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Counting on Defense VI


West

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

Defense


 
Opening 2 C & response
Simple preference bid
Count hand pattern
Place high cards
North 5=5=2=1 so cash
then stop heart ruff
S 10 9
H 6 5
D J 9 8 7 5
C K 5 4 3
4 S by North7 top tricksLose the last trickdown 1 -50


West

1 H
2 D
4 H
North

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


 
Count hand pattern
Spade lead at Trick 2
lets 4 H make via dummy
reversal
S 10 6 2
H 5 4
D J 10 7 4
C 10 8 3 2
4 H by West8 top tricksLose the last trickdown 1 +50


West

Pass
Pass
AP
North

1 H
3 D
East

Pass
Pass
South
1 D
1 S
3 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A Q
H 9 8 7 6 3
D K Q 10 2
C 8 4
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 W
Lead
C 2
H 2!
H 5
2nd
4
K
6
3rd
A
A
10
4th
5
3
C 6
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
S 9 8 3
H A 5 4
D 9 8 6
C Q J 7 2
TableS 7 6 4 2
H Q J 10 2
D 7 5
C A 10 3
Defense
 
Read partner’s lead
Count hand pattern
S K J 10 5
H K
D A J 4 3
C K 9 6 5
3 NT by South8 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 1 -50


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

Defense
 
Opening 3 NT & response
Slam decision
Read suit layout
Attack dummy’s entry
S 6 2
H 10 8 4 2
D 9 8 6 5
C 10 5 3
6 NT by East9 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 +100


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