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Counting on Defense III


West

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

Defense
 
Cope with overcall
Rebid by responder
Count hand pattern
Try for a ruff
S A Q J 9 6
H A 10 9 7
D 9 2
C K 3
4 H by South10 top tricksWin the restdown 1 -50


West

2 NT
North

Pass
East
1 D
3 NT
South
Pass
AP
Board 2
N-S Vul
S J 10 9 7
H A J 8 7
D 8 2
C J 9 2
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 N
Lead
S J
C 4
H 10!
H 7
H 4
H 8
2nd
A
A!
K
5
9
D 3
3rd
2
3
A
Q
J
S 3
4th
4
2
3
2
6
C 10
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
1 3
1 4
1 5
S Q 5 4
H K 9 2
D A 5 4
C K Q 10 3
TableS A K
H 6 5 3
D K Q J 10 3
C 8 6 4
Bidding
Defense
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Place high cards
Count decl’s tricks
S 8 6 3 2
H Q 10 4
D 9 7 6
C A 7 5
3 NT by West8 top tricksWin the restdown 1 +50


West

Dbl
North

4 H
East

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

Defense
 
Weak jump raise
Resp to takeout double
Count hand pattern
Holdup play
S 5 2
H A K 9 6 2
D A 9 6
C K 9 4
4 S by East6 top tricksWin the last trickdown 1 +100


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

Play
Defense
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Follow up major raise
Deceptive play
Count decl’s tricks
Active defense
S K 10 4 3
H K J
D K Q 4
C Q J 10 8
4 S by North6 top tricksWin the restdown 1 -100


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