
TableS K 7
H K 9 5
D A Q J 9 3
C Q 9 6
Bidding
Defense
 
Stayman convention
Shift to another suit
Entrapment play
S J 9 8 3 2
H 8 6 4
D K 7 5
C 5 4
3 NT by East4 top tricksWin the restdown 1 +50


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

1 NT
2 D
3 NT
East

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


 
Stayman convention
Shift to safe suit
Keep correct stopper
West must not lead a
spade or diamond
S J 9 6 2
H K 8 5 2
D J 4
C A 4 3
3 NT by North5 top tricksWin 1 more trickdown 1 -50


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

Play
Defense
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Rebid by responder
Deceptive play
Shift to correct suit
Read suit layout
S Q 10 8
H A 7 5 4 3
D A 4
C 9 8 3
4 S by West5 top tricksWin the restdown 1 +100


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