Main   Practice 3L01 by Richard Pavlicek  

Strong Two-Club Bid


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North
2 C
2 S
3 H
4 S
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
2 D
3 C1
3 S
Board 1
None Vul
S A K 10 8 4
H A K Q J
D A 7 6
C 2
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 N
4 N
5 N
6 N
7 N
8 W
9 N
10 N
11 N
Lead
C K
C Q
S K
H A!
H K
H J
D 6!
D Q
S A
H Q
D 7
2nd
3
5
6
2
5
10
2
A
9
D 10
K
3rd
9
4
2
3
7
8
4
3
5
D 8
S 7
4th
2
S 4
3
4
6
9
9
5
J
C 6
J
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
9 2
S J 3
H 9 6 4
D Q J 9
C A 9 8 6 4
TableS Q 9 6
H 10 5 2
D K 10 3 2
C K Q J
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
second negative
Opening 2 C & response
Trump management
Transfer ruff
S 7 5 2
H 8 7 3
D 8 5 4
C 10 7 5 3
4 S by North9 top tricksLose 1 trump trickmade 4 +420


West

2 NT!
6 NT
North

Pass
All Pass
East
2 C
3 NT
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S J 10 9 6
H 7 3 2
D 10 9 5 3
C 6 5
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 S
6 W
7 W
8 E
9 E
10 E
11 E
12 W
Lead
S J
C 2!
S 4
C 4!
H 5
C J
H 10
C A
H K
S A
D 6
D 7
2nd
Q
10
6
K
A
H 3
7
9
6
H 8
8
10
3rd
2
Q
K
3
2
7
Q
D 2
D 4
5
K
A!
4th
3
5
8
6
9
8
4
D 3
D 5
9
9
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
11 1
S 7 5 4 3
H A 10
D K 7 4 2
C Q J 3
TableS A K Q
H K Q 9
D A J 6
C A 7 4 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Opening 2 C & response
Slam decision
Lead toward honor
Show-up finesse
Second-hand play
S 8 2
H J 8 6 5 4
D Q 8
C K 10 9 8
6 NT by West9 top tricksWin the last trickmade 6 -990


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 D
3 NT
East

Pass
All Pass
South
2 C
2 NT!
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 5 4 3
H Q 4
D 10 7 5 3
C Q 6 4 2
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 N
4 W
5 S
6 S
7 W
Lead
S K
H J
D 3!
H 10
D A!
D 4
H 8
2nd
3
Q
6
4
2
K
S 4
3rd
6
5
9!
6
5
7
7
4th
2!
2
J
A
Q
S 7
K
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
3 3
4 3
S K Q 10 8
H J 10 8
D K J 8 2
C 10 8
TableS 9 7 6
H 9 7 6 5
D Q 6
C J 9 7 5
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Opening 2 C & response
Rebid by opener
Holdup play
Combine chances
Read partner’s signal
Choose discard
S A J 2
H A K 3 2
D A 9 4
C A K 3
3 NT by South8 top tricksWin 5 more tricksmade 3 +400


West
2 C
3 H!
6 H
North
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
2 H
4 H
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 8 7 6 5 3
H 7
D Q 9 6 2
C K 10 9
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 W
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 W
8 E
9 W
10 W
Lead
D J
H A
H Q
H 3
C 4!
D A
S 9
S K
S Q
C 2
2nd
K
7
S 3
S 5
8
6
6
4
8
10
3rd
2
4
6
K
A!
4
J
A
C 5
J
4th
3
2
10
J
9
5
2
7
10
Q
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
9 1
S A Q 9
H A Q 5 3
D A K
C A 7 3 2
TableS K J
H K 9 8 6 4
D 4 3
C J 6 5 4
Bidding
 
Play
Opening 2 C & response
Slam decision
Ruff/discard endplay
S 10 4 2
H J 10 2
D J 10 8 7 5
C Q 8
6 H by East11 top tricksSouth is endplayedmade 6 -1430


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Practice 3L05 by Richard Pavlicek

Strong Two-Club Bid II


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
2 C
2 S
3 H
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
2 D
3 C1
4 H!
Board 1
None Vul
S A K 9 7 4
H A J 5 4
D A 4
C A K
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 W
4 N
5 N
6 N
7 N
8 S
9 N
Lead
C 4
H 4!
C 7
S A
S K
H A!
S 4
D 2
S 7
2nd
2
8
K
6
8
10
10
Q
Q
3rd
Q
2
5
2
3
3
H 6
A
H 7
4th
A
9
3
5
J
K
C 6
8
C 8
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S J 5
H K 9
D Q J 10 9
C Q 9 8 7 6
TableS Q 10 8 6
H Q 10 8
D K 8
C J 10 5 4
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
second negative
Opening 2 C & response
Trump management
Establish side suit
Choose lead at suit
S 3 2
H 7 6 3 2
D 7 6 5 3 2
C 3 2
4 H by North7 top tricksLose 2 more tricksmade 4 +420


West

2 D!
3 H
North

Pass
Pass
East
2 C
2 S
6 H
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 9
H 7 6 5 4
D 10 5
C K 10 8 7 6 2
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 W
Lead
S 9
S 8
C 3!
H 3
C 5
H Q
H J
H 10
2nd
5!
H 8!
6
2
7
S 2
6
7
3rd
K
C 2
A
9
H A
K
D 6
D 7
4th
10
6
4
4
J
5
S 3
S 4
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
S 10
H K J 10 9 8
D J 8 4 3
C 9 5 3
TableS A Q J 6 5
H A Q 3
D A K 7 6
C A
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Opening 2 C & response
Slam decision
Set up dummy’s suit
Avoid enemy ruff
Try for a ruff
S K 8 7 4 3 2
H 2
D Q 9 2
C Q J 4
6 H by West9 top tricksDummy is goodmade 6 -980


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

2 D
3 H1
3 NT
East

Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
2 C
2 NT
3 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 9 8 6 5 4
H J 10
D 5 4 3 2
C K 6
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 W
4 S
5 W
6 S
7 S
8 S
9 N
Lead
D J
H 3!
D 9
H 4
D 7
H K
H 9
C 3
D 5!
2nd
2
Q
3
A
4
2
S 7
5
C 8
3rd
6
10
8
J
S 2
S 4
S 5
K
C 4
4th
A
7
K
5
Q
6
8
2
10
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
6 3
S K 10 7
H A Q 2
D J 10 9 7
C Q 7 5
TableS J 3 2
H 8 7 6 5
D 8 6
C 10 9 8 2
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
Jacoby transfer bid
Opening 2 NT & response
Go after sure trick
Throw-in play
S A Q
H K 9 4 3
D A K Q
C A J 4 3
3 NT by South6 top tricksW endplayed, lose 1made 3 +400


West
Pass
3 C
3 NT
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
2 C!
3 H
4 H
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S J 8 6 5 4 2
H
D K Q 10
C Q 8 5 2
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 E
4 E
5 E
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 E
10 N
11 N
Lead
S K
S 7!
H A
H K
C A
C 3
S 9!
D A
D 2
C Q
D K
2nd
A
2
3
4
6
J
J
3
5
D 9!
H 8
3rd
6
H 6
2
D 4
4
K
H 7
6
J
D 7
H 9
4th
3
Q!
S 4
S 5
2
5
10
10
Q
7
8
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
8 1
8 2
8 3
S A 9 7
H 2
D J 8 6 4
C K 10 9 7 4
TableS 3
H A K Q 10 8 7 6
D A 9 2
C A 3
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
Opening 2 C & response
Trump management
Trump endplay
Try to fool declarer
S K Q 10
H J 9 5 4 3
D 7 5 3
C J 6
4 H by East11 top tricksSouth is endplayedmade 4 -620


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Practice 3L09 by Richard Pavlicek

Strong Two-Club Bid III


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North
2 C
2 S
3 D
4 H
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
2 D
3 C1
3 H
Board 1
None Vul
S A K 10 6 4
H A K 6
D A K J 6
C 5
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 W
4 N
5 N
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 N
10 S
11 N
Lead
D 9
C 5
D 5
H A
S A!
S 4
H 5
S K
S 6
C 6
S 10
2nd
A
4
K
4
2
3
10
J
C 3
10
D 10
3rd
8
2
7
2
5
H 3
K
D 4
H 7
H 6
C 7
4th
2
8
3
9
7
8
8
9
Q
J
H 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 Q 9 8 7
H Q 10 9
D 9 5
C A Q 10 8
TableS J 3 2
H 8 4
D Q 10 8 7
C K J 4 3
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
second negative
Opening 2 C & response
Timing the play
Set up dummy’s suit
Attitude signal
S 5
H J 7 5 3 2
D 4 3 2
C 9 7 6 2
4 H by South8 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 4 +420


West

2 S
3 NT!
North

Pass
Pass
East
2 C
3 C
6 C
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q J 9 5
H Q 9 7
D 10 2
C J 10 5 2
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 E
4 E
5 N
6 E
7 E
8 E
9 W
10 E
Lead
D K
C A
C K
C 6
D 2
C Q
S A!
S 10
S 7
C 9!
2nd
4
4
D 3
D 5
C 7
D 9
2
6
J
3rd
10
3
D 6
S 3
7
H 4
4
K
C 8
4th
A
2
5
10
8
J
5
9
H 5
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S K 8 7 4 3
H A J 4
D J 8 6 4
C 3
TableS A 10
H K 3 2
D A
C A K Q 9 8 7 6
Bidding
 
Play
 
Opening 2 C & response
Slam decision
Combine chances
Double squeeze
S 6 2
H 10 8 6 5
D K Q 9 7 5 3
C 4
6 C by East12 top tricksS then N squeezedmade 6 -920


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

2 D
4 D
East

Pass
Pass
South
2 C
3 D
5 D
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 5 4 3
H K 4
D 9 5 4 3
C 10 5 4 3
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 S
4 W
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 N
Lead
H Q
D A
S 6!
H 6
S 4
D 6!
S 5
D 2
C 3
2nd
A!
7
K
K
9
8
J
H 7
6
3rd
5
3
3
2
D 10
9
D J
5
8!
4th
4
S 2
7
3
8
H 8
10
H 10
9
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
7 2
S A K 10 8
H 9 7 6 5
D 8 7
C K 9 2
TableS Q J 9 7 2
H Q J 10 8 2
D
C J 7 6
Bidding
 
Play
 
Opening 2 C & response
Rebid by responder
Elimination technique
Ruff/discard endplay
S 6
H A 3
D A K Q J 10 6 2
C A Q 8
5 D by North10 top tricksWest is endplayedmade 5 +400


West
2 C
2 NT
3 D
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
2 D
3 C!
3 NT
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q 10 8 6 4
H A J 9 6
D 4 2
C 3 2
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 W
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
Lead
S 6
D Q
D A
D J
C 4
D 6
C 6
2nd
3
2
4
C 2
7
S 4
9
3rd
J
7
8
K!
J
9
Q
4th
A
3
5
10
3
S 2
H 6
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
S A K
H Q 8 4
D A Q J 6
C A Q J 5
TableS 9 3
H 10 7 5 3
D K 9 8 7
C 8 6 4
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
Opening 2 C & response
Stayman convention
Create extra entry
Choose discard
S J 7 5 2
H K 2
D 10 5 3
C K 10 9 7
3 NT by West7 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 3 -600


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Practice 3L13 by Richard Pavlicek

Strong Two-Club Bid IV


West

4 H
All Pass
North
2 C
Pass!
East
Pass
Pass
South
2 D
4 S
Board 1
None Vul
S A K 4 3
H 2
D A K Q 5
C A K 8 5
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 N
4 N
5 N
6 N
7 N
8 N
9 S
10 N
11 W
Lead
H K
C Q
S A
D A
D K
D Q
C K!
D 5
H 7
C 5!
H A
2nd
2
A
2
4
8
9
6
H 4
10
H 8
C 8
3rd
6
7
5
2
3
C 3
4
S 6
S 3
9
S Q
4th
3
2
H 9
6
7
J
10
10
5
J
S 7
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
H A K Q J 10 9
D J 10 7 6
C Q J 10
TableS Q J 9 2
H 8 6 5 4
D 9 8 4
C 7 6
Bidding
 
Play
 
Opening 2 C & response
Combat sacrifice bid
Crossruff
Trump endplay
S 10 8 7 6 5
H 7 3
D 3 2
C 9 4 3 2
4 S by South9 top tricksEast is endplayedmade 4 +420


West

2 D
3 C!
3 S
North

Pass
Pass
Pass
East
2 C
2 NT
3 D
3 NT
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S J 4 2
H Q 9 7
D Q J 8 7
C 6 5 2
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 S
4 S
5 E
6 S
7 E
8 E
9 N
Lead
C K
C J!
D 10
D 9
C 9
C 4
S A
H 4
D Q
2nd
3
Q
3
4
10
S 7
3
3
K
3rd
2
D 2
8
7
S 6
S 2
8
8
C 7
4th
A
5
5!
A
6
8
4
9
S 9
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
2 2
2 3
3 3
4 3
4 4
5 4
S 10 9 8 7 6
H K 10 8 2
D 4 3 2
C 3
TableS A K
H A 5 4
D A K 6 5
C A J 9 8
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Opening 2 C & response
Stayman convention
Go after sure trick
Avoidance finesse
Shift to another suit
S Q 5 3
H J 6 3
D 10 9
C K Q 10 7 4
3 NT by East7 top tricksWin the restmade 3 -400


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

2 D
3 D1
3 NT!
East

Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
2 C
3 C
3 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S J 4
H J 9 7 5
D J 9 8 4
C 8 4 2
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 S
4 S
5 S
6 S
7 E
Lead
D 2
C A
C K
S Q!
C Q
C 6
D 5
2nd
A
H 4
H 2
8
H 3
H 8
K
3rd
3
2
4
4
8
D 8
6
4th
4
3
5
2!
9
J
9
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
5 1
6 1
S 10 8 7 6
H K 10 8 4 3 2
D 7 6 3
C
TableS K 3 2
H A 6
D Q 10 5 2
C J 9 5 3
Note 1
Bidding
Play
Defense
 
second negative
Opening 2 C & response
Create extra entry
Read declarer’s logic
Holdup play
S A Q 9 5
H Q
D A K
C A K Q 10 7 6
3 NT by North6 top tricksCash 3 more winnersmade 3 +400


West
2 C
2 H
4 D
6 H
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
2 D
3 H!
4 S
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S K 8 2
H 6 4
D Q J 7 6
C K Q J 3
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 W
4 W
5 S
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 W
10 W
11 W
Lead
C K
D A
D K
D 4
C 5
D 9
H 2
H K
H Q
D 10
H 10!
2nd
4
6
7
J
H 7
Q
3
6
C Q
S 2
3rd
2
2
8
H 8
3
H J
A
S 4
S 5
S 6
4th
A
3
5
H 9
6
C 7
4
5
C 8
C 9
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S Q 3
H A K Q 10 7
D A K 10 9 4
C A
TableS A 10 6 5 4
H J 8 2
D 8 2
C 10 6 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Opening 2 C & response
Control-showing bid
Establish side suit
Positional squeeze
S J 9 7
H 9 5 3
D 5 3
C 9 8 7 5 2
6 H by West9 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 6 -1430


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Practice 3L17 by Richard Pavlicek

Strong Two-Club Bid V


West

Pass
Pass
North
2 C
2 S
3 S!
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
2 D
3 C1
Board 1
None Vul
S A Q 10 9 7 6 3
H A K
D A 2
C J 8
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 N
Lead
H 3
S A
S Q!
2nd
4
2
J
3rd
Q
D 3
D 4
4th
A
4
K
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
S K 8 5 4
H Q 8 2
D Q 5
C K 9 5 4
TableS J 2
H J 10 5 3
D K J 10 7
C A Q 3
Note 1
Bidding
Play
Defense
second negative
Opening 2 C & response
Play for only chance
Choose lead at suit
S
H 9 7 6 4
D 9 8 6 4 3
C 10 7 6 2
3 S by North8 top tricksLose 3 more tricksmade 3 +140


West

2 D
3 S
North

Pass
Pass
East
2 C
2 NT
3 NT!
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A Q 3
H 10 3
D J 10 9 8
C Q 8 4 3
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 E
4 N
5 E
6 N
7 E
8 W
9 W
Lead
H 2
S K!
S 6
D J
C 5!
D 8
C 7
H K
H 6
2nd
4
4
5
K
2
A
6
3
C 4
3rd
10
2
9
7
9!
Q
J
5
Q
4th
A
3!
Q
2
Q
5
3
8
9
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
S J 10 9 7 2
H K 6 4
D 6 5 2
C J 9
TableS K 6
H A Q 7 5
D A K 4
C A K 7 5
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Opening 2 C & response
Rebid by NT bidder
Communication/entries
Combine chances
Holdup play
Unblocking play
S 8 5 4
H J 9 8 2
D Q 7 3
C 10 6 2
3 NT by East7 top tricksCash 2 more winnersmade 3 -400


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 D
6 NT
East

Pass
All Pass
South
2 C
3 NT!
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K 7
H J 9 5
D Q 9 6 2
C 10 9 8 5
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 E
4 S
5 S
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 S
Lead
S 10
C K
H 2
C Q
C J
C 2
S K
H K
S Q
2nd
7
4
A!
6
7
S 2
6
4
3rd
3
5
3
8
9
10
A
9
4th
J
A
5
3
S 4
S 5
9
6
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
S 10 9 2
H Q 4 3
D J 10 4 3
C 7 6 4
TableS 8 6 5 4 3
H 10 8 6 2
D 7 5
C A 3
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
Opening 2 C & response
Slam decision
Positional squeeze
Choose lead vs slam
S A Q J
H A K 7
D A K 8
C K Q J 2
6 NT by South8 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 6 +990


West
2 C
2 S
4 C
6 C
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
2 D
3 C1
5 C
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q 10 5 4
H K Q 6 4
D K J 6 2
C 10
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 W
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 W
Lead
H K
C A
S A
S 2!
C 6
S 6!
D 4
C K
2nd
5
10
4
5
8
10
A
H 4
3rd
2
2
3
C 5
Q
C J
C 3
D 5
4th
A
4
8
J
D 2
D 7
6
9
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
S A K 9 7 6 2
H A 3
D
C A K Q 7 3
TableS 3
H 9 8 7 5
D 9 8 5 4
C J 6 5 2
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
second negative
Opening 2 C & response
Establish side suit
Avert overruff
S J 8
H J 10 2
D A Q 10 7 3
C 9 8 4
6 C by West8 top tricksLose 1 trickmade 6 -1370


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Practice 3L21 by Richard Pavlicek

Strong Two-Club Bid VI


West

2 D
3 H!
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
2 C
2 H
4 H
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S A 6 4
H 8 6 3
D 8 6 5
C A 10 8 6
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 E
4 E
5 E
6 N
7 E
8 S
9 E
Lead
C Q
C J!
H A
H K
S 3!
C A
S Q!
S 9
H Q
2nd
3
5
2
4
2
H 9
K
7
C 7
3rd
8
6
5
7
J
4
5
6
10
4th
2
H J
6
3
A
K
4
10
8
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
4 3
5 3
6 3
S J 8 7 5
H 10 7 5
D J 4 3
C K 5 3
TableS Q 10 3
H A K Q J 9
D A K Q 2
C 2
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
Opening 2 C & response
Rebid by responder
Delay drawing trumps
Make declarer ruff
S K 9 2
H 4 2
D 10 9 7
C Q J 9 7 4
4 H by East9 top tricksClaim the restmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

2 C
2 NT
3 H
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
Pass
2 D
3 D1
3 NT!
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A K J 6
H A K
D K J 10 6
C K J 2
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 W
7 N
Lead
S 4
C K
C J
D 3!
D 6!
S 3
D J
2nd
2
10
6
7
8
A
4
3rd
9
3
Q!
10
5
8
H 4
4th
J
5
8!
2
Q
H 3
A
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
5 1
5 2
S 9 7 5 3
H 10 8 2
D A Q 7
C A 8 5
TableS Q 10 8 4
H Q J 5
D 9 8 4 2
C 10 6
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
Jacoby transfer bid
Opening 2 C & response
Overtaking play
Pursue extra chance
Holdup play
S 2
H 9 7 6 4 3
D 5 3
C Q 9 7 4 3
3 NT by North5 top tricksWin 4 more tricksmade 3 +600


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

3 D!
4 H
5 C
East

Pass
Pass
Pass
South
2 C
3 H
4 NT
6 H
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K Q
H J 9 8
D K 7 6 5 4 3
C 6 2
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 S
4 N
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 N
Lead
S 10
D A
H 2!
S K
D 4
H 6
D 5
H 7
D K
2nd
Q
8
4
3
S 4
S 8
S 6
S 9
C 5
3rd
2
3
8
D 2!
H A
9
H K
J
C 3
4th
A
Q
3
5
9
5
10
S 7
J
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
S 10 9 8 5
H 4
D J 10 9 8
C A 10 8 4
TableS J 7 6 4 3 2
H 5 3
D Q
C Q J 7 5
Bidding
 
Play
 
Opening 2 C & response
Blackwood convention
Avoid enemy ruff
Set up dummy’s suit
S A
H A K Q 10 7 6 2
D A 2
C K 9 3
6 H by South11 top tricksWin all the tricksmade 7 +1010


West
2 C
2 S!
4 NT
5 NT
6 S
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
2 H
3 S
5 D
6 D
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 6
H K J 10 7
D Q 8 6 2
C Q 7 6 2
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 S
4 W
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 W
10 E
Lead
C 2
H 3!
D 5
S A
H 8
H 4
S 7
H 6
S 8
H 9
2nd
10
J!
A
6
10
D 3
C 6
D 7
D 6
D 9
3rd
J
2!
2
2
A
S 5
10
S Q
K
C 4
4th
A
Q
4
4
5
7
3
K
9
D 8
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S A Q J 8 7 5
H 8 3
D A K
C A K 4
TableS K 10 2
H A 9 6 4 2
D J 4
C 10 5 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Opening 2 C & response
Blackwood convention
Set up dummy’s suit
Duck to retain entry
Choose lead vs slam
S 9 4 3
H Q 5
D 10 9 7 5 3
C J 9 8
6 S by West11 top tricksClaim the restmade 6 -1430


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