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Killing Defense!


West

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


 
Combat sacrifice bid
Active defense
Attack dummy’s entry 5 D
makes if defenders miss
any key play
S K 10 3 2
H J 8 6 3
D 8 5
C K 6 5
5 D× by East7 top tricksWin the restdown 1 +100


West

Pass
Pass
North

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

Defense
 
Opening 2 NT & response
Quantitative 4 NT
Try to fool declarer
Create losing option
S K J 2
H J 9 8 6
D J 9 3
C K Q 2
6 NT by North10 top tricksWin the restdown 1 -100


West

3 S
North

5 C!
East

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

Play
Defense
 
Choose weak opening
Sacrifice bid
Shun finesse
Try for a ruff
Underlead to partner
S 2
H 6 4
D 9 7 3 2
C K J 10 7 6 4
5 S by West12 top tricksWin the restdown 1 +100


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

 
Pseudo squeeze
Protect dummy’s suit
East must keep S 8 else
South can succeed
S A 5 4
H A 10 9
D J 6 4
C A 10 9 3
6 NT by South8 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 -100


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