Main   Practice 3R01 by Richard Pavlicek  

Notrump Slam Bidding


West

Pass
All Pass
North
1 NT
4 H
East
Pass
Pass
South
4 C!
4 S
Board 1
None Vul
S A J
H K 8 3
D K Q 6 5
C K 4 3 2
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 S
7 S
8 S
9 S
Lead
C Q
C J!
S 7
C 4
S K
H 10!
S Q
S 10
S 9!
2nd
2
3
5
10
6
2?
C 9
H 5
3rd
6
5
A
S 8
J
3
H 8
H K
4th
8
S 2
3
7
4
7
H 4
D 4
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
S 6 5
H A 5 2
D J 10 8 3
C Q J 9 7
TableS 4 3
H 9 7 6 4
D 9 7 4
C A 10 6 5
Bidding
 
Play
 
Response to 1 NT
Gerber convention
Try to steal a trick
Automatic squeeze
S K Q 10 9 8 7 2
H Q J 10
D A 2
C 8
4 S by South10 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 6 +480


West

2 NT
4 S
North

Pass
Dbl
East
1 H
4 C!
6 H
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K J 8 4 3 2
H 8 7
D 10
C 9 6 5 4
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 E
4 E
5 S
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 W
10 E
11 E
Lead
S 10
H K
D A!
D 2
S 9
H 3
D 7
C 2
D 8
H Q
H J!
2nd
5
4
4
Q
6
5
S 3
8
S 4
S 7
3rd
8
6
3
6
J
A
H 9
Q
H 10
S Q
4th
A
7
10
S 2
H 2
8
5
4
9
C 5
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S Q 6 5
H A 6
D J 8 7 6 3
C A Q 7
TableS A
H K Q J 10 9 3 2
D A 2
C J 3 2
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
Resp to 1 of a suit
Gerber convention
Positional squeeze
Lead based on double
S 10 9 7
H 5 4
D K Q 9 5 4
C K 10 8
6 H by East10 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 6 -980


West

1 C
1 NT
6 NT
North

Pass
Pass
All Pass
East

1 D
4 NT!
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 8 7 3 2
H 8 4 3
D 8 5
C J 7 6 4
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 E
4 E
5 S
6 E
7 E
8 E
9 W
10 E
11 W
12 E
Lead
S 2
D 6
D K
S 10
S 4
D Q
C A
C 8
C 2
H J
C 3
H 5
2nd
6
5
3
A
J
4
5
D 7
7
Q
J
7
3rd
9
A
10
5
7
J
10!
K
9
A
Q
9!
4th
Q
2
8
3
K
H 3
4
6
H 2
4
D 9
8
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 Q J 5
H A K 9
D J 10 6
C K 10 3 2
TableS K 10 6
H J 6 5
D A K Q
C A Q 9 8
Bidding
 
Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Quantitative 4 NT
Unblocking play
Play for best chance
S A 9 4
H Q 10 7 2
D 9 7 4 3 2
C 5
6 NT by West8 top tricksWin the last trickmade 6 -1440


West
Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
1 D
3 NT
East
Pass
Pass
South
3 C
6 NT!
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q 7 6 4
H A K J
D J 8 7 3
C Q 7
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 N
4 S
5 S
6 S
7 S
8 S
9 N
10 N
11 N
Lead
D K
C 5
C 7
C K
C J
C 10
C 6
H 5
H K
H J
D J!
2nd
A!
2
8
H 3
H 4
H 7
H 8
9
D 9?
D 10?
Q
3rd
2
Q
A
D 7
S 4
S 6
D 8
A
Q
D 6
S 2
4th
3
3
4
9
H 2
H 6
S 3
10
D 4
D 5
S 8
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 10 8
H 9 8 7 4 3
D 5 4 2
C 4 2
TableS K 9 3
H 10 6 2
D K Q 10 9
C 9 8 3
Bidding
 
Play
Resp to 1 of a suit
Slam decision
Throw-in play
S A 5 2
H Q 5
D A 6
C A K J 10 6 5
6 NT by North11 top tricksEast is endplayedmade 6 +1440


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Practice 3R05 by Richard Pavlicek

Notrump Slam Bidding II


West

Pass
Pass
North
1 NT
2 S
6 NT!
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
2 C
4 NT
Board 1
None Vul
S K J 6 5
H A 4 2
D A Q 10
C Q J 8
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 N
4 S
5 W
6 N
7 N
8 S
9 S
10 N
11 S
12 S
Lead
D 3
C 2
H 2
C 5
D 8
C J
D Q
C K
H 5
H 4
S A
S 9
2nd
J
4
7
A
A
9
4
S 7
8
D 7
8
10
3rd
5
Q
Q
8
2
7
K
S 5
A
K
6
K!
4th
10
3
3
6
6
S 3
S 4
10
J
9
2
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 10 8 7 4 3
H 10 9 8 3
D 8 5
C A 4
TableS Q 2
H J 7
D 9 7 4 3 2
C 10 9 6 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Stayman convention
Quantitative 4 NT
Lead toward honor
Show-up finesse
S A 9
H K Q 6 5
D K J 6
C K 7 5 2
6 NT by North8 top tricksWin the last trickmade 6 +990


West

2 NT
3 S
4 NT
North

Pass
Pass
Pass
East
Pass
3 C
4 D
Pass!
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K 8 5 4
H J 10 9 7
D 6
C J 9 7 2
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 S
4 W
5 N
6 E
7 W
8 W
9 W
10 W
Lead
H J
S 2!
H 8
S Q
H 10
D 5
S J
S 10
C A
D 4!
2nd
2
5
Q
K
A
9
4
8
2
3rd
5
9
7
D 2
S 6
K
D 7
D 8
3
4th
K
A
4
3
3
6
7
D 3
5
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
S Q J 10 2
H K Q 3
D K 4
C A K Q 4
TableS 9
H A 6 4 2
D A 10 8 7 5 2
C 6 3
Bidding
 
 
Play
 
Opening 2 NT & response
Slam decision
Discouraging 4 NT
Go after sure trick
Automatic squeeze
S A 7 6 3
H 8 5
D Q J 9 3
C 10 8 5
4 NT by West8 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 5 -460


West

1 NT
4 S!
North

2 H
Pass
East

4 C
5 D
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S Q 10 5
H A Q 9 7 5 4
D
C K J 9 7
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 S
9 E
10 W
11 E
Lead
H 2
H A
C 2!
C 4
D 2
C 6
D 3
S 3
S 2
C 10
D 4
2nd
J
D 9
3
9
5
J
A
9
6
K
3rd
Q
3
A
D 10
6
D J
7
10
A
D Q
4th
6
K
7
5
H 4
8
H 5
K
5
S 7
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
S A J 9
H K J
D 8 7 6
C A Q 10 6 4
TableS K 4 2
H 6
D K Q J 10 9 4 3 2
C 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Interference over 1 NT
Gerber convention
Set up dummy’s suit
Use trumps as entries
Lead partner’s suit
S 8 7 6 3
H 10 8 3 2
D A 5
C 8 5 3
5 D by East10 top tricksWin the restmade 5 -600


West
Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
2 NT
4 NT
East
Pass
Pass
South
4 C!
6 S
Board 4
Both Vul
S A Q
H A J 2
D K Q J 10 4
C A 8 7
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 N
5 W
6 N
7 N
8 S
9 N
10 S
11 N
Lead
C Q
S 6
S Q
D K
C J
D Q
D 4
H 5
C 8!
H Q
D J
2nd
7
3
4
2
A
5
7
4
6
6
C 9
3rd
4
A
7
6
5
C 3
S 8
J
S 9
A
H K
4th
K
2
H 3
A
2
3
8
8
10
9
9
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
10 1
S 3
H 10 7 6 4 3
D A 9 8 3
C Q J 10
TableS J 5 4 2
H 9 8
D 7 5 2
C 9 6 5 4
Bidding
 
Play
Opening 2 NT & response
Gerber convention
Trump coup
S K 10 9 8 7 6
H K Q 5
D 6
C K 3 2
6 S by South11 top tricksWin the restmade 6 +1430


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Practice 3R09 by Richard Pavlicek

Notrump Slam Bidding III


West

Pass
Pass
North
2 NT
3 H
4 NT
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
3 D1
4 C
Board 1
None Vul
S K Q 7 3
H Q 2
D A K Q 4
C A 3 2
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 N
4 S
5 E
6 N
7 N
8 N
9 N
10 S
11 N
Lead
S 5
S 9
C 2
H 6!
S J
D A
D K
D Q
H 2
C 4
C 3
2nd
2
K
D 2
4
H 7
6
8
9
10
6
H J
3rd
A
4
K
Q
8
3
5
H 8
A
A
8!
4th
3
H 3
5
K
Q
7
10
H 5
9
S 6
10
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
8 3
S A 9 8
H 9 5 4
D 10 7
C J 10 7 6 5
TableS J 10 6 5 4
H K J 10
D J 9 8 6 2
C
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
Jacoby transfer bid
Slam decision
Combine chances
Throw-in play
S 2
H A 8 7 6 3
D 5 3
C K Q 9 8 4
4 NT by North7 top tricksWest is endplayedmade 4 +430


West

2 C
4 C
4 NT
North

Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 NT
2 H
4 H
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 10 5
H 8 7 6 4
D A 10 8 7
C 7 5 2
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 W
5 N
6 S
7 S
8 E
Lead
C 10
D 3
D Q
D 2
H 8
H J
C 9
C K
2nd
3
C 4!
7!
10
Q
D 6
J
3rd
2
K
4
5
A
4
5
4th
A
8!
C 6
C 8
2
3!
Q
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
3 2
3 3
4 3
S A K 7 4
H 2
D K Q J 9 6 2
C J 3
TableS Q 3 2
H K Q 9 3
D 5 4 3
C A K Q
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Stayman convention
Gerber convention
Correct loser count
Automatic squeeze
Discard signal
Holdup play
S J 9 8 6
H A J 10 5
D
C 10 9 8 6 4
4 NT by East6 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 4 -430


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

2 NT
4 S
East

Pass
Pass
South
1 D
4 C
6 D
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A J 2
H A 10 8
D J 7 2
C Q J 5 3
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 S
4 S
5 E
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 S
10 S
Lead
S 8
D A
D K
C 2
C 4
S 3
C 5
D Q
D 10
D 6!
2nd
2
8
9
6!
D 4
H 3
10
C 9
H 4
3rd
10
2
7
Q
7
A
D 5
J
S J!
4th
K
3
S 4
A
3
5
8
S 6
S 7
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S 8
H Q 9 6 4 3
D 9 8
C K 9 8 7 6
TableS Q 10 7 6 5 4
H J 7 5
D 3
C A 10 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Resp to 1 of a suit
Gerber convention
Pursue extra chance
Double squeeze
Choose lead vs slam
S K 9 3
H K 2
D A K Q 10 6 5 4
C 2
6 D by South11 top tricksW then E squeezedmade 6 +920


West
2 NT
3 H
6 S
North
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
3 C
4 NT
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q 10 5
H 10 9 8 3
D J 8 6
C K 8 4
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 W
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 W
8 E
9 E
10 E
11 W
Lead
H 10
S A
S K
H 2
D 2
H J
H 6
D K
D Q
D 7!
S 6!
2nd
4
5
10
3
5
8
9
4
9
10
Q
3rd
Q
3
7
A
A
C 9
S 9
3
C 5
S 4
J
4th
K
2
8
5
6
7
C 2
8
J
C 4
C 3
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 A K 6 4
H K J 6 2
D A 3
C A Q 5
TableS J 9 7 3
H A 4
D K Q 7 2
C J 10 9
Bidding
 
Play
 
Stayman convention
Quantitative 4 NT
Elimination technique
Throw-in play
S 8 2
H Q 7 5
D 10 9 5 4
C 7 6 3 2
6 S by West10 top tricksNorth is endplayedmade 6 -1430


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Practice 3R13 by Richard Pavlicek

Notrump Slam Bidding IV


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
1 S
3 C
4 NT
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
2 H
3 NT
6 NT
Board 1
None Vul
S K Q 9 8 7
H A
D 8 4 3
C A K Q 9
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 N
8 N
Lead
H Q
D 3
C 10!
D 4
C J
C A
C 9
D 8!
2nd
A
6
2
7
3
8
H 7
A
3rd
6
K
Q!
Q
K!
H 3
H 4
2
4th
2
5
5
10
7
4
6
H 5
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
7 1
S 6 3
H Q J 10 8 5
D 10 5
C 6 4 3 2
TableS J 10 4 2
H 7 6
D A 9 7 6
C 8 7 5
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Rebid after 2-over-1
Quantitative 4 NT
Lead toward honor
Communication/entries
Do not hop with ace
S A 5
H K 9 4 3 2
D K Q J 2
C J 10
6 NT by South9 top tricksWin the restmade 6 +990


West

2 C
4 NT
North

Pass
All Pass
East
1 NT
2 S
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 9 5 3
H J 3
D 8 6 3 2
C A J 10 4
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 N
4 E
5 N
6 E
Lead
H 10
C 2!
S 9
C 9
S 5
C 3
2nd
4
5
A
Q
K
D 4
3rd
3
6!
7
K
6
7
4th
A
10
2
A
4
J
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
3 3
S 4 2
H K Q 5 4
D A K J
C K 8 7 6
TableS A K Q 8
H A 7 2
D Q 9 7
C 9 3 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Stayman convention
Quantitative 4 NT
Finessing technique
Go after sure trick
Shift to proper card
S J 10 7 6
H 10 9 8 6
D 10 5 4
C Q 5
4 NT by East9 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -430


West

Pass
Pass
North

4 C
6 D
East

Pass
All Pass
South
1 NT
4 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A 10 3
H 2
D K J 10 9 8 7 3 2
C 3
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
Lead
C Q
C 4!
D J
C 6
D 2!
C 7
H 2
2nd
A
5
Q
K
H 4
8
5
3rd
9
D 7
A
D 8
6
D 9
J
4th
3
2
5
10
H 6
J
Q
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
6 1
S J 8 6 4
H A Q 9 6
D 5
C K 9 8 5
TableS Q 7 5
H 10 8 7 5 4
D Q
C Q J 10 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Response to 1 NT
Gerber convention
Elimination technique
Ruff/discard endplay
S K 9 2
H K J 3
D A 6 4
C A 7 6 4
6 D by North11 top tricksWest is endplayedmade 6 +920


West
1 NT
2 S
4 S
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
2 C
4 C
6 S
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 10 6 5 3
H J 7
D 5
C Q 10 8 6 5 4
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 E
10 E
Lead
D 5
S A
S 4
H 3!
H 2
H 4
S 8
S K
H K
H 5
2nd
2
3
5
6
J
9
6
H 10
C J
3rd
Q
2
Q
A
Q
S J!
9
C 3
C 9
4th
K
7
D 6
7
8
C 4
C 7
10
C 5
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
S A J 8 4
H A 2
D K J 7 4
C K 9 3
TableS K Q 9 2
H K Q 5 4 3
D A 3 2
C 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Stayman convention
Gerber convention
Avert overruff
Positional squeeze
Choose lead vs slam
S 7
H 10 9 8 6
D Q 10 9 8 6
C A J 7
6 S by West10 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 7 -1460


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