Main   Practice 3F01 by Richard Pavlicek  

Bidding After a Raise


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
1 S
3 C
3 S
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
2 C
3 D!
4 S
Board 1
None Vul
S A Q J 5 3
H 4 3
D A 6 2
C Q 10 3
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 W
4 N
Lead
H A!
H Q
H J
C 3!
2nd
2
7
S 3
2
3rd
9!
K
10
J
4th
3
4
8
K
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
1 3
S 8 2
H K J 9 6 5
D 9 7 5 3
C K 7
TableS 10 9 7 6
H A Q 10
D J 10 4
C 9 6 2
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Choose best game
Keep trump control
Choose lead at suit
Overtaking play
S K 4
H 8 7 2
D K Q 8
C A J 8 5 4
4 S by North9 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +420


West

3 D
3 NT
North

Pass
All Pass
East
1 D
3 S!
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A 10 8 2
H J 10 6 2
D 8 5
C K 6 3
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 E
4 W
5 N
6 W
7 E
8 E
9 E
Lead
H 2
S 3!
D 9
S 4
H J
D 2
D K
S Q
D J
2nd
3
2?
4
A
4
8
C 4
9
C 5
3rd
Q
K
10!
7
5
A
3
H 7
Q
4th
A
6
5
5
K
7
C 3
8
H 6
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S 4 3
H A K 7
D Q 10 6 3 2
C Q J 10
TableS K Q 7
H 4 3
D A K J 9
C 9 8 7 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Resp to 1 of a suit
Strength-showing bid
Play for best chance
Communication/entries
Choose lead at notrump
S J 9 6 5
H Q 9 8 5
D 7 4
C A 5 4
3 NT by West7 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 3 -400


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

2 D
3 C
5 D
East

Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 D
2 S
3 H!
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 9 8 2
H 7
D A J 6 5
C Q 10 9 7 3
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 E
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 S
8 N
Lead
D 2
C 2
S Q
D 3
C Q
H A
H 2
C 10
2nd
5
6
A
7
A
3
4
4
3rd
10
7!
3
A
D 4
7
D 6
S 4!
4th
K
J
2
8
5
5
6
K
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
6 2
S 5 3
H K 10 8 4 3
D 7 2
C K 8 6 5
TableS Q J 10 7
H Q J 6 5
D 10 8
C A J 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Follow up minor raise
Ace-showing bid
Combine chances
Loser-on-loser play
Leading trumps
S A K 6 4
H A 9 2
D K Q 9 4 3
C 2
5 D by South8 top tricksWin the restmade 5 +400


West
1 H
3 C
3 S!
5 D
North
Pass
Pass
Dbl
Pass
East
2 C
3 D
4 NT
6 C
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S K Q 10 2
H J 9 8 7
D J 8 4 3
C 3
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 W
4 S
5 E
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 E
10 W
11 E
12 W
Lead
S 4
C K
H 2!
S 3
C A
H 5
H 3!
D A
D 6
H 4
D 7
H 10
2nd
A
3
9
8
J
6
8
5
9
J
10
D J
3rd
10
2
Q
Q
4
K
C 7
2
C 9
C 8
C Q
D Q
4th
7
6
A
C 5
S 2
7
S 5
3
4
S 6
8
S J
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
10 1
11 1
S A 9 8
H K 10 4 3 2
D 2
C K Q 9 4
TableS 7
H Q 5
D A Q 7 6
C A 10 8 7 5 2
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
 
Follow up minor raise
Ace-showing bid
Set up dummy’s suit
Lead based on double
Count signal
S J 6 5 4 3
H A 6
D K 10 9 5
C J 6
6 C by East8 top tricksWin the last trickmade 6 -1370


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Practice 3F05 by Richard Pavlicek

Bidding After a Raise II


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
1 H
2 C
3 H!
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 S
3 C
4 H
Board 1
None Vul
S A 4
H K J 10 9 7
D 4 3
C A K 7 2
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 W
4 N
5 N
6 S
7 N
Lead
D A!
D 8
D 7
H J
H 9
S 3
H K
2nd
2
5
H 7
3
4
2
8
3rd
J
K
9
2!
A
A
S 5
4th
3
4
6
5
6
6
C 3
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
S Q 9 7 2
H 6 5
D K J 10 7
C 5 4 3
TableS 10 8 6
H Q 8 4 3
D A Q 9 8
C 10 6
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Follow up minor raise
Choose best game
Trump management
Finessing technique
Choose lead at suit
S K J 5 3
H A 2
D 6 5 2
C Q J 9 8
4 H by North10 top tricksLose 1 trump trickmade 4 +420


West

2 C
3 NT!
North

Pass
All Pass
East
1 D
3 C
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q J 10 7
H 10 9 7 2
D J 10 8 5
C 10
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 S
4 N
5 N
6 W
7 E
8 E
9 W
10 W
11 E
Lead
S Q
S A
S 6
S J?
H 10
C 2
C A
C 4
D Q
D 3
D A
2nd
4
3
9
C 3!
4
10
7
9
5
8
3rd
K
7
10
H 6
3
Q
5
K
4
K
4th
2
5
8
D 2!
A
6
H 2
H 7
6
9
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
0 4
1 4
2 4
3 4
4 4
5 4
6 4
S 9 3 2
H A K 5
D Q 3 2
C K 8 5 2
TableS 8 5 4
H 8 4
D A K 7 4
C A Q 4 3
Bidding
 
 
 
Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Follow up minor raise
West does not look for
stoppers with 4-3-3-3
Combine chances
Double squeeze
S A K 6
H Q J 6 3
D 9 6
C J 9 7 6
3 NT by West8 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 3 -400


West

Pass
All Pass
North

2 S
East

Pass
South
1 S
4 S!
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K 3 2
H 7 5
D K 9 8 6 3
C 9 8 4
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 S
4 N
5 E
6 S
7 W
8 N
9 S
10 S
11 N
Lead
S Q
D A!
D 2
D 6
C A
H 2!
S 10
D 8
H A
H 4
D 9
2nd
2
4
J
10
S 4
8
K
Q
Q
K
C 10
3rd
8
3
K
C 5!
2
5
C 3
S 6
7
S 3
H 10
4th
A
5
7
C 7
4
3
5
C 6
6
9
S J
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
8 3
S Q J 10
H K Q 8
D J 4
C K J 7 6 2
TableS 8
H J 9 6 3
D Q 10 7 5
C A Q 10 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Follow up major raise
South revalues to 19 pts
Set up dummy’s suit
Loser-on-loser play
S A 9 7 6 5 4
H A 10 4 2
D A 2
C 5
4 S by South8 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +420


West
1 C
2 D
3 H!
4 C
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 D
2 S
3 NT
6 D
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S J 9 8 5
H A Q 8 6
D 9 8 7
C 10 2
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 N
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 E
Lead
D 5
H 2!
D 8
H 3
S 2
H 4
S 3
D A
2nd
2
5
K!
J
5
K
8
C 5
3rd
7
10
H 9
D J
A
D Q
K
S 4
4th
10
Q
3
6
6
8
10
9
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
S 4 3 2
H 10
D Q J 3 2
C A K Q 6 4
TableS A K 7
H 7 4 3 2
D A K 10 6 4
C 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Strength-showing bid
Ace-showing bid
Ruff in short hand
Trump management
Choose lead vs slam
S Q 10 6
H K J 9 5
D 5
C J 9 8 7 5
6 D by East10 top tricksWin the restmade 6 -1370


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Practice 3F09 by Richard Pavlicek

Bidding After a Raise III


West

Pass
Pass
North
1 S
3 D
3 NT
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
2 D
3 H!
Board 1
None Vul
S A Q 8 7 6
H 3 2
D Q 10 4
C K J 3
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 E
4 N
5 S
6 S
7 N
8 W
9 N
Lead
C 6
C 10
C 9
H 2!
D K
D 6
H 3!
S 3
D 4
2nd
2
J
5
4
9
H 6
8
A!
5
3rd
A
Q
7
J
10!
Q
10
J
7
4th
3
4
K
5!
2
3
A
2
S 5
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
4 3
5 3
6 3
S 10 9 5 3
H A 9 7 6 5
D 9
C A 10 7
TableS K J
H Q 8 4
D J 5 3 2
C Q 9 8 6
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Strength-showing bid
Choose best game
Finessing technique
Unblocking play
Holdup play
S 4 2
H K J 10
D A K 8 7 6
C 5 4 2
3 NT by North4 top tricksCash 3 more winnersmade 3 +400


West

1 H
4 H!
North

Pass
All Pass
East
1 C
2 H
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K 8 6
H J
D K 10 8 6 2
C K J 7 6
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 E
8 W
Lead
D 6
D 7
C 3
D Q
H 10
C A!
C 5
H Q!
2nd
4
H 4
6
A
J
8
9
D 10
3rd
J
2
Q
H 5
A
4
H 6
2
4th
3
5
2
8
3
7
J
K
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
6 2
S A 4 3 2
H Q 10 7 6 5 4
D 3
C 4 3
TableS J 10 5
H A 9 8 2
D Q 5 4
C A Q 5
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
Follow up major raise
Elimination technique
Ruff/discard endplay
Finesse against dummy
S Q 9 7
H K 3
D A J 9 7
C 10 9 8 2
4 H by West7 top tricksS endplayed, lose 1made 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

3 C
3 S
5 C
East

Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 C
3 D!
4 C
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A Q
H J 4
D J 5 4
C A J 10 9 8 7
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 E
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 N
9 N
10 N
Lead
H A!
H 3
D 9
C 2
C 7
S 5
C 8
C 9
C A
C 10!
2nd
4
J
A
4
H 2
2
H 5
D 2
S 8
D 8
3rd
9
Q
7
J
K
Q
3
5
Q
D 3!
4th
7
10
4
6
H 6
4
H 8
D 6
S 3
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
S K 6 3 2
H A 8 6 3
D Q 10 7 6
C 4
TableS 10 9 8 4
H K Q 9 5 2
D 9 8 2
C 6
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
Strength-showing bid
Choose best game
Crisscross squeeze
Choose lead at suit
S J 7 5
H 10 7
D A K 3
C K Q 5 3 2
5 C by South9 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 5 +400


West
1 H
3 C
3 S!
5 H
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
2 C
3 D
4 NT
6 C
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S K 7 6
H K 10 9 8 6
D 9 7 6 3
C 9
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 E
Lead
H 2
D 2!
D 4
C 7
D J
C 8
C Q
H Q
2nd
A!
3
8
9
Q
S 6
10
S 3
3rd
10
A
C 6
J
C K
A
S 2
3
4th
7
5
6
5
7
2
D 9
K
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
7 1
S A 9 2
H A J 5 4 3
D 2
C K 8 7 6
TableS J 10
H Q 7
D A K J 4
C A Q J 4 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Strength-showing bid
Ace-showing bid
Read enemy lead
Ruff in short hand
Choose lead vs slam
S Q 8 5 4 3
H 2
D Q 10 8 5
C 10 5 2
6 C by East9 top tricksWin the restmade 6 -1370


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Practice 3F13 by Richard Pavlicek

Bidding After a Raise IV


West

2 S
North
Pass
Pass
East
1 S
3 S!
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S J 10
H 10 6
D A K 9 3
C 10 9 8 5 2
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 N
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 E
Lead
C Q
S 3!
C 5?
S 2
H 2
H 3
H K
H 4
2nd
4
6
3
J
5
10
8
9
3rd
2
7
J
A
Q
A
D 2
S 8
4th
K
10
A
Q
6
7
D 3
C 8
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
S 8 7 2
H Q 3
D J 8 4 2
C A 7 6 4
TableS A 9 5 4 3
H A K 4 2
D 7 6
C K 3
Bidding
 
 
Play
 
Defense
Follow up major raise
If East bids 3 H it is
more apt to aid defense
Keep trump control
Ducking play
Choose lead at suit
S K Q 6
H J 9 8 7 5
D Q 10 5
C Q J
3 S by East8 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 3 -140


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

3 D
3 S!
5 D
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 D
3 H
4 D
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A 6 5
H K 10
D K J 10 8 6 3
C 9 7
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 W
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 N
8 S
9 N
10 N
Lead
C 3
C 4
S Q
D 3
D 2
D J
D 6
H 4
H K
D 8
2nd
7
J
A
5
C 8
S 3
C 6
3
7
H 8
3rd
A
K
8
A
K
7
Q
10!
5
9
4th
5
9
2
4
C 2
C 10
S 7
2
6
H 9
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
S Q J 9 7
H J 9 6 3
D 4
C K 10 8 3
TableS K 10 8 3
H 8 7 2
D 5
C A Q 6 4 2
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
Follow up minor raise
Strength-showing bid
Finessing technique
Choose lead at suit
S 4 2
H A Q 5 4
D A Q 9 7 2
C J 5
5 D by South10 top tricksWin the restmade 5 +600


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

1 S
3 C
6 S
East

Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 H
2 S
4 S!
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A Q J 9 4
H 2
D A 8 4
C A 8 7 3
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 N
8 S
9 N
10 S
Lead
C Q
H 2!
H 3
S 4
H 6
D A
D 4
H 8
S Q
S 10
2nd
4
5
9
6
10
5
7
K
C 9
5
3rd
5
A!
S J
7
S A
3
S 8
S 9
K!
C 3
4th
A
4
7
2
J
2
6
C 2
3
D J
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
S 5 3 2
H K 10 9 4
D Q 10 9 6 2
C 5
TableS 6
H J 7 5
D K J 7 5
C Q J 10 9 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Follow up major raise
Slam decision
Set up dummy’s suit
Use trumps as entries
S K 10 8 7
H A Q 8 6 3
D 3
C K 6 4
6 S by North9 top tricksLose the last trickmade 6 +980


West
1 D
2 H
4 H
North
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
2 D
3 H!
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q J 9 4
H J 9 8 5
D 8 6
C K J 4
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 W
10 W
Lead
S Q
H 2!
D 3
S 5
C 10
S 6
D 7!
H A
H Q
D J
2nd
7
4!
2
4
6
9
4
5
9
H J
3rd
K!
8
K
H 3
A
H 7
Q
C 3
C 7
10
4th
3
K
6
2
4
10
8
6
C 2
5
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
8 2
S 8 6 5 3
H A Q 10 4
D K Q J 9
C A
TableS 7
H K 7 3
D A 10 7 3
C 10 9 8 7 3
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
 
Follow up minor raise
Choose best game
Seven-card trump fit
Overtaking play
Shift to trumps
S A K 10 2
H 6 2
D 5 4 2
C Q 6 5 2
4 H by West8 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 -620


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Practice 3F17 by Richard Pavlicek

Bidding After a Raise V


West

Pass
Pass
North
Pass
2 S
4 S
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 S
3 S!
Board 1
None Vul
S K J 2
H 10 4 2
D A 7 6 5 4
C 5 4
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 E
4 E
5 E
6 S
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 N
Lead
C K
D 2
C 10
H A
H Q
S A
D 3
D 5
S 6
D 6
2nd
4
10
7
3
K
5
K
9
10
Q
3rd
3
4!
2
5
6
2
A
S Q!
J
S 7
4th
A
J
5
2
4
3
8
C 8
4
H 7
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
S 10 5
H 9 7 6 5
D K 10
C K Q J 8 2
TableS 4 3
H A Q J
D Q J 9 8
C 10 9 6 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Follow up major raise
Set up dummy’s suit
Ducking play
S A Q 9 8 7 6
H K 8 3
D 3 2
C A 7
4 S by South8 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +420


West

2 H
North

Pass
East
1 H
3 NT!
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S J 10 9 8 2
H Q 5 2
D K 4
C K J 8
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 E
4 W
5 S
6 E
7 W
Lead
D 5
S J
D 3
H 3
S Q!
D Q
H 10
2nd
8
A
2
2
6
6
5
3rd
K
5
10
7
2
A
8
4th
J!
3
4
K
K
C 8
6
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
S 7 6 3
H 10 4 3
D A 10 8
C Q 10 7 4
TableS A K
H A J 9 8 7
D Q J 3
C A 5 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Follow up major raise
Choose best game
Unblocking play
Finessing technique
Return proper card
S Q 5 4
H K 6
D 9 7 6 5 2
C 9 6 3
3 NT by East5 top tricksCash 4 more winnersmade 3 -400


West

Pass
Pass
North

1 D
Pass!
East

Pass
Pass
South
Pass
3 D
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K J 3
H A 8 5
D J 8 7 4
C K 8 3
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 S
4 W
5 N
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 S
Lead
H 2
S 10!
D K
S 8
D J
S 3!
H 4
H 8
C 2
2nd
3
J
A
K
10
5
6
9
5
3rd
K
Q
4
2
3
D 6
A
D 9
8!
4th
5
A
5
4
2
6
7
10
9
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
6 3
S 10 9 8 6
H K J 10 6
D A 2
C Q 7 5
TableS Q 7 5 2
H Q 9 7 2
D 10 5
C A 10 9
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
Passed hand response
Follow up minor raise
Elimination technique
Choose lead at suit
S A 4
H 4 3
D K Q 9 6 3
C J 6 4 2
3 D by North7 top tricksE endplayed, lose 1made 3 +110


West
1 C
3 S!
5 C
North
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
3 C
4 S
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q 7 5 4
H A Q 9 5
D 10 9 4 3
C 5
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 S
4 E
5 E
6 E
7 E
Lead
H A
H 5
C 2
C Q
C J
C 9
D 5
2nd
7
8
3
8
H 2
H 6
2
3rd
J
K
5
4
6
7
J!
4th
3
4
K
H 9
S 4
H Q
3
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
S A 10 8
H 4 3
D K J
C A 10 7 6 4 3
TableS K 9 3
H 8 7
D A 7 6 5
C K Q J 9
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
Follow up minor raise
Strength-showing bid
Play for best chance
Choose lead at suit
S J 6 2
H K J 10 6 2
D Q 8 2
C 8 2
5 C by West10 top tricksWin the restmade 5 -600


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Practice 3F21 by Richard Pavlicek

Bidding After a Raise VI


West

Pass
All Pass
North
1 S
3 S!
East
Pass
Pass
South
2 S
4 S
Board 1
None Vul
S A K 9 6 5
H K 8 6
D 5 2
C A K 5
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 N
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 S
9 N
Lead
C 6
S A
S K
D 2
C 3
D 5
D A
C 4!
S 6
2nd
2
3
7
3
7
7
10
Q
Q
3rd
J
2
10
J
K
Q
C 5
S 5
8
4th
A
4
D 4
6
8
8
K
10
C 9
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
8 1
S 4
H Q J 10 5
D 10 8 6 4
C Q J 9 7
TableS Q 7 3
H A 9 7
D K 9 7 3
C 10 8 6
Bidding
 
Play
Opening one-bid
Follow up major raise
Ruff/discard endplay
S J 10 8 2
H 4 3 2
D A Q J
C 4 3 2
4 S by North7 top tricksE endplayed, lose 2made 4 +420


West

2 C
3 NT!
North

Pass
All Pass
East
1 D
3 C
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K 6 2
H 10 8 7 6 4
D J 3
C Q 8 5
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 E
4 N
5 W
6 S
7 W
Lead
H 6
D 4!
S 3!
S 6
C J
H 2
C 10
2nd
Q
3
10!
4
5
J!
Q
3rd
K
K
J
7
2
4
A
4th
A
2
K
A
K
S 5
3
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
5 2
S A J
H A J 9
D 10 6 5 4
C J 10 9 4
TableS Q 5 4 3
H Q
D A K 8 7
C A 7 6 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Rebid after 2-over-1
Follow up minor raise
Avoidance finesse
Finessing technique
Return partner’s suit
S 10 9 8 7
H K 5 3 2
D Q 9 2
C K 3
3 NT by West6 top tricksCash 4 more winnersmade 3 -400


West

2 H
All Pass
North

2 S
East

Pass
South
1 S
4 S!
Board 3
E-W Vul
S Q 10 9
H Q 4
D A 9 8 6 4 3
C 5 3
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 W
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 S
Lead
H K
H A
S 5?
D 7
D 3!
S 4
D 4
S 7
2nd
4
Q
9
5
Q
H 3
K
C 4
3rd
7
8
2
A
S K
Q
S 6
10
4th
J
D 2!
A
10
J
3
H 5
C 2
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
S 5
H A K 9 6 5 3
D J 5
C A Q 6 4
TableS 3 2
H 10 8 7 2
D K Q 10
C 10 8 7 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Cope with overcall
Follow up major raise
Transfer ruff
Set up dummy’s suit
S A K J 8 7 6 4
H J
D 7 2
C K J 9
4 S by South8 top tricksWin the restmade 5 +450


West
Pass
2 D
North
Pass
Pass
East
1 D
3 NT!
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q 10 7 6
H 9 7
D Q J 10
C K 10 8 7
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 N
4 S
5 E
6 E
7 W
8 W
9 W
10 E
Lead
H 4
D 3
H 9
H J
D K
D 5
D 8
D 7
S 2
S A
2nd
10!
Q
Q
C 2
9
C 5
S 6
C 8
7
8
3rd
7
4!
A?
C 7
6
A
S 4
H 6
K
5
4th
5
2
2
K
10
J
C 9
H 3
3
Q!
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
S 5 2
H 10 2
D A 8 7 6 3
C Q 6 4 2
TableS A K 9 4
H K Q 6 5
D K 5 4
C A 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Opening one-bid
Follow up minor raise
Play to trick one
Duck to retain entry
Return partner’s suit
Avoid endplay
S J 8 3
H A J 8 4 3
D 9 2
C J 9 5
3 NT by East5 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 3 -600


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