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Counting on Defense V


West

3 C
6 S
North
Pass
Pass
AP
East
2 NT
3 S
South
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S 9 6 2
H J 10 4
D Q 2
C 8 6 5 4 3
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 E
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 E
8 W
9 S
10 E
Lead
C K
S K
S Q
S 8
H 6
H K
H 8
C 10
C 9!
D 10
2nd
2
3
7
H 2
4
5
7
4
D 4
3!
3rd
3
4
5
A
A
9
Q
J
5
A
4th
A
6
2
9
3
10
J
Q
S J
2
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
7 1
8 1
9 1
S A 10 5 4
H Q 9 6
D A 7 5 4
C 10 2
TableS K Q J 8
H A K 8
D K 10 9 6
C A J
Defense
 
Count hand pattern
Do not cover honor
S 7 3
H 7 5 3 2
D J 8 3
C K Q 9 7
6 S by East10 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 +50


West

4 D
North

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

Defense
 
Resp to weak two-bid
Combat weak two-bid
Count hand pattern
Don’t break new suit
S A Q 8 2
H A Q J 9
D 6 5
C 10 4 3
4 S by North7 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 1 -100


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 C
4 H
East

Pass
AP
South
1 H
2 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A 10 4
H Q J 7
D 3
C K J 10 9 7 6
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 N
4 E
5 W
Lead
C 2
S 9!
H 7
C 4!
S K
2nd
J
2
A!
8
4
3rd
A
J
5
H 8
3
4th
5
A
2
6
6
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
1 3
1 4
S K J 7 5
H 8 2
D 10 8 7 6 5 4
C 2
TableS 9 8 3
H A 4 3
D Q J 9 2
C A 4 3
Bidding
Defense
 
Rebid by opener
Timing the defense
Active defense
S Q 6 2
H K 10 9 6 5
D A K
C Q 8 5
4 H by South7 top tricksWin the restdown 1 -50


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

 
Active defense
Attack hearts before
diamonds are set up
S A 4
H J 5 4 3
D 10 7 6
C J 10 6 2
4 S by West8 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 1 +100


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