Lesson 15 : Deals 137 - 140
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IBD 137 : Dealer is N     NS Vulnerable
North *
♠  A K 9
♥  A K Q
♦  8 5 3
♣  K 7 5 4
East
♠  Q J 10 8 4
♥  J 10 8
♦  10 6
♣  Q J 6
West
♠  6 5 2
♥  7 5 4 3
♦  K J 9 7
♣  10 8
South
♠  7 3
♥  9 6 2
♦  A Q 4 2
♣  A 9 3 2
Bidding : (N) 1♣ - 1♦ - 3NT     Lead : Q♠

Play : Hold up the first ♠ trick, then win with the A♠. At trick 3 lead K♣, then lead 4♣ and duck in Dummy.
If Opponents' ♣s break 3-2 nine winners are secured.   Finesse the K♦ last, but only if it is safe to do so.
IBD 138 : Dealer is E     EW Vulnerable
North
♠  Q 5
♥  9 4 3 2
♦  10 5
♣  K Q J 9 3
East *
♠  A 10 7 6
♥  A Q J 10
♦  A 8 3
♣  8 7
West
♠  K J 9 8 3
♥  7
♦  9 6 4
♣  A 6 5 2
South
♠  4 2
♥  K 8 6 5
♦  K Q J 7 2
♣  10 4
Bidding : (E) 1♣ - 1♠ - 3♠ - 4♠     Lead : K♣

Play : Win 1st trick with A♣, then 7♥ to A♥. Lead Q♥ for a ruffing finesse, ruff LHO's K♥. Two rounds of trumps, leading back to East, then lead J♥ and 10♥, discarding two s in West.
IBD 139 : Dealer is S     All Vulnerable
North
♠  A 7 3
♥  K 7 6 4
♦  A 9 7
♣  K 10 5
East
♠  K J 8
♥  J 9 8
♦  K 10 6 4 2
♣  8 2
West
♠  Q 10 6 5 2
♥  10 5 3
♦  J 3
♣  Q 6 4
South *
♠  9 4
♥  A Q 2
♦  Q 8 5
♣  A J 9 7 3
Bidding : (S) 1♣ - 1♥ - 1NT - 3NT     Lead : 5♠

Play : Hold up ♠ twice, then win the 3rd trick with A♠. Lead small heart to Declarer's Q♥, then lead 9♣ for a direct finesse of West's Q♣.
This gives East the lead if the finesse fails and safeguards against West holding 5 spades.
IBD 140 : Dealer is W     None Vulnerable
North
♠  K Q 10 3
♥  6 4 2
♦  5 3
♣  A 10 8 3
East
♠  A 5 4
♥  A J 10 9 3
♦  K 8 2
♣  9 6
West *
♠  J 6 2
♥  K 7
♦  A Q 9 7 4
♣  K J 4
South
♠  9 8 7
♥  Q 8 5
♦  J 10 6
♣  Q 7 5 2
Bidding : (W) 1♦ - 1♥ - 1NT - 3NT     Lead : K♠

Play : Duck the first ♠ round ("Bath Coup")
If North switches to ♣ win South's Q♣ with Declarer's K♣.
South now becomes the Danger man to keep off the lead. Therefore direct finesse once "in reverse" (7♥J♥). But test a 3-2 split first.