Main   Practice 4C01 by Richard Pavlicek  

Notrump Play Technique


West

Pass
All Pass
North
1 C
2 NT
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 D
3 NT
Board 1
None Vul
S A K J 9
H K 4
D A K 4
C J 10 9 2
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 N
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 N
Lead
H 10
H 5!
D A
C J
D J
C 10
C 4
C 2
S 10
S K
2nd
J
K
3
3
5
5
S 2
H 9!
7
5
3rd
A
8!
6
A!
K!
K!
9
8
A!
4
4th
4
Q
2
7
8
Q
6
S 6
3
8
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S 8 7 6 2
H A 7 6 5 2
D 5 2
C Q 7
TableS Q 5 3
H 10 9 8 3
D Q 8 3
C 6 5 3
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Rebid by opener
Combine chances
Return proper card
Jettison play
S 10 4
H Q J
D J 10 9 7 6
C A K 8 4
3 NT by North6 top tricksLose the restmade 3 +400


West

2 NT
North

Pass
East
1 D
3 NT
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 6 5 3 2
H A 7
D 9 6
C Q J 8 7 2
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 N
4 N
5 W
6 S
7 W
8 E
9 E
10 W
11 W
Lead
C 7
H J!
C Q
C 2
D 3
S Q
D 8
D J
H 2
H K
D 4
2nd
A!
4
3
5
6
A
9
10
5
S 5
C 8
3rd
9
6
10
S 8
Q
2
A
7
9
3
5
4th
4
A
6
K
K
4
2
S 3
7
8
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
2 2
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
S A K 9
H K 9 6
D 8 7 4 3
C K 6 4
TableS 7 4
H J 10 3 2
D A Q J 5
C A 5 3
Bidding
Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Erase dangerous entry
Automatic squeeze
S Q J 10 8
H Q 8 5 4
D K 10 2
C 10 9
3 NT by West5 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 4 -430


West

Pass
All Pass
North

2 NT
East

Pass
South
1 NT
3 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S Q J 5
H 6 5 4
D A J 10 3
C 5 3 2
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 S
5 W
6 W
7 W
8 W
9 S
10 N
11 S
Lead
H 2
S 3!
D 3
S 4!
H Q
H J
H 7
C 6
S 7
D 10!
S A
2nd
4
2
7
K
5
6
C 2
3
8
9
10
3rd
K
Q
K
5
3
10
D 5
J
J
Q!
C 5
4th
A!
6
8
9
8
9
C 8
A
D 6
2
C 4
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
3 2
3 3
3 4
4 4
5 4
6 4
7 4
S K 10 8 2
H Q J 7 2
D 8 2
C 10 7 6
TableS 9 6
H K 10 3
D 9 7 6 5
C K Q J 4
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
Response to 1 NT
Shun holdup play
Lead toward honor
Choose lead at notrump
S A 7 4 3
H A 9 8
D K Q 4
C A 9 8
3 NT by South7 top tricksWin the restmade 3 +400


West
1 D
2 C
North
Pass
Pass
East
1 S
3 NT
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S K 7 2
H A 10 7 2
D 9 7 6 5
C Q 10
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 N
4 E
5 W
6 E
Lead
S Q
S 9!
S 2
D 2
H 6!
C 4
2nd
5
C 5
A!
8
2
2
3rd
7
K
4
J
K
6!
4th
3
6!
H 5
5
3
10
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
3 3
S 5
H Q 8 6 5
D A Q J 4
C A 7 6 5
TableS A 8 6 3
H K 4
D K 3 2
C K 9 8 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Rebid by opener
Rebid by responder
Holdup play
Avoidance duck
Continue proper card
S Q J 10 9 4
H J 9 3
D 10 8
C J 3 2
3 NT by East7 top tricksWin 6 more tricksmade 3 -600


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Practice 4C05 by Richard Pavlicek

Notrump Play Technique II


West

3 S
North
Pass
Pass
East
1 NT
3 NT
South
2 S
All Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S 6 4
H K 9 8 7 2
D 7 6
C 9 7 6 5
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 E
4 N
5 E
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 W
10 W
11 W
12 W
Lead
S K
S Q
H Q
C 7
H J
D J!
H 6
D 2
H A
D K
D 9
C 3
2nd
3
5
5
A
C 4
Q
7
5
8
H 9
C 5
6
3rd
4
6
3
Q
4
A
10
8!
S 8
3
4
K
4th
2
A!
K
2
2
6
S 9
7
S 10
10
C J
10
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
9 2
10 2
S 7 5 3
H A 6 4 3
D A K 9 8
C 3 2
TableS A 8 2
H Q J 10
D J 4 3 2
C A K 8
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Interference over 1 NT
Cue-bid general force
Holdup play
Avoidance finesse
Honor signal
S K Q J 10 9
H 5
D Q 10 5
C Q J 10 4
3 NT by East6 top tricksLose the last trickmade 4 -430


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

1 NT
2 H
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
Pass
2 D1
3 NT
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A 5 3
H A 5
D A J 10 5 4
C Q 3 2
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 N
4 S
5 W
6 E
7 E
8 E
9 S
10 S
11 S
12 N
Lead
S 2
H A!
H 5
H Q
S J
S 10
S 8
C 6
H J
H 4
D 3
D J
2nd
4
8
2
K
3
9
C 4
A
D 2
C 8
9
8
3rd
K
3
10
D 4
Q
7
H 9
J
C 3
C Q
A
6!
4th
A!
7
6
C 5
6
5
D 5
2
C 7
C K
7
C 9
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
3 2
3 3
3 4
4 4
5 4
6 4
7 4
8 4
S K J 7
H K 9 7 6
D 9 2
C J 10 9 8
TableS Q 10 8 2
H 8 2
D Q 8 7
C K 7 6 5
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
Jacoby transfer bid
Choose best game
Shun holdup play
Placing enemy cards
Overtaking play
S 9 6 4
H Q J 10 4 3
D K 6 3
C A 4
3 NT by North5 top tricksWin the last trickmade 3 +600


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

2 C
3 D
4 NT
East

Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 NT
2 S
3 NT
6 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 10 3
H K J 4 3
D A Q J 4 3
C A 4
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 S
4 N
5 N
6 N
7 N
8 E
9 S
10 N
11 S
Lead
H 10
D K
D 2
D Q
D J
D 4
C 4!
S 6
C 7
H 4
C Q
2nd
3
5
6
9
H 6
H 7
K
A!
8
S 7
9
3rd
5
3
A
C 3
S 2
S 5
6
4
A
Q
S 10
4th
A
7
8
10
H 8
H 9
2
3
5
S 9
10
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 K 9 4
H 10 9 8
D 10 6 5
C J 9 8 2
TableS J 8 7 6
H 7 6 5
D 9 8 7
C K 10 5
Bidding
 
Play
 
Stayman convention
Quantitative 4 NT
Combine chances
Retain suit control
S A Q 5 2
H A Q 2
D K 2
C Q 7 6 3
6 NT by South10 top tricksClaim the restmade 6 +990


West
1 NT
Pass
North
Pass
Pass
East
3 NT!
South
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S A 9 8
H J 10 9
D 10 7
C J 10 7 6 3
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 S
4 W
5 N
6 E
7 W
8 E
Lead
C 6
S 3!
C 9
S 10
C 7
H 8
D 3!
H 2
2nd
4
8
Q
A
A
5
7
Q
3rd
8
J
3
2
2
A
K
3!
4th
K
K
5
4
D 2
9
6
10
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
5 3
S 10 7 3
H A K 6 3
D A 4 3 2
C K Q
TableS Q J 2
H 8 7 4 2
D K 9 5
C A 5 4
Bidding
Play
 
Response to 1 NT
Lead weak suit first
Avoidance duck
S K 6 5 4
H Q 5
D Q J 8 6
C 9 8 2
3 NT by West7 top tricksWin 4 more tricksmade 3 -600


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Practice 4C09 by Richard Pavlicek

Notrump Play Technique III


West

Pass
North
1 D
Pass
East
2 S
Pass
South
3 NT
Board 1
None Vul
S A K
H K 3 2
D A 7 6 4
C 8 7 6 4
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 S
4 S
5 S
6 E
7 N
8 N
9 E
Lead
S 7
D 4
D Q
D J
H J
S 4
D A
H 3
C 10
2nd
K
10
3
H 4
6
9
9
A
Q
3rd
3
K
6
7
2
2
C 2
5
K
4th
5
2
5
8
Q
A
C 5
7
4
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
5 1
6 1
6 2
6 3
S 7 2
H 9 8 7 6 4
D 3 2
C K J 9 5
TableS J 10 8 6 4 3
H A Q
D 10 9 8 5
C 10
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
 
Cope with overcall
Communication/entries
Go after sure trick
Lead partner’s suit
Second-hand play
S Q 9 5
H J 10 5
D K Q J
C A Q 3 2
3 NT by South8 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 3 +400


West

3 NT
North

Pass
East
2 D
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A 10 4 2
H A J 8 5 3
D J 4
C J 5
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 S
4 N
5 W
6 E
Lead
H 5
D 3!
H 9
H J
D 10
D A
2nd
10!
Q
Q
C 3
J
9
3rd
4
2
A
6
K
C 2
4th
7
4
2
K
6
S 4
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
S K Q J
H K Q 7
D 10 2
C A K 10 6 2
TableS 7 5
H 10 2
D A K 8 7 5 3
C 8 4 3
Bidding
Play
 
Resp to weak two-bid
Play to trick one
Ducking play
S 9 8 6 3
H 9 6 4
D Q 9 6
C Q 9 7
3 NT by West4 top tricksCash 5 more winnersmade 3 -400


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
North

1 H
4 NT
5 NT
6 NT
East

Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 D
2 C
5 H
6 C
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K Q 7
H Q J 10 9
D A J 5
C A K 6
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 W
Lead
S J
D 2
D 5!
C 3
H Q!
S 6
2nd
A
S 4
7!
4
3
Q
3rd
3
A!
10
K
2
2
4th
7
6
S 5
2
K
D 3
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
5 1
S 8 6 5 4 3
H K 8 7 6
D
C 9 8 7 4
TableS J 10 9 2
H 5 3
D K 9 8 7 6
C 10 2
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
Rebid by opener
Blackwood convention
Timing the play
Second-hand play
S A
H A 4 2
D Q 10 4 3 2
C Q J 5 3
6 NT by North9 top tricksWin the restmade 6 +990


West
Pass
2 C
3 NT
North
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 NT
2 D
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q 6
H A K 8 5
D Q 5
C 9 7 6 4 3
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 E
4 E
5 E
6 W
7 W
8 E
Lead
H 3
H 5!
D K
D A
D 4
D 10
D 9
S 2
2nd
6
Q!
2
C 2
C 5
C 4
C 6
5
3rd
K
7
3
7
8
6
J
K!
4th
2
10
5
Q
C 3
C 8
S 3
6
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
S K J 10 7
H 10 6
D 10 9 8 7 3
C A J
TableS 8 4 2
H Q 4 2
D A K J 6 4
C K Q
Bidding
Play
Defense
Stayman convention
Placing enemy cards
Try to fool declarer
S A 9 5 3
H J 9 7 3
D 2
C 10 8 5 2
3 NT by East4 top tricksCash 2 more winnersmade 3 -600


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Practice 4C13 by Richard Pavlicek

Notrump Play Technique IV


West

Pass
All Pass
North
1 C
2 NT
East
1 D
Pass
South
1 H
3 NT
Board 1
None Vul
S Q J 10
H A 3
D A 8 5
C A K 9 6 3
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 W
Lead
D K
D J
S 10
C 4
S J
C 5
H 2
2nd
2
3
2
2
3
Q
A
3rd
4
7
K
K
A
3!
6
4th
5
A!
5
8
6
10
4
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
4 2
5 2
S 9 8 7 6 5
H J 7 5 2
D 7 4
C Q 2
TableS 3 2
H K Q 6
D K Q J 9 6
C J 10 8
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
Cope with overcall
Holdup play
Avoidance duck
Attitude signal
S A K 4
H 10 9 8 4
D 10 3 2
C 7 5 4
3 NT by North7 top tricksCash 4 more winnersmade 3 +400


West

Dbl
3 NT
North

Pass
All Pass
East
1 D
2 C
South
1 H
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q 10 9 7 3 2
H J 5 2
D 7 6
C 9 8
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 N
4 W
5 E
6 E
7 W
8 W
9 E
10 E
Lead
H 2
H 8
H 5
C 2
D J
D 8
S A
C 3
D A
S 6
2nd
4
10
C 4
8
3
4
2
9
5
H 9
3rd
Q
J
7
K
2!
K
5
A
C 5
8!
4th
3
6
A
10
6
7
4
J
S 3
9
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
7 3
S A K J 8
H A 10 3
D K 2
C 6 5 3 2
TableS 6 5
H 6 4
D A J 10 9 8
C A K 7 4
Bidding
Play
 
Negative double
Avoidance finesse
Throw-in play
S 4
H K Q 9 8 7
D Q 5 4 3
C Q J 10
3 NT by West7 top tricksN endplayed, lose 1made 3 -400


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 C
3 NT
East

Pass
All Pass
South
1 NT
2 D
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K 8 6 4
H Q 3
D A 10 8 5
C Q 9 2
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 N
4 W
5 S
6 E
Lead
H 5
H 6
S 4!
H J
D Q
S J
2nd
3!
10
2
S 6
3
3
3rd
K
4
Q
2
5
5
4th
7!
Q
A
A
K
K
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
2 2
2 3
3 3
S A 5
H J 9 8 5 4
D 4 3
C 10 8 7 3
TableS J 10 7 2
H K 6 2
D K 6 2
C 6 5 4
Bidding
Play
 
Stayman convention
Play to trick one
Holdup play
S Q 9 3
H A 10 7
D Q J 9 7
C A K J
3 NT by South5 top tricksLose the last trickmade 3 +400


West
1 D
3 NT
North
Pass
Pass
East
2 NT
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q 4 3
H 10 9 8 7
D J 9
C Q J 10 9
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 S
4 N
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 N
9 W
10 W
11 E
Lead
S J
H 2
S 9
S 4?
D 2
H 3
D 3
C Q
D A
H 4
D 5
2nd
A
10
5
K
10?
7
7
4
C 9
8
C 5
3rd
3
K
Q
7
K
Q
8!
2
4
J
6
4th
2
A
8
6
9
6
J
K
Q
C 3
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
S A 6 5
H 5 4 3 2
D A K 8 6
C K 7
TableS K 8 2
H K Q J
D 5 4 3 2
C A 8 4
Bidding
Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Shun holdup play
Avoidance finesse
S J 10 9 7
H A 6
D Q 10 7
C 6 5 3 2
3 NT by East6 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 4 -630


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Practice 4C17 by Richard Pavlicek

Notrump Play Technique V


West

Pass
North
1 D
3 NT
East
1 H
All Pass
South
2 D
Board 1
None Vul
S A K 2
H A Q 7
D A K 5 4
C 6 5 3
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 N
4 N
5 S
6 W
Lead
H 6
D K
D A
C 3!
D 7
H 5
2nd
2
2
C 7
8
Q
A
3rd
10
3
6
K!
4
3
4th
Q
8
10
2
S 7
8
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
5 1
S 9 8 6 4 3
H 10 5
D Q 10 8
C Q 10 2
TableS Q J 7
H K J 9 6 4 3
D 2
C A 8 7
Bidding
 
Play
 
Cope with overcall
Follow up minor raise
Placing enemy cards
Timing the play
S 10 5
H 8 2
D J 9 7 6 3
C K J 9 4
3 NT by North6 top tricksCash 4 more winnersmade 3 +400


West

2 NT
North

Pass
East
1 C
3 NT
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q J 7 5 3
H J 8 7 6
D 7 6
C 7 6
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 N
4 W
5 S
6 W
7 S
8 E
Lead
S 5
S 10
S 3
D 3
H 5
C 5
H 4
H A
2nd
2
9
8
6
Q
6
9
3rd
K
J!
H 3
9!
6
10!
7
4th
4
6
A
10
2
J
K
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
1 3
2 3
2 4
3 4
S A 9 4
H Q 10 9
D A 8 4 3
C K 9 5
TableS 8 6 2
H A K 2
D K 9 2
C A 10 4 3
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
Resp to 1 of a suit
Avoidance finesse
Automatic squeeze
Overtaking play
S K 10
H 5 4 3
D Q J 10 5
C Q J 8 2
3 NT by West8 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 3 -400


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 C
3 NT
East

Pass
All Pass
South
1 NT
2 D
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 8 4 3
H Q J 6 5
D A Q J 4
C 8 2
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 S
4 E
5 S
6 N
Lead
S 6
S 9
H 3!
C 3
H 4
H 5
2nd
3
A
2
A
9
10
3rd
J
5
Q
6
J
8
4th
2!
4
K
2
7
A
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
3 3
S Q 10 7 6 5
H A 9 2
D 10 9 8
C Q 6
TableS J 9
H K 10 7
D 7 6 5 2
C J 10 7 3
Bidding
Play
 
Stayman convention
Holdup play
Play for best chance
S A K 2
H 8 4 3
D K 3
C A K 9 5 4
3 NT by South8 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +430


West
1 H
2 H
North
Pass
Pass
East
2 D
3 NT
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q J 8 3
H 10 9 8 5
D Q 10 3
C K 9
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 N
5 S
6 S
7 S
8 E
Lead
C 6
D 2
D 4
C 9
C Q
C 8
S 4
D A
2nd
2
6
10
10
5
7
2
J
3rd
K
K
5!
J
S 3
S 8
J
S 7
4th
A!
3
8
3
4
S 9
A
Q
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
2 2
2 3
2 4
3 4
4 4
S 7 2
H A K Q 7 6
D K 4
C 7 5 3 2
TableS A 10 9
H 4 3
D A 9 7 5 2
C A 10 4
Play
 
Shun holdup play
Combine chances
S K 6 5 4
H J 2
D J 8 6
C Q J 8 6
3 NT by East7 top tricksWin the restmade 3 -600


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Practice 4C21 by Richard Pavlicek

Notrump Play Technique VI


West

Pass
North
1 NT
3 NT
East
2 H
All Pass
South
3 S
Board 1
None Vul
S A 2
H Q 9 3
D K Q 4 3
C A J 10 4
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 S
4 S
5 E
6 N
7 N
8 S
9 S
Lead
H A!
D 10
S J
C 2!
D 9
S A
D 4
S K
C 6
2nd
4
A
3
5
7
D 5
6
8
8
3rd
8!
2
2!
10
S 5
7
J
C 4
J
4th
3
3
4
Q
Q
6
C 7
H 7
3
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
S Q 8 6 5 3
H 8 2
D 2
C K 9 8 7 5
TableS 4
H A K J 10 7
D 10 9 8 6 5
C Q 3
Bidding
Play
Defense
 
Interference over 1 NT
Avoidance finesse
Ace lead at notrump
Count signal
S K J 10 9 7
H 6 5 4
D A J 7
C 6 2
3 NT by North7 top tricksCash 2 more winnersmade 3 +400


West

Dbl
2 S
3 NT
North

Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
Pass
2 H
2 NT
South
1 S
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 7 6 2
H 8 7 6
D Q 8 7 5
C 10 9 2
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 W
4 W
5 W
6 E
7 E
8 W
9 S
Lead
S A!
D J!
H A
H K
H J
H 10
C 3
C 7!
D 4
2nd
3
K
6
7
8
S 9
J
9
A
3rd
2
8
4
5
Q!
D 3
Q
4
7
4th
8!
2
2
3
9
D 5
2
K
9
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
6 2
7 2
S 5 3
H A K J
D A K 6 3
C A Q 8 7
TableS Q 8 4
H Q 10 5 4
D 9 2
C 6 5 4 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Resp to takeout double
Rebid by doubler
Deceptive play
Avoidance duck
Ace lead at notrump
S A K J 10 9
H 9 3 2
D J 10 4
C K J
3 NT by East7 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 3 -400


West

Pass
All Pass
North

3 D
East

Pass
South
1 D
3 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S Q J 10
H 4
D K J 9 6 5
C A 4 3 2
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 N
5 N
Lead
H 6
D 2
S Q!
S J
D 5
2nd
4
8
2
4
7
3rd
Q
K
8
9
10!
4th
K
3
6
3
S 5
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
S 7 6 5 3
H A 9 8 6 2
D 8
C 10 6 5
TableS K 4 2
H Q 10 7
D Q 7 3
C K Q 9 7
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Rebid by opener
Avoidance finesse
Safety play
When to cover honor
Choose lead at notrump
S A 9 8
H K J 5 3
D A 10 4 2
C J 8
3 NT by South4 top tricksCash 5 more winnersmade 4 +430


West
1 NT
Pass
North
Pass
Pass
East
3 NT
South
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S J 10 7 3 2
H 5 4 3
D A 9 6
C K Q
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 N
4 W
5 N
6 E
7 E
8 W
9 W
10 W
Lead
S 3
C 2
S J
C 4
S 2?
C A
H 6
C 10
C 8
H Q
2nd
6
Q
8
K
Q
J
7
H 4
D 6
5
3rd
9
3!
5
7!
H 2
6
A!
D 2
D 3
K!
4th
A
5
K
9
4
D 9
3
H 8
D 8
9
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
S A K 4
H A Q
D K 7 5
C 10 8 6 4 2
TableS Q 8 6
H K J 10 6
D 4 3 2
C A 7 3
Bidding
Play
Defense
 
Response to 1 NT
Avoidance duck
Choose lead at notrump
Discard signal
S 9 5
H 9 8 7 2
D Q J 10 8
C J 9 5
3 NT by West8 top tricksCash 2 more winnersmade 4 -630


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