Main   Practice 3A01 by Richard Pavlicek  

Notrump Auctions


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
1 NT
Pass
2 NT
East
2 D1
2 H
Pass
South
Dbl!
Pass
3 NT
Board 1
None Vul
S 9 8
H K Q 4
D A K J 5 4
C Q 10 2
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 N
7 N
8 N
9 E
10 S
11 S
Lead
H J
D A
S 8
D 8
D K
D 5
D 4
S 9
S K
C A
S 5!
2nd
3
2
10
10
H 6
C 5
C 7
J
A
3
H 8
3rd
2
9!
Q
J!
7!
3
C 8
3!
7
10
C Q
4th
K
6
2
C 4
Q
C 6
H 5
4
C 2
H 9
6
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
7 1
8 1
9 1
9 2
S 7 4 2
H 8 5 2
D Q 10 6
C K J 6 3
TableS K J 10 6
H A J 10 9 6
D 2
C 7 5 4
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
Cappelletti
Interference over 1 NT
Unblocking play
Avoidance finesse
S A Q 5 3
H 7 3
D 9 8 7 3
C A 9 8
3 NT by North4 top tricksE endplayed, lose 1made 4 +430


West

2 C!
3 D
6 D
North

Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 NT
2 H
4 D
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 9 8 6 2
H J 9 7 6 4 3
D
C K 8 2
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 W
7 E
8 E
9 E
10 W
11 E
Lead
C 2!
D A
D 4
D 7
D K
H 2
H K
H Q
C 7
S 3
S J
2nd
3
H 3
H 4
5
S 6
6
S 5
C 5
10
8
K
3rd
9
10!
Q
8
C 4
A
5
C 6
D 6
A!
4
4th
A
2
3
S 2
J
10
7
9
8
7
9
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
10 1
S Q 4 3
H 5 2
D A K 9 8 6 4
C A 6
TableS A J
H A K Q 8
D Q 10 7
C J 7 4 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Stayman convention
Slam decision
Unblocking play
Shun finesse
Choose lead vs slam
S K 10 7 5
H 10
D J 5 3 2
C Q 10 9 5
6 D by West11 top tricksClaim the restmade 6 -920


West

2 D
Pass
All Pass
North

3 D!
3 NT
East

Pass
Pass
South
1 NT
3 H
4 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S Q 8 6 4
H A 2
D 7 2
C K J 7 6 5
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 W
4 S
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 E
10 N
Lead
D K
D A
C 3
S A
S 2
S 6
C 2
C 6
D 8!
C 7
2nd
2
7
5
7
9
J
D 9
10
H 3!
Q
3rd
4
5
8
4
Q
K
K
4
J
S 10
4th
3
Q
A
3
5
D 6
9
D 10
S 8
H 5
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
5 3
6 3
7 3
S 9 7
H Q 9 7 5
D A K J 10 9 6
C 3
TableS J 5 3
H J 6 4
D 8 5 4
C Q 10 9 8
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Interference over 1 NT
Cue-bid general force
Set up dummy’s suit
Ruffing with 4-4 fit
Try for a ruff
S A K 10 2
H K 10 8 3
D Q 3
C A 4 2
4 S by South8 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +420


West
1 NT
Pass
4 H
North
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
2 C!
3 H
South
Dbl
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 7 5 3
H J 10 4 3
D A J 10 6
C 8 5
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 N
8 S
9 N
10 W
11 E
12 W
Lead
C K
C 2!
S 4
S 2
S 9
C 6!
D 6
D 5
H 3
C J
S J
D 8
2nd
A
5
6
5
10
H 10!
7
4
7
D J
Q
H 4
3rd
8
H 6
K
A
H 5
D 2!
K
10
2
H 8
H K
H 9
4th
4
3
3
8
7
7
3
9
Q
9
D A
C 10
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
5 1
5 2
5 3
6 3
7 3
8 3
9 3
S K 2
H K Q 5
D Q 8 4 3
C A J 6 2
TableS A J 9 4
H A 9 8 7 6
D 9 7 2
C 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Stayman convention
Rebid by responder
Crossruff
Trump coup
Uppercut
S Q 10 8 6
H 2
D K 5
C K Q 10 9 7 3
4 H by East8 top tricksWin the last trickmade 4 -620


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Practice 3A05 by Richard Pavlicek

Notrump Auctions II


West

2 S
Pass
All Pass
North
1 NT
Pass
4 C
East
2 C1
Pass
Pass
South
Dbl
3 S!
5 C
Board 1
None Vul
S J 5 4
H A Q 7
D K 8 3
C K Q 10 7
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 N
Lead
S K
S Q
C 2
C 7
C 3
D 3
D 5
D 8
D 6
S J
2nd
3
C 9
5
S 6
8
2
9
H 10
J
A
3rd
2
7
K
A
Q
Q
K
A
C 10
H 4!
4th
4
5
4
6
H 3
7
4
10
S 9
8
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
8 2
S 10 8 7 2
H 9 2
D J 10 9 7
C 8 6 5
TableS A K Q 9 6
H K J 10 8 3
D 4 2
C 4
Note 1
Bidding
 
Play
 
Landy (majors)
Interference over 1 NT
Choose best game
Shun finesse
Throw-in play
S 3
H 6 5 4
D A Q 6 5
C A J 9 3 2
5 C by North9 top tricksEast is endplayedmade 5 +400


West

3 D!
North

Pass
East
1 NT
Pass
South
2 H
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K 9 6 2
H J 5
D 10 6 3
C K 6 5 3
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 S
4 S
5 S
6 E
7 E
8 N
9 E
Lead
H J
D K
H Q
H 10
H 9
D Q
C J
S 2
C 10
2nd
A
A
7
S 4!
D 9
H 3
4
A
8
3rd
K!
2
5
C 3
D 10
4
2
3
7
4th
2
3
4
6
D J
6
K
7
5
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
1 3
2 3
3 3
3 4
4 4
5 4
S 7 4
H 7 2
D 9 8 7 5 4 2
C A 7 2
TableS A J 8 5
H A 6 4
D K Q J
C J 10 9
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Interference over 1 NT
Competitive auction
Avert overruff
Transfer ruff
Honor signal
Try for an overruff
S Q 10 3
H K Q 10 9 8 3
D A
C Q 8 4
3 D by West8 top tricksWin the restmade 3 -110


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 C
3 H!
East

Pass
All Pass
South
1 NT
2 H
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K 5 3
H A 9 8 5
D 7 2
C J 7 4 2
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 S
4 N
5 E
6 S
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 N
Lead
S 4
D 2!
H 3
D 7
S J
D Q
S 7
H 5
D 9
C 2
2nd
K!
6
2
A
A
J
9
7
C 3
10
3rd
8
K
A
4
6
S 5
H 8
K!
H 9
K
4th
2
3
6
8
3
5
10
10
10
A
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
8 2
S Q 9 6 4
H Q 10 2
D J 8 3
C A 9 3
TableS J 10 8
H 7 6
D A 10 6 5
C Q 10 6 5
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Stayman convention
Rebid by responder
Timing the play
Obtain early discard
Honor signal
S A 7 2
H K J 4 3
D K Q 9 4
C K 8
3 H by South5 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 3 +140


West
Pass
2 C
2 NT!
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 NT
2 H
3 NT
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S K 9 6 4
H Q 9 8 7 5
D 8
C A 10 2
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 E
4 W
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 S
9 E
10 W
11 W
12 W
Lead
C 6
D A!
D Q
H 2!
C 7
C 2
C Q
S 3
D 3
D J
D 6
H 6
2nd
5
4
5
7
K
4
S 7
8
7
S 6
H 8
9
3rd
10!
2
K!
10
A
8
S 9
K
9
H 4
S 10
J
4th
J
8
H 5
K
3
S 2
9
A
S 4
10
S 5
3
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
3 2
3 3
3 4
4 4
5 4
6 4
7 4
8 4
S J 8 7 2
H 6 2
D K J 9 6 2
C K 5
TableS A 10
H A J 10 4
D A Q 3
C J 9 4 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Stayman convention
Rebid by responder
Communication/entries
Finessing technique
Third-hand play
S Q 5 3
H K 3
D 10 7 5 4
C Q 8 7 6
3 NT by East6 top tricksWin the last trickmade 3 -600


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Practice 3A09 by Richard Pavlicek

Notrump Auctions III


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North
1 NT
2 S
4 D
6 D
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
2 C
3 D!
5 C
Board 1
None Vul
S A Q 3 2
H A Q 3
D Q 9 8 6
C K 6
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 S
4 S
5 N
Lead
S J
D Q!
H 10!
H J
H A
2nd
A!
4
2
4
8
3rd
4
A!
3!
Q
S 6
4th
5
5
6
7
5
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
S J 10 9 7
H K 5 4 2
D K 5
C 9 4 2
TableS K 8 4
H 9 8 7 6
D 4
C 10 8 7 5 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Stayman convention
Control-showing bid
Shun finesse
Play for best chance
When to cover honor
S 6 5
H J 10
D A J 10 7 3 2
C A Q J
6 D by South10 top tricksConcede high trumpmade 6 +920


West

3 C!
North

Pass
East
1 NT
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S J 9 2
H K 10 7 4
D Q 10 8 2
C A 6
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 N
7 S
8 E
9 W
10 W
11 E
Lead
D 2
D 4!
C 5
D 5
C Q
H 4
H Q
D 7
C J
S 3
D 9
2nd
A
K
6
J
A
2
6
S 6
S 2
9
S 10
3rd
6
C 7
K
C 8
3
J
7
C 9
H 3
A!
S 4
4th
3
8
4
10
2
5
A
Q
10
7
H 10
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
9 2
S 8 4 3
H 9 6 5
D 3
C Q J 9 8 7 5
TableS A Q 5
H A 3 2
D A 9 7 5 4
C K 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Opening one-bid
Response to 1 NT
Set up dummy’s suit
Communication/entries
Attack dummy’s entry
Choose lead at suit
S K 10 7 6
H Q J 8
D K J 6
C 10 4 2
3 C by West8 top tricksLose last 2 tricksmade 3 -110


West

1 NT
2 D
North

Pass
Pass
East

2 C!
4 H
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S J 7
H Q 2
D K J 8 6
C J 10 9 7 6
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 E
4 W
5 W
6 E
7 S
8 W
9 E
Lead
D 10
C 3
S 2
C K
S 5
S 8
H 3!
D 4
S 9
2nd
A!
6
3
7
J
10
A!
J
Q
3rd
8
A
K
D 3
A
6
2
H 6
H J
4th
2
2
7
4
4
C 9
5
7
H Q
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
5 1
6 1
7 1
7 2
S K 6 5
H A J
D A Q 5 4
C K 8 5 3
TableS A 9 8 2
H 10 9 8 7 6 5
D 3 2
C A
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
 
Response to 1 NT
Shun finesse
Ruff in short hand
Attitude signal
Fight declarer’s plan
S Q 10 4 3
H K 4 3
D 10 9 7
C Q 4 2
4 H by East9 top tricksConcede high trumpmade 4 -620


West
Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
1 NT
2 D
East
Pass
Pass
South
2 C
3 NT!
Board 4
Both Vul
S A J
H A 10 7
D A Q 9 7
C 10 8 4 2
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 S
4 E
5 N
6 W
Lead
H 3
H 5
S 3!
H 8
C 10
D 2
2nd
6!
10
10
D 3
3
A!
3rd
K
2
J
4
5
4
4th
7!
Q
K
A
K
5
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
2 2
2 3
3 3
S 10 9 8 5
H K 5 4
D J 8 6 2
C K 7
TableS K 4 2
H J 9 8 3 2
D K 10 4
C 9 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Stayman convention
Rebid by responder
Holdup play
Timing the play
S Q 7 6 3
H Q 6
D 5 3
C A Q J 6 5
3 NT by North4 top tricksCash 6 more winnersmade 3 +600


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Practice 3A13 by Richard Pavlicek

Notrump Auctions IV


West

Pass
North
1 NT
Pass
East
2 C1
Pass
South
3 C!
Board 1
None Vul
S A Q 7
H 8 7 3
D A Q 8 6 4
C A 4
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 S
4 N
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 N
10 S
11 E
Lead
S 8
H K
D 7
D A
D 4
C 5
D 6
S 5
D 8
H 9!
H Q
2nd
7
A
2
J
S 3
7
H 4
4
H 6
5
S 10!
3rd
J
10
Q!
H 2
C 3
A
C 6
A
C 8
7
C 9
4th
2
3
5
3
9
2
10
6
K
J
8
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
8 2
8 3
S 8 4
H 10 5
D K 10 9 3 2
C K J 9 7
TableS K J 9 6 3
H K Q J 6 4
D J 5
C 2
Note 1
Bidding
 
Play
 
Landy (both majors)
Interference over 1 NT
Competitive auction
Obtain early discard
Trump endplay
S 10 5 2
H A 9 2
D 7
C Q 10 8 6 5 3
3 C by South7 top tricksW endplayed, lose 1made 3 +110


West

2 C
3 NT!
North

Pass
Pass
East
1 NT
2 H
4 S
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 4 2
H Q 9 7 3
D J 9 7
C K J 9 3
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 E
10 W
11 E
Lead
D K
C 2!
D 9
D 3
S 2
H 2
C 8
C 4
H 4
C 5
S 5
2nd
2
6
4
10
3
3
10
9
10
J
3rd
7
Q
Q
J
6
A
A
S A!
S 9
S K
4th
A
K
8
5
Q
5
3
H 6
7
D 6
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
S Q J 10 9
H 2
D 10 8 2
C A Q 7 5 4
TableS A K 5 3
H A J 8 4
D A 5 4
C 8 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Stayman convention
Rebid by NT bidder
Set up dummy’s suit
Avert overruff
S 8 7 6
H K 10 6 5
D K Q 6 3
C 10 6
4 S by East7 top tricksDraw trump, claimmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

2 C
3 C!
6 C
East

Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 NT
2 H
4 C
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A 5 3
H 4 3
D K 3 2
C A K 8 7 4
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 S
4 N
5 W
6 N
7 S
8 S
9 S
10 N
11 N
Lead
D J
C Q
C 5
H 3
D 8
S 3
S K
H A
H 5
S A
D 3
2nd
A!
S 4
D 7
2
K
2
7
7
8
Q
10
3rd
9
4
A
Q
6
J!
5
4
C 7
D 5
C 9
4th
2
2
3
K
4
6
10
9
J
8
Q
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
10 1
S 9 8 7 6 4
H K 10 8 7
D Q 9 8 7
C
TableS Q 10 2
H J 9 2
D J 10 6
C 10 6 3 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Stayman convention
Slam decision
Finessing technique
Crossruff
S K J
H A Q 6 5
D A 5 4
C Q J 9 5
6 C by North10 top tricksWin the restmade 6 +920


West
1 NT
3 S
North
2 H
Pass
East
3 H!
4 S
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S K 7 2
H K J 10 9 8 7
D K J 7
C 2
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 N
4 W
5 W
6 E
7 W
Lead
C 2
C 5
H J
H A
H 3
S 10
S 3
2nd
K
7
4
7
8
5
K
3rd
A
S 2
2
D 4
S 8
A!
9
4th
3
8
Q
5
6
7
J
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
4 3
S A 6 4 3
H A Q 3
D A 2
C J 10 7 3
TableS Q 10 9 8
H 4
D Q 10 8 4
C K Q 9 8
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
 
Interference over 1 NT
Cue-bid general force
Ruff/discard endplay
Try for a ruff
Read partner’s lead
S J 5
H 6 5 2
D 9 6 5 3
C A 6 5 4
4 S by West4 top tricksNorth is endplayedmade 4 -620


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