Main   Practice 4B01 by Richard Pavlicek  

Going with the Odds


West

Pass
All Pass
North
1 C
2 NT
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 D
3 NT
Board 1
None Vul
S A K 8 6
H Q 9 2
D A 4
C K Q J 2
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 S
4 W
5 W
6 N
7 N
8 N
9 N
10 E
11 S
Lead
S 10
C 2!
H 4!
S J
S 3
C K
C Q
C J
S 8
D 8
H 10
2nd
2
9
A!
6
A
10
D 5
H 6
Q
K!
7
3rd
7
A
2
5
9
4
5
D 3
H 8
6
9
4th
K
3
5
4
D 2
6
7
8
H 3
4
K
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
6 3
7 3
7 4
S J 7 3
H A J 7 3
D J 6
C 8 7 6 3
TableS Q 10 9 5
H K 6 5
D Q 10 8 5
C 10 9
Bidding
Play
 
 
Rebid by opener
Play for best chance
Heart finesse (50%)
vs 3-3 diamonds (36%)
S 4 2
H 10 8 4
D K 9 7 3 2
C A 5 4
3 NT by North8 top tricksWin the restmade 3 +400


West

2 D
4 D
North

Pass
Pass
East
2 C
3 D
6 D?
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 9 8 7
H A Q 9 5
D 9 4
C Q J 10 9
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 E
4 E
5 E
Lead
C Q
S A!
S K
S Q
S 4!
2nd
A
5
6
10
J
3rd
3
2
3
H J
H K!
4th
2
7
8
9
H 5
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
S 3 2
H K J
D 7 6 3
C 8 7 6 5 4 2
TableS A K Q 4
H 4 3
D A K Q J 10 8
C A
Bidding
 
Play
 
 
 
Opening 2 C & response
Slam decision
Play for best chance
Transfer ruff
4-3 spade break (62%)
vs heart finesse (50%)
S J 10 6 5
H 10 8 7 6 2
D 5 2
C K 3
6 D by West10 top tricksWin the restmade 6 -920


West

Pass
All Pass
North

3 H
East

Pass
South
1 H
4 H
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K Q 3
H K 10 4 3
D 8 4
C A J 4 3
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 S
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 N
10 N
11 N
Lead
C K
C 3!
H A
H 5
C 4
S 2
C J
S 4
H K
H 4
S 3
2nd
A
7
7
9
9
7
D 3
10
D 7
D 10
8
3rd
2
H 2
3
10!
H 6
Q
H 8
K
D 2
D 9
9!
4th
6
5
J
C 8
10
5
Q
6
Q
D 5
D 6
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 10 7
H Q 9 7
D K J 6 5
C K Q 10 5
TableS J 8 6 5
H J
D Q 10 7 3
C 9 8 7 2
Play
 
 
 
Restricted choice
Dummy reversal
When H J falls
odds favor the finesse
S A 9 4 2
H A 8 6 5 2
D A 9 2
C 6
4 H by South9 top tricksClaim the restmade 7 +510


West
1 C
3 NT
North
Pass
Pass
East
2 NT
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S J 9 7
H J 9 4 2
D K 7 6 4
C A 9
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 S
5 W
6 W
Lead
H 7
S 3!
D 2!
H 3
D 9!
D 5
2nd
5
4
4
A
6
7
3rd
J
K
J
2
3
8
4th
Q
7
Q
6
S 5
S 6
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
S K 10 2
H A 5
D 9 5 2
C K Q 5 4 2
TableS A Q 3
H Q 6
D A J 10 8 3
C 8 6 3
Bidding
Play
 
 
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Play for best chance
Finessing technique
Diamond chances (75%)
vs club chances (34%)
S 8 6 5 4
H K 10 8 7 3
D Q
C J 10 7
3 NT by East5 top tricksCash 4 more winnersmade 3 -600


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Practice 4B05 by Richard Pavlicek

Going with the Odds II


West

Pass
North
1 H
3 NT
East
Pass
All Pass
South
2 NT
Board 1
None Vul
S A 7
H A 7 5 3 2
D K 2
C Q 5 3 2
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 S
5 S
6 S
7 E
8 N
9 W
10 E
Lead
S 6
C 6
C 2
C K
C 9
D 3!
S 2
D 2!
S 8
S 3
2nd
7
7
8
S 4
S 10
J
5
7
H 2
D 5
3rd
J
Q
A
3
5
K
Q!
8
9
H 8
4th
K
4
J
10
D 6
A
A
Q
D 4
H 3
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
5 1
6 1
6 2
6 3
6 4
S Q 10 8 6 4
H Q J 10 8
D Q J
C J 7
TableS J 9 3 2
H 9 6
D A 9 7 6
C 10 8 4
Bidding
Play
 
 
 
Defense
Resp to 1 of a suit
Play for best chance
Unusual squeeze
Diamond ace West (50%)
vs 3-3 hearts (36%)
Unblocking play
S K 5
H K 4
D 10 8 5 4 3
C A K 9 6
3 NT by South7 top tricksWin the restmade 3 +400


West

2 S
4 S
North

Pass
All Pass
East
1 S
3 S
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S J 8 7
H K J 8 4
D A 6
C 10 8 5 4
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 N
Lead
H 6
S K
C 6
S 3
S A
C 7
D 2!
D 4
H 4
2nd
2
Q
3
8
H 7
9
6
8
3
3rd
K
2
Q
9!
5
A
K
9
10
4th
A
7
4
H 5
J
5
7
A
9
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
7 1
7 2
S 10 5 3 2
H 9 2
D Q 9 3 2
C A Q 2
TableS A K 9 6 4
H A 3
D K 10 5 4
C 7 6
Bidding
Play
 
 
 
Follow up major raise
Restricted choice
Count hand pattern
When S Q falls
odds favor the finesse
S Q
H Q 10 7 6 5
D J 8 7
C K J 9 3
4 S by East6 top tricksWin the restmade 5 -450


West

2 H
North

Pass
East

4 H
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S J 9 5
H A 8 2
D J 5
C Q J 9 7 5
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 N
4 W
5 W
6 E
7 E
8 W
9 E
10 W
11 E
Lead
C Q
H 3!
H 2
H Q
S 3!
S A
S 2
D 3
S 6
D 4
S 8
2nd
K
K
5
8
5
7
10
5
Q
J
D 10
3rd
A
A
9
D 2!
K
C 4
H 6
A
H 7
K
C 6
4th
2
4
10
C 3
4
9
J
7
C 5
9
C 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 3
H K Q J 10 7 6
D 4 3
C 8 6 4 2
TableS A K 8 6 2
H 5 4
D A K 8 6 2
C K
Bidding
Play
 
 
 
Defense
Resp to weak two-bid
Play for best chance
Set up dummy’s suit
4-3 spade break (62%)
vs 3-3 diamonds (36%)
Shift to trumps
S Q 10 7 4
H 9 3
D Q 10 9 7
C A 10 3
4 H by West9 top tricksLose the last trickmade 4 -620


West
Pass
Pass
Pass
North
2 C
2 S
4 S
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
2 D
2 NT
Board 4
Both Vul
S A Q J 10 9 8 7 5
H 9
D A Q
C K 5
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 E
4 N
5 E
6 N
7 S
Lead
H 3
C 4!
H 2
S 8!
H Q
S 5
D 4
2nd
A
2
4
K
8
3
10
3rd
J
K
K
2
6
6
Q
4th
9
A
S 7!
4
S 9
C 3
2
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
S 4
H K J 10 6
D K J 10
C J 10 6 3 2
TableS K 3
H Q 7 5 3 2
D 9 3 2
C A Q 7
Bidding
Play
 
 
 
Defense
Opening 2 C & response
Play for best chance
Create extra entry
Use dummy’s entry for
greatest advantage
Honor signal
S 6 2
H A 8 4
D 8 7 6 5 4
C 9 8 4
4 S by North9 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 +620


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Practice 4B09 by Richard Pavlicek

Going with the Odds III


West

Pass
Pass
North
1 C
1 H
3 NT
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 D
3 C
Board 1
None Vul
S K 4
H K Q 5 4
D 7 5 3
C K Q J 6
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 N
4 N
5 N
6 N
7 S
8 W
9 N
10 N
Lead
S 6
H 3!
C K
C Q
C J
C 6
H 6
S J
H Q
D 3
2nd
A!
2
2
8
D 2
S 5
A
K
10
10
3rd
7
K
3
4
5
A
4
8
D 4
A!
4th
4
7
7
9
10
S 3
8
2
9
9
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S J 10 7 3
H A 9 2
D K J 9
C 10 9 7
TableS Q 9 8 6 5
H J 10 8 7
D 10 2
C 8 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
 
Defense
Rebid by responder
Opener’s third bid
Play for best chance
Play to trick one
Heart (50%); diam (34%)
Hold on to stopper
S A 2
H 6 3
D A Q 8 6 4
C A 5 4 3
3 NT by North7 top tricksLose the restmade 3 +400


West

2 C
3 NT
North

Pass
All Pass
East
1 D
2 S
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 6 4
H Q 10 9 7 6
D Q 6 5 2
C J 8
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 E
4 W
5 S
6 W
7 W
8 W
9 W
10 E
Lead
H 10
C 5
C 4
C 10
H 8
C 9
C 7
H K
S 2
S 10
2nd
4
8
3
S 4
A
S 6
H 7
9
D 2
J
3rd
2
A
Q!
S 3
6
D 7
D 8
S 5
K
A
4th
J
2
J
K
5
6
S 7
D 3
9
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S A 8 2
H A K J 3
D 10
C Q 10 9 7 5
TableS K 10 5 3
H 5 4
D A K 9 8 7
C A 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
 
Defense
Resp to 1 of a suit
Rebid after 2-over-1
Finessing technique
Double squeeze
C Q better odds than C 10
Second-hand play
S Q J 9 7
H 8 2
D J 4 3
C K 6 3 2
3 NT by West8 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 6 -490


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

1 S
3 H
East

Pass
Pass
South
1 H
2 H
4 H
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A K J 5
H 8 5 2
D K 5 3
C 9 5 2
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 S
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 N
11 N
Lead
D 6
H A
S 2
H 5
H K
H 6
S 4
S 5!
D 4
S J
C 5
2nd
3
J
3
9
D 7
D 8
6
Q
10
C 8
J
3rd
J
2
A
10!
8
C 2
K
H 3
K
C 3
K
4th
A
7
7
C 6
Q
D 2
8
9
9
10
A
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 10 9 6 3
H J
D 10 8 7 6
C A 10 7 6
TableS Q 8 7
H Q 9 7
D Q J 9 2
C Q J 8
Bidding
 
Play
 
Rebid by responder
Follow up major raise
Restricted choice
Combine chances
S 4 2
H A K 10 6 4 3
D A 4
C K 4 3
4 H by South9 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 5 +450


West
1 D
4 S
6 S
North
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 S
5 H
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q 10 9
H J 9 8 2
D J 9 7
C K 10 7
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 E
4 W
5 W
6 E
7 E
8 E
9 W
10 E
11 W
Lead
C 3
S 5
D 4!
D K
D 2
H A!
H K
H 3
D 3
S 4
D 5
2nd
A!
9
6
9
J
6
7
10
H J
C 8
S Q
3rd
10
A
A
C 5
S 2
4
5
S 6
S 3
K
C 6
4th
4
C 2
7
8
10
2
8
9
Q
10
C 9
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 K J 6 5
H 5 4
D A K 5 3 2
C A Q
TableS A 8 7 4 3 2
H A K 3
D 4
C 6 5 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
 
 
Rebid by opener
Control-showing bid
Shun finesse
Set up dummy’s suit
Club finesse (50%)
vs 4-3 diamonds (62%)
S
H Q 10 7 6
D Q 10 8 6
C J 9 8 3 2
6 S by East11 top tricksClaim the restmade 6 -1430


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Practice 4B13 by Richard Pavlicek

Going with the Odds IV


West

Pass
Pass
North
1 S
3 C
4 S
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 NT
3 S
Board 1
None Vul
S A Q 9 6 4 3
H A J
D 3
C K Q 10 9
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 N
4 W
5 N
6 N
7 N
8 N
9 N
Lead
D K
H 3!
S 3
D 10
S A
S Q
H A
C K
C Q!
2nd
A
6
8
S 4
7
10
2
4
J
3rd
J!
J
J
6
5
D 4
4
2
3
4th
3
7
K
2
2
D 7
8
6
A
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
7 2
S K 2
H K 8 6
D J 10 9 7
C A 8 7 6
TableS 10 8 7
H 10 9 7 2
D K Q 8 6
C J 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Rebid after 1 NT resp
Simple preference bid
Communication/entries
Play for best chance
Honor signal
S J 5
H Q 5 4 3
D A 5 4 2
C 5 3 2
4 S by North7 top tricksWin the restmade 5 +450


West

3 H
North

Pass
East
1 D
4 H
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q 10 7 3
H K 9 3
D 9 8
C Q J 10 8
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 N
4 W
5 S
6 W
7 W
Lead
C Q
H 2
C J
H 8!
C K
H J
S 4
2nd
A
10
6
3
H 5
9
3
3rd
5
Q
2
D 2
8
D 3
J!
4th
3
K
H 4
A
7
S 9!
2
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
S 5 4
H Q J 8 7 6 5 4
D 7 6 4
C 3
TableS A K J 6
H 2
D A Q 5 3 2
C A 7 6
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Weak jump response
Choose best game
Restricted choice
Play for best chance
Try to fool declarer
S 9 8 2
H A 10
D K J 10
C K 9 5 4 2
4 H by West8 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 -420


West

Dbl
4 S
North

Pass
All Pass
East

3 S
South
2 H
Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A 3
H 10 8 2
D Q 9 8 3
C Q 8 5 3
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 S
4 N
5 E
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 E
10 W
11 E
Lead
H K
H A
S 5!
S 3
S K
C J
D 5
S 10
C 10
D 6
S 9!
2nd
3
Q
Q
8
4
4
3
H 6
7
8
H 7
3rd
2
8
A
2
J
A!
10!
C 2
K!
A
C 6
4th
4
5
6
7
H 10
3
4
C 5
8
7
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
S Q J 7
H Q 3
D K J 6 5
C A K 6 2
TableS K 10 9 8 6
H 5 4
D A 10 2
C J 10 9
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Combat weak two-bid
Resp to takeout double
Placing enemy cards
Automatic squeeze
Passive defense
S 5 4 2
H A K J 9 7 6
D 7 4
C 7 4
4 S by East8 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 4 -620


West
Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
1 H
2 H
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 S
3 NT
Board 4
Both Vul
S A 6
H Q 9 8 6 5 4
D K 6 3
C A 2
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 S
4 N
5 W
6 N
7 W
8 W
9 N
10 N
11 N
12 N
Lead
C J
H A
D 2
H Q!
C 8
H 9
C 10
S 2
H 8
H 6
H 5
D 6
2nd
2
3
5
10
A
S 3
D 3
A
D 7
S Q
D 9
10
3rd
7
4
K
D 8
5
S 4
6
9
S 10
S J
C 9
A!
4th
K
2
4
K
3
J
4
5
7
S 7
S 8
Q
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
4 2
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
8 3
9 3
S K 8 7 2
H K J 7 3
D Q 5
C J 10 8
TableS Q 9 3
H 10 2
D 10 9 7 4
C Q 7 6 5
Bidding
 
Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Rebid by responder
Play for best chance
Show-up finesse
S J 10 5 4
H A
D A J 8 2
C K 9 4 3
3 NT by South6 top tricksWin the last trickmade 4 +630


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Practice 4B17 by Richard Pavlicek

Going with the Odds V


West

Dbl
2 NT
North
1 H
Pass
Pass
East
Pass
2 D
3 NT
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S Q J 9 4
H Q 10 6 4 3
D A K 2
C 3
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 E
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 N
9 W
10 W
Lead
S Q
C 4
C J
C 8
H J!
H 2
H 8
S 4
C K
H 7
2nd
3
3
6
7
Q
9
10
5
H 6
S 9
3rd
8
Q
5
A
A
K
D 3
10
9
D 5
4th
A
2
H 3
D 2
5
4
C 10
K
S 2
S 6
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S A K
H K J 8 7
D 10 8 4
C A K 5 4
TableS 5 3
H A 2
D J 9 7 5 3
C Q J 9 8
Bidding
 
Play
 
 
Defense
Balancing double
Rebid by doubler
Placing enemy cards
Play South for H 10-x
or 9-x (not queen)
Choose lead at notrump
S 10 8 7 6 2
H 9 5
D Q 6
C 10 7 6 2
3 NT by West8 top tricksLose the restmade 3 -400


West

1 S
All Pass
North

2 NT
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 H
3 NT
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K 5 4
H 8 4
D A Q 10 2
C K 6 4 2
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 N
7 S
Lead
S 9
D A
D 2
D 4
D Q
H 4
C 7!
2nd
2
6
C 3
9
C 5
9
Q
3rd
10!
3
K
10
5
K
K
4th
K
7
8
S 3
J
5
9
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
S Q J 10 8 6
H 6 5
D J 9 8 7
C A Q
TableS 9 7 3
H Q J 10 9
D 6
C J 10 9 5 3
Bidding
Play
 
 
Defense
 
Cope with overcall
Finessing technique
Play for C A with bidder
rather than 3-3 hearts
Lead partner’s suit
Overtaking play
S A 2
H A K 7 3 2
D K 5 4 3
C 8 7
3 NT by North7 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 3 +600


West

Pass
North

4 S
East

All Pass
South
3 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A Q 10
H A Q 7 5 3
D A 2
C 8 6 4
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 S
Lead
D 4
H A!
H 3
S 3
H 5
S 4
H 7
S 5
2nd
A
6
8!
2
9
9
K
D 7
3rd
8
2
S 8
A
S J
Q
S K
10
4th
5
4
10
7
J
C 5
D 3
D 9
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
S 9 2
H J 10 4
D K J 7 4 3
C A J 2
TableS 7
H K 9 8 6
D Q 10 9 8
C K Q 10 5
Bidding
Play
 
 
 
Defense
Response to preempt
Play for best chance
Set up dummy’s suit
4-3 heart break (62%)
vs heart finesse (50%)
Second-hand play
S K J 8 6 5 4 3
H 2
D 6 5
C 9 7 3
4 S by South9 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 4 +420


West
Pass
2 S
North
Pass
Pass
East
1 S
4 S
South
2 D
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q 7 6
H K 10 8 5 3
D 9 2
C 10 9 7
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 N
4 S
5 E
6 N
7 E
8 W
9 W
Lead
D K
H 4!
D 2
D Q
H 6
C 10
H J
S A
S 5
2nd
3
7
6
10
9
K
A
6
7
3rd
9
Q
J
H 3
2
3
S 9
3
10!
4th
A
K
4
S 2
10!
2
5
J
D 5
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
2 2
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
S A 9 5
H Q 2
D 10 4 3
C J 6 5 4 2
TableS K 10 8 4 3 2
H J 6 4
D A 6
C A K
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Cope with overcall
Follow up major raise
Ruff in short hand
Restricted choice
Attitude signal
Overtaking play
S J
H A 9 7
D K Q J 8 7 5
C Q 8 3
4 S by East8 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -620


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Practice 4B21 by Richard Pavlicek

Going with the Odds VI


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
1 H
2 H
4 S
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 S
3 C
6 H
Board 1
None Vul
S 10 9 2
H A K 8 7 6 4
D A 3 2
C K
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 N
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 N
10 E
Lead
D J
H A
C K!
D 2
C 4!
D 3
C 5!
H K
H 8!
D K
2nd
S 7!
3
7
4
8
8
9
J
Q
S Q
3rd
7
2
3
H 5
H 4
H 10
H 6
S 8
S J
Q
4th
A
9
2
5
10
6
Q
D 9
S 3
H 7
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
8 1
9 1
S K 5 3
H 9
D Q 9 7 6 5
C J 9 8 2
TableS 6 4
H Q J 3
D K J 10 8 4
C Q 10 7
Play
 
 
 
Set up dummy’s suit
Force out high trump
4-3 break is better
than spade finesse
S A Q J 8 7
H 10 5 2
D
C A 6 5 4 3
6 H by North9 top tricksDummy is goodmade 6 +980


West

2 D
3 S
4 NT
6 D!
North

Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 S
2 H
4 S
5 H
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S J 7
H 8 7 6 5
D 5 4
C 10 8 7 4 3
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 W
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 W
8 E
9 W
10 W
Lead
C 4
D 6
D K
H 2
H 3
C K
C J
H 10
D Q
D J!
2nd
Q
A
5
5
9
3
7
J
C 8
H 8
3rd
A
4
3
A!
D 9
S 2
D 8!
D 10
S 4
S 10
4th
2
2
7
4
6
5
6
7
C 9
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S K 9 3
H 2
D A K Q J 10 9
C K J 2
TableS A 10 8 4 2
H A Q 10 3
D 8 3 2
C Q
Play
 
 
 
Combine chances
Automatic squeeze
Ruffout H K or squeeze
better than finesse
S Q 6 5
H K J 9 4
D 7 6
C A 9 6 5
6 D by West9 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 6 -920


West

Pass
North

3 NT
East

All Pass
South
1 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A 9
H 5 4 3
D 8 4 3
C A J 10 6 4
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 W
4 S
5 N
6 N
Lead
S 4
D 3!
S Q
C 2
D 8!
D 4
2nd
A!
5
9
5
6
7
3rd
5
J
6
A!
2
9
4th
J
Q
K
7
H 6
S 2
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
S Q 10 8 4 3 2
H J 10 7 6
D Q
C 9 5
TableS 7 6 5
H Q 9 8
D K 7 6 5
C K Q 7
Play
 
 
 
Play for best chance
Finessing technique
Choose diamonds because
of greater solidity
S K J
H A K 2
D A J 10 9 2
C 8 3 2
3 NT by South6 top tricksCash 4 more winnersmade 3 +400


West
1 D
2 S
North
Pass
Pass
East
1 S
4 S
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q 9 8
H 7 5 4
D 10 7
C J 10 9 5 4
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 E
6 E
7 E
8 W
9 W
10 E
11 E
Lead
H Q
S 4
S 2
S K
D K
D Q
D 5
D A
C 8
S 7!
S 5!
2nd
3
J
9
C 3
2
6
8
C 5
9
H 8
3rd
4
A
10!
3
3
4
9!
C 7!
A
6
4th
K
8
C 2
Q
7
10
C 4
J
6
C 10
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
S A 6 3 2
H A 6 3
D A 9 4 3
C Q 8
TableS K 10 7 5 4
H K 9 2
D K Q 5
C A 7
Play
 
Restricted choice
Positional squeeze
S J
H Q J 10 8
D J 8 6 2
C K 6 3 2
4 S by East10 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 7 -710


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© 1994 Richard Pavlicek