Main   Practice 3K01 by Richard Pavlicek  

Weak Two-Bids


West

2 NT!
North
Pass
Pass
East
2 H
3 H
South
2 S
All Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S 7
H Q J 4
D Q 9 7 3
C Q 10 9 6 5
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 W
4 E
5 S
6 W
7 S
8 E
9 N
10 E
11 W
Lead
S K
H K
H 2
S J!
C 4
S 8!
C K
H 8
C Q
D 4
S 9
2nd
A
4
J
Q
A!
D 3
2
S 4
H 9
2
C 9
3rd
7
3
A
3
5
C J!
6
6
8
K!
D 5
4th
5
7
S 2
C 10
7
10
H 5
Q
3
7
6
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
4 2
5 2
5 3
6 3
7 3
8 3
S A 9 8 3
H K 6 2
D K 10 8
C A 3 2
TableS J 5
H A 10 9 8 5 3
D 6 5 4
C J 7
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
Cope with overcall
Resp to weak two-bid
Loser-on-loser play
Discard signal
S K Q 10 6 4 2
H 7
D A J 2
C K 8 4
3 H by East7 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 3 -140


West

Pass
All Pass
North

3 C
East
Pass
Pass
South
2 S
5 C!
Board 2
N-S Vul
S
H 9 8 3 2
D A 8 3
C A K J 10 9 3
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 N
4 E
5 N
6 S
7 S
8 N
9 S
Lead
C 2
S 5!
H 2!
D 2
H 3
S A
S 6
C J!
S 8
2nd
8!
2
A
4
4
3
4
6
D 6
3rd
7
C 9
Q
Q
C 4
D 3
C 10
Q
C K
4th
3
7
6
A
5
9
Q
D 5
K
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S 4 3 2
H K J 6 5
D K Q 9 6 5
C 7
TableS K Q 9 7
H A 10 7 4
D J 7 2
C 6 2
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
Resp to weak two-bid
Rebid by weak bidder
Set up dummy’s suit
Leading trumps
S A J 10 8 6 5
H Q
D 10 4
C Q 8 5 4
5 C by North8 top tricksWin the restmade 6 +620


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 NT
4 H
East

Pass
All Pass
South
2 H
3 S!
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K 7 5 4
H J 4 2
D A K 6 5
C K 6
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 W
4 N
5 S
6 E
7 S
8 S
9 S
Lead
C Q
C 3
D 10
H 2
H 9
S J
H Q!
H 8
H 7
2nd
K
9
K
10
6
A
C 2
C 4
D 8
3rd
A
10
4
K
4
3
J
D 5
D 6!
4th
7
6
2
5
A
4
C 5
C 8
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
S Q 8 3
H 6 5
D 10 9 8
C Q J 10 4 2
TableS J 10 9 2
H A 10
D Q 7 4
C A 8 5 3
Bidding
 
Play
Resp to weak two-bid
Showing a feature
Ruffout squeeze
S A 6
H K Q 9 8 7 3
D J 3 2
C 9 7
4 H by South9 top tricksEast is squeezedmade 4 +420


West
2 S
Pass
North
Pass
Pass
East
4 S!
South
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 4
H J 10 8 4
D A Q J 7
C Q 6 4 2
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 S
4 N
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 W
10 W
Lead
H J
D 10
D 9
D A
S J
S 2
H Q
S 8!
S 10
S 6!
2nd
7
5
8
4
4
Q
8
H 3
C 2
3rd
K
7
J
K
A
K
S 3
9
C 7
4th
5
2
3
S 5
7
H 4
2
H 10
H 6
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
S K J 10 9 6 5
H Q 5
D 8 5
C A 9 3
TableS A 8 3 2
H 7
D 6 4 3 2
C K 10 8 7
Bidding
 
Play
Choose weak opening
Sacrifice bid
Automatic squeeze
S Q 7
H A K 9 6 3 2
D K 10 9
C J 5
4 S by West8 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 4 -620


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Practice 3K05 by Richard Pavlicek

Weak Two-Bids II


West

2 NT
North
Pass
Pass
East
2 S
3 NT!
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S 2
H K 5 4
D Q 10 8
C K J 9 6 5 2
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 E
4 N
5 W
6 E
7 E
8 S
9 S
10 W
11 W
Lead
C 6
S 3
H 3!
C K
S 4
S K
H 10
S Q
D 9
H J
C 8!
2nd
3
2
6
4
H 4
6
A
D 4
A
C 9
J
3rd
10
J
Q
D 2
A
C 7
2
C 5
8
S 9
S 10
4th
Q
7!
K
A
5
C 2
5
8
3
7
H 8
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
5 2
5 3
6 3
7 3
7 4
S 4 3
H Q J 2
D A K 5 4
C A Q 8 7
TableS A K J 10 9 8
H 10 3
D J 6 3
C 4 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Resp to weak two-bid
Rebid by weak bidder
Pursue extra chance
Throw-in play
Duck to deny entry
S Q 7 6 5
H A 9 8 7 6
D 9 7 2
C 10
3 NT by West6 top tricksNorth is endplayedmade 3 -400


West

2 S
Pass
North

2 NT
4 H
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
2 H
3 S!
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 6 4 3
H K J 2
D K Q 5 4
C A Q 7
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 N
7 N
8 W
Lead
D J
H 9
D K
C 3
D Q
C A!
C 7
C K
2nd
4!
J
A
6
2
10
S 2
H K
3rd
8
4
H 6
Q
S 8!
4
5
S 5
4th
3
5
9
2
10
9
J
8
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
5 2
6 2
S A Q J 9 7
H 9
D J 10 9
C K J 9 6
TableS 10 5 2
H 10 4 3
D A 8 7 6 2
C 10 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Cope with overcall
Resp to weak two-bid
Avoidance duck
Ruff in short hand
S K 8
H A Q 8 7 6 5
D 3
C 8 5 4 3
4 H by South7 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 +620


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

2 NT!
3 S
5 H
East

Pass
Pass
Pass
South
2 D
3 D
4 S
5 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A K Q J 6 2
H A K 7 3
D A
C Q 10
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 W
4 N
5 N
6 N
7 N
8 S
Lead
C A
C 4
D 5!
S A
H A
H K
H 3
S 9!
2nd
7
J
A
3
9
10
Q
D 4
3rd
9
K
2
7
8
J
S 8
K
4th
10
Q
3
C 3
2
4
5
4
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
S
H 6 5 4 2
D J 9 6 5 4
C K 9 8 3
TableS 10 5 4 3
H Q 10 9
D 2
C A 6 5 4 2
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
 
Resp to weak two-bid
Control-showing bid
Watch spot cards
Choose lead at suit
Try for a ruff
S 9 8 7
H J 8
D K Q 10 8 7 3
C J 7
5 S by North11 top tricksDraw trump, claimmade 5 +450


West
2 H
4 S!
North
Pass
Pass
East
2 S
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 2
H Q 9 6 5
D A Q 9 8 7
C 9 6 5
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 W
5 N
6 E
7 N
8 E
9 W
10 E
11 W
Lead
C K
H 2
H K
H 3
C 6
D 3
S 2
D 6
C 10
D J
H 4
2nd
2
8
6
9
S 5
4
K!
5
9
10
Q
3rd
5
A
C 3
C 4!
Q
2
3
S 10
S 6
S J
S 7
4th
A
5
J
C 8
7
7
4
8
J
9
S 9
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 J 10 4
H A K 10 7 4 3
D 2
C 10 7 2
TableS A K 8 7 6 5
H 2
D J 6 3
C A 4 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Resp to weak two-bid
Rebid by weak bidder
Avert overruff
Timing the play
S Q 9 3
H J 8
D K 10 5 4
C K Q J 8
4 S by East8 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -620


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Practice 3K09 by Richard Pavlicek

Weak Two-Bids III


West

2 NT
4 H
North
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
2 H
3 D
South
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S 7 4 3
H 10 6 5 3
D Q 10 9
C A Q 7
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 S
4 E
5 E
6 W
7 W
8 E
9 E
10 E
11 E
Lead
S Q
D 3!
H 2!
D A
D 5
S K
S 5
H K
H Q
H J
C 2
2nd
A
9
7
7
8
4
7
4
D K
C 6
9
3rd
3
2
3
4
H A
D 6
H 9
C 4
S 6
S 8
10!
4th
2
J!
8
10
Q
9
10
5
6
10
Q
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
9 2
S A K 8 6 5
H A 7
D 4 3
C K 10 8 4
TableS 2
H K Q J 9 8
D A 6 5 2
C 5 3 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Resp to weak two-bid
Showing a feature
Ruff in short hand
Placing enemy cards
Shift to trumps
S Q J 10 9
H 4 2
D K J 8 7
C J 9 6
4 H by East8 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 S
4 S
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
2 H
3 S
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A K 8 4 3 2
H 6
D A 2
C J 7 6 4
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 N
9 S
Lead
C K
S 6!
H 6!
H 2
C 6
H 5
S K
D 2
H 8
2nd
2
5
3
J
5
K
10
7
S J
3rd
9
Q
A!
S 2
S 9
S 3
D 3
K
C 7
4th
4
A
4
7
3
10
7
5
D 8
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
7 2
S Q J 7
H K J 4
D J 6 5
C Q 9 8 3
TableS 10 6
H 10 7 3
D Q 9 8 7
C A K 10 5
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Resp to weak two-bid
Rebid by weak bidder
Play for best chance
Set up dummy’s suit
Shift to trumps
S 9 5
H A Q 9 8 5 2
D K 10 4 3
C 2
4 S by North8 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 +620


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 NT
4 S!
East

Pass
All Pass
South
2 S
3 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 10
H 10 8 2
D A K 6 2
C A K 7 4 3
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 E
4 S
5 S
6 S
7 N
8 N
9 N
10 N
11 S
Lead
H Q
H 5
H A
S A
S K
D 8
D K
C A!
C K
D 2
C 8!
2nd
2
8
S 6
9
D 3
4
J
5
J
H 6
Q
3rd
7
K
J!
10
C 3
A
10
2
6
S 7
4
4th
3
4
10
2
3
5
7
9
10
9
S 4
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
8 3
S 9
H Q J 9 5
D Q 9 7 4 3
C Q 10 9
TableS J 5 4 3 2
H A K 7 6
D J 5
C J 5
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
Resp to weak two-bid
Rebid by weak bidder
Trump endplay
Play known card
S A K Q 8 7 6
H 4 3
D 10 8
C 8 6 2
4 S by South9 top tricksEast is endplayedmade 4 +420


West
2 D
3 S
North
Pass
Pass
East
2 NT
6 D
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 10 5
H K Q 10 9 2
D 6 3
C 10 9 8 7
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 N
6 E
7 W
8 W
9 W
Lead
H K
D 5
D 2
H 6!
C 10
D 7!
D 10
D 8
D 4!
2nd
A
J
6
7
A
H J
C 7
H 10
C 8
3rd
4
A
K
8
3
Q
9
C 5
C 6
4th
3
3
H 5
9
4
H 2
C 2
C Q
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
S K 8 3
H 8 3
D A Q 10 8 4 2
C J 4
TableS A Q 7 4
H A 6
D K 9 7 5
C A 6 5
Bidding
 
Play
 
Showing a feature
Slam decision
Correct loser count
Automatic squeeze
S J 9 6 2
H J 7 5 4
D J
C K Q 3 2
6 D by West11 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 6 -1370


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Practice 3K13 by Richard Pavlicek

Weak Two-Bids IV


West

2 NT!
3 H
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
2 D
3 D
4 H
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S K J 9 6
H J 3
D A 5 3
C Q J 10 3
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 N
7 W
Lead
C Q
C 7
C 4
S 3
C 8
H J
S 2
2nd
K
6
10
8
J
6
9
3rd
5
A
H 5
A
S 4!
2
H 7
4th
2
3
9
6
S 5
A
10
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
5 1
6 1
S A 7 2
H A K Q 10 4
D 7
C A 8 4 2
TableS 4 3
H 7 6 5
D Q J 9 8 6 4
C K 7
Bidding
 
Play
 
Resp to weak two-bid
Choose best game
Ruff in short hand
Transfer ruff
S Q 10 8 5
H 9 8 2
D K 10 2
C 9 6 5
4 H by West8 top tricksLose 2 more tricksmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 S
East
Pass
Pass
South
2 H
Pass!
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A K 10 7 4 3
H 2
D A 7 3
C Q 7 6
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 N
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 W
10 E
11 W
Lead
D Q
S A
S K
H 2!
H 7
D 3
H J
D 7!
C J
C 9
C A
2nd
2
5
J
3
Q
4
C 5
9
Q
3
7
3rd
8
2
H 4
A
S 3
K
S 4
5
K
10
8
4th
A
6
8
6
5
6
9
10
2
6
4
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
7 1
7 2
7 3
7 4
S Q 9 8 6
H Q 6
D 10 8 6
C A J 10 5
TableS J 5
H K 9 5 3
D Q J 9 4
C K 9 8
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
Resp to weak two-bid
Play for best chance
Trump endplay
Attitude signal
S 2
H A J 10 8 7 4
D K 5 2
C 4 3 2
2 S by North7 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 2 +110


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 NT
4 S!
East

Pass
All Pass
South
2 S
3 D
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A 2
H 7 6 5
D A 7 5 2
C A Q 10 9
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 S
4 E
5 E
6 N
7 N
8 S
9 S
10 S
11 N
12 S
Lead
H K
H A
C 4!
H J
D J
S A
S 2
S Q
S J
C 5
D 7
C 8
2nd
5
6
3
D 4!
6
5
6
H 8
H 10
6
9
7
3rd
Q!
2
9!
3
3
9
K
D 2
D 5
A
K
10
4th
4
S 7
K
7
A
3
4
8
10
2
Q
H 9
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
8 3
9 3
S 4 3
H A K 10 8 3
D Q 3
C J 7 6 3
TableS 10 8 6 5
H Q J 9 2
D J 10 9
C K 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Resp to weak two-bid
Showing a feature
Play for best chance
Avoid tap; shed loser
Honor signal
S K Q J 9 7
H 4
D K 8 6 4
C 8 5 4
4 S by South8 top tricksWin the last trickmade 4 +420


West
2 H
3 C!
North
Pass
Pass
East
2 NT
3 NT
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S J 10 9 7
H A 7 2
D Q 9 8 6
C 8 5
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 N
4 E
5 W
6 S
7 E
8 W
9 W
10 W
11 W
Lead
C J
H Q
S J
C 3
H 10
D J
C 4
H 9
H 8
H 4
H 3
2nd
2
5
A!
7
2
2
9
S 7
S 9
D 6
S 10
3rd
5
K!
3
A
D 3
9
Q
S 4
D 4
S Q
C 6
4th
K
A
2
8
J
A
H 7
6
S 6
S 8
C 10
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 5 2
H K 10 9 8 4 3
D 5 2
C A Q 2
TableS A Q 4
H Q
D A K 7 4 3
C K 6 4 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Showing a feature
Choose best game
Communication/entries
Overtaking play
S K 8 6 3
H J 6 5
D J 10
C J 10 9 7
3 NT by East6 top tricksLose the last trickmade 4 -630


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Practice 3K17 by Richard Pavlicek

Weak Two-Bids V


West

Pass
All Pass
North
2 S
3 C!
East
Pass
Pass
South
2 NT
4 S
Board 1
None Vul
S A 10 8 7 6 5
H 10 5
D 5 2
C A 6 2
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 E
7 E
8 N
9 W
10 N
11 S
Lead
H Q
S K
S 2
H 10!
H 7
D A
D 6
S 7
D K
C 2
H 8
2nd
K
9
J
J
6
4
7
D 8
S 8
5
D 3
3rd
2
5
A
A
D 2!
9
Q
3
J
K
C 6
4th
5
4
C 4
3
9
5
S 6
Q
10
7
4
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
4 2
5 2
5 3
6 3
7 3
8 3
S Q J 9
H 6 3 2
D K Q 9 3
C Q 10 7
TableS 4
H Q J 9 4
D A J 8 6
C 9 8 5 4
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
Resp to weak two-bid
Showing a feature
Loser-on-loser play
Choose lead at suit
S K 3 2
H A K 8 7
D 10 7 4
C K J 3
4 S by North9 top tricksClaim the restmade 4 +420


West

2 NT
3 NT!
North

Pass
All Pass
East
2 S
3 H
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K J 10 9
H J 8
D Q 10 8 5 4
C Q 4
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 N
4 W
5 E
6 E
7 N
8 W
9 E
10 E
Lead
D 5
S 2!
D Q
S 5
S A
S 4
D 10
H 2
S 7
S 6
2nd
J
8
2
10
C 5
H 5
C 3
8
C 7
C 10
3rd
6
3
9
Q
C 2
C 9
C 6
K
D 7
C J
4th
3
9
A
H 4
J
K
K
7
C 4
H J
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
S 5 3
H A 6 2
D A K 7 3
C K J 9 2
TableS A Q 7 6 4 2
H K 10 3
D J 2
C 8 3
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
Resp to weak two-bid
Showing a feature
Duck to retain entry
Choose discard
S 8
H Q 9 7 5 4
D 9 6
C A 10 7 6 5
3 NT by West5 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 3 -400


West

Pass
North

4 H!
East

All Pass
South
2 H
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A J 8 3
H A K 10 2
D Q 3
C K 10 7
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 S
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 N
10 S
Lead
D J
D 7
H Q
S 2!
S 3
H 3
S 8
D 6
S J
C 2
2nd
Q
A
8
5
7
D 8
10
9
Q
9
3rd
K
5
2
A
H 9
A
H 4
H K
H 6
10!
4th
2!
3
5
4
6
7
9
4
K
J
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
8 2
S K 9 6 5
H 8
D J 10 9 8 5
C 9 8 3
TableS Q 10 7 4
H 7 5
D K 7 4
C A Q J 5
Bidding
 
Play
 
Choose weak opening
Resp to weak two-bid
Holdup play
Ruff/discard endplay
S 2
H Q J 9 6 4 3
D A 6 2
C 6 4 2
4 H by South8 top tricksE endplayed, lose 1made 4 +420


West
2 D
3 D
4 H
North
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
2 NT
3 H!
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S J 8 7 5
H 10 5
D Q J 6
C K 9 8 2
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 N
7 E
8 S
9 E
Lead
S 4
H K
S 3
H 9
C 4!
S 7?
H 3
S Q
C 5!
2nd
9
6
2
10
7
K
Q
D 8
A
3rd
J
2
H 4
A
J
6
D 5
C 2
3
4th
A
5
5
J
K
D 3
S 8
H 7
8
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
5 1
5 2
6 2
6 3
S 9
H 9 4 2
D A 10 9 8 5 3
C Q J 3
TableS A K 3
H A K 8 7 3
D K 7 2
C 5 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Resp to weak two-bid
Rebid by responder
Combine chances
Lead toward honor
Choose lead at suit
S Q 10 6 4 2
H Q J 6
D 4
C A 10 7 6
4 H by East8 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -620


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