Main   Practice 3B01 by Richard Pavlicek  

Responses to Suit Bids


West

3 S!
North
Pass
Pass
East
1 S
4 S
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S Q 9 8 2
H J 9 7 5
D A Q 3
C J 10
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 N
4 W
5 E
6 N
7 W
8 W
9 E
10 W
11 W
Lead
H 3
D 4
C J!
H 6
D 6
C 10
D K
C 4
H 2
S K
S 4
2nd
4
8
2
5
7
3
3
H 7
10
2
8
3rd
J
10!
7
K
9!
6
C 8
S 3
S 10
6
J
4th
A
Q
K
8
A
A
J
9
9
5
D 5
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
9 2
S K 10 4
H 6 4
D K 10 9 2
C A K 5 4
TableS A J 7 6 3
H A K 2
D 6 4
C 8 3 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Resp to 1 of a suit
Follow up major raise
Finessing technique
Timing the play
Choose lead at suit
S 5
H Q 10 8 3
D J 8 7 5
C Q 9 7 6
4 S by East8 top tricksLose 1 trump trickmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

2 D!
3 H
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 H
3 D
4 H
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A K 7
H J 10 8 4
D Q 10 4 3
C 8 2
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 N
5 S
6 E
7 E
Lead
D 8
S 2!
S K
S 7!
H K
D K
D 6
2nd
3
3
8
Q
3
5
7
3rd
J
A
6
H 6
4
C 3
H 5
4th
A
5
4
9
A
4
10
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
4 2
4 3
S J 10 9 4 3
H 5 3
D 8
C K 10 9 6 3
TableS Q 8 5
H A 2
D K J 6 2
C J 7 5 4
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
Resp to 1 of a suit
Rebid after 2-over-1
Elimination technique
Choose lead at suit
S 6 2
H K Q 9 7 6
D A 9 7 5
C A Q
4 H by South8 top tricksWest is endplayedmade 4 +620


West

Pass
Pass
North

1 H!
2 NT
East

Pass
All Pass
South
1 D
2 D
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A Q 10 7
H J 9 7 6
D 3 2
C A 10 2
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 E
4 N
5 W
6 E
7 N
8 S
Lead
C 3
C 6
C 7
H 6!
C 8
S 8
S 7
H 5!
2nd
4
10
D 6
2
D 2
3
4
4
3rd
K
Q
J
Q
9
J
K
9
4th
2
5
A
K
D 7
Q
2
A
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
1 3
1 4
2 4
3 4
3 5
S J 9 2
H K 10 8 4
D J 5
C K J 8 6
TableS 8 5 4
H A 3 2
D Q 10 4
C Q 9 7 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Rebid by responder
Play for best chance
Read enemy lead
Third-hand play
Return partner’s suit
S K 6 3
H Q 5
D A K 9 8 7 6
C 5 4
2 NT by North6 top tricksWin the restmade 2 +120


West
1 D
3 NT
North
Pass
Pass
East
3 D!
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S A 10 8 4 3
H 10 6 5 3 2
D Q 6
C 3
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 E
4 W
5 N
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 W
Lead
S 4
D 2
C 2
D 3
H 3
D 8!
C 4
C K
D 4
2nd
7
6
6
Q
4
H 2
7
H 6
S 3
3rd
Q
K
J!
5!
Q
A
10
5
7
4th
K
9
3
10
A
J
H 5
9
S 2
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S K J 6
H A J 9
D 8 4 3 2
C K J 10
TableS 7
H 8 7 4
D A K 7 5
C A 8 5 4 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Follow up minor raise
Avoidance finesse
Avoidance duck
Choose lead at notrump
Shift to another suit
S Q 9 5 2
H K Q
D J 10 9
C Q 9 7 6
3 NT by West5 top tricksCash 2 more winnersmade 4 -630


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Practice 3B05 by Richard Pavlicek

Responses to Suit Bids II


West

Pass
North
1 D
Pass
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 NT!
Board 1
None Vul
S Q 8 4
H A Q 7 5
D A J 6 5 3
C J
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 W
4 S
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 E
Lead
H 6
C J!
H J
C 10
S 2
S 7
S J
S 10
2nd
Q
3
5
6
5
Q
9
C 4
3rd
10
K!
C 2
D 3
A
K
3
H 4
4th
2
A
K
Q
4
6
8
D 5
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
2 3
2 4
2 5
2 6
S A 7 3
H J 9 8 6 4
D 9 2
C A 7 6
TableS K J 10 2
H 10
D Q 10 7 4
C Q 5 3 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Rebid after 1 NT resp
Overtaking play
Communication/entries
Choose lead at notrump
Protect dummy’s suit
S 9 6 5
H K 3 2
D K 8
C K 10 9 8 4
1 NT by South5 top tricksWin the restmade 1 +90


West

1 S!
3 D
North

Pass
Pass
East
1 D
1 NT
3 NT
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A Q 10 6
H J 10 9 8 4
D 10 6
C 7 6
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 W
4 W
5 W
6 E
7 E
8 S
9 S
Lead
C Q
C 4
D A
D K
D 2
C K
C 8!
C J
S J
2nd
3
A
6
10
H 4
9
10
H 3
8
3rd
6
7
5
7
J
S 3
S 4
H 9
A
4th
2!
5
3
4
S 5
H 8
S 6
H 2
2
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
5 2
5 3
5 4
S 9 8 4 3
H 5 3
D A K Q 8 2
C A 3
TableS K 2
H A Q 2
D J 9 7 5
C K 8 5 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Rebid by responder
Holdup play
Throw-in play
S J 7 5
H K 7 6
D 4 3
C Q J 10 9 4
3 NT by East8 top tricksWin the restmade 3 -400


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

2 S!
4 NT
6 S
East

Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 H
3 S
5 D
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A K Q 8 4 2
H 3
D A 10 8 4
C K 7
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 N
4 N
5 N
6 W
7 S
8 S
9 N
10 N
Lead
C Q
S A
S K
S Q
H 3
C 6
H Q
H 4
S 8!
S 4!
2nd
9
5
3
J
6
7
2
9
C 8
C J
3rd
2
7
9
10
K
4
D 4
S 2
H 5
D 2
4th
K
6
C 3
C 5
A
A
7
8
C 10
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S 6
H A J 9 2
D Q J 6
C 10 6 5 3 2
TableS J 5 3
H 8 7 6
D 9 7 5
C Q J 8 4
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
Resp to 1 of a suit
Blackwood convention
Automatic squeeze
Protect dummy’s suit
S 10 9 7
H K Q 10 5 4
D K 3 2
C A 9
6 S by North10 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 6 +980


West
1 S
3 H
4 S
North
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
2 H!
3 S
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 6 4 3
H 5
D Q 10 8 5
C Q 10 8 5 3
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 S
4 N
5 E
6 W
7 W
8 E
9 W
10 W
11 E
Lead
H 5
H Q
H J
D 5!
S 2
S J
C 4
H 8
C A
C 7
H 9
2nd
3
7!
K
A
5
6
5
10
8
10
D 4
3rd
A
C 3
S 4
7
Q
7
K
S 8
2
S K
D J
4th
2
4
6
2
3
10
6
D 8
9
J
C Q
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
8 3
S A Q J 9 8
H K 7 2
D J 2
C A 7 4
TableS K 7 2
H 9 8 6 4 3
D A 9 3
C K 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Resp to 1 of a suit
Rebid after 2-over-1
Read enemy lead
Subdue enemy ruff
Try for a ruff
S 10 5
H A Q J 10
D K 7 6 4
C J 9 6
4 S by West8 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -620


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Practice 3B09 by Richard Pavlicek

Responses to Suit Bids III


West

3 S!
North
Pass
Pass
East
1 D
4 S
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S 8 7 4
H Q J 7 3
D Q 9 4
C J 10 9
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 E
4 E
5 E
6 W
7 S
8 W
9 W
10 E
11 W
Lead
C J
C 3
H A
H K
S 2
S Q
C 7
S J
D 2
H 4
S 10!
2nd
Q
4
5
6
3
4
S 9
7
4
8
3rd
A
9
2
C 6
K
D 6
10
D 7
A
S 6
4th
2
K
3
7
8
A
5
5
10
J
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
S K Q J 10 9 6
H 2
D 5 3 2
C 6 4 2
TableS 2
H A K 10 4
D A K 8 7 6
C K Q 5
Bidding
 
 
Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Weak jump response
3 S is ideal (1 S okay)
Obtain early discard
Positional squeeze
S A 5 3
H 9 8 6 5
D J 10
C A 8 7 3
4 S by West9 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 5 -450


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

1 S!
2 NT
4 S
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 C
2 H
3 S
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K J 8 7
H 3 2
D J 8 6 4 3
C K J
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 E
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 N
Lead
S 3!
D 2
S 5
C 5
D 4
C 6
S K
S J
2nd
A
5
Q
2
10
3
6
10
3rd
4
3
9
J!
S 2
K
H 4
H 10
4th
7
9
8
4
7
8
H 7
H 8
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
S 9 4
H Q 9 8 7
D Q 7 5
C Q 9 3 2
TableS 10 6 5 3
H J 6 5
D A K 10 9
C 8 4
Bidding
 
 
Play
 
Defense
Resp to 1 of a suit
Opener’s reverse bid
Bypass bad diamond suit
Seven-card trump fit
Combine chances
Choose lead at suit
S A Q 2
H A K 10 4
D 2
C A 10 7 6 5
4 S by North8 top tricksWin 3 more tricksmade 4 +620


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

1 NT!
3 H
East

Pass
Pass
South
1 H
3 D
4 H
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 9 7 2
H J 10 4 3
D 8 2
C J 10 7 4
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 S
4 E
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 S
Lead
H 5!
D A
D 3
H 9
D 4
S 2
D 5
S 7
H Q
2nd
3!
6
10
K!
7
5
Q
J
C 2
3rd
7
2
8
S 8
H 10
A
H J
H 2
C 4
4th
A
9
K
4
S 4
3
S 6
10
8
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S K 10 8 3
H 5
D Q 10 7 6
C A 9 6 2
TableS Q J 6 5 4
H 9 8 7
D K 9
C K Q 5
Bidding
 
 
Play
 
Defense
Resp to 1 of a suit
Tactical 1 NT keeps E-W
from reaching 4 S
Establish side suit
Avert overruff
Choose lead at suit
S A
H A K Q 6 2
D A J 5 4 3
C 8 3
4 H by South7 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 4 +420


West
1 D
2 D
3 D
4 C
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
2 C!
2 S
3 S
6 C
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 7 4
H A Q 7 5
D Q 7 6 5 4
C 3 2
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 E
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
Lead
D 2
S 3!
S K
S 6
D 8!
S 9
D K
2nd
A
4
8
10
5
Q
7
3rd
4
A
5
C 10
C 9!
C K
H 2
4th
3
2
7
H 7
H 3
D 6
C 4
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
6 1
S 5 3
H 10 6 4
D A K J 10 9 8
C K 10
TableS A K J 9 6
H 2
D 3
C A Q J 9 6 5
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Shape-showing bid
Don’t jump with 2-suiter
Read enemy lead
Establish side suit
Choose lead vs slam
S Q 10 8 2
H K J 9 8 3
D 2
C 8 7 4
6 C by East10 top tricksWin the restmade 6 -1370


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Practice 3B13 by Richard Pavlicek

Responses to Suit Bids IV


West

2 D!
3 C
5 H
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 C
2 H
4 NT
6 C
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S K 10 7 5 2
H J 7 2
D J 10
C 7 5 3
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 W
5 W
6 W
7 W
8 S
9 W
Lead
S 4
C 2
C K
D A
D K
C A!
D 9
D 7
D 2
2nd
J
4
3
10
J
7
S 2
8
S 5
3rd
K
9
6
3
4
J
H 6!
H 2
H Q
4th
A
5
S 3
5
6
S 6
Q
H 9
H 8
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
6 1
7 1
8 1
S J
H 5 4 3
D A K 9 8 2
C A K 10 9
TableS A 8
H A Q 9 6
D 4 3
C Q J 8 6 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Blackwood convention
Set up dummy’s suit
Loser-on-loser play
S Q 9 6 4 3
H K 10 8
D Q 7 6 5
C 4
6 C by East9 top tricksClaim the restmade 6 -920


West

Pass
Pass
North

1 H!
4 H
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 C
3 H
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 7 6
H A K 9 8
D J 6 5 4 3
C 8 4
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 N
4 S
5 S
6 S
7 S
8 S
9 N
10 S
11 N
Lead
D 10
H 5!
D 4
C A
C K
S A
S K
S 2
D 5
C 3
D 6
2nd
2
A
8
2
6
4
9
10
9
9
3rd
K
2
H 4
4
8
6
7
H 8
H 10
H K!
4th
3
3
7
5
J
3
8
Q
A
D Q
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S J 10 9 4
H 5
D A K 7
C Q 10 9 6 2
TableS Q 8 3
H Q 7 6 2
D Q 10 9 8
C J 5
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Resp to 1 of a suit
Rebid by opener
Crossruff
Avert overruff
Shift to trumps
S A K 5 2
H J 10 4 3
D 2
C A K 7 3
4 H by North7 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 4 +620


West

Pass
All Pass
North

4 H!
East

4 S
South
1 H
5 H
Board 3
E-W Vul
S J
H A 9 7 6 4
D 9 7 4 3
C 10 6 3
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 N
Lead
S 2
D K
H K
D 4
S 7
D 7
S 8
D 9
2nd
J
A
10
J
4
Q
10
S 9
3rd
K
2
A
H J
H 4
H Q
H 6
C 2!
4th
3
3
5
5
5
6
6
10
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
6 2
S 10 4 2
H 10
D 10 8 6 5 2
C K 7 5 4
TableS A K Q 9 6 5
H 5
D K Q J
C J 9 8
Bidding
 
 
 
Play
 
Weak jump raise
Combat sacrifice bid
Unclear which side makes
so South bids 5 H
Elimination technique
Ruff/discard endplay
S 8 7 3
H K Q J 8 3 2
D A
C A Q 2
5 H by South8 top tricksWest is endplayedmade 5 +450


West
Pass
2 NT
North
Pass
Pass
East
1 C
3 NT
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S A K 8 5 3
H Q 10 5
D 9 7 5
C 9 8
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 N
4 N
5 N
6 N
7 E
8 W
Lead
S 5
S J!
S A?
S 8
S 3
C 9
H 7
H 9
2nd
10
6
H 4
C 4
C 6
A
J
10
3rd
2
9
7
H 3
H 6
10
K
A
4th
4
K
Q
C 2
H 2
3
5
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
1 3
1 4
2 4
3 4
S Q 9 4
H K 9 2
D A K 4 3
C 5 3 2
TableS J 10
H A 8 7 4
D Q 2
C A K 7 6 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Passed hand response
Limit jump response
Combine chances
Automatic squeeze
S 7 6 2
H J 6 3
D J 10 8 6
C Q J 10
3 NT by West7 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 3 -600


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Practice 3B17 by Richard Pavlicek

Responses to Suit Bids V


West

2 H!
North
Pass
Pass
East
1 H
Pass
South
1 S
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S 10 5 3
H Q J 10
D Q 8 7 6
C 9 8 4
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 S
4 E
5 W
6 S
7 E
8 E
Lead
S K
S A
S J?
H 7
C 2!
C K?
H A
C 7!
2nd
6
8
9
5
4
3
6
10
3rd
3
5
10
K
J
8
2
5
4th
4
Q
H 3
10
Q
A
J
9
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
2 3
3 3
4 3
4 4
S 9 8 6
H K 4 2
D A J 4
C 6 5 3 2
TableS Q 4
H A 9 8 7 3
D K 9 5
C A J 7
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Cope with overcall
Resp to 1 of a suit
Combine chances
Set up dummy’s suit
Make declarer ruff
S A K J 7 2
H 6 5
D 10 3 2
C K Q 10
2 H by East7 top tricksLose 1 trump trickmade 2 -110


West

Pass
All Pass
North

2 NT!
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 C
6 NT
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A Q 3
H A 8 2
D K Q 4
C 10 9 6 3
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 W
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 S
11 S
Lead
S J
H 2
H Q
S 3
S 6
D 4
D 2
C 3
C K
C Q
D J!
2nd
4
3
A
2
D 3
5
8
2
5
8
3rd
5
4!
9
K
Q
A
K
A
6
9
4th
A
7
5
9
7
7
6
4
7
S 8
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S 9 5
H Q J 10 7
D 8 7 3
C J 8 5 4
TableS J 10 8 7 2
H 9 3
D 10 9 6 5
C 7 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Slam decision
Combine chances
Automatic squeeze
Choose lead vs slam
When to split honors
S K 6 4
H K 6 5 4
D A J 2
C A K Q
6 NT by North11 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 6 +1440


West

Pass
All Pass
North

3 S!
East

Pass
South
1 S
4 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K Q 10
H A K 3
D 8 7 6 4 2
C K 8
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 N
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 W
10 W
Lead
C 6
S 2
H A
H K
H 3
C 4
D 2
D 3!
D K
C J
2nd
8
C 3
5
7
10
5
J
Q
6
D 7
3rd
Q
K
2
8
Q
K
A
4
C 10
S 7
4th
A
6
6
4
9
2
9
10
5
S 3!
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
7 1
7 2
7 3
S
H J 9 6 4
D K Q 9
C J 9 7 6 5 3
TableS J 9 8 7 6
H 10 7 5
D J 10
C Q 10 2
Bidding
 
Play
Resp to 1 of a suit
Follow up major raise
Trump endplay
S A 5 4 3 2
H Q 8 2
D A 5 3
C A 4
4 S by South11 top tricksEast is endplayedmade 4 +420


West
1 S
3 H
4 H
North
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
2 NT!
3 NT
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S A 10 4 2
H 5
D K 9 8 7
C Q 10 8 3
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 E
4 N
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 W
9 W
Lead
C 3
S Q!
S 5
C 8
S 7!
H 3
H A!
H Q
H 9
2nd
A
3
9
9
4
2
D 7
D 8
C 10
3rd
7
6
J
K
H K
J
10
D 3
C 2
4th
5
2!
A
H 6
D 2
5
4
7
8
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S K J 8 7 6
H A Q J 9 6
D 6 5
C 5
TableS Q 5
H K 10 3
D Q J 4 3
C A J 9 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Opener’s third bid
Establish side suit
Avert overruff
Holdup play
Make declarer ruff
S 9 3
H 8 7 4 2
D A 10 2
C K 7 6 4
4 H by West6 top tricksCash 2 more winnersmade 4 -620


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