Teacher's Manual

Our first major openings

Revision Tournament Nr.3


Hand T3-1     Dealer North

 
  J 8 4
  A Q 10 9 2
  A K Q J
  5
 
  Q 10 5 3
  6 3
  9 7 2
  A 7 4 2
 
N
  K 9 7 6
  8 5
  8 6 4
  Q J 10 8
W
 
E
 
S
 
 
  A 2
  K J 7 4
  10 5 3
  K 9 6 3
 

South
West
North
East
1  
4  
6  
I pass

 

Lead: Q
Declarer’s play:
Draw the trumps, and discard the 2 of Spades on the Jack of Diamonds.
Ruff two Spades in the short hand.

Hand T3-2     Dealer East

 
  Q 7 3
  Q 10 9 6
  J 5 3 2
  K J
 
  8 5 2
  J 7
  A K 8 4
  Q 5 4 2
 
N
  A K J 6 4
  A 5 3
  9 6
  9 7 6
W
 
E
 
S
 
 
  10 9
  K 8 4 2
  Q 10 7
  A 10 8 3
 

South
West
North
East
1  
3  
I pass

 

Lead: 10
Defence: Lead of a trump
Declarer: Don’t draw trumps. Create a ruff opportunity in Hearts, ruff in the short hand.

Hand T3-3     Dealer South

 
  Q 10 6 3
  A 5
  8 4
  Q 10 7 5 2
 
  J 8
  K Q 10 9 4
  J 9 7 3
  6 4
 
N
  A
  8 7 2
  10 6 5 2
  K J 9 8 3
W
 
E
 
S
 
 
  K 9 7 5 4 2
  J 6 3
  A K Q
  A
 

South
West
North
East
1  
3  
6
I pass

 

Lead: K
Declarer play:
Differ drawing trump, urgent discard.

Hand T3-4     Dealer West

 
  J 10 9 4
  10 8
  J 6 2
  K J 9 3
 
  A Q 7
  K Q 6 3 2
  A K
  8 4 2
 
N
  K 5 2
  9 5 4
  10 7 3
  A Q 6 5
W
 
E
 
S
 
  8 6 3
  A J 7
  Q 9 8 5 4
  10 7
 

South
West
North
East
1  
2  
3  
4  
I pass

 

Lead: J
Declarer play:
Take the opening lead of the King of Spades, and return a Heart to the King-Queen.
Go back to dummy with the Club finesse and repeat the Heart finesse.