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Counting on Defense


West

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

Play
Defense
 
Competitive auction
Penalty double
Ruff/discard endplay
Place high cards
Count decl’s tricks
S
H 7 5 4 3 2
D 7 6 3
C J 9 4 3 2
4 S× by West7 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 +100


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

2 C
2 S
4 S
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP
South
1 NT
2 D
3 S
Board 2
N-S Vul
S J 10 9 8 7
H K 10 7 2
D 2
C K J 6
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 N
4 W
5 W
Lead
C 10
S J
S 10
D K!
D 4!
2nd
4
3
H 3
2
3rd
Q
4
K
10
4th
K
2
A
3
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
2 2
S A Q 5 2
H 9 8
D K 7 5 4
C Q 7 3
TableS 3
H 6 5 4 3
D A 10 9 8
C 10 9 8 2
Bidding
Defense
 
Stayman convention
Place high cards
Count hand pattern
S K 6 4
H A Q J
D Q J 6 3
C A 5 4
4 S by North10 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 1 -100


West

Pass
North

3 NT
East

AP
South
1 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K 3 2
H 10 7 5
D K Q J 9
C J 6 4
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
Lead
S J
D 4
C 4
H 2!
H 3
H K
H 8
2nd
2
5
3
5
6
10
C 7
3rd
4
J
Q
Q!
J
A!
D 6
4th
Q
2
K
4
7
9
C 6
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
2 2
2 3
2 4
2 5
S J 10 9 8
H K J 2
D 7 6 5
C K 8 2
TableS 7 6 4
H A Q 8 3
D 8 3 2
C 10 5 3
Defense
 
Place high cards
Count decl’s tricks
S A Q 5
H 9 6 4
D A 10 4
C A Q 9 7
3 NT by South8 top tricksClaim the restdown 1 -50


West
Pass
2 S
North
Pass
Pass
East
1 S
4 S
South
Pass
AP
Board 4
Both Vul
S 3
H J 6 5 4 3
D Q 7 6
C A K 6 2
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 N
4 E
5 E
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 S
10 E
Lead
C 5
C A
S 3!
S A
H A!
H 2
H 10
S 6
C 8!
D 10
2nd
4
Q
K
10
7
8
5
Q
D 3
2!
3rd
K
3
7
5
9
K
S 4
9
H 6
K
4th
10
7
2
C 2
3
4
Q
C 6
S 8
6
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
5 3
6 3
7 3
S J 9 5 2
H K 10 9
D K 9 4 3
C 7 4
TableS A K 8 6 4
H A 2
D A 10 8 5
C Q 10
Bidding
Defense
 
Follow up major raise
Passive defense
Count hand pattern
S Q 10 7
H Q 8 7
D J 2
C J 9 8 5 3
4 S by East8 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 +100


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