Main   Practice 3M01 by Richard Pavlicek  

Suit Slam Bidding


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North
1 D
3 S
4 H
6 S!
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 S
4 D
5 H
Board 1
None Vul
S A 9 8 6
H A J 7 6
D K Q 7 6
C 10
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 S
7 S
8 N
9 N
10 S
Lead
D 2
S K
S 5
S 8
H K
H Q
H 3
H A
S 9
S 7!
2nd
6
3
4
D 4
2
8
9
C 2
C K
C 6
3rd
8
6
A
Q
6
7
J
C 3
10
C 10
4th
A
2
D 3
J
4
5
C J
10
C 5
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
S J 4 3
H 10 9 8 2
D 2
C 9 8 7 6 5
TableS 2
H 5 4
D J 10 9 8 4 3
C A K J 2
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
Rebid by opener
Control-showing bid
Automatic squeeze
Choose lead vs slam
S K Q 10 7 5
H K Q 3
D A 5
C Q 4 3
6 S by South12 top tricksEast is squeezedmade 7 +1010


West

1 S
4 NT!
North

Pass
Pass
East
1 H
3 H
5 H
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 10 7 3
H K 8 7
D 7 6 3 2
C A Q 10
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 N
4 W
5 E
6 N
7 E
8 W
Lead
D 10
C 4!
D 3
C 2!
H Q
H 8
H 3
C 6
2nd
4
3
Q
10
2
10
D 8
Q
3rd
2
K
5
H 9
5
C 7
A
H 4
4th
J
A
K
5
K
6
7
8
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
S K 9 4 2
H A 6 5
D K 4
C K J 6 2
TableS A J 5
H Q J 10 9 4 3
D A Q J
C 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Key-card Blackwood
Timing the play
Combine chances
S Q 8 6
H 2
D 10 9 8 5
C 9 8 7 5 3
5 H by East10 top tricksWin the restmade 5 -450


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

2 H
4 NT
6 H
East

3 D
Pass
All Pass
South
1 S
4 D!
5 C
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K
H A Q 8 7 2
D 9 7 6 5 4
C K 5
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 S
4 S
5 N
6 S
Lead
D K
D A
H J
C 4
D 6!
H 4
2nd
2
H K!
3
6
8
5
3rd
J
C 2
2
K
H 10
7
4th
4
5
D 3
3
C 8
C 7
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
S J 10 5 4
H 9 6 5 3
D J
C 9 8 6 2
TableS Q 9 3
H
D A K Q 10 8 3
C J 10 7 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Cue-bid to show fit
Key-card Blackwood
Ruff in short hand
Avert overruff
S A 8 7 6 2
H K J 10 4
D 2
C A Q 4
6 H by North10 top tricksDraw trump, claimmade 6 +980


West
1 S
4 D
5 C
6 C
7 S!
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
3 S
4 H
5 D
6 H
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 8
H 10 6
D J 8 7 6
C A 8 5 4 3 2
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 E
4 W
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 W
10 E
11 W
Lead
C A
S 3
S 6
S K
S 4
C J
H 3
H 8
H 4
D 3
D Q!
2nd
9
8
10
C 3
C 4
K
6
7
C 8
2
6
3rd
6
Q
A
7
J
S 9
A
Q
K
A
5
4th
S 2
5
C 2
C 7
H 2
5
5
10
9
8!
C 10
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
S A K 9 4 3 2
H Q 4 3
D A Q 9 4
C
TableS Q J 7 6
H A K 8
D K 10 5 3
C J 9
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
Resp to 1 of a suit
Control-showing bid
Count hand pattern
Try to fool declarer
S 10 5
H J 9 7 5 2
D 2
C K Q 10 7 6
7 S by West12 top tricksFinesse and claimmade 7 -2210


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Practice 3M05 by Richard Pavlicek

Suit Slam Bidding II


West

3 D
Pass
All Pass
North
1 S
4 D
5 C
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
2 H
4 NT!
6 H
Board 1
None Vul
S A Q 10 8 4
H K 7 6 5
D 2
C A 10 9
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 N
7 N
8 N
9 S
Lead
D K
D A
S 4!
H J!
H 7
S A
S Q
S 8
H A
2nd
2
H 5
2
D 4
4
3
5
C 4
D 10
3rd
7
6
K
K
3!
D 8
C 2
H 8
6
4th
3
5
6
2
D 9
7
9
J
Q
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S J 9 7 6
H
D A K Q 10 9 4
C K 6 3
TableS 5 3 2
H Q 4 2
D 7 6
C J 8 7 5 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Cue-bid to show fit
Key-card Blackwood
Unblocking play
Set up dummy’s suit
Force dummy to ruff
S K
H A J 10 9 8 3
D J 8 5 3
C Q 2
6 H by South10 top tricksWin the restmade 6 +980


West

4 H
5 H
North

Pass
All Pass
East
1 H
4 NT!
South
2 S
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 8 4 2
H K 6
D 5 3
C 10 8 7 6 5 4
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
Lead
C 2
H Q
H 3
2nd
3
2
K
3rd
4
A!
4
4th
Q
6
5
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
S K 7 6
H A 9 7 3
D A 8 4
C J 9 3
TableS 3
H Q J 10 8 4
D K Q J 9
C A K Q
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Cope with overcall
Key-card Blackwood
Read enemy lead
Shun finesse
Try for a ruff
S A Q J 10 9 5
H 5 2
D 10 7 6 2
C 2
5 H by East11 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 5 -450


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
North

1 S
3 D
4 C
4 NT
6 S
East

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 D
2 NT
3 S
4 H!
5 D
Board 3
E-W Vul
S Q 10 9 8 7
H J 8 3
D K Q 10 2
C A
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 S
4 S
5 N
6 N
7 N
8 N
9 N
10 S
11 S
Lead
H K
S A
S K
S 4
S Q
S 10!
C A
D K
D 2
C K
H 7!
2nd
A
2
3
5
C 7
H 4
8
5
7
J
6
3rd
2
7
8
9
H 5
D 3
3
4
A
H 8
J
4th
3
6
C 5
C 6
J
C 2
4
8
C 9
H 9?
Q
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 J 5 3 2
H 10 6 2
D 8
C Q J 9 4 2
TableS 6
H K Q 9 4
D J 9 7 5
C 8 7 6 5
Bidding
 
Play
Control-showing bid
Key-card Blackwood
Throw-in play
S A K 4
H A 7 5
D A 6 4 3
C K 10 3
6 S by North11 top tricksEast is endplayedmade 6 +980


West
1 S
4 D!
4 NT
6 S
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
3 S
4 H
5 H
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 5 4
H 10 2
D Q 10 9 8 5 2
C Q 10 9
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 W
10 W
Lead
D 10
S 2
D 6!
S 3
D A
D J
H 4
S J
S 9
S 6!
2nd
K
7
2
8
5
Q
7
D 8
D 9
H 10
3rd
4
Q
S K
A
C 3
S 10
Q
C 5
C 8
C J
4th
3
4
7
5
H 6
C 4
2
C 6
C 7
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
S A Q J 9 6
H Q 3
D A J 6 3
C K 2
TableS K 10 3 2
H A K 5 4
D K
C J 8 5 3
Bidding
 
Play
Control-showing bid
Key-card Blackwood
Automatic squeeze
S 8 7
H J 9 8 7 6
D 7 4
C A 7 6 4
6 S by West10 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 7 -1460


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Practice 3M09 by Richard Pavlicek

Suit Slam Bidding III


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North
1 H
3 S!
4 D
6 H
East
1 S
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
3 H
4 C
4 S
Board 1
None Vul
S A 10 5
H K Q J 9 6
D A K 7 4
C 2
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 N
8 N
9 N
10 S
Lead
S K
S 5!
H 5
S 10
H 7
H J
H 9
D A
C 2
D 5
2nd
3
7
4
J
S 8
8
S 9
10
3
6!
3rd
2
H 10
K
H A
Q
C 6
C 8
2
A
7!
4th
A
4
3
6
2
C 5
C 7
3
10
C 4
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
S 8 6 4 2
H 4
D Q 9 6 3
C J 10 7 5
TableS K Q J 9 7
H 8 3 2
D 10
C K Q 4 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Limit raise
Control-showing bid
Ruff in short hand
Safety play
Make declarer guess
S 3
H A 10 7 5
D J 8 5 2
C A 9 8 6
6 H by North9 top tricksLose 1 trickmade 6 +980


West

3 D
3 NT
4 H
North

Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 D
3 S
4 C!
6 D
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q J 10 5
H 10 8 7 6
D 9
C 8 7 6 4
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 W
10 E
11 E
Lead
H K
D 2
D 4
S 3
S K
S 2
C 3
S 7
D J!
D 10
D 5!
2nd
A
9
6
Q
8
9
4
H 2
H 8
H 9
3rd
6
K
A
A
4
D 7
A
D 8
Q!
H 5
4th
3
3
H 7
6
5
10
5
J
C 9
C 6
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
S 4 3
H A J 5
D A J 8 7 2
C K 10 3
TableS A K 7 2
H 4 3
D K Q 10 5 4
C A 2
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
Follow up minor raise
Control-showing bid
Positional squeeze
When to split honors
S 9 8 6
H K Q 9 2
D 6 3
C Q J 9 5
6 D by East10 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 7 -940


West

Pass
Pass
North

3 H
4 H!
East

Pass
All Pass
South
1 H
4 D
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A Q 10 3
H K Q 8 2
D 4 3
C J 9 2
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 W
4 E
5 S
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 N
10 S
11 N
Lead
C K
C Q
C 5
D J
H J
S 4!
S 3
H 9
S 10
H 10
H 8
2nd
2
9
J
A
D 5
5
9
S 7
J
D 7
3rd
8
3
A
2
2
A
H 7
Q
H A
K
4th
4
6
10
3
3
2
6
4
8
5
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
S 8 7 6 5
H
D 10 9 8 7 5 2
C K Q 5
TableS K J 9 2
H 6 5 4 3
D J
C A 8 7 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Control-showing bid
Avoid enemy ruff
Dummy reversal
S 4
H A J 10 9 7
D A K Q 6
C 10 6 4
4 H by South9 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +420


West
1 S
3 D
5 C!
6 S
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
2 NT
4 S
5 H
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 5 4 2
H Q 10 6 3
D 6 5
C Q J 10 4
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 W
4 N
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 E
10 W
11 E
Lead
C Q
S A
C 3!
S 2!
C 8!
H 4
C 9
H 8
H 7
D 3
S Q
2nd
2
4
10
9
K
3
H 5
6
J
5
D 9
3rd
6
8
7
6
S 10
A
S J
K
S K
A
D 4
4th
A
3
5
7!
4
2
J
9
10
7
5
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
10 1
S A K J 10 7
H 8 4
D K Q 4 3
C A 3
TableS Q 9 8
H A K 7
D A 8 2
C 9 8 7 2
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
Resp to 1 of a suit
Control-showing bid
Dummy reversal
Fight declarer’s plan
S 6 3
H J 9 5 2
D J 10 9 7
C K 6 5
6 S by West11 top tricksClaim the restmade 6 -1430


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Practice 3M13 by Richard Pavlicek

Suit Slam Bidding IV


West

4 C!
5 H
North
3 C
Pass
Pass
East
3 S
4 NT
6 S
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S
H 5 3 2
D Q 10 3
C A J 10 9 8 7 6
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 W
10 E
Lead
C K
C Q
H 8!
S 4
H Q
C 5
H J
S 6
H 9
S A
2nd
3
S 8
2
2
3
D 4
5
3
C J
7
3rd
6
7
A
10
S 5
S J
S 9
K
S Q
D 7
4th
2
4
4
C 8
6
9
7
C 10
K
C A
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S K J 10 8
H Q J 10 9 8
D A J 7
C 3
TableS A Q 9 6 5 4
H A
D K 8 2
C 5 4 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Cue-bid to show fit
Key-card Blackwood
Set up dummy’s suit
Use trumps as entries
S 7 3 2
H K 7 6 4
D 9 6 5 4
C K Q
6 S by East9 top tricksWin the restmade 6 -980


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

1 S
4 C
5 C
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 D
3 S
4 D
5 S
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K Q 8 7 6
H 10 5
D 4
C A K 9 3 2
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 E
4 N
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 N
9 S
10 S
Lead
H 2
H 3
H 6
S K
D 4
H J!
S Q
S 8
S J
D K
2nd
4
10
8
C 4
2
Q
D 6
D 7
10
3rd
A
K
9
3
A
S 7
4
A
C 2
4th
5
7
S 6
2
3
C 5
5
9
D 9
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
S 10 9 5 2
H A Q 9 3
D J 10 8 3
C Q
TableS
H K 6 2
D 9 7 6 2
C 10 8 7 6 5 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Rebid by opener
Control-showing bid
Avert overruff
Dummy reversal
Choose lead at suit
S A J 4 3
H J 8 7 4
D A K Q 5
C J
5 S by North10 top tricksWin the restmade 5 +650


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

2 D
4 NT
5 H
East

Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 H
2 H
5 D
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A K Q
H Q 4 3
D A K 9 6 5 4
C 10
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 N
4 S
5 W
6 N
7 N
8 S
Lead
C A
D 10
H 3
H 9
S 4
H Q
S K
H J
2nd
10
A
S 2
K
A
S 6
7
10
3rd
2
2
A
4
5
5
H 6!
D 4
4th
J
3
2
S 3
10
7
8
S 9
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
S 8 4
H K 10 7 2
D 10
C A 8 6 5 4 3
TableS J 9 7 6 5 3 2
H
D Q 8 2
C 9 7 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Key-card Blackwood
Survive bad break
Ruff winner for entry
S 10
H A J 9 8 6 5
D J 7 3
C K Q J
5 H by South10 top tricksWin the restmade 5 +450


West
1 H
3 S!
4 NT
6 H
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
3 H
4 C
5 H
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 9
H 5 2
D Q 6 5 4 3
C J 9 6 4 2
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 N
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 W
10 W
Lead
S 9
H 6
H 7
D 2
C 4
D 7
D 8
H K
H J
H 8!
2nd
K
3
5
9
A
10
4
S 5
D 6
C 2
3rd
3
Q
9
J
3
A
H 10
A
C 7
C 10
4th
2
2
4
Q
8
3
K
D 5
C 5
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S A 6 2
H A Q J 8 7
D A J 8
C Q 8
TableS K Q 10 4
H K 10 9 6
D 7 2
C A 10 7
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
Control-showing bid
Key-card Blackwood
Automatic squeeze
Choose lead at suit
S J 8 7 5 3
H 4 3
D K 10 9
C K 5 3
6 H by West10 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 6 -1430


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Practice 3M17 by Richard Pavlicek

Suit Slam Bidding V


West

3 H
4 S
5 H
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 NT
4 C!
5 C
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S 10 8 7 6 5 4
H
D K 6 2
C J 9 7 6
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 N
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 W
8 W
9 E
Lead
D 2
D 5
D 6
H 6
D Q!
H A
H Q
S Q!
H J
2nd
4
7
10
S 4
A
S 6
S 7
8
10
3rd
9!
K
J
K
H 7
4
5
K!
C 3
4th
3
8
H 3
2
S 5
8
9
3
S 10
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
S A Q
H A Q 7 6 3
D 7 3
C Q 8 4 3
TableS K 2
H K J 5 4
D Q 10 8 4
C A K 2
Bidding
 
 
Play
Defense
 
Control-showing bid
Bid of 5 in a major
4 C = max with heart fit
Dummy reversal
Choose lead at suit
Third-hand play
S J 9 3
H 10 9 8 2
D A J 9 5
C 10 5
5 H by West10 top tricksClaim the restmade 5 -450


West

4 H
North

6 D!
East
Pass
All Pass
South
1 D
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A K Q 4 3
H
D K J 9 5 4
C 4 3 2
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 S
9 S
10 S
Lead
H A
D 4
H 5!
D 5
H 6!
S 3
D A
H K
D 6
S 5
2nd
D 9
3
2
7
7
6
H 8
9
C 8
3rd
J
10
D K
Q
D J
J
C 2
C 3
C 4
4th
4
2
C 6
H 3
C 7
2
8
C J
C Q
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
S 2
H A Q 10 9 8 7 3 2
D 2
C A 10 8
TableS 10 9 8 7 6
H J
D 8 7 3
C Q J 7 6
Bidding
 
Play
 
Combat preempt
Slam decision
Dummy reversal
Avert overruff
S J 5
H K 6 5 4
D A Q 10 6
C K 9 5
6 D by South9 top tricksLose the last trickmade 6 +1370


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

2 C
3 H
5 C
East

Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 S
3 C
3 S
6 C!
Board 3
E-W Vul
S
H A 7 6
D 9 4 2
C A Q 8 7 6 5 4
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 N
Lead
D J
S A
S 2
D 4
S 4
D 9
S 5
C 7!
2nd
A
3
7
3
J
8
H 3
K
3rd
7
H 6
C 4
C 3
C 5
C 9
C 6
10
4th
2
8
9
5
10
6
K
H 4
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
7 1
S J 7 3
H 10 9 5 4 3
D K Q 7 6 5
C
TableS K 10 9 8
H K 8 2
D J 10 8 3
C K 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Slam decision
Set up dummy’s suit
Create extra entry
S A Q 6 5 4 2
H Q J
D A
C J 10 9 3
6 C by North9 top tricksWin the restmade 6 +920


West
1 NT
3 NT
4 H!
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
3 S
4 D
5 D
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S J 8 6 5
H Q 7 6 5 4 3
D
C A J 9
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 N
4 E
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 E
10 E
11 E
Lead
C 4
C A
C 9
D Q
S 3
S 4
S 7
D 4
D J
D 10!
H 2
2nd
3
8
D 8
3
2
6
D 6!
H 4
9
H 8
9
3rd
J
7
10
2
K
A
D K
A
5
C Q
A!
4th
2
5
6
H 3
5
Q
8
7
H 5
H 6
7
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
9 2
S K 4
H A K J
D K 5 4 2
C Q 6 5 3
TableS A 10 9 7 3
H 2
D A Q J 10 8
C 8 2
Bidding
 
 
Play
Defense
Response to 1 NT
Control-showing bid
4 H implies diamond fit
Double squeeze
Choose lead at suit
S Q 2
H 10 9 8
D 9 7 6 3
C K 10 7 4
5 D by East9 top tricksWin the restmade 5 -600


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Practice 3M21 by Richard Pavlicek

Suit Slam Bidding VI


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North
1 H
4 C
5 C
5 H
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
3 H
4 D
5 D
Board 1
None Vul
S Q 2
H A Q 10 8 7
D 4
C A K 6 5 2
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 W
4 N
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 N
10 S
Lead
S A
S 6
C 7
H A
D 4!
D 3!
H 8
D J
H Q
H J
2nd
3
8
A
S 4
5
9
S 7
Q
S 9
6
3rd
J
K
8
2
A
H 7
9
H 10
K
C 2
4th
2
Q
3
3
2
6
4
7
5
D 8
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
S K J 10 5
H 6 5 4 3
D Q 10 9 2
C 7
TableS A 9 7 6 4
H
D 8 7 6 5
C J 10 9 8
Bidding
Play
Defense
Control-showing bid
Dummy reversal
Choose lead at suit
S 8 3
H K J 9 2
D A K J 3
C Q 4 3
5 H by North10 top tricksClaim the restmade 5 +450


West

2 D
4 NT
5 NT
North

3 C
Pass
Pass
East
1 S
4 C
5 C
6 D
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 3
H K J 10
D 10 7
C K Q J 10 9 8 3
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 E
7 W
8 E
Lead
C K
D 3
D 4
S 2
S A
S 4
C 7
H 2
2nd
2
7
C 5
3
8
10
9
3
3rd
4
K
Q
K
6
D 5
D A
9!
4th
A
2
10
5
C 3
C 8
6
J
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
7 1
S 6 2
H A Q 9
D Q J 8 6 5 3
C A 7
TableS A K J 7 4
H 6 4 2
D A K 9 4
C 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Cue-bid to show fit
Key-card Blackwood
Elimination technique
Ruff/discard endplay
S Q 10 9 8 5
H 8 7 5 3
D 2
C 6 5 4
6 D by West10 top tricksNorth is endplayedmade 6 -920


West

1 D
3 S
5 H
North

Pass
Pass
Pass
East

1 S
4 NT
5 S
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K 10 3 2
H J 9 6
D A J 10 7
C 8 2
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 N
4 E
5 N
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 E
Lead
C Q
D 5
C 8
S Q
D J
S 5
C 7
S 6
S J
2nd
3
4
K
H 4
C 4
2
J
3
D 8
3rd
2
Q
6
4
6
7
S A!
8
D 2
4th
A
A
5
K
K
C 9
H 6
C 10
10
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
S A 6 5 4
H A Q
D K Q 9 3 2
C 5 3
TableS Q J 9 8 7
H K 3 2
D 5
C A K 7 4
Bidding
Play
Key-card Blackwood
Avert overruff
S
H 10 8 7 5 4
D 8 6 4
C Q J 10 9 6
5 S by East9 top tricksClaim the restmade 5 -650


West
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
1 D
2 NT
3 S
5 C
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 S
3 D
4 H
6 S
Board 4
Both Vul
S A Q 7
H K 9 4
D A Q 4 3
C A 6 5
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 N
4 S
5 S
6 S
7 S
8 S
9 N
10 N
11 N
Lead
C K
S A
S 7
S K
S 10
H A
S 9!
D 5
H K
D Q
C 6!
2nd
A
2
3
H 3
H 7
8
H J
7
6
H 10
8
3rd
2
8
J
Q
C 5
4
D 3
A
C 4
6
J
4th
3
5
H 2
4
6
5
C 7
2
C 10
8
Q
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 5
H J 8 7 3 2
D J 9 8 7
C K Q 10
TableS 6 4 3 2
H Q 10 6 5
D 2
C 9 8 7 2
Bidding
 
Play
Opener’s third bid
Control-showing bid
Throw-in play
S K J 10 9 8
H A
D K 10 6 5
C J 4 3
6 S by South11 top tricksWest is endplayedmade 6 +1430


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Practice 3M25 by Richard Pavlicek

Trump Inquiry 5 NT


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
1 S
4 C
4 H
5 NT
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
3 S
4 D
5 C
7 S
Board 1
None Vul
S A J 10 7 3
H
D K Q 10 2
C A Q 10 5
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 S
Lead
H A
S A
S 7
H 6!
C 5
H 8
D 2
S Q
2nd
3
4
H 5
2
2
7
7
9
3rd
4
2
K
S 10
K
S J
A
D 10
4th
S 3
6
8
9
3
J
4
D 8
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
S 9 8 6
H K 10 7 4 2
D 6 5 4
C 4 3
TableS 4
H A J 9 5
D J 9 8 7
C J 9 6 2
Bidding
 
Play
Grand slam try 5 NT
Control-showing bid
Dummy reversal
S K Q 5 2
H Q 8 6 3
D A 3
C K 8 7
7 S by North11 top tricksClaim the restmade 7 +1510


West

2 H
4 C
5 NT
North

Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 S
3 H
4 D
6 H
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 6 4 3 2
H 8
D J 9 8 5
C Q J 10 2
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 S
8 W
Lead
C Q
H 3
C 4!
C 7
H 7
H J
C 9
H 9
2nd
3
8
6
10
4
S 3
H 5
3rd
5
Q
K
H 10
K
S 5
J
4th
A
2!
2
8
S 2
A
S 7
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
5 1
6 1
S
H K J 9 5 3
D K Q 10 3 2
C A K 7
TableS A K 8 7 5
H Q 10 7
D A 6 4
C 4 3
Bidding
Play
Grand slam try 5 NT
Ruff in short hand
S Q J 10 9
H A 6 4 2
D 7
C 9 8 6 5
6 H by West11 top tricksClaim the restmade 6 -980


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

3 S
4 H
5 D
6 C
East

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 S
4 D
5 C
5 NT
7 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A 8 7 4
H A 8 5
D K 3
C Q 9 8 5
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 S
5 S
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 N
10 S
11 S
Lead
C K
S 5
S 4
S K
H K!
H 3!
C 8
D 2
D 3
D Q
D 5
2nd
5
H 4
10
H 7
9
D 4
4
6
C 6
10
J
3rd
2
A
J
7
5
A
S 6
K
A
H 8
S 8
4th
S 3
2
H 6
Q
2
10
3
9
8
H J
H Q
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
S
H 9 7 6 4
D J 10 8 6 4
C A K 7 3
TableS Q 10 2
H Q J 10 2
D 9
C J 10 6 4 2
Bidding
 
Play
Control-showing bid
Grand slam try 5 NT
Ruffout squeeze
S K J 9 6 5 3
H K 3
D A Q 7 5 2
C
7 S by South11 top tricksWin the restmade 7 +1510


West
1 H
3 D
4 S
7 D
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
2 D
4 C
5 NT
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 10 6
H A Q 10 7 3
D 9 8 4
C 10 7 2
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 W
Lead
S 4
H 2!
D 2
H 5
D 7
H 6
C 3
D K
2nd
A
Q
3
3
S 2
7
6
3rd
6
D 6
Q
D A
10
D J
Q
4th
3
4
4
9
8
J
2
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
S A 9
H K 8 6 5 2
D K Q 10 5
C Q 4
TableS K Q 8 3
H
D A J 7 6 2
C A K 5 3
Bidding
 
Play
Control-showing bid
Grand slam try 5 NT
Dummy reversal
S J 7 5 4 2
H J 9 4
D 3
C J 9 8 6
7 D by East11 top tricksWin the restmade 7 -2140


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