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When To Win or Duck


West

Pass
AP
North
1 NT
2 D
East
Pass
Pass
South
2 C
4 S
Board 1
None Vul
S A Q J
H J 7
D K Q 8 7 6
C K 7 4
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 W
4 E
5 W
Lead
S 6
D 3
C 9!
H 2!
H A
2nd
J
A!
4
3
J
3rd
4
6
A!
Q
5
4th
K!
4
8
7
9
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
1 3
1 4
S 7 6
H A Q 4
D A 10 5 2
C 9 6 5 2
TableS 5 4
H 8 6 5 2
D J 9 4
C A J 10 3
Bidding
Defense
 
Stayman convention
Hop with ace
Shift to proper card
S K 10 9 8 3 2
H K 10 9 3
D 3
C Q 8
4 S by South6 top tricksWin the restdown 1 -50


West

1 S
3 NT
North

Pass
AP
East
1 D
1 NT
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A 5 4
H 9 2
D 9 7 6
C K 10 8 6 4
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 E
4 N
5 E
6 W
7 W
8 W
9 S
10 S
11 S
12 S
Lead
H 4
D 3
S 2?
H 9
S 3
S Q
S J
D 4
H K
H 6
H 5
C 7!
2nd
J
6
7
A
8
5
C 4!
7
10
C 3
C 9
Q
3rd
2
Q
10
3
K
6
H Q
J
D 9
C 6
C 8
K
4th
7
2!
A!
8
4
9
C 2
K
C 5
D 8
D 10
J
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
6 2
6 3
6 4
6 5
6 6
S K Q J 10
H J 10 8
D 4 3
C A Q 9 3
TableS 6 3 2
H A Q 7
D A Q J 10 8
C J 5
Bidding
Defense
 
Rebid by opener
Duck to retain entry
Grab lead quickly
S 9 8 7
H K 6 5 4 3
D K 5 2
C 7 2
3 NT by East4 top tricksWin the last trickdown 2 +100


West

1 S
2 H
North

Pass
Pass
East

1 NT
4 H
South
Pass
Pass
AP
Board 3
E-W Vul
S J 6 5
H 7 6 5
D A 10 8 3
C K 6 3
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 W
4 N
5 W
6 E
7 E
8 W
Lead
H 7
S 2
D J
H 5!
S 4
D K
D 4?
S 7
2nd
8
3!
A!
9
6
5
6
J
3rd
2
K
2
4
H 10
C 4
H J
H Q
4th
3
5
7
A
8
3
8
10
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
S K Q 9 7 4
H A K J 3
D J
C J 5 4
TableS 2
H Q 10 9 8
D K 9 4 2
C A 10 7 2
Bidding
Defense
 
Rebid after 1 NT resp
Do not hop with ace
Hop with ace
S A 10 8 3
H 4 2
D Q 7 6 5
C Q 9 8
4 H by West5 top tricksWin 2 more tricksdown 1 +100


West
Pass
Pass
North
1 H
4 H
East
Pass
AP
South
2 H
Board 4
Both Vul
S K Q 10 8
H A K Q 9 7
D 10 3
C K 8
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 N
7 N
8 W
9 E
Lead
C J
S 9!
H 7
H 6
H K
C K
D 3
S 5!
S A
2nd
4
K
3
8
4
9
2
8
6
3rd
A!
7!
J
A
10
6
J
J
C 5
4th
8
2
5
2
C 2
3
A!
3
10
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
5 2
5 3
5 4
S 9 5
H 8 5
D A 8 5 4
C A 7 5 3 2
TableS A J 7 4
H 4 3 2
D 7 6 2
C J 10 9
Bidding
Defense
 
Follow up major raise
Grab lead quickly
Duck to retain tenace
S 6 3 2
H J 10 6
D K Q J 9
C Q 6 4
4 H by North5 top tricksWin the restdown 1 -100


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