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When To Win or Duck V


West

Pass
Pass
North
1 NT
2 D
4 H
East
Pass
Pass
AP
South
2 C
3 H
Board 1
None Vul
S Q 9 3
H K Q 3
D A K Q 6
C 10 7 6
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 W
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 E
Lead
C 2
C 3
C J
H 6
H 3
S 4
S 3
S J
2nd
6
Q
10
2
S 2
8
A
K
3rd
A
K
4
K
J
Q
5
H 8
4th
5
7
H 5
4
7
6!
7
9
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
4 3
4 4
S 8 7
H 9 8 7 2
D 9 7 4
C K J 9 2
TableS A J 6 2
H 4
D J 10 8 2
C A 8 4 3
Bidding
Play
Defense
 
Stayman convention
Keep trump control
Choose lead at suit
Timing the defense
S K 10 5 4
H A J 10 6 5
D 5 3
C Q 5
4 H by South8 top tricksWin the restdown 1 -50


West

3 NT
North

Pass
East
1 NT
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 7 2
H Q J 10 8
D K J 3
C 8 5 4 2
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 N
4 S
Lead
S 6
D 2
S 2
S 3
2nd
Q
K!
10
J
3rd
7
6
K
C 2
4th
5
5
4
A
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
2 2
S Q J 4
H A 9 4
D 7 4 2
C K J 10 9
TableS A 10 5
H K 2
D Q 10 9 8 6
C A Q 3
Defense
 
Grab lead quickly
Return partner’s suit
S K 9 8 6 3
H 7 6 5 3
D A 5
C 7 6
3 NT by East8 top tricksLose 3 more tricksdown 1 +50


West

1 NT
North

Pass
East

3 NT
South
Pass
AP
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 10 2
H 10 9 7 4
D A 10 9 8 3
C 8 4
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 E
4 W
5 S
6 E
7 N
Lead
D 10
S 4
H 2
S 6?
S 9!
D 4
H 10
2nd
2
2
3
10
D 5
H 6
8
3rd
7
Q
Q
J
D 3
K
A
4th
J
3!
4
K
A
A
5
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
4 2
4 3
S 6 4
H Q J 5
D K Q J 5
C A K 9 2
TableS A Q J 7
H K 8 2
D 6 4 2
C Q 7 3
Defense
 
Refuse first finesse
Set trap for declarer
S K 9 8 5 3
H A 6 3
D 7
C J 10 6 5
3 NT by West4 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 1 +100


West
Pass
Pass
Pass
North
1 H
2 C
4 H
East
Pass
Pass
AP
South
1 S
3 H
Board 4
Both Vul
S 7 5
H A K 6 5 4
D A 5
C A 6 4 3
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 N
4 N
5 N
6 S
7 S
8 N
9 W
10 W
Lead
D 7
H 2
H A
D A
S 5
D K
D 10
S 7
H Q
D 8
2nd
J
9
8
C 8
8
4
Q
2
5
H 6
3rd
2!
K
3
9
10
C 3
H 4
J?
S 6
S 9
4th
5
7
10
3
3!
C 2
C 7
K
J
C 5
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
7 1
7 2
8 2
S K 4 3
H Q 10 9
D Q 8 6 4 3 2
C J
TableS 9 8 6 2
H 8 7
D 7
C K Q 10 8 7 2
Defense
 
Read partner’s lead
Set trap for declarer
S A Q J 10
H J 3 2
D K J 10 9
C 9 5
4 H by North9 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 1 -100


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