MATT1

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[playhand]6.8765.8765.8765 T987.JT9.JT9.JT9 5432.432.432.Q43 AKQJ.AKQ.AKQ.AK2,4[/playhand]
[auction]7t[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1|test1|2||3||4||5||6|[/auctioncomments]
[contract]7t[/contract]
[declarer]west[/declarer]
[cardplay]d13 d10.c02 c c12 c.c13 c c03 c.[/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|test1|2|test2|3|test3|4|test4|5|test5|6|[/cardplaycomments]
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MATT3RDHIGH

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[auction]1t.P.2c.P.2h.P.4h.P.P.P.[/auction] 
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3||4||5||6|[/auctioncomments] 
[contract]4h[/contract] 
[declarer]west[/declarer] 
[cardplay]s s02 s06 s[/cardplay] 
[cardplaycomments]|1|Partner's 2!s lead should not be from the A!s against a suit contract. Therefore it is Declarer who holds the A!s. What card should we play to the first trick? [/cardplaycomments] -->

MATTCOVERHONOUR

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[auction]1c.P.1d.P.1t.P.3t.P.P.P.[/auction] 
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3||4||5||6|[/auctioncomments] 
[contract]3t[/contract] 
[declarer]west[/declarer] 
[cardplay]s05 s11 s14 s.c c c12 c.s06 s10 s13 s.d d d11 d.s07 s09 s12.h h h12 h.[/cardplay] 
[cardplaycomments]|1|[/cardplaycomments] -->

MJD2

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[playhand]AJT3.J.KQ4.JT743 KQ965.6543.9.A95 7.KQT972.763.KQ8 842.A8.AJT852.62,4[/playhand]
[auction]2h.P.P.X.P.4s.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3| 14 high card points, with a shortage in the opponent's suit, hearts. |4||5||6||7| Nothing more to say. [/auctioncomments]
[contract]4s[/contract]
[declarer]north[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1| There are three possible losers, one in diamonds, one in hearts and one in clubs. If you play up towards the !dK and !dq you might be able to discard the club loser.[/cardplaycomments]
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MJD1

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[playhand]AJT3.J.KQ4.KT743 KQ965.6543.9.A95 7.KQT972.763.QJ8 842.A8.AJT852.62,2[/playhand]
[auction]2h.X.P.4s.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3| 14 high card points, with a shortage in the opponent's suit, hearts. |4||5||6||7| Nothing more to say. [/auctioncomments]
[contract]4s[/contract]
[declarer]north[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1| There are three possible losers, one in diamonds, one in hearts and one in clubs. If you play up towards the !dK and !dq you might be able to discard the club loser.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0554

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 055 - Play Hand 4
Third Hand High

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[playhand]543.T94.AJ5.9764 96.J762.KT63.A83 KT72.AKQ8.874.J5 AQJ8.53.Q92.KQT2,4[/playhand]
[auction]1c.P.1h.P.1s.P.4s.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3||4|Only 5 high card points.|5||6||7||8||9| [/auctioncomments]
[contract]4s[/contract]
[declarer]west[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|When partner leads !d3, play !dJ not !dA. Next play !dA, and another diamond. [/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0553

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 055 - Play Hand 3
Third Hand High

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[playhand]A6.T652.732.J754 KQJ95.J84.865.98 842.973.KT4.T632 T73.AKQ.AQJ9.AKQ,3[/playhand]
[auction]P.2c.P.2d.P.3t.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1|Only 5 high card points.|2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9| [/auctioncomments]
[contract]3t[/contract]
[declarer]west[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|Partner's !sK lead is the top of a sequence of three spades. Because you have a doubleton, overtake !sK with your !sA and return a spade. If you don't unblock, you will be forced to win !sA next, and you'll have no spade to return to partner.    [/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0552

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 055 - Play Hand 2
Third Hand High

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[playhand]A74.KT5.T43.J742 K82.Q963.962.T93 T95.J72.KJ75.AQ5 QJ63.A84.AQ8.K86,2[/playhand]
[auction]P.P.1t.P.3t.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2|Only 8 high card points.|3||4||5||6||7||8||9| [/auctioncomments]
[contract]3t[/contract]
[declarer]west[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|When partner leads !h3, and you see !hJ in dummy, play !h10. Although this loses to declarer's !hA, your side will win three heart tricks later.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0551

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 055 - Play Hand 1
Third Hand High

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[playhand]QJT2.KT8.954.T42 K8765.Q742.A.973 94.965.QJ72.AQJ8 A3.AJ3.KT863.K65,1[/playhand]
[auction]P.P.P.1t.P.3t.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2| |3| Only 6 high card points |4||5||6||7||8||9| [/auctioncomments]
[contract]3t[/contract]
[declarer]west[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|Partner's !s6 will be fourth highest of their long suit. Play !s10, not !sJ or !sQ. Parner will see that your !s10 drew declarer's !sA. When they win !dA, they need to play a low spade, then you will take four spade tricks and !dA, but if they play !sK, you must unblock your !sQ, to take four spade tricks.   [/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0544

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 054 - Play Hand 4
Defenders Plan

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[playhand]63.AK74.Q98.A432 J8.T5.75432.QJT9 AKQT2.Q632.J6.K8 9754.J98.AKT.765,4[/playhand]
[auction]P.P.1s.X.2s.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3||4|You have 13 high card points, and a shortage in spades. Double is for take-out. |5||6||7||8||9| [/auctioncomments]
[contract]2s[/contract]
[declarer]east[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|When you lead !hA, and partner shows a doubleton heart, continue with your !hK and partner will ruff the third heart. Your !h4 (a suit preference signal) tells partner  you have a winner in clubs, and asks  them to return a club.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0543

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 054 - Play Hand 3
Defenders Plan

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[playhand]JT7.954.AKT4.K84 AQ98.87.8732.T65 654.QT62.96.AQJ7 K32.AKJ3.QJ5.932,3[/playhand]
[auction]P.1c.P.1h.P.2h.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1|11 high card points, not enough to open. |2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9| [/auctioncomments]
[contract]2h[/contract]
[declarer]east[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|On!dA lead, dummy shows up with !dQ and !dJ. Partner does not have a doubleton when they play !d2, so switch to the !sJ. You will win three spade tricks, two diamond tricks and one club trick.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0542

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 054 - Play Hand 2
Defenders Plan

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[playhand]875.T92.84.AKJ64 AJT.J873.T63.952 9642.AQ6.AK5.Q83 KQ3.K54.QJ972.T7,2[/playhand]
[auction]1t.P.3t.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2|8 high card points in the club suit, plus an extra point for length, but not enough to overcall.|3||4||5||6||7||8||9| [/auctioncomments]
[contract]3t[/contract]
[declarer]east[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|Lead the top of your broken sequence, !cA, and watch what partner plays. They don't like clubs (when they play !c2), so switch to another suit, and wait for your club tricks later. [/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0541

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 054 - Play Hand 1
Defenders Plan

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[playhand]KQJ64.J9.T82.742 A92.T854.743.AQ8 T853.AK6.AKQ.J95 7.Q732.J965.KT63,1[/playhand]
[auction]P.1t.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3|Although you have a good five-card spade suit, there are not enough points to overcall their 1NT opening. |4||5||6||7||8||9| [/auctioncomments]
[contract]1t[/contract]
[declarer]east[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|Leading the !sK will be the top of a sequence of three or nearly three honours. Partner shows that they like the lead, so the next card should be a low spade, not an honour. If you lead another honour, declarer will make their !s10.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0536

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 053 - Play Hand 6
Preempts

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[playhand]AJ75.AT83.3.AK73 T42.QJ5.KQ8.QJ62 963.4.AJ97654.84 KQ8.K9762.T2.T95,6[/playhand]
[auction]3d.X.P.3t.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2|You have 16 high card points, and a shortage in diamonds, perfect for a take-out double. |3||4||5||6||7||8||9| [/auctioncomments]
[contract]3t[/contract]
[declarer]north[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|There are six winners, one spade, one heart, and four clubs. Diamonds will provide at least one more, and take the heart finesse by leading the !hQ towards the !hA. [/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0535

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 053 - Play Hand 5
Preempts

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[playhand]T4.AKQJ73.K62.A4 A852.T6.A93.J863 KQJ9763.5.87.972 .9842.QJT54.KQT5,5[/playhand]
[auction]P.3s.4h.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3|East's preempt has forced the bidding to a high level. Your strong hand, 17 high card points, plus two length points for the six-card heart suit, will bid game. |4||5||6||7||8||9| [/auctioncomments]
[contract]4h[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|There's one diamond, one club and one spade loser. Draw trumps and take ten tricks.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0534

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 053 - Play Hand 4
Preempts

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[playhand]K62.J974.Q9.Q843 AJT743.6.KJ84.72 9.AQT5.AT73.KJ95 Q85.K832.652.AT6,4[/playhand]
[auction]P.2s.X.3s.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3||4|Raise partner's weak two-bid. This is to play, not an invitation to 4!s.|5||6||7||8||9| [/auctioncomments]
[contract]3s[/contract]
[declarer]north[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|There are four possible losers, if the spade finesse fails. Promote diamonds after drawing trumps.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0533

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 053 - Play Hand 3
Preempts

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[playhand]83.K54.AQT873.65 AK74.T62.K5.KQT4 J62.QJ973.94.A82 QT95.A8.J62.J973,3[/playhand]
[auction]2d.P.2t.P.3h.P.3t.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1|9 high card points and two length points for the six-card diamond suit, a weak two-bid|2||3||4||5|Shows a heart feature and 8-9 points rather than 6-7. 2NT was forcing, asking for more information about the weak two-bid.|6||7||8||9| [/auctioncomments]
[contract]3t[/contract]
[declarer]north[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|Six diamond tricks, two spades, and promoting one club winner will make 3NT, but hopefully when the opponents take the !cA the heart honours are not sitting over the !hK[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0532

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 053 - Play Hand 2
Preempts

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[playhand]83.KQT963.K7.963 KQ654.J.852.KQ75 A2.852.AJ64.JT42 JT97.A74.QT93.A8,2[/playhand]
[auction]P.2h.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2|8 high card point and two length points for the six-card heart suit, a weak two-bid |3||4||5||6||7||8||9| [/auctioncomments]
[contract]2h[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|One spade loser, one heart loser, possibly two diamond losers and one club loser. Draw trumps and use a spade or a club entry to eventually lead towards the !dK[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0531

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 053 - Play Hand 1
Preempts

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[playhand]Q7643.KT52.9.J86 J98.AQJ964.J42.5 KT2.7.KQ653.Q973 A5.83.AT87.AKT42,1[/playhand]
[auction]2h.P.4h.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3|Only 6 high card points, but four trumps. Bid preemptively to game. |4||5||6||7||8||9| [/auctioncomments]
[contract]4h[/contract]
[declarer]north[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|There are two spade losers, one diamond and one club loser. Failing by one trick will be a good score because the opponents can make a minor slam. Draw trumps and lose those four tricks. [/cardplaycomments]
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