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Bidding Judgment


West

Pass
North
1 NT!
Pass
East
Pass
Pass
South
3 NT
Board 1
None Vul
S K 4
H Q 9
D K 10 9
C A K 9 5 3 2
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 S
4 N
5 W
6 S
7 N
8 N
9 N
10 N
Lead
H 5
C 2
S 2
S 4
H 4
C 6
C K
C 9
C 5
C 3
2nd
6
7
3
9
9
J
D 2
H 2
H 8
3rd
J
Q
K
10
10
A
8
S 7
D 7
4th
Q
4
6
J
A
10
S 5
S 8
H 3
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S A J 8 5 3
H J 4 3
D J 6 3
C J 4
TableS 9 6
H K 10 8 5 2
D Q 5 4 2
C 10 7
Bidding
 
 
Play
Opening one-bid
Response to 1 NT
Positional values
Double squeeze
S Q 10 7 2
H A 7 6
D A 8 7
C Q 8 6
3 NT by North6 top tricksE then W squeezedmade 6 +490


West

2 H
3 D
4 H
North

Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 S
2 S
3 H!
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 10 8
H 9 6 5
D Q 10 9 4
C K J 10 6
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 W
4 W
5 E
6 E
7 W
8 S
9 E
10 W
Lead
H 6
H 4
H K
S 2
S K
S 3
D 3!
C 7
D 5
D A
2nd
2
Q!
9
8
9
J
4
5
J
10
3rd
A
5
C 2
A
C 3
H 8
2
10
K
S 4
4th
3
J
7
6
10
C 6
8
A
9
C 8
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
S 2
H K Q 10 8 3
D A K 7 6 3
C 5 3
TableS A K 7 5 4 3
H J 2
D 5 2
C A 4 2
Bidding
 
 
Play
 
Defense
Rebid after 2-over-1
Choose best game
Seven card major fit
Combine chances
Communication/entries
Leading trumps
S Q J 9 6
H A 7 4
D J 8
C Q 9 8 7
4 H by West9 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

1 NT
3 H
East

Pass
Pass
South
1 S
2 H
4 H!
Board 3
E-W Vul
S J 4
H A Q 8 7
D 6 4 3
C 9 8 5 4
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 N
5 S
6 S
Lead
D J
H 2
H A
S 4!
S K!
S 8!
2nd
3
3
10
5
9
D 2?
3rd
7
Q
4
A
J
D 6
4th
A
6
9
3
6
7
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
S 9 3
H K 9 3
D J 10 8 5 2
C A Q 6
TableS 7 6 5
H 10 6
D K Q 7
C K J 10 7 3
Bidding
 
 
 
Play
Rebid after 1 NT resp
Choose best game
Choosing the better fit
Overbid (North)
Deceptive play
S A K Q 10 8 2
H J 5 4 2
D A 9
C 2
4 H by South10 top tricksLose 2 tricksmade 5 +450


West
1 S
3 C
3 S
5 C
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
2 C
3 D
4 C!
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S K J 9 5
H J 10 9 5
D 10 9 8 3
C A
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 N
9 E
10 W
11 E
Lead
H K
H 6
S 2!
S 7
H 4
S 8
C 2
D 10
C 8
S 10
C K
2nd
3
7
3
9
8
J
3
K!
4
K
5
3rd
J
9
A!
C 6
C 10
C 7
J
4
Q
C 9
D 5
4th
2
A
5
4
5
6
A
2
D 3
H Q
D 8
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 A Q 10 8 7
H 7 3
D A 5 2
C Q J 10
TableS 2
H A 4 2
D K J 6
C K 9 8 7 6 2
Bidding
 
 
Play
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Strength-showing bid
Minor suit contract
Holdup play
Set up dummy’s suit
S 6 4 3
H K Q 8 6
D Q 7 4
C 5 4 3
5 C by East9 top tricksDummy is goodmade 5 -600


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Practice 3P05 by Richard Pavlicek

Bidding Judgment II


West

Dbl
North
1 H
4 H!
East
Pass
All Pass
South
1 S
Board 1
None Vul
S A J 5 4
H K Q J 9 8 6 5
D 3
C A
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 W
4 N
5 N
6 N
7 N
8 W
Lead
C 2
H K
S 8
H Q
H J
H 9
D 3!
C J
2nd
5
4
A!
7
C 6
D 2
7
S 4!
3rd
9
3
10
S 3
D 4
D 8
9!
K
4th
A
A
2
2
10
C 3
Q
7
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
5 2
5 3
S 8
H A 10 2
D A Q 6 5
C J 10 9 4 3
TableS Q 10 9 7
H 7 4
D J 7 2
C K 8 6 2
Bidding
 
 
 
Play
 
Choose defensive action
Rebid by opener
Choose 4 H (not 4 S) with
self-playable suit
Read enemy tactics
Throw-in play
S K 6 3 2
H 3
D K 10 9 8 4
C Q 7 5
4 H by North9 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +420


West

2 NT
3 NT!
North

Pass
All Pass
East
2 S
3 S
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K 2
H 10 7 6
D A J 8 5 4
C K 7 6
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 E
7 E
8 E
9 W
Lead
D 5
S J
S 3
S 7
S 8
S 6
S 5
H 2
D 10!
2nd
3
K
9
H 6
C 8
H 4
H 3
K
J
3rd
Q
A
10
Q
H 5
C 5
D 2
A
7
4th
K
4
2
C 2
C 6
H 7
H 10
D 4
6
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
8 1
S J 10 7
H A J 9 5
D K 10 2
C A Q 5
TableS A Q 8 6 5 3
H 8 2
D 9 7 3
C 4 3
Bidding
 
Play
Resp to weak two-bid
Choose best game
Squeeze throw-in
S 9 4
H K Q 4 3
D Q 6
C J 10 9 8 2
3 NT by West3 top tricksN endplayed, lose 2made 4 -430


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
North

1 H
3 D
4 C!
5 C
East

Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 C
3 C
3 NT
4 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 2
H 10 9 8 4 3
D A 10 4 2
C Q 8 2
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 E
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 S
11 S
12 N
Lead
S 5
H 2!
C 6
H 3
S J
H 4
S 10
H 9
C A
C K
D 3
H 10
2nd
2
6
4
7
3
K
7
D 7
S 8
S 9
5
S K
3rd
Q
8
3
C 9
C 2
C 10
C Q
C J
D 2
D 4
A
D 6
4th
A
Q
8
5
4
J
6
A
5
7
8
D 9
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
10 1
11 1
S 9 8 7 5 3
H A J 6 5
D K 9 5
C 3
TableS K Q 6 4
H K Q 7
D J 8 7
C 7 6 5
Bidding
 
Play
 
Responder’s third bid
Choose best game
Set up dummy’s suit
Communication/entries
S A J 10
H 2
D Q 6 3
C A K J 10 9 4
5 C by South8 top tricksLose the last trickmade 5 +400


West
Pass
3 NT
North
Pass
Pass
East
2 NT!
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S K 6 4 2
H 10 9 8 7
D K Q 2
C 10 7
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 S
4 W
5 W
Lead
S J
H 10
S 7
S A
C 3
2nd
3
J
9!
4
7
3rd
K
Q
2
D 3
A
4th
Q!
3
5
8
2
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
S A 9 3
H 5 4 3
D 10 9 8 7 4
C 8 3
TableS Q 5
H K J 2
D A 3
C A K Q 9 6 5
Bidding
 
 
Play
Opening 2 NT & response
Positional Q-x and K-J-x
suggest off-shape 2 NT
Unblocking play
S J 10 8 7
H A Q 6
D J 6 5
C J 4 2
3 NT by East5 top tricksCash 6 more winnersmade 3 -600


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Practice 3P09 by Richard Pavlicek

Bidding Judgment III


West

Pass
Pass
North
1 D
1 S
4 H
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 H
3 H!
Board 1
None Vul
S A K 6 2
H 8 3
D K Q 10 5
C J 7 6
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 S
4 S
5 W
6 S
7 S
Lead
C 5
C 3
H K
H Q
C K
H J
H 10!
2nd
6
H 9
2
A
J
4
D 2
3rd
A
2
3
8
Q
S 2
S 6
4th
4
7
5
6
H 7
C 9
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
S 10 5
H A 4 2
D 6 3 2
C K 10 8 5 2
TableS Q 9 8
H 6 5
D J 9 8 7
C A Q 9 3
Bidding
 
 
 
Play
Defense
Rebid by responder
Opener’s third bid
Prefer 3 H to 3 S with
self-playable suit
Automatic squeeze
When to win trump ace
S J 7 4 3
H K Q J 10 9 7
D A 4
C 4
4 H by South10 top tricksEast is squeezedmade 5 +450


West

3 D
North

Pass
East
1 D
3 NT!
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q 10 8 5 4
H 10 9 7 2
D
C Q 9 8 6
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 E
7 W
8 W
9 W
Lead
S 3
D K!
D 10
H 3
D 8
D 4
D 7
C A
C K
2nd
2
2
J
9
5
9
S 5
6
8
3rd
10
3
Q
A!
6
A
H 6
3
4
4th
K
H 2
H 7
5
C 9
S 4
C 7
10
S 7
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
S J 6 2
H 4 3
D A Q 7 6 3
C A K 2
TableS K
H A Q 8 6
D K 10 8 4
C J 5 4 3
Bidding
 
 
 
Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Follow up minor raise
Grab NT for positional
advantage in majors
Read enemy lead
Finessing technique
S A 9 7 3
H K J 5
D J 9 5 2
C 10 7
3 NT by East6 top tricksLose the restmade 3 -400


West

1 NT!
2 H
North

Pass
Pass
East

2 D1
3 NT
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 10 9 8
H 9 8 4
D 9 6 4 3
C A 3 2
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 S
4 W
5 S
6 W
7 N
8 W
9 W
10 W
11 W
Lead
S 10
C 4!
S 7
C 5!
S 6
C 6
H 9
C 9
S Q
S 4
D 5
2nd
2
2
A
3
K
A
3
D 3
D 4
H 4
6
3rd
5
10
8
Q
9
8
7
D 8
H 6
H J
K
4th
J
J
3
K
H 2
7
K
D 2
D 7
H 10
A
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
7 4
S A K Q J 4
H K 5
D Q 5
C 9 6 5 4
TableS 3 2
H A J 6 3 2
D K 10 8
C Q 10 8
Note 1
Bidding
 
 
Play
Jacoby transfer bid
Opening one-bid
Prefer 1 NT to 1 S to
protect side honors
Go after sure trick
S 7 6 5
H Q 10 7
D A J 7 2
C K J 7
3 NT by West6 top tricksWin the restmade 3 -600


West
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
1 D
2 C
3 H!
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 S
3 C
5 C
Board 4
Both Vul
S 4
H A 5 3
D A 10 6 5 4
C K Q J 2
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 W
Lead
H K
H 6
H 5
D 2
S 4
S 5
D 4!
C 6
2nd
4
8
10
K
6
3
8
K
3rd
7
J
C 3
A
A
C 2
3
H Q
4th
3
A
2
7
2
8
C 5!
4
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
5 2
6 2
S K 9 3 2
H J 9 7 2
D K
C 8 7 6 5
TableS Q 10 8 6
H K Q 10 6
D Q J 9 8 7
C
Bidding
 
 
 
Play
 
Follow up minor raise
Ace-showing bid
Avoid NT contract with
“aces and spaces”
Holdup play
Crossruff
S A J 7 5
H 8 4
D 3 2
C A 10 9 4 3
5 C by North8 top tricksCrossruff the restmade 5 +600


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