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Counting on Defense VIII


West

Pass
Pass
North
1 D
1 NT
3 NT
East
Pass
Pass
AP
South
1 S
2 NT
Board 1
None Vul
S K 3
H K J 8 5
D K 9 4 2
C A 4 3
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 E
4 N
5 S
6 S
7 E
8 W
Lead
H 3
H 9
S J!
D 2
D A
D 6?
S 6
H 7
2nd
2
J
2
5
7
8
4
K
3rd
A
Q
9
J
4
9?
Q
4
4th
5
6
K
3
Q!
10
3
C 2
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
3 3
3 4
4 4
S Q 9 5
H A 9 7
D 8 7 3
C Q 10 8 5
TableS J 10 8 6
H Q 10 4 3
D Q 10 5
C J 9
Defense
 
Return proper card
Play known card
S A 7 4 2
H 6 2
D A J 6
C K 7 6 2
3 NT by North6 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 -50


West

1 S
3 D
4 S
North

2 H
Pass
AP
East
1 C
Pass
3 S
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A 9 2
H A K 10 9 6 5
D 10 9 7
C 3
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 N
4 E
5 N
Lead
H K
H A
H 5!
S 6
H 6!
2nd
3
Q
S 4
3
C 5
3rd
2
7
J
J
S 10!
4th
4
8
D 3
A!
S Q
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
1 3
2 3
S K Q J 7 5
H 8 4
D A Q 8 3
C 8 2
TableS 8 6 4
H Q 3
D K J 6
C A K J 7 5
Defense Uppercut S 10 3
H J 7 2
D 5 4 2
C Q 10 9 6 4
4 S by West10 top tricksLose 1 trump trickdown 1 +50


West

Pass
Pass
AP
North

1 D
3 D
East

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


 
Return proper card
Place high cards
Shift to H 2 succeeds if
East has H K or S K
S K 7 2
H Q J 8 6
D 7 2
C Q 10 9 5
3 NT by South6 top tricksWin the restdown 1 -50


West
1 C
3 C
4 S
5 H
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
Dbl
East
1 S
3 S
5 D
6 S
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP
Board 4
Both Vul
S 8 6 2
H K 8 6 4
D Q 10 6 5
C 4 3
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 E
4 E
5 W
6 W
7 E
8 S
Lead
H 10
S 3
S Q
C 2
C Q
C J
D 3
H 7
2nd
A
6!
H 5
6
4
S 8!
9
2
3rd
8
K
4
A?
H J
S 9
4
K
4th
3
5
2
3
7!
8
5
S 7
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
6 1
7 1
S A 4 3
H A 2
D 8 4
C A Q J 10 9 5
TableS K Q J 10 9 7
H J 3
D A J 7 3
C 2
Defense
 
Ducking play
Fight declarer’s plan
S 5
H Q 10 9 7 5
D K 9 2
C K 8 7 6
6 S by East9 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 +100


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