Trump Techniques : Examples 9 - 12
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TRT 9     Bidding : 1♥ - 3♥ - 3NT - 4♥ - 6♥     Lead : K♠
Declarer
  6 3 2
  K Q J 7 4
  A K Q 9
  7
  Dummy
  A 8 5 4
  10 9 5
  8 2
  A K Q 3
Get rid of losers before drawing trumps
Before drawing trumps play ♣ A K Q from Dummy, discarding two ♠ losers in Declarer's hand.   Then play ♦ A K 9, ruffing 9♦ with Dummy's 10♥.
After that you can safely draw trumps.


TRT 10     Bidding : 1♠ - (1♦) - 2♣ - (2♦) - 2♠ - 4♠   Lead : K♦
Declarer
♠  K Q J 10 9 4
♥  A 7 3
♦  5 3
♣  7 2
  Dummy
♠  7 3
♥  K 6 4 2
♦  9
♣  A K 10 9 8 3
Developing Dummy's long suit by ruffing
South switches to A♠ then 2♠ to remove Dummy's trumps.
Declarer draws the last trump, then plays three rounds of ♣, ruffing the 3rd ♣.
The K♥ then provides the entry to Dummy's remaining ♣ winners.


TRT 11     Bidding : (S) 1♠ - (DBL) - 2♣ - 2♥ - (2♦) - 3♠ - 4♠     Lead : K♦
Declarer
♠  K Q J 10 4
♥  A K 5 3
♦  7 5
♣  7 2
  Dummy
♠  9 7 3
♥  J 4 2
♦  9
♣  A K 9 8 6 3
Using Dummy's trump as entry
West switches to A♠ then 8♠ to reduce Dummy's trumps.
Declarer must not play his 4♠ on trick 2.   Declarer wins the 3rd trick in his hand, then plays three rounds of ♣, ruffing the 3rd ♣ with the Q♠
Declarer now leads his 4♠ to Dummy's 9♠ (the vital entry !) to draw the last remaining Enemy trump and run Dummy's remaining ♣ winners.


TRT 12     Bidding : 1♥ - 3♥ - 3NT - 3♦ - 6♥     Lead : J♦
Declarer
- A 8 6 2
- A K 9 8 2
- 5
- A Q 7
  Dummy
- Q J 7
- Q J 10
- A 7 6 2
- K J 10
Dummy Reversal
Ruff three s with Declarer's high trumps (re-entering Dummy's hand with J♣ and overtaking Declarer's Q♣ with Dummy's K♣).
Declarer then leads the 2♥ to Dummy's Q♥ to draw trumps.
Finally losing only one ♠ trick.