Main   Practice 3N01 by Richard Pavlicek  

Two-over-One Auctions


West

Pass
North
Pass
2 H
East
Pass
All Pass
South
1 S
Board 1
None Vul
S Q
H A J 9 8 2
D 6 5 3 2
C A 4 3
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 N
4 S
5 S
6 S
7 N
8 W
9 E
10 E
11 W
Lead
C 10
S Q
D 2
S A
S K
C 6!
D 3
C K
D K
D J
H 6
2nd
2
5
9
7
8
Q
8
H 8
7
H 3
9!
3rd
8
3
A
C 3
C 4
H 2
4
H 10
C 5
H 5
Q
4th
A
2
10
9
10
9
Q
J
5
6
4
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
6 1
6 2
6 3
6 4
6 5
S J 8 7 2
H 6 5
D Q 10
C K Q 8 7 5
TableS 10 9 5
H K Q 10 7
D K J 9 8
C 10 9
Bidding
 
 
Play
Passed hand response
Rebid by opener
Trump reduction
Trump endplay
S A K 6 4 3
H 4 3
D A 7 4
C J 6 2
2 H by North7 top tricksEast is endplayedmade 2 +110


West

2 D
3 D
5 D
North

Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 H
2 S
4 D
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q J 10
H 9 5 2
D A 6 5
C K 10 7 6
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 E
4 E
5 W
6 W
7 S
8 N
9 E
10 W
Lead
S Q
H A!
H K
H 3
C A
C 5!
D 3
D 5
H 4
D K
2nd
K
7
10
J
7
6
10
8
Q
6
3rd
5
6
C 2
D 9
3
4
A
4
D J
S 2
4th
3
2
5
9
8
J
2
7
C 10
S 6
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
5 1
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
S 8 3
H 6
D K Q J 10 9 7
C A 9 5 2
TableS A K 4 2
H A K 8 4 3
D 8 2
C 4 3
Bidding
 
 
 
Play
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Choose best game
Club plays (trick 5-6)
pose a dual threat
Combine chances
Create extra entry
S 9 7 6 5
H Q J 10 7
D 4 3
C Q J 8
5 D by West10 top tricksWin the restmade 5 -400


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 C
4 S
East

Pass
All Pass
South
1 S
2 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S J 4
H A J 9
D 7 4 3
C A K 5 3 2
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 N
4 S
5 S
6 E
7 S
8 N
9 N
Lead
H 3
H 2
S 4
S A
C 4
D 6
C 10
C A
C 5
2nd
9
5
7
9
7
A
9
Q
S Q
3rd
10!
Q
K
J
2!
9
K
D 5
D 10
4th
4
A
2
10
8
3
6
J
D 2
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
6 3
S 9 2
H Q 8 6 3
D K J 9 2
C J 9 7
TableS Q 10 7
H K 10 7 2
D Q 8 6
C Q 8 6
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Choose best game
Play for only chance
Duck to retain entry
Finesse against dummy
Attack dummy’s entry
S A K 8 6 5 3
H 5 4
D A 10 5
C 10 4
4 S by South9 top tricksClaim the restmade 4 +420


West
1 D
2 H
North
Pass
Pass
East
2 C
2 NT
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S A Q 4
H Q 9 7 5
D 10 8 6 4 3
C Q
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 N
4 N
5 S
6 S
7 W
8 E
9 E
10 W
11 W
Lead
S 6
C 4!
S A
S 4
S 9
H 2
C 3
D A
D 2
D Q
D 7!
2nd
2
J
3
10
H 4
A
D 3
9
J
8
10
3rd
Q!
2
7
J
H 5
7
A
5
K
C 6
C 7
4th
K
Q
5
8
C 5
3
9
4
6
H 8
H 10
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
1 3
1 4
2 4
3 4
4 4
5 4
6 4
6 5
S 8 5 2
H A K J 4
D K Q 7 5
C 3 2
TableS K 10 3
H 6 3
D A 2
C A 8 7 6 5 4
Bidding
 
 
Play
 
Defense
Rebid after 2-over-1
Play of S Q at trick one
prevents holdup
Duck to retain entry
Throw-in play
Third-hand play
S J 9 7 6
H 10 8 2
D J 9
C K J 10 9
2 NT by East6 top tricksNorth is endplayedmade 2 -120


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Practice 3N05 by Richard Pavlicek

Two-over-One Auctions II


West

2 D
2 NT!
4 H
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 H
2 S
3 H
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S 5 4
H 10 8 7 2
D K 10 7
C A 8 7 6
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 N
4 E
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 E
Lead
C J
C 5
C 6
H A
S 2!
S 3
D 3!
S 8
S 9
2nd
2
9
H 4
Q
6
5
2
D 10
J
3rd
8
A
10
3
A
K
A
Q
H 9
4th
3
4
Q
2
4
7
7
10
H 10
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
6 3
S A 8 3
H 9 3
D A J 9 8 5
C Q 9 2
TableS K Q 9 2
H A K J 6 5 4
D 3
C 4 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Opener’s third bid
Lead toward honor
Ruff in short hand
S J 10 7 6
H Q
D Q 6 4 2
C K J 10 5
4 H by East9 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

2 H
3 C!
4 H
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 S
2 S
3 H
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 3 2
H A Q 10 9 5 4
D 4 2
C A K 2
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 W
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 N
8 N
9 N
10 N
Lead
D 5
D A
C 4
H 4
H 3
H Q
H 10!
H 9
C K
H 5!
2nd
8
4
A
2
7
D 7
D 10
D Q
10
3rd
K
3
7
K
A
S 4
S 5
S 6
6
4th
2
9
3
6
J
8
D 6
D J
5
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
S 10 7
H 8 7 6
D A K J 6
C 9 8 5 4
TableS Q J 9
H J 2
D Q 10 7 5 3
C Q 10 7
Bidding
 
Play
Strength-showing bid
Choose best game
Positional squeeze
S A K 8 6 5 4
H K 3
D 9 8
C J 6 3
4 H by North10 top tricksEast is squeezedmade 5 +650


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 C
3 NT
East

Pass
All Pass
South
1 H
2 NT!
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K 8 4 2
H 10 4
D 3 2
C A K Q 6 4
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 E
4 S
5 N
6 W
7 S
8 S
9 S
Lead
S 3
H 10
D J!
C 7
H 4
S 6
H J
H 7
H 5
2nd
K!
K!
A!
2
3
2
8
D 4
C 9
3rd
9
2
5
A
Q
Q
S 4
S 8
D 3
4th
5
6
2
5
A
A
9
D 7
D 9
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
S J 10 6 3
H A 8 6
D K 8 5 4
C 9 2
TableS Q 9
H K 9 3
D J 10 9 7
C J 10 8 5
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Rebid by responder
Communication/entries
Shun finesse
When to cover honor
Shift to another suit
S A 7 5
H Q J 7 5 2
D A Q 6
C 7 3
3 NT by South6 top tricksCash 2 more winnersmade 3 +400


West
1 S
2 H
6 H
North
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
2 D
4 H!
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S J 9 8 4
H 2
D K Q J 9
C J 9 7 2
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 E
9 E
10 E
Lead
D K
H 7
D 8!
S 2
D 10!
C 4
H J
H 10
H 9
D A
2nd
2
2
4
4
5
2
4
5
6
6
3rd
3
8
H K
K
H A
K
S 5
S 6
C 5
C 6
4th
H Q
3
9
Q
J
3
D Q
S 8
C 7
C 9
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
S A 10 6 5 2
H A K Q 7
D
C A 6 5 4
TableS K 7 3
H J 10 9 8
D A 10 8 2
C K 8
Bidding
 
Play
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Slam decision
Ruffing with 4-4 fit
Communication/entries
S Q
H 6 5 4 3
D 7 6 5 4 3
C Q 10 3
6 H by West9 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 6 -1430


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Practice 3N09 by Richard Pavlicek

Two-over-One Auctions III


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
1 S
2 H
3 H
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
2 C
2 NT
4 H
Board 1
None Vul
S A K Q 7 2
H Q J 10 8 6
D 3
C 4 2
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 N
4 N
5 N
6 S
7 S
8 N
9 W
10 N
11 N
12 N
Lead
D Q
D J
S A
S K
S 2!
C A
D 9
S 7!
H 2
H J
H 8
S Q
2nd
4
6
5
6
8
7
8
10
Q
D 10
C 8
3rd
5
2
4
C 6
H 7
2
H 10
H K!
3
C 9
C 10
4th
3
H 6
3
9
C 5
3
7
H A
9
4
5
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
6 2
7 2
8 2
9 2
S 9 3
H A 5 4 2
D A 8 5 2
C K 7 5
TableS J 10 8 6 5
H 3
D Q J 10 7
C Q 8 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Opener’s third bid
Crossruff
Trump management
S 4
H K 9 7
D K 9 6 4
C A J 10 9 6
4 H by North8 top tricksLose the last trickmade 4 +420


West

2 H
3 C
North

Pass
Pass
East
1 S
2 S
3 NT
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q 10 3
H Q J 10 9
D J 7
C J 10 7 5
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 N
4 S
5 E
6 W
7 W
Lead
D 6
H 2
D 7
D 9?
H 3
H K
H 5
2nd
2
8
10
5
C 2
J
Q
3rd
J
4!
A
C 5
A
S 5
S 6
4th
K
9
4
Q
10
C 3
C 8
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
4 3
S 4
H A K 7 6 5 4
D 5 4 2
C A Q 4
TableS A J 9 8 6 5
H 3 2
D K Q 10
C K 6
Bidding
 
 
Play
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Strength-showing bid
Spade shift holds to 9
Set up suit at notrump
Duck to retain entry
S K 7 2
H 8
D A 9 8 6 3
C 9 8 3 2
3 NT by East6 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -430


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

2 C
3 C
3 H!
East

Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 H
2 H
3 D
4 H
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 6 5 4
H K
D 10 6 5
C A K J 9 7 6
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 E
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 S
8 S
9 N
10 N
11 S
Lead
S A!
S Q
S J
H 7
D 5
H A
C Q
C 4
C A
D 6
H 8!
2nd
4
5
H 6
2
2
3
3
8
D 7
9
10
3rd
7
K!
10
K
A
C 6
7
K
D 8
K
C 9
4th
8
9
6
5
4
D 3
2
5
10
Q
S 2
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 A Q 10
H J 10 4 3 2
D Q 4
C 10 8 3
TableS K J 7 3 2
H 5
D J 9 7 3 2
C 5 2
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Responder’s third bid
Trump endplay
Choose lead at suit
Overtaking play
S 9 8
H A Q 9 8 7 6
D A K 8
C Q 4
4 H by South11 top tricksWest is endplayedmade 4 +420


West
1 S
2 H
3 S!
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
2 D
2 NT
4 S
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q J 9
H J 2
D Q J 9 8
C A 8 6 5
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 W
4 S
5 N
6 N
7 W
8 E
9 W
10 E
Lead
S Q
S K
D 4
C 3
S J
C 5
D 5
D 3
H 3
D 6
2nd
2
9
9
9
C 10
Q
8
C 7
2
C J
3rd
3
10
2!
A
C 2
K
A
S 6
K
S 7
4th
A
8
10
4
4
S 5
K
J
4
Q
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
2 2
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
S A K 7 6 5 4
H A 7 5 3
D 5 4
C 9
TableS 10 2
H K Q 6
D A 7 6 3 2
C Q 10 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Opener’s third bid
Set up dummy’s suit
Duck to retain entry
S 8 3
H 10 9 8 4
D K 10
C K J 7 3 2
4 S by West9 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -620


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Practice 3N13 by Richard Pavlicek

Two-over-One Auctions IV


West

2 D
3 H!
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 H
3 C
4 H
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S A Q 10 5
H 6 2
D J 10 9 8 5
C 8 5
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 S
4 E
5 W
6 W
7 E
8 E
9 E
Lead
S 3
S 5
S K
H 7
H K
C 4
H A
D A
D 2
2nd
2
6
9
3
6
5
8
3
3rd
A
J
10
9!
10
K
D 4
6
4th
4
7
H 5
2
4
2
D 5
8
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
S 9 7 2
H K 9
D K Q 7 6 4
C A 7 4
TableS 6 4
H A J 10 7 5
D A 2
C K Q 6 3
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
Rebid after 2-over-1
Rebid by responder
Keep trump control
Make declarer ruff
S K J 8 3
H Q 8 4 3
D 3
C J 10 9 2
4 H by East10 top tricksLose 1 trump trickmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

2 D
3 H
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 S
3 D!
3 NT
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K
H A Q 7 2
D K Q 9 6 5 4
C 9 4
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 N
4 N
5 S
6 S
7 N
Lead
H J
D K
S K
D 4
S A
D 2
D 9
2nd
A!
C 3
5
C 8
7
J
H 5
3rd
6
10!
2
A
C 4
Q
S 3
4th
3
3
4
7
6
S 9
8
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
S 8 7 4
H J 10 9
D J 8 7 3
C A 6 5
TableS Q 9 6 5
H K 8 6 5
D
C Q J 10 8 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Choose best game
Shun finesse
Unblocking play
S A J 10 3 2
H 4 3
D A 10 2
C K 7 2
3 NT by South9 top tricksCash 2 more winnersmade 3 +600


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

2 C
3 NT!
6 C
East

Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 S
2 D
4 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 7
H K 8 4
D A 8 5
C K Q J 9 8 2
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 S
4 S
5 N
6 N
7 N
8 N
9 S
10 S
11 S
Lead
D 6
C 2
S A
S 8!
C K
C Q
C 9
D 5
S K
S Q
H J
2nd
2
4
3
C 10!
5
7
S 4
H 10!
D J
H 6
7
3rd
9
A
7
C J
H 3
D 3
D 10
K
H 4
D 8
K!
4th
A
3
6
2
6
D 4
H 5
7
5
J
2
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 3
H A 7 6 5
D Q J 9 7 4
C 10 6 3
TableS J 10 6 5 4 2
H Q 10 2
D 6
C 7 5 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Quantitative 4 NT
Combine chances
Read enemy tactics
Uppercut
Try to fool declarer
S A K Q 9 8
H J 9 3
D K 10 3 2
C A
6 C by North11 top tricksLose 1 trickmade 6 +920


West
1 S
2 H
3 S!
6 S
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
2 D
3 C
4 S
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 2
H J 9 8 7 6 4
D Q 10 8 4
C 4 3
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 E
4 E
5 W
6 W
7 E
8 W
Lead
C 4
D K
D A
H 2
H K!
H 3
D 3
H 10
2nd
A
2
5
5
6
7
J
J
3rd
9
C J
C Q
A
C 5
S Q!
S K
S 10
4th
2
4
Q
4
Q
D 6
8
S J
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
7 1
S A K 9 8 7 6
H A K 10 3
D
C Q J 2
TableS Q 10
H 2
D A K 9 7 3
C A 10 7 6 5
Bidding
 
Play
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Slam decision
Crossruff
Avert overruff
S J 5 4 3
H Q 5
D J 6 5 2
C K 9 8
6 S by West11 top tricksClaim the restmade 6 -1430


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Practice 3N17 by Richard Pavlicek

Two-over-One Auctions V


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
1 S
2 H
3 H!
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
2 C
2 NT
4 H
Board 1
None Vul
S A Q 9 7 4
H K Q 10 4 3
D 5 3
C 9
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 E
4 N
5 S
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 N
10 N
11 N
Lead
D 6
D 2
D 8
H 4
S K!
S 2
S 7!
H 7
H Q
H 10
S Q
2nd
7
5
Q
5
3
J
8
6
C 5
D 10
3rd
J!
K
A
A
4
A
H J
K
C 2
C 4
4th
3
9
H 3
2
5
6
C 8
C 3
8
9
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
S J 3
H 9 8 6 2
D A J 4 2
C K J 8
TableS 10 8 6 5
H 5
D K 10 8 6
C A 10 5 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Rebid after 2-over-1
Opener’s third bid
Establish side suit
Avert overruff
Rule of eleven
S K 2
H A J 7
D Q 9 7
C Q 7 6 4 2
4 H by North8 top tricksLose the last trickmade 4 +420


West

2 C
3 H
4 NT
6 C
North

Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 D
3 C
3 S
5 H
South
Pass
Pass
Dbl
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S J 9 5 4
H Q 10 4 3
D 4 3
C Q 9 8
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 W
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 N
9 E
10 W
11 W
Lead
S 4
H 5
H K
D Q!
D 5
S 7
D 6
S 9
D 7
C 10
C 4
2nd
A
2
4
3
9
5
J
C 6
K
8
9
3rd
10
A
S 3
A
C 3
C 5
C J!
Q
C A
7
K
4th
6
3
7
2
4
2
C Q?
8
H 10
2
H 8
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
10 1
S 8 7 6
H A K J 6
D Q
C A J 10 4 3
TableS A 3
H 5
D A 10 8 7 6 5
C K 7 6 5
Bidding
 
 
Play
 
Defense
Rebid after 2-over-1
Ace-showing bid
North erred (can defeat)
Set up dummy’s suit
Delay drawing trumps
Lead based on double
S K Q 10 2
H 9 8 7 2
D K J 9 2
C 2
6 C by West8 top tricksDummy is goodmade 6 -920


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

2 C
3 D
East

Pass
Pass
South
1 S
2 S
3 NT!
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 3
H 10 5 4
D A K 9 8
C A J 10 4 3
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 W
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 S
8 S
Lead
H 3
H 7
H 9
D 2
S 3
C K
C Q
D 5
2nd
4
J
10
10
2
6
7
J
3rd
A
Q
D 3
K
K!
3
4
A
4th
6
5
K
4
4
2
5
6
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
S Q 5 4
H Q 9 8 3 2
D Q J 10
C 7 6
TableS A 8 2
H A 7
D 7 6 4 3
C 9 8 5 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Opener’s third bid
Placing enemy cards
Communication/entries
Choose lead at notrump
Return partner’s suit
S K J 10 9 7 6
H K J 6
D 5 2
C K Q
3 NT by South7 top tricksCash 3 more winnersmade 3 +400


West
1 S
2 D
3 S!
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
2 C
2 NT
3 NT
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 10 9 7
H A Q 9 5 4
D 9 6 2
C Q 9
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 E
4 N
5 E
6 E
7 E
8 E
9 E
Lead
H 2
H 5
C 3!
H 4
C A
C K
C 6
C 5
C 4
2nd
3
J
7
K
10
J
S 5
H 10
3rd
A
6
8
8
2
S 6
S 8
D 8
4th
7
S 2
9
S 3
Q
D 2
S 7
S 9
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
S A J 8 6 3 2
H 3
D A K 10 8
C 8 2
TableS 4
H K J 7
D 5 4 3
C A K 6 5 4 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Opener’s third bid
Duck to retain entry
Positional squeeze
S K Q 5
H 10 8 6 2
D Q J 7
C J 10 7
3 NT by East5 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 5 -660


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