Main   Practice 4D01 by Richard Pavlicek  

Suit Play Technique


West

4 S
North
1 H
5 H
East
1 S
All Pass
South
4 H
Board 1
None Vul
S A 7 2
H A K J 10 9
D A 7 6 2
C 3
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 W
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 N
9 W
10 N
11 S
Lead
S K
C 3!
H 3!
C 2!
S 2
C 6
H K
D 2
D J
D 6
C 7
2nd
3
5
9
9
4
K
S 9
5
A
9
S 8
3rd
5
10
6
H 10
H 2
H J
4
Q
8
H 7
H A
4th
A
J
Q!
4
6
Q
5
K
3
4
A
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
6 2
7 2
8 2
9 2
S J 8 6 5
H 5 3
D K J 10 4
C K J 9
TableS K Q 10 9 4
H 6
D 9 8 5
C A Q 5 4
Bidding
 
Play
Weak jump raise
Competitive auction
Set up dummy’s suit
S 3
H Q 8 7 4 2
D Q 3
C 10 8 7 6 2
5 H by North7 top tricksDummy is goodmade 5 +450


West

2 C
2 H
4 H
North

Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 NT
2 D
3 H
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K 9 5
H J 10
D 9 7 6 2
C K 8 4 2
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 W
Lead
H J
C 3!
C 5!
H 5
C 10
D 5
C J
D A
D 10
2nd
2
2
7
10
9
2
Q
6
7
3rd
7
A
H 3
A
H 6
K
H 8
4
J
4th
K
6
4
9
8
3
K
8
H Q
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
8 1
S 8 7 4 2
H K 8 6 5 3
D A 10 5
C 3
TableS Q 3
H A 4 2
D K Q J 4
C A J 10 5
Bidding
Play
Defense
Stayman convention
Dummy reversal
Leading trumps
S A J 10 6
H Q 9 7
D 8 3
C Q 9 7 6
4 H by West9 top tricksLose 2 more tricksmade 4 -420


West

Pass
All Pass
North

2 S
East

Pass
South
1 S
4 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A J 4
H 7 5 2
D K 6 4 3
C Q 10 4
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 W
4 S
5 S
6 W
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 S
Lead
H K
H 4!
S 3
C A
H 6!
S 2
H 8
C 10
S K
S 8!
2nd
2
9
4
2
J
J
Q
9
9
H 3
3rd
10
5
5
4
7
6
S A
S 10
D 3
D 4
4th
A
C 3
7
5
C 6
Q
C 8
7
D 2
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
S 9 3 2
H K Q J 9 3
D J 8
C J 7 2
TableS 6 5
H 10
D Q 9 7 2
C K 9 8 6 5 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Follow up major raise
Ruff in short hand
Automatic squeeze
S K Q 10 8 7
H A 8 6 4
D A 10 5
C A
4 S by South9 top tricksEast is squeezedmade 5 +450


West
1 S
3 H
North
Pass
Pass
East
2 H
4 H
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 9 8 3
H J 9 2
D K 10 8
C Q 10 6 5
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 E
6 W
7 W
8 E
9 E
10 W
Lead
C 4
S 2!
S 4
H A!
H 4
S K
S 5
C K
C 8
S 7
2nd
2
6
8
8
Q
9
C 5
7
9
H J
3rd
Q
A
H 3
5
K
D 3
H 6
3
H 10
D 4
4th
A
3
10
2
9
J
Q
6
10
D 6
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
9 1
S A K 7 5 4
H K 10 5
D Q 7 2
C 3 2
TableS 2
H A 7 6 4 3
D J 5 4 3
C A K 8
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
Rebid after 2-over-1
Set up dummy’s suit
Ruff in short hand
Choose lead at suit
S Q J 10 6
H Q 8
D A 9 6
C J 9 7 4
4 H by East8 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 4 -620


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Practice 4D05 by Richard Pavlicek

Suit Play Technique II


West

3 S
All Pass
North
1 D
Pass
East
Pass
Pass
South
3 D
5 D
Board 1
None Vul
S 8 6 5 4
H A 7 4
D A Q 10 4
C K 9
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 N
Lead
S 3
C 10
S 5!
D 3
S 6
D 8
S 8
H 2
D A
2nd
9
K
7
5
10
9
C 6
5
H 9
3rd
J
8
D 2
10
D K
Q
D J
A
C 4
4th
4
2
2
6
Q
C 3
K
3
7
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S A K Q J 2
H Q 8 6 5
D 9 7 5
C 10
TableS 10 7 3
H J 9 3
D 6
C Q J 8 7 6 3
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
Follow up minor raise
Cope with overcall
Dummy reversal
Try for a ruff
S 9
H K 10 2
D K J 8 3 2
C A 5 4 2
5 D by North9 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 5 +400


West

1 H
North

Pass
East
1 D
4 H
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q J 10 8 4
H J 10 8
D Q 10 7
C 10 5
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 E
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 E
10 N
11 E
Lead
S Q
H A!
H K
S 3
S 5
D 4
S 7
D K
D 5
C 10
D 8
2nd
K
6
Q
9
8
2
10
9
J
A!
C 9
3rd
6
2
5
A
H 3
A
H 4
3
6
3
C 7
4th
2
8
10
4
C 4
7
C 2
10
Q
6
H J
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
8 1
9 1
9 2
S A 7 5 2
H 9 7 5 2
D A 6 3
C 7 6
TableS K 3
H A K 4 3
D K 8 5 4
C A Q 8
Bidding
 
Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Rebid by opener
Ruffing with 4-4 fit
Combine chances
S 9 6
H Q 6
D J 9 2
C K J 9 4 3 2
4 H by West8 top tricksClaim the restmade 5 -450


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

2 D
3 S
East

Pass
Pass
South
1 S
2 S
4 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A 4 3
H K J 4 3
D J 9 8 5 2
C 3
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 E
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 N
Lead
C K
D 3!
C 4
D 2
C J
D 5
S 7
D 9
H 2
D J
2nd
3
6
8
4
Q
Q
9
A
7
C 7
3rd
2
8
10
S 5
S 4
S 6
A
S 8
K
H 8
4th
A
10
S 3
7
6
K
2
H 6!
5
S J
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
8 2
S K J 9
H 9 7 6
D K 7 6
C K Q 10 5
TableS 2
H Q 10 5
D A Q 10 4
C 9 7 6 4 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Resp to 1 of a suit
Rebid after 2-over-1
Set up dummy’s suit
Ruff in short hand
Set trap for declarer
S Q 10 8 7 6 5
H A 8 2
D 3
C A J 8
4 S by South7 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 +420


West
1 D
2 H
5 C
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 H
4 NT
6 H
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 9 7 6 5 3
H 7 6 5
D 9 8 5
C 9 5
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 W
Lead
D K
D 3!
H 4
D 4
C 7
D J
H Q
H 9
2nd
A
8
3
9
2
C 9
S 8
7
3rd
5
H 10
8
H J
A
H A
K!
S 2
4th
2
6
5
7
5
10
6
D Q
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
S 10 4
H K 9 8 2
D A J 4 3
C A 8 4
TableS K J 2
H A Q J 10 4
D 2
C K Q J 7
Bidding
 
Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Key-card Blackwood
Dummy reversal
Delay drawing trumps
S A Q 8
H 3
D K Q 10 7 6
C 10 6 3 2
6 H by East10 top tricksLose 1 trickmade 6 -1430


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Practice 4D09 by Richard Pavlicek

Suit Play Technique III


West

Pass
North
1 S
4 S
East
Pass
All Pass
South
2 S
Board 1
None Vul
S A K 8 6 5
H 4
D J 10 6
C A K J 4
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 N
4 N
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 N
9 S
10 N
Lead
H Q
H 2!
S A
S K
C 4
H 5
C K
C J
H 10
C A
2nd
A
K
2
10
6
7
7
8
D 5
D 7
3rd
8
S 5
3
7
10
S 6
3
Q
S 8
D 2
4th
4
3
4
9
2
6
5
9
9
S Q
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
9 1
S Q 9 4
H K 8 7
D A Q 8 5
C 9 5 2
TableS 10 2
H Q J 9 6 3
D K 9 7
C 8 7 6
Bidding
Play
Follow up major raise
Dummy reversal
S J 7 3
H A 10 5 2
D 4 3 2
C Q 10 3
4 S by North9 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 4 +420


West

2 S
4 H
5 H
North

Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 H
3 H
4 NT
6 H
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A 9 8 7
H 7 5
D 7 6 5
C 8 7 6 5
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 S
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 E
10 W
Lead
D Q
S J
D 2
S 4
H 3
S 5
H 4
S 6
D 4
S K
2nd
10!
Q
A
7
6
8
C 2
A
9
C 5
3rd
5
3!
6
H 8
A
H 9
Q
H 10
H 2
C 4
4th
K
9
3
2
5
10
7
D 8
7
C 3
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S K 6 5 4 3
H A Q 2
D A 10
C Q J 10
TableS J
H K J 10 9 8 4 3
D K 4 3
C A 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Blackwood convention
Preserve entry
Set up dummy’s suit
S Q 10 2
H 6
D Q J 9 8 2
C K 9 3 2
6 H by East10 top tricksClaim the restmade 6 -980


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

3 C
3 NT
East

Pass
Pass
South
2 NT
3 H
4 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 10 5 4 3
H 8 7 3
D K 2
C A 8 4 2
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 S
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 E
10 S
Lead
C J
S K
S A
C 7
C 4!
D 4
C 8!
D A
H K
D Q
2nd
2
6
D 5
5
D 3
7
D 10
8
A
9
3rd
3
3
4
A
S 2
K
S 7
2
5
H 7
4th
K
8
9
Q
6
6
9
S J
3
S Q
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
7 1
8 1
8 2
S 6
H 10 5
D J 9 8 7 5
C J 10 9 6 5
TableS Q J 9 8
H K Q J 4
D 10 6 3
C Q 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Opening 2 NT & response
Stayman convention
Ruffing with 4-4 fit
Survive bad break
S A K 7 2
H A 9 6 2
D A Q 4
C K 7
4 S by South9 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 4 +420


West
1 D
Pass
5 D
North
1 H
Pass
All Pass
East
2 H
4 D
South
3 H
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q J 9
H A K J 9 3
D 7 6 5
C 5 4
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 W
10 W
Lead
H K
S Q
H 6!
D 3
H 7
D Q
H 8
C 2
D 9
D 4
2nd
2
4
3
2
9
C 6
J
7
7
C 5
3rd
5
8
D 10
8
D J
A
D K
A
S 5
S 6
4th
4
A
10
5
Q
6
S 3
4
S K!
S 7!
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S A 10 2
H 8 7 6 4
D A 9 8 4
C A 3
TableS 6 5 4
H 2
D K Q J 10 3
C K Q 10 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Cope with overcall
Cue-bid to show fit
Dummy reversal
Use trumps as entries
Keep correct stopper
S K 8 7 3
H Q 10 5
D 2
C J 9 8 7 6
5 D by West9 top tricksLose the last trickmade 5 -600


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Practice 4D13 by Richard Pavlicek

Suit Play Technique IV


West

Pass
All Pass
North
1 NT
3 NT
East
Pass
Pass
South
3 S
4 H
Board 1
None Vul
S A 2
H A K 5
D Q 6 5 3
C K 8 6 2
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 S
9 S
Lead
C Q
H 7
S A!
S 2
S 8!
H 5
H Q
H J
S Q
2nd
2
2
5
6
9
6
C 7
D 7
J
3rd
5
A
3
K
H K!
10
D 3
C 6
D 5
4th
H 3
4
4
7
C 3
C 4
8
9
C 9
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
S J 9 7 4
H 2
D A 9 7
C Q J 10 7 4
TableS 6 5
H 9 8 6 4
D K J 10
C A 9 5 3
Bidding
Play
Response to 1 NT
Establish side suit
S K Q 10 8 3
H Q J 10 7 3
D 8 4 2
C
4 H by South8 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 4 +420


West

3 C
4 D
5 S
6 D
North

Pass
Pass
Dbl
All Pass
East
1 D
3 H
5 C
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K Q 10 2
H J 7 4 2
D 7
C J 10 9 7
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 E
10 E
Lead
S 5
H 3!
H 5
D 4
H 9
C 3
H Q
D 5
D K
D 3
2nd
A
2
8
7
10
J
K
S 2
8
S 8
3rd
10
A
D 10
9
D A
A
D Q
J
S 6
S 7
4th
3
6
4
2
7
5
J
6
S Q
S K
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
S A 7 6
H 3
D A Q 10 5 4
C K Q 4 3
TableS 4 3
H A Q 9 5
D K J 9 3
C A 8 2
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
Resp to 1 of a suit
Control-showing bid
Dummy reversal
Lead based on double
S J 9 8 5
H K 10 8 6
D 8 6 2
C 6 5
6 D by East10 top tricksLose the last trickmade 6 -920


West

1 S
4 S
North

Pass
All Pass
East

2 S
South
Pass
Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 9
H K 10 9 5
D Q J 10 6
C Q 10 9 3
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 W
4 S
5 W
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 E
10 W
11 E
Lead
D Q
H A!
H 4
C 5
S A
S 2
H 6
D 4
H 7
D 8
H J
2nd
2
5
9
A
9
C 3
D 5
6
D 9
10
S Q
3rd
3
2
3
10
5
K
S 3
S 7
S 6
S 10
C 2
4th
A
8
Q
4
4
J
10
7
K
K
C 9
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
9 2
S A 8 6 3 2
H A 4
D A 8 4
C A J 2
TableS K 10 7 5
H J 7 6 3 2
D 2
C 7 6 4
Bidding
Play
 
Follow up major raise
Set up dummy’s suit
Ruff in short hand
S Q J 4
H Q 8
D K 9 7 5 3
C K 8 5
4 S by West7 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 4 -620


West
Pass
Pass
Pass
North
1 H
2 S
4 H
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
2 C
3 H
Board 4
Both Vul
S A 7 4 3
H A K Q 10 5
D 10 7 5
C 4
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 S
Lead
H 3
C 4!
C 3
H 5
C 5
S 3
C 7
S 4
H J
S 2
2nd
2
9
K
6
2
5
10
6
8
D 2
3rd
7
A
H K
9
H Q
Q
H 10
K
D 5
A
4th
A
6
8
4
J
9
Q
8
D 4
10
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
S 9 8
H 8 7 4
D K J 9 2
C K 10 6 2
TableS J 10 6 5
H 6 3
D A 8 4
C Q J 9 8
Bidding
 
Play
Resp to 1 of a suit
Rebid after 2-over-1
Dummy reversal
S K Q 2
H J 9 2
D Q 6 3
C A 7 5 3
4 H by North9 top tricksLose the restmade 4 +620


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Practice 4D17 by Richard Pavlicek

Suit Play Technique V


West

1 D
3 H
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 C
1 H
4 H
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S K J 6 3
H 9 4 2
D A J 9
C Q 5 2
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 N
4 N
5 E
6 S
7 W
8 E
Lead
S 10
D 2!
S J
C 2
D 5
C K
D 4
H 6
2nd
Q
8
4
A
Q
H 5
J
3
3rd
K
K
5
10
3
5
H K!
A
4th
A
A
2
3
9
6
C 4
2
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
2 2
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
S Q 2
H A Q J 5
D K 10 7 6 4 3
C 3
TableS A 8 4
H K 8 7 6
D 5 2
C A J 7 6
Play
 
Set up dummy’s suit
Delay drawing trumps
S 10 9 7 5
H 10 3
D Q 8
C K 10 9 8 4
4 H by East6 top tricksDraw trump, claimmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

1 H
2 S
4 S
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 D
1 S
3 S
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 9 8 5 3
H Q 9 7 5
D K 3
C A 8 4
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 S
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 N
10 S
Lead
C 3
S 3
S K
D 2
D 3
D 6
C 4
D 7
C 8
D 9
2nd
A!
7
10
5
J
10
7
Q
J
S Q
3rd
9
A
5
K
A
S 8
K
S 9
S 2
H 5
4th
2
4
J
4
8
C 5
6
H 2
10
H 6
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
9 1
S Q 10 4
H K J 8
D Q 10 8 5
C 10 6 3
TableS J 7
H A 10 6 2
D J 4
C Q J 9 7 5
Play
 
Establish side suit
Communication/entries
S A K 6 2
H 4 3
D A 9 7 6 2
C K 2
4 S by South7 top tricksWin the high trumpmade 4 +620


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

1 H
2 D
4 H
East

Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
Pass
1 S
3 H
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 8 6
H A K Q 5 2
D A 8 6 2
C 4 3
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 W
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 N
8 S
9 N
Lead
H 4
S 6!
H J
S 8
S 4
D A
D 2
S 7
H Q
2nd
3
5
K
2
C 10
7
10
C 6
C 5
3rd
9
3!
7
A
H 2
4
H 8
H 5
C 2
4th
A
10
6
Q
J
3
5
K
10
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S Q 10
H J 10 9
D Q 9 5 3
C K 10 9 6
TableS K J 5 2
H 7 4
D K J 10 7
C Q 7 5
Play
 
Defense
Set up dummy’s suit
Ducking play
Leading trumps
S A 9 7 4 3
H 8 6 3
D 4
C A J 8 2
4 H by North8 top tricksCash 2 more winnersmade 4 +420


West
2 C
3 H
4 NT
5 NT
6 H
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
3 C
4 H
5 D
6 D
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S J 9 8 5
H 3
D K 10 7 6
C Q J 9 5
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 S
8 W
9 W
Lead
S 5
H A
H 5
S 4
C 3!
S 6!
D 3
S Q
D Q
2nd
2
3
D 7
3
5
H 8
A
J
K
3rd
10
2
K
K
A
7
6
D 8
H J
4th
A
4
6
8
2
9
4
D 2
5
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S A K Q 7
H A Q 10 9 7 5
D A Q
C 3
TableS 6 4 2
H K J 2
D 8 4
C A 8 7 6 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Opening 2 C & response
Blackwood convention
Lead toward honor
Ruff in short hand
S 10 3
H 8 6 4
D J 9 5 3 2
C K 10 2
6 H by West11 top tricksClaim the restmade 6 -1430


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Practice 4D21 by Richard Pavlicek

Suit Play Technique VI


West

Pass
All Pass
North
1 S
3 S
East
Pass
Pass
South
2 S
4 S
Board 1
None Vul
S A K Q 9 8
H K 3
D 9 6 5 3
C K 2
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 W
4 N
5 W
6 N
7 E
8 S
9 N
Lead
C 3
D 3!
S 6
D 5
S 5
D 6!
C 6
H 4
D 9
2nd
5
8
8
J
9
Q
A
2
A
3rd
8!
2
2
4
3
7
9
K
S J
4th
K
10
4
K
7
C 4
2
8
H 5
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
S 10 6 5
H J 9 5 2
D K 10
C Q 9 8 4
TableS 3 2
H Q 10 8
D A Q J 8
C J 7 6 3
Bidding
Play
Defense
Follow up major raise
Ruff in short hand
Third-hand play
S J 7 4
H A 7 6 4
D 7 4 2
C A 10 5
4 S by North9 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +420


West

1 H
3 S
North

Pass
Pass
East
1 D
1 S
4 S
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 9 5
H Q J 9 5
D Q 10 8 5
C J 10 3
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 S
4 E
5 S
6 E
7 W
8 W
9 S
Lead
C 6
D 2!
C 2
D 4
C Q
D 6
H A
H 2
S 7
2nd
A!
5
4
J
5
H 4
5
9
3
3rd
3
K
10
3
J
S 2
6
7
5
4th
7
A
K
8
S 8
10
8
K
10
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
5 3
6 3
S K J 3 2
H A 10 3 2
D 3 2
C A 5 4
TableS A Q 10 8
H 7 6
D K 9 7 6 4
C K 7
Bidding
 
Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Rebid by responder
Delay drawing trumps
Ruffing with 4-4 fit
S 7 6 4
H K 8 4
D A J
C Q 9 8 6 2
4 S by East7 top tricksCrossruff the restmade 4 -420


West

Pass
All Pass
North

2 H
East

Pass
South
1 H
4 H
Board 3
E-W Vul
S Q 7 4 2
H 6 5 3
D 9 4
C K J 10 5
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 S
4 S
5 S
6 N
7 S
Lead
D K
D Q
H A
H K
D 5
S 2
H Q
2nd
4
9
2
9
6
5
10
3rd
8
3
3
5
H 6
K
S 4
4th
2!
A
4
7
C 4
8
S 6
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
S J 8
H 10 9 2
D K Q J 10 7 6
C 8 2
TableS A 10 9 6 5
H 7 4
D 8 3
C A 7 6 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Follow up major raise
Holdup play
Ruff in short hand
Attitude signal
Try for an overruff
S K 3
H A K Q J 8
D A 5 2
C Q 9 3
4 H by South6 top tricksLose 2 more tricksmade 4 +420


West
1 H
3 H
North
Pass
Pass
East
2 H
4 H
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S K J
H 10 3
D Q 10 8 6 5 2
C Q J 3
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 S
4 W
5 W
6 N
7 N
8 E
9 W
10 E
Lead
D 6
S 3!
C 10
H A
S 6!
D Q
C Q
S 5
H 4
S 8
2nd
3
J
K!
3
K
9
A
A
10
10
3rd
K
2
3
2
4
7
7
H Q!
J
H 5
4th
A
Q!
2
6
7
4
4
D 2
7
D 5
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
S 6 3
H A Q 9 8 5 4
D A 4
C K 6 4
TableS 9 8 5 4 2
H K J 2
D 9 3
C A 5 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Follow up major raise
Set up dummy’s suit
Use trumps as entries
Overtaking play
Attack dummy’s entry
S A Q 10 7
H 7 6
D K J 7
C 10 9 8 7
4 H by West9 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -620


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Practice 4D25 by Richard Pavlicek

Suit Play Technique VII


West

Pass
All Pass
North
Pass
2 S
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 S
4 S
Board 1
None Vul
S 10 8 3
H K 8 4 3
D J 3
C K 8 4 3
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 W
4 S
5 E
6 S
Lead
C J
D 3!
S 2!
D 2
S 5
D 6
2nd
K!
7
3
4
A!
5
3rd
6
Q
4
J
6
S 10
4th
2
A
7
K
8
8
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
S K 6 2
H 10 7
D A 10 5 4
C J 10 9 5
TableS 5 4
H J 9 6 5
D K 9 8 7
C Q 7 6
Play
 
Defense
Avoidance finesse
Shun finesse
Shift to trumps
S A Q J 9 7
H A Q 2
D Q 6 2
C A 2
4 S by South9 top tricksConcede high trumpmade 4 +420


West

3 H
North

Pass
East
1 H
4 H
South
Dbl
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 10 9 8 2
H 5 3 2
D 10 9 4
C J 10 9
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 W
Lead
D Q
D 2!
D 5
H 8
D 6
H 9
H K
S 4
2nd
3
7
10
4
S 2
C 4
5
8
3rd
4
A
H 6
10
H A
J
Q
J
4th
K
9
8
2
J
3
S 6
Q
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
7 1
S 5 4
H K J 10 7
D A 6 5 3
C 7 6 3
TableS K J 3
H A Q 9 8 6
D K 2
C A Q 2
Play
 
Dummy reversal
Elimination technique
S A Q 7 6
H 4
D Q J 8 7
C K 8 5 4
4 H by East8 top tricksS endplayed, lose 2made 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

1 C
1 S
4 S
East

Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
Pass
1 H
2 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A Q J 5
H A 6
D A 2
C J 6 5 3 2
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 W
4 S
5 E
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 N
Lead
D 3
C 2!
D 5
C 4
D Q
C 5
S 4
C 6
S 6
S Q
2nd
4
7
2
8
7
10
3
A
7
H 3
3rd
J
Q
8
3
6
S 10
J
S K
A
H 2
4th
A
K
K
9
S 5
D 9
2
H 7
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 9 7 3
H Q 9 8 7
D J 9 6 5
C K 8
TableS 8 2
H K J 3
D Q 10 8 3
C A 10 9 7
Play
 
Establish side suit
Avert overruff
S K 10 6 4
H 10 5 4 2
D K 7 4
C Q 4
4 S by North7 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 4 +420


West
1 S
4 D
5 C
6 C
6 H
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
3 S
4 H
5 D
6 D
7 S
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 10 4 2
H K J 9
D J 10 7 5
C Q 9 4
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
Lead
S 4
H 2
H 3
S 5
H 8
S 7
S 9!
2nd
6
9
5
2
7
10
H Q
3rd
8
A
S 3
J
S A
K
C 2!
4th
Q
4
J
H 6
K
H 10
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
S A Q 7 5 3
H 2
D A 8 6 3
C A K 2
TableS K J 9 6
H A 8 3
D K Q 2
C J 8 3
Bidding
Play
 
Control-showing bid
Dummy reversal
Automatic squeeze
S 8
H Q 10 7 6 5 4
D 9 4
C 10 7 6 5
7 S by West11 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 7 -2210


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Practice 4D29 by Richard Pavlicek

Suit Play Technique VIII


West

Pass
All Pass
North
4 S
5 D
East
Pass
Pass
South
4 NT
6 S
Board 1
None Vul
S A Q J 10 9 8 7 2
H 4 2
D Q 6
C 2
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 S
8 N
9 S
Lead
C J
C 3!
S 2
C 4
S 9
C A
C 6
H 2
C 7
2nd
K
D 4
3
D 5
D 3
D 7
H 6
8
3rd
Q
S 7
6!
S 8
K
D 6
S 10
A!
4th
2
5
4
8
5
9
10
7
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
S 5 4
H K 9 7 6
D K J 9 7 5 4
C Q
TableS 3
H J 10 8
D A 10 8 3
C J 10 9 8 5
Bidding
 
Play
 
Choose weak opening
Blackwood convention
Set up dummy’s suit
Shun finesse
S K 6
H A Q 5 3
D 2
C A K 7 6 4 3
6 S by North11 top tricksLose 1 trickmade 6 +980


West

2 D
3 S
North

Pass
Pass
East
1 S
2 H
4 S
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 5 3
H Q 7 5 3
D K 10 8 7
C K J 2
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 N
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 E
10 E
11 W
Lead
S 7
D 4!
S 5
H 4
D 6!
D 2
H 6
D 3
S A
C 3
D 5
2nd
2
9
4
3
Q
8
9
10
9
9
3rd
3
J
6
A
A
S K
S Q
S 10
C 6
A!
4th
8
K
J
2
7
C 4
5
C 5
C 2
J
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S Q J 2
H 4
D A J 5 3 2
C A Q 7 6
TableS A K 10 8 4
H A 10 8 6
D 6 4
C 8 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Resp to 1 of a suit
Rebid after 2-over-1
Set up dummy’s suit
Ruff in short hand
Leading trumps
S 9 7 6
H K J 9 2
D Q 9
C 10 9 5 4
4 S by East8 top tricksLose last 2 tricksmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

1 H
2 S
East

Pass
Pass
South
1 D
1 S
4 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S J 6 5 4
H K Q 8 6
D 4
C 6 5 4 2
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 S
4 E
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 S
Lead
C J
C 10
D 2!
C K
D 3
S 5
D 5
S 6
D J
2nd
2
4
8
S 2
10
7
A
9
3rd
9
7
4
8
S 4
K
S J!
A
4th
3
A
Q
5
K
8
H 2
10
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
S Q 10 8
H A 9 7 4
D A 10 8
C J 10 8
TableS 9 7
H J 10 5 3 2
D K Q
C K Q 9 7
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Rebid by responder
Follow up major raise
Establish side suit
Avert overruff
Make declarer ruff
Attitude signal
S A K 3 2
H
D J 9 7 6 5 3 2
C A 3
4 S by South4 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 +420


West
1 D
2 H
4 D
North
1 H
Pass
Pass
East
2 D
3 D
5 D
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S K Q 10
H K J 10 8 2
D 2
C A J 9 8
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 S
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 W
10 E
Lead
S K
C 2!
H Q
S 5
C 4
S 6
C 5
D A
D 10!
C 6
2nd
8
9
A
10
7
Q
K
2
H 2
S 7
3rd
2
3
8
D 3
D 8
D 4
D 9
5
Q
D K
4th
A
10!
5
3
8
4
J
7
J
A
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S A 6 5
H A 9 7 4
D A K 10 9 8
C 2
TableS 8
H 6 5
D Q 6 5 4 3
C Q 6 5 4 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Cope with overcall
Follow up minor raise
Set up dummy’s suit
Use trumps as entries
S J 9 7 4 3 2
H Q 3
D J 7
C K 10 7
5 D by West7 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 5 -600


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