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Counting on Defense VII


West

2 S
3 S
North
Pass
3 C
AP
East
1 S
3 D1
South
2 C
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S J 4 3
H 10 9 7
D 8 7 6 3
C A Q 9
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 W
4 S
5 N
6 S
Lead
C 7
H 10!
S 9
C K
H 7
H J
2nd
2
3
4
10
Q
5
3rd
Q!
6
6
A
K
9
4th
3
A
K
4
2
4
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
1 3
1 4
1 5
S 9 8 5
H A 8 5 2
D Q 9 5 4
C 10 2
TableS A Q 10 7 6
H Q 4 3
D A K J
C 4 3
Note 1
Defense
 
competitive game try
Read partner’s lead
Lead thru declarer
S K 2
H K J 6
D 10 2
C K J 8 7 6 5
3 S by East8 top tricksWin the restdown 1 +50


West

Pass
North

Pass
East
1 NT
Pass
South
2 H
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 8 6 5 3
H 6 4
D Q 4
C A Q 10 6 5
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 E
4 S
5 E
6 E
7 N
8 W
9 E
Lead
S 2
D 2
H Q!
C 2
S K
C 4!
C A
D 3!
C 9!
2nd
3
7
A
8
4
3
7
4
H 7
3rd
J!
Q
5
10
7
J
D 6
A
H 10
4th
A
K
4
K
5
Q
H 3
8
5
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
2 3
3 3
3 4
3 5
3 6
S Q 10 7 2
H 10 5 3
D J 9 7 3
C J 8
TableS K J 9
H Q J
D A K 10 5
C K 9 7 4
Defense
 
Discovery play
Fight declarer’s plan
S A 4
H A K 9 8 7 2
D 8 6 2
C 3 2
2 H by South7 top tricksWin the restdown 1 -100


West

Pass
AP
North

1 S
East

Pass
South
1 D
4 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S Q 9 8 7 5
H K 9 2
D 10 6 4 2
C 5
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 N
4 S
5 S
6 S
7 E
8 S
Lead
C Q
C 7
S 9
D A
D K
S 2
D 9!
D J
2nd
K
S 7
3
5
8
J
Q
C 8
3rd
A
2
A
2
4
Q
C 3
10
4th
5
4
4
3
7
K
6
C 6
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
4 2
5 2
6 2
S J 4
H A 6 4 3
D 8 5
C A 10 8 7 3
TableS K 3
H J 10 7
D 9 7 3
C Q J 9 6 2
Defense
 
Count hand pattern
Passive defense
S A 10 6 2
H Q 8 5
D A K Q J
C K 4
4 S by North7 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 1 -50


West
1 S
2 H
4 S
North
Pass
Pass
AP
East
2 C
3 S
South
2 D
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 10 7 6
H Q 6 4
D 10 7 2
C 10 9 8 7
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 S
4 E
5 W
6 S
Lead
D 2
D A
D Q!
S 3
S 5
D 5!
2nd
8
4
H 3?
4
6
S 8
3rd
J
7
10
K
J
S 10
4th
3
K
S 2
7
A
H 2
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
2 3
2 4
S K Q 9 8 5
H K 8 5 3
D 4 3
C A 2
TableS J 3 2
H A J 2
D K 8
C K Q J 6 5
Defense
 
Place high cards
Trump promotion
S A 4
H 10 9 7
D A Q J 9 6 5
C 4 3
4 S by West10 top tricksWin the restdown 1 +100


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