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Bidding Review I


West

Pass
North
1 S
4 S
East
Pass
All Pass
South
2 NT!
Board 1
None Vul
S Q J 7 6 5 3
H A K 9
D 2
C Q 10 7
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 E
4 S
5 W
6 N
7 N
Lead
D 10
S 2!
D 9
S 8
H 7
S Q
C 10
2nd
K
9
A
K
A
10
J
3rd
7
J
4
3
4
C 2
K
4th
2
A
C 7
4
2
D 5
A
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
4 3
S K 9
H 7 6
D Q 7 6 5 4
C A 5 4 3
TableS A 10 4
H J 10 5 4
D 10 9 8
C J 9 8
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Resp to 1 of a suit
Choose best game
Draw trumps early
Lead toward honor
Attitude signal
S 8 2
H Q 8 3 2
D A K J 3
C K 6 2
4 S by North8 top tricksClaim the restmade 4 +420


West

1 NT!
North

Pass
East
1 S
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 9 5 2
H Q J 10 8
D J 9 8
C A Q 10
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 N
4 E
5 W
6 W
7 W
8 W
Lead
H Q
D 2
H 10
D 6
D A
D 5
D 4
S 4
2nd
K
7
A
10
J
S 2
S 5
9
3rd
2
3!
6
K
S 3
S 6
C 3
A!
4th
4
8
5
9
Q
S 8
C 6
10
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
S 4
H 7 5 4
D A K 5 4 3
C J 8 7 2
TableS A Q 7 6 3
H A K 3
D 6 2
C 5 4 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Rebid after 1 NT resp
Duck to retain entry
Shun finesse
S K J 10 8
H 9 6 2
D Q 10 7
C K 9 6
1 NT by West5 top tricksLose the restmade 1 -90


West

Pass
All Pass
North

2 NT
East

Pass
South
1 NT
3 NT!
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 8 3
H Q 8 5
D A 10 6 3
C K 5 4 3
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 E
4 S
5 S
6 E
7 N
Lead
S Q
S 6
S 2
D K!
D 2
H J
D A
2nd
3
8
A
4
8
3
C 7
3rd
9!
K
5
3
10!
4
5
4th
4!
7!
H 5
7
J
Q
Q
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
2 3
3 3
4 3
S Q J 10 6 5
H 7 6 4
D Q 8 4
C 10 6
TableS K 9 2
H J 10 9 2
D J 7
C Q J 9 7
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Response to 1 NT
Rebid by NT bidder
Holdup play
Avoidance finesse
Attitude signal
S A 7 4
H A K 3
D K 9 5 2
C A 8 2
3 NT by South8 top tricksCash 5 more winnersmade 3 +400


West
1 D
3 H!
North
Pass
Pass
East
1 H
4 H
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S K 8 6 5
H 6 5 3 2
D A 9
C Q J 9
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 E
Lead
S J
C 2!
C 3
S 3!
C 5
S 7
C 7
S Q
C 8
2nd
A!
9
6
5
10
8
K
K
D 5
3rd
6
A
H 7
H 9
H 8
H 10
H K
H J
H A
4th
2
4
J
4
Q
9
D 9
10
D A
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
S A Q 7 3
H A K 8 7
D Q 8 7 4
C 2
TableS 2
H Q J 10 9
D 6 3 2
C A 8 7 5 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Rebid by opener
Shun finesse
Crossruff
S J 10 9 4
H 4
D K J 10 5
C K 10 6 4
4 H by East6 top tricksWin the high trumpmade 4 -620


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Practice 1F05 by Richard Pavlicek

General Review I


West

Pass
North
1 C
2 S!
East
Pass
All Pass
South
1 S
Board 1
None Vul
S A J 9 4
H 8 7 6
D A 3
C A 7 6 4
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 W
5 N
6 S
7 N
Lead
S 7
C 2!
C 4
S 5
C 6
D 5
C 7
2nd
4
8
9
9
Q
2
H 2
3rd
3
A
5
8
S Q
A
S K
4th
10
3
10
2
J
4
K
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
S 7 6 5
H A J 3
D K 7 2
C K J 10 8
TableS 8 3
H K 9 5 2
D Q 10 9 4
C Q 9 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Resp to 1 of a suit
Rebid by opener
Ruffing with 4-4 fit
Communication/entries
Leading trumps
S K Q 10 2
H Q 10 4
D J 8 6 5
C 5 2
2 S by South6 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 2 +110


West

3 NT!
North

Pass
East
1 NT
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K Q 8 7 2
H Q 9 8 7 4
D 5
C 10 2
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 E
4 W
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 W
9 W
Lead
S J!
S 10
D 2
D K
C 4!
D 8
D Q
D 4
C 6
2nd
3
4
6
H 4
2
9
C 10
H 8
3rd
8!
2
A
3
A
10
H 5
H 10
4th
5
A
5
7
3
H 7
J
H 6
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
S 6 4 3
H J 3 2
D A K Q 10 4
C 6 4
TableS A 5
H K 10 5
D 8 3 2
C A K Q 9 8
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
 
Response to 1 NT
Communication/entries
Finessing technique
Choose lead at notrump
Attitude signal
S J 10 9
H A 6
D J 9 7 6
C J 7 5 3
3 NT by East7 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 3 -400


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 H
4 H
East

Pass
All Pass
South
1 S
3 H!
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 6 3
H A Q 10 9 3 2
D 10 9 8
C A Q
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 W
7 N
8 S
9 S
10 W
11 N
Lead
S 2
H 4
H 2
H 6
S 6!
C 6
H 3
S J
D Q!
S 10
D 9
2nd
A!
C 2
7
D 2
C 8
A!
D 5
5
K
H 9
A
3rd
4
Q
K
10
Q
3
J
C Q
8
C J
J
4th
3
5
C 5
8
K
4
D 3
C 7
6
7
4
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
7 2
8 2
8 3
S K 10 9 5 4
H
D K 4 3 2
C 10 6 5 2
TableS 2
H 8 7 5
D A 7 6 5
C K J 8 7 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Resp to 1 of a suit
Rebid by opener
Avoid enemy ruff
Shun finesse
Try for a ruff
S A Q J 8 7
H K J 6 4
D Q J
C 9 4
4 H by North8 top tricksClaim the restmade 4 +420


West
1 D
2 NT!
North
Pass
Pass
East
1 H
3 NT
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q 10 8 2
H K J 6
D 9 8 2
C 6 5 3
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 W
9 W
10 W
11 E
12 E
Lead
S 2
D 3
H 3
D 4
H 4
C 2
S A
S K
C A
H 5
H 2!
D 5
2nd
J!
6
6
10
J
7
8
10
5
K
C 10
3rd
6
Q
10!
J
Q
J
4
5
8
A
C 4
4th
3
2
7
8
8
3
7
9
9
9
C 6
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
S A K 3
H 5 4 3
D A Q J 7
C A J 4
TableS J 5 4
H A Q 10 2
D 5 4 3
C Q 8 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Rebid by opener
Everything works!
Play to trick one
Finessing technique
S 9 7 6
H 9 8 7
D K 10 6
C K 10 9 7
3 NT by West5 top tricksWin the restmade 7 -720


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