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How do you defend after partner's D5 lead and dummy's D2 play after the following bidding:

South    North
1H       1S
2C       3C
3NT    All pass

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This Week in Bridge looks at some further various aspects of defense in short articles useful for club and congress level players.

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This Week in Bridge looks at various aspects of defense in short articles useful for club and congress level players.

Try these for some good ideas, reinforcement or just a point of reflection - and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

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Opponents reach a 3 Notrump contract after partner has opened the bidding with 1H. What do you lead from:

  1. S J74  H T5  D Q8642  C K73
  2. S K63  H 94  D J7532  C Q64
  3. S A72  H 83  D J8653  C Q82
  4. S JT8642  H 5  D K73  C Q72
  5. S QJT74  H 84  D K63  C 953
  6. S KJ742  H 6  D K72  C 8742

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This Week in Bridge is looking at Defense in short articles suitable for club and congress level players.Try these for some good ideas:

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You are West. South is in 4S. Your partner, East, bid hearts and you lead the H6.

East plays the HK, the HA, and then the HQ. On the third heart South ruffs with the SJ. 

What do you do?

 

 

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The Gold Coast Congress provides players with daily Bulletins which include daily program information, commentary on the more challenging hands played, and some challenge quiz hands. This hand was provided by expert Ron Klinger.

West  North  East  South
             Pass  2H (weak)
3C    3H     4C    4H 
All pass

After the following bidding, your partner, West, leads the CA with dummy following with the C2, and the CT from declarer. West then switches to the S8, with the S2 from dummy, your SA and the SJ from declarer. What do you do now?

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You are South and after this bidding sequence partner leads the DA. What do you play?

West  North East  South
                    1H     P
1S      X       3H     P
3S      P       4S     All pass