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When To Win or Duck III


West

2 S
AP
North
1 NT
Pass
East
2 C1
Pass
South
Dbl
3 NT
Board 1
None Vul
S A J 2
H 9 8 6
D Q J 9 7 2
C A K
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 W
4 E
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 N
9 S
10 S
Lead
S 7
D 4
S 9
S 10
H 8!
C 2
C K
H 9
C Q
H 10
2nd
Q
K!
J
D 6
K!
5
D 8
J!
8
D 5
3rd
3
2
K
6
A
A
3
Q
D 7
6
4th
2
3
4
A
2
9
6
3
S 5
5
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
S 9 6 3
H 3 2
D K 10 5
C J 10 8 6 5
TableS K 10 8 7 5
H K J 7 5
D A 8 3
C 9
Note 1
Bidding
Play
Defense
 
Landy (both majors)
Interference over 1 NT
Deceptive play
Grab lead quickly
When to cover honor
S Q 4
H A Q 10 4
D 6 4
C Q 7 4 3 2
3 NT by North6 top tricksLose the restdown 1 -50


West

1 S
4 S
North

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

Play
Defense 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Follow up major raise
Obtain early discard
Grab lead to shift
S 5 2
H 9 7 3
D K 7 3
C K J 9 8 2
4 S by West7 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 1 +50


West

1 H
Pass
North

Dbl
3 NT
East

Pass
AP
South
1 C
1 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A 5 4 3
H Q J
D K Q J 8
C 8 4 3
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 S
4 E
5 W
6 S
7 N
8 N
Lead
H 6
C 3
D 4
H 7
H 10
D 5
D J
C 4
2nd
J
6
3
9
S 3
2
9
10
3rd
2
Q
K
K
5
Q
7
J
4th
3
2!
A!
Q
A
6
S 9
K
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
5 3
S K 10 9
H K 10 8 6 4
D 3 2
C K 5 2
TableS J 8 7 6
H 7 5 2
D A 10 9 6
C 10 6
Bidding
Defense
 
Negative double
Duck to retain entry
Grab lead quickly
S Q 2
H A 9 3
D 7 5 4
C A Q J 9 7
3 NT by South4 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 1 -50


West
Pass
4 D1
North
Pass
Pass
East
1 NT
4 H
South
Pass
AP
Board 4
Both Vul
S 9 5
H Q J 8
D Q 9 8
C A 10 8 5 4
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 S
4 E
5 W
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 S
10 N
11 W
Lead
S Q
C 2
S 10
C 3
H K
H 4
C 9
S 6
S J!
C A!
D 2
2nd
A!
4!
4
6
8
J
7
C 10
H 7
K
8
3rd
5
J
9
H 2
3
A
H 5
3
H Q
D 4
10
4th
2
Q
K
5
9
10
8
8
7
H 6
K
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
6 2
6 3
7 3
7 4
S A 6 4
H K 7 6 5 4 2
D J 3 2
C 2
TableS K 7 3 2
H A 3
D A 10 5
C K J 9 3
Note 1
Defense
 
Texas transfer bid
Do not hop with ace
Don’t break new suit
S Q J 10 8
H 10 9
D K 7 6 4
C Q 7 6
4 H by East8 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 2 +200


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