Main   Practice 3E01 by Richard Pavlicek  

Opener’s Third Bid


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
1 D
1 NT
2 S!
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 S
2 C
4 S
Board 1
None Vul
S 9 8 2
H K 4 2
D A 10 7 4
C A Q 2
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 S
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 N
10 S
11 S
Lead
H 3
S A
S K
D 9!
D 4
C 4
D 7
C 5
D 10!
C K
C 7
2nd
2
10
Q
3
K
3
5
8
J
10
H 7
3rd
9!
2
8
A
S 3
Q
S 4
A
S 5
2
H 4
4th
Q
7
6
2
6
6
8
9
Q
J
S J
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 10
H J 8 7 3
D Q 8 6 3
C 10 8 3
TableS J 7 6
H A 10 9
D K J 5 2
C J 9 6
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Rebid by responder
Opener’s third bid
Trump management
Dummy reversal
Third-hand play
S A K 5 4 3
H Q 6 5
D 9
C K 7 5 4
4 S by South8 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 5 +450


West

1 S
2 NT
4 H
North

Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 H
2 D
3 H!
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S J 10 6 5 4
H Q 6
D 7 6 3
C K 8 6
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 W
4 W
5 S
6 E
7 E
8 W
9 E
Lead
C 4
S A!
S Q
D 2
C 7
D Q
D 9!
H 5
H 3
2nd
A!
4
5
3
2
4
5
6
10
3rd
6
K
C 10
K
K
8
H 8
A!
S 2
4th
5
3
9
A
H 2
6
7
7
Q
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
7 2
S A Q 8 7 2
H 8 5
D 8 2
C A J 3 2
TableS K
H A J 9 4 3 2
D K Q J 9
C 10 5
Bidding
 
Play
 
Rebid by opener
Opener’s third bid
Obtain early discard
Ruff in short hand
S 9 3
H K 10 7
D A 10 5 4
C Q 9 7 4
4 H by East8 top tricksConcede high trumpmade 4 -420


West

1 D
2 C
2 NT!
North

Pass
Pass
All Pass
East

1 S
2 H
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K 10 8 2
H 9 6
D K Q 8 7 5
C J 9
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 S
4 S
5 W
6 S
7 E
8 W
9 N
10 N
11 E
12 E
Lead
H 9
H 3!
D J
D 10
H 5
H 4
C 4
D 4
D K
S 8
C A
C 5
2nd
Q!
6
2!
A!
S 2
D 3
2
Q
S 7
A
6
7
3rd
K
7
5
7
2
D 8
K
S 6
S 9
Q
3
8!
4th
A
10
9
S 4
J
8
9
S 5
6
3
J
S 10
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
2 2
2 3
3 3
4 3
4 4
4 5
5 5
6 5
7 5
S 3
H A 5 3
D A 6 4 3 2
C K Q 8 3
TableS A J 7 6 4
H Q 8 7 2
D 9
C A 5 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Rebid by responder
Opener’s third bid
Watch spot cards
Restricted choice
Choose lead at notrump
S Q 9 5
H K J 10 4
D J 10
C 10 7 6 2
2 NT by West6 top tricksWin the last trickmade 2 -120


West
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
1 H
2 C
2 NT!
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 S
2 H
3 NT
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q
H A 9 6 5 2
D A 10 8
C A K 5 3
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 W
4 S
5 W
Lead
C J
S Q
C 8
S 10
C 6
2nd
4!
2
3
J
A
3rd
2
K!
7
H 2
9
4th
K
A
Q
5
H 4
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
S A J 6 4
H Q 7
D Q J 9 7
C 8 6 2
TableS 7 5 2
H K J 8 3
D 6 5
C J 10 9 7
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Simple preference bid
Opener’s third bid
Communication/entries
Overtaking play
Choose lead at notrump
S K 10 9 8 3
H 10 4
D K 4 3 2
C Q 4
3 NT by North6 top tricksWin 6 more tricksmade 3 +600


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Practice 3E05 by Richard Pavlicek

Opener’s Third Bid II


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
1 D
1 NT
3 S!
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 S
3 D
4 S
Board 1
None Vul
S J 4 2
H A 2
D K Q 8 2
C K 10 4 3
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 S
4 N
5 N
6 S
7 E
8 E
Lead
H Q
S 2
S 3
D K!
D 2
D 10
S A
H K
2nd
A
6
8
6
C 6
J
10
8
3rd
7
K
J
4
A
Q
H 4
5
4th
3
5
7!
3
7
S 9
4
2
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
5 1
5 2
5 3
S 8 5
H Q J 10 5 4
D J 7 3
C J 7 5
TableS A 9 7 6
H K 9 7 6
D 6
C Q 9 8 6
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
 
Rebid by responder
Opener’s third bid
Keep trump control
When to win trump ace
Set trap for declarer
S K Q 10 3
H 8 3
D A 10 9 5 4
C A 2
4 S by South11 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +420


West

1 H
2 C
North

Pass
Pass
East
1 D
1 S
2 NT!
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q J 10 9
H Q J 10 9
D K J 9 7
C 8
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 E
4 N
5 W
6 E
7 E
8 N
9 S
10 N
Lead
C J
D 3
D 4!
H Q
C 2
D A
D 5
H 9
H 3
H J
2nd
A
7
8
4
S Q
10
C 7
S 4
6
S 7
3rd
8
Q
H 2
7
Q
S 2
S 3
K
10
S 8
4th
3
2
9
A!
6
J
K
5
S 5
8
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
5 2
5 3
5 4
5 5
S 6 3 2
H A 8 6 5 2
D 3
C A K 5 2
TableS A 7 5 4
H 4
D A Q 6 5 4
C Q 4 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Rebid by responder
Opener’s third bid
Communication/entries
Shun holdup play
S K 8
H K 7 3
D 10 8 2
C J 10 9 7 6
2 NT by East6 top tricksWin the restmade 2 -120


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

1 H
2 H
4 H
East

Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 D
1 S
3 H!
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 3
H A Q 8 7 6 5
D 7
C 9 7 6 5 3
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 W
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 S
9 S
10 N
11 W
Lead
D 9
C 2
H K!
S 3!
S 4
C 5
S K
D K
S 8
C 9!
C 10
2nd
A
K
A
2
6
J
9
6
J
Q
H 7
3rd
5
3
2
A
H 5
H 9
C 6
C 7
H 6
D 3
H 10
4th
7
4
4
5
7
8
10
2
Q
A
D 4
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
8 2
8 3
S J 9 6 5
H K
D Q 10 6 5
C A K 10 8
TableS Q 10 7 2
H J 10 3 2
D 9 2
C Q J 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Rebid by opener
Opener’s third bid
Trump management
Trump endplay
Shift to trumps
S A K 8 4
H 9 4
D A K J 8 4 3
C 2
4 H by North8 top tricksEast is endplayedmade 4 +420


West
1 H
2 C
2 NT!
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 S
2 H
3 NT
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 10 9 8
H K 10 9 2
D J 9 7
C J 8 7
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 W
4 S
5 S
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 E
Lead
S 10
D 2!
D 5
S Q?
S J
H 3!
D 3
D 8
D 6
2nd
K
10
J
H 4
H 5
6
9
H Q
3rd
7
K
4!
8
9
A
Q
H 8
4th
2
7
A
3!
A
2
S 5
C 7
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
S 2
H A J 8 5 4
D K 5 3
C A K Q 2
TableS A K 4 3
H 7 3
D Q 8 6 4 2
C 4 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Simple preference bid
Opener’s third bid
Play for best chance
Automatic squeeze
S Q J 7 6 5
H Q 6
D A 10
C 10 9 6 5
3 NT by West6 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 5 -660


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Practice 3E09 by Richard Pavlicek

Opener’s Third Bid III


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
1 H
2 D
3 H!
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 S
2 NT
4 H
Board 1
None Vul
S K 7
H A Q 6 5 4 3
D A J 7 6
C 2
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 N
4 N
5 W
6 N
Lead
C 4
D 4!
D A!
D 6
H J
D 7
2nd
A
10
3
S 2
A!
H 9
3rd
5
J
5
Q
8
C 3
4th
2
2
8
K
2
9
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
4 2
S Q 10 5
H J 10
D K 10 9 8
C K 8 7 5
TableS J 6 3 2
H K 9 8
D 3 2
C Q 10 6 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Rebid by opener
Opener’s third bid
Establish side suit
Ruff in short hand
Shift to trumps
S A 9 8 4
H 7 2
D Q 5 4
C A J 9 3
4 H by North8 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 +420


West

1 H
2 C1
4 H
North

Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 D
1 NT
3 H!
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q 10 8 4
H J 3
D K 10 9 5
C 9 4 3
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 E
7 S
8 W
Lead
S 4
S 9
H 10
D 4
D A
C K
S 5
H A
2nd
2
J
4
5
6
A
H 5
J
3rd
K
Q
K
Q!
S 7
5
8
2
4th
3
A
3
2
9
3
6
6
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
4 2
5 2
6 2
S J 7 3
H A K 9 7 5
D 4
C Q J 6 5
TableS A 6 2
H 10 8 2
D A Q J 7 3
C K 7
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
new minor forcing
Opener’s third bid
Desperation finesse
Ruff in short hand
S K 9 5
H Q 6 4
D 8 6 2
C A 10 8 2
4 H by West6 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

1 S
2 H
East

Pass
Pass
South
1 D
2 C
2 NT!
Board 3
E-W Vul
S Q J 8 7 5
H A 4 3 2
D A 7
C 9 2
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 W
4 N
5 N
6 S
7 S
8 S
9 S
Lead
H 10
H 5
H Q
D A!
D 7
D Q
D J
D 6
S 2!
2nd
2
8
A
3
10
9
S 6
C 6
K
3rd
K
9
D 2
4
K
S 5
S 7
H 4
8
4th
6
3
J
5
8
S 3
S 4
S 9
10
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
6 3
S A K 6
H Q 10 9 7
D 9 8 5
C K 7 6
TableS 10 9 4 3
H K 5
D 10 3 2
C J 10 5 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Opener’s third bid
Responder’s third bid
Shun finesse
Throw-in play
Choose lead at notrump
S 2
H J 8 6
D K Q J 6 4
C A Q 8 4
2 NT by South6 top tricksW endplayed, lose 2made 2 +120


West
1 H
2 C
3 S!
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 S
2 S
4 S
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S K 10 9
H Q 4
D 9 6 5 4 2
C K J 9
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 W
Lead
S 3
H 2!
H 5!
D 8
H 6
D Q
H 9
C 3
H J
2nd
2
3
Q
3
D 4
K
D 6
4
S 10
3rd
9
A
S 5
A
S 6
S J
S 7
A
D 10!
4th
Q
4
7
2
8
5
10
9
K
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
8 1
S J 2
H A J 9 6 5
D A
C A 10 7 5 2
TableS A Q 8 7 6 5
H 2
D Q 10 8
C 8 6 3
Bidding
Play
Defense
Opener’s third bid
Elopement play
Choose lead at suit
S 4 3
H K 10 8 7 3
D K J 7 3
C Q 4
4 S by East8 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 4 -620


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Practice 3E13 by Richard Pavlicek

Opener’s Third Bid IV


West

1 H
2 D
4 H
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 C
1 S
3 H!
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S J 5
H 9 2
D Q 10 8 4
C K 8 6 5 4
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 N
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 W
8 E
9 W
10 W
11 E
Lead
H 2!
D 3
H 9
C 7!
C 3
S K
S 4
C 9
D A
D 2
C J!
2nd
A
5
3
4
10
5
J
Q
4
8
S 10
3rd
8
9
10
A
H 5
2
A
H 6
6
H J
H 7
4th
4
10
K
2
5
8
7
6
7
K
8
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
10 1
S K 6 4
H K 7 6 5 4
D A J 9 2
C 7
TableS A 9 3 2
H A J 3
D 6 3
C A J 9 3
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
Rebid by responder
Opener’s third bid
Elopement play
Leading trumps
S Q 10 8 7
H Q 10 8
D K 7 5
C Q 10 2
4 H by West8 top tricksLose the restmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

1 S
2 S
4 S
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 H
2 C
3 S!
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A Q 8 4 3 2
H 3
D J 9 6 5
C 8 2
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 N
Lead
S 6
H 3
H 2!
S 3
H 4
S A
C 2
2nd
7!
5
J
5
9
10
5
3rd
J
K
S 2
K
S 4
C 3
A
4th
Q
6
7
9
10
D 3
7
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
S J 9
H Q J 9 6
D K 8 7 3
C K 10 7
TableS 10 6 5
H 10 7 5
D A Q 10 4
C Q 9 5
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Opener’s third bid
Follow up major raise
Set up dummy’s suit
Avert overruff
Leading trumps
S K 7
H A K 8 4 2
D 2
C A J 6 4 3
4 S by North9 top tricksWin 3 more tricksmade 4 +620


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

1 S
2 D
3 NT
East

Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 D
2 C
2 NT!
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K J 9 6 3
H 9 8 5
D 10 9 5
C K J
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 S
4 S
5 N
6 N
7 S
8 S
9 S
Lead
H 6
D A
D K
C 3
C K
D 5
D Q
D 4
C A
2nd
5
7
S 2
2
5
6
H 4
H 7
9
3rd
Q
10!
9!
J!
6
8
S 3
H 8
S 6
4th
K
2
3
4
8
S 7
J
S 5
7
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
S 10 7 2
H A J 7 6 4
D 7
C Q 9 8 2
TableS A Q 8 5
H Q 2
D J 6 3 2
C 7 5 4
Bidding
 
Play
Simple preference bid
Opener’s third bid
Unblocking play
S 4
H K 10 3
D A K Q 8 4
C A 10 6 3
3 NT by South5 top tricksLose the restmade 3 +400


West
1 D
1 S
3 H!
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 H
2 NT
3 NT
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q 8 6
H Q 10 2
D 9 7
C 9 8 7 5 4
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 E
4 W
5 S
6 W
7 S
8 S
9 W
10 E
Lead
S J
S 7
D 4
C 2!
S 9
D 3
S 10
H 4
D 5
C Q
2nd
2
3
2
4
A
9
4
K
C 7
6
3rd
8
Q
Q
K
6
6!
C 5
2
A
H 3
4th
5
K
7
A
C 3
10
H 5
6
K
8
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
3 3
3 4
4 4
5 4
6 4
S A 4 3 2
H A K 3
D Q J 8 5 3
C 2
TableS K 5
H J 8 6 5
D A 6 4
C K Q 10 3
Bidding
 
Play
Opener’s third bid
Choose best game
Communication/entries
S J 10 9 7
H 9 7 4
D K 10 2
C A J 6
3 NT by East5 top tricksDummy is goodmade 3 -600


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Practice 3E17 by Richard Pavlicek

Opener’s Third Bid V


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North
1 D
2 C
2 NT!
4 H
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 S
2 H
3 H
Board 1
None Vul
S 3
H A K 5
D Q J 10 9 8
C K 8 4 2
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 S
4 N
5 W
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 S
10 S
11 E
Lead
C Q
C J!
H 3
S 3!
C 6
H 8
C K!
S Q
S J
S 10
D 4
2nd
2
4
6
5
8
10
A
4
7
9
A!
3rd
7
5
K
K
10
A
H J
D 8
D 9
D 10
3
4th
3
H 2
7
A
H 4
9
9
6
8
H Q
J
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
7 3
8 3
S A 9 7 4
H 10 6
D K 7 3
C Q J 9 6
TableS 8 6 5
H Q 9 7
D 6 5 4
C A 10 7 5
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Rebid by opener
Opener’s third bid
Timing the play
Establish side suit
Attitude signal
S K Q J 10 2
H J 8 4 3 2
D A 2
C 3
4 H by South5 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +420


West

1 S
2 NT
4 H
North

Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 H
2 C
3 H!
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S J 10 4
H Q 10 6
D K J 9 8 4
C 10 5
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 E
4 E
5 S
6 E
7 E
8 N
9 E
Lead
D 2
C 3!
C K
C 2!
D 5
H A
C 8!
D J
H 5
2nd
A!
5
9
J
Q
8
Q
H 4
K
3rd
9
A
4
6
K
2
H J
6
S 5
4th
3
7
10
D 4
H 3
6
H Q
7
10
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
5 1
5 2
6 2
6 3
S A 9 7 6 5
H J 2
D A Q 7
C 6 4 3
TableS K 2
H A 9 7 5 4 3
D 3
C A K 8 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Opener’s third bid
Responder’s third bid
Ruff in short hand
Timing the play
S Q 8 3
H K 8
D 10 6 5 2
C Q J 9 7
4 H by East9 top tricksClaim the restmade 4 -420


West

1 H
2 C
2 NT!
North

Pass
Pass
All Pass
East

1 S
2 D
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A 7 6 2
H J 4
D A 8 5 2
C 6 5 2
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 S
4 E
5 W
6 W
Lead
D 2
D 9!
C 10
C 3
C K
D 3!
2nd
4
5
4
7
6
A
3rd
J
6
2
J
S 3
7
4th
K
Q
A
5
8
C 9
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
4 2
S 8
H K 10 8 6 5
D K 9 3
C K Q J 4
TableS Q 10 9 5 3
H A 2
D 10 7 6 4
C A 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Rebid by responder
Opener’s third bid
Play for best chance
Communication/entries
S K J 4
H Q 9 7 3
D Q J
C 10 9 8 7
2 NT by West6 top tricksWin 4 more tricksmade 2 -120


West
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
1 D
1 S
2 S!
4 NT
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 H
2 C
4 D
5 D
Board 4
Both Vul
S K Q J 6 4
H J
D A Q 9 8 6 4
C 3
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 N
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 N
8 S
9 S
10 S
11 N
Lead
C A
C 6
D A
D 6
D 3
D Q
H J
H K
H Q
S 3
S Q
2nd
4
8
H 3
S 5
7
S 9
4
C 2
S 2
7
C 7
3rd
5
K
10!
K
8
C 9
A!
S 4
S 6
K
H 2
4th
3
D 4
2
5
S 8
J
7
5
8
H 9
A
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
9 2
S A 10 7 2
H 7
D J 7 5 2
C K 10 5 2
TableS 9 8 5
H 10 9 8 5 4 3
D
C A Q 7 6
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Opener’s third bid
Blackwood convention
Communication/entries
Unblocking play
Choose lead at suit
S 3
H A K Q 6 2
D K 10 3
C J 9 8 4
5 D by North10 top tricksClaim the restmade 5 +600


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Practice 3E21 by Richard Pavlicek

Opener’s Third Bid VI


West

1 H
3 C
5 C
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 C
1 S
3 H!
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S J 7 4 3
H J 9 8 5
D A Q 10 6
C 7
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 S
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
Lead
D 7
D 6
C 5
C 3
C 6
C J
C 10!
2nd
3
4
2
4
D Q
D 5
3rd
A
J
7
A
9
K
4th
2
9
Q
D 10
8
H 5
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
S K 2
H K 7 6 2
D 9 3
C A K 10 6 2
TableS A Q 6 5
H A 4 3
D 4 2
C Q J 9 3
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
Opener’s third bid
Choose best game
Automatic squeeze
Choose lead at suit
S 10 9 8
H Q 10
D K J 8 7 5
C 8 5 4
5 C by East10 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 5 -400


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

1 H
3 D
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 D
1 S
5 D!
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 2
H K J 8 2
D A Q J 7
C 8 6 5 4
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 W
10 S
11 S
Lead
D 5
S 2!
S 3
C 4
S 5
H 2
S J
C 5!
H 4
D K
C 2
2nd
A
4
8
7
10
10
K
9
K
6
H 5
3rd
8
A
D 7
A!
D J
D 3
D Q
J
A
C 6
8
4th
2
6
7
10
9
3
Q
K
D 4
9
Q
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 K 10 8 6
H 9 7 5 4 3
D 6 5
C K 10
TableS Q 9 7 4
H A Q 10 6
D 9 8
C Q 9 7
Bidding
 
Play
 
Rebid by responder
Follow up minor raise
Timing the play
Establish side suit
S A J 5 3
H
D K 10 4 3 2
C A J 3 2
5 D by South7 top tricksClaim the restmade 5 +600


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

1 H
2 C
3 NT
East

Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 D
1 S
3 C!
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A J
H K Q 8 7 3
D 6 2
C K J 9 8
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 E
4 S
5 N
6 N
7 S
8 S
9 S
Lead
D K
D J
D 9
S 3
S J
H 7
S K
S Q
C 2
2nd
3
7
A
6
8
2
9
10
3
3rd
4
10
S 5
A
4
A
C 8
H 8
K!
4th
2
6
H 3
2
7
5
D 5?
H 4
7
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
S 10 9 7 6 5
H 9 6 5
D 10 4
C A 5 3
TableS 8 2
H J 10 4 2
D K Q J 9 5
C Q 7
Bidding
 
Play
 
Rebid by opener
Opener’s third bid
Placing enemy cards
Untangle tricks
S K Q 4 3
H A
D A 8 7 3
C 10 6 4 2
3 NT by North8 top tricksCash 2 more winnersmade 3 +400


West
1 D
2 C
2 NT!
North
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 S
2 D
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S K 10 5
H A J 9 5
D J 9 4 2
C J 10
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 N
4 W
Lead
H 5?
H 2!
C J
H 3
2nd
6
J
2
A
3rd
Q
7
5
8
4th
K
4
A
D 5
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
S 6
H K 3 2
D K Q 7 6 3
C A K Q 4
TableS J 9 8 4 2
H 10 8 7 6
D A 8
C 3 2
Bidding
 
Play
Simple preference bid
Opener’s third bid
Play for best chance
S A Q 7 3
H Q 4
D 10 5
C 9 8 7 6 5
2 NT by West6 top tricksLose 3 more tricksmade 2 -120


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© 1994 Richard Pavlicek