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Counting on Defense IV


West

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


 
Passed hand response
Deceptive play
Active defense
Read suit layout
Attack hearts before
clubs are established
S K 10 8 6 4
H A 8 3
D K 8
C A 5 4
4 S by South8 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 -50


West

2 H
3 S
North

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


 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Attack dummy’s entry
Duck to deny entry
Lead hearts early to
kill discards later
S 8 7 4
H 9 3
D K 7 2
C J 8 7 5 4
4 S by East11 top tricksWin the restdown 1 +50


West

1 NT
North

Pass
East

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


 
Response to 1 NT
Place high cards
Entrapment play
North places West with
H K D A-K C A-Q
S K 7 4
H 8 6 5
D 8 5 3 2
C 7 5 3
3 NT by West7 top tricksClaim the restdown 1 +100


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


 
Blackwood convention
Ruff/discard endplay
Count hand pattern
When to cover honor
North counts 1=5=3=4 so
ruff-sluff no help
S A 9
H J 9 3 2
D A 9 3
C K 8 3 2
6 H by North10 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 -100


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