Main   Practice 4F01 by Richard Pavlicek  

Trump Control


West

4 H
North
1 S
Pass
East
Dbl
Pass
South
2 S
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S A K J 7 5
H 9 4 2
D 6 2
C A 5 3
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 S
7 W
Lead
S K
S A
H 6
H 7
C J!
S Q
C 8!
2nd
3
4
4
8
3
H 10
A
3rd
8
2
K
J
2
5
4
4th
9
H 3
5
2
Q
6
6
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
4 3
S 9
H A J 10 6 3
D K 8 5 4
C J 10 8
TableS 6 4 3
H K Q 7
D A Q 7
C K 9 4 2
Bidding
Play
 
Resp to takeout double
Delay drawing trumps
Keep trump control
S Q 10 8 2
H 8 5
D J 10 9 3
C Q 7 6
4 H by West8 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

1 S
2 D
4 S
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 C
1 NT
2 S
Board 2
N-S Vul
S J 8 7 3 2
H K 4 3
D A K 4 3
C 7
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 N
4 W
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 N
10 N
11 S
12 N
Lead
C Q
C J
S 3
S K
C 5
D 3
C K
D A
D K
H 3
H 6
D 4
2nd
3
4
4
7
8
5
A
J
H 5
8
J
H 10
3rd
9
2
5!
9
S 8
Q
S J
6
7
A
K
S 6
4th
7
S 2
10
A
6
2
10
8
9
2
9
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 K Q 10
H J 2
D 10 9 8 2
C A 9 8 2
TableS 9 4
H Q 10 9 8 5
D J 5
C Q J 10 6
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Rebid by responder
Opener’s third bid
Keep trump control
Elopement play
Attitude signal
S A 6 5
H A 7 6
D Q 7 6
C K 5 4 3
4 S by North8 top tricksLose the last trickmade 4 +620


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

2 C
3 NT
East

Pass
Pass
South
1 NT
2 H
4 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K J 6 5
H 5 2
D K Q J
C 8 5 4 2
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 S
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 N
9 S
Lead
D 4
H 2!
S A
S 2
H 5
H 3
D Q
D K
H 7
2nd
J
4
8
10
10
9
6
7
J
3rd
3
Q!
5
K!
A
S 6
8
A
S J
4th
2
6
4
9
8
K
5
9
S Q
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
8 1
S 10 8
H J 9 8 6
D 10 9 5 4
C K 7 3
TableS Q 9 4
H K 10 4
D 7 6 3
C A J 10 6
Bidding
Play
Stayman convention
Shun finesse
S A 7 3 2
H A Q 7 3
D A 8 2
C Q 9
4 S by South7 top tricksWin 2 trump tricksmade 4 +420


West
1 D
3 D
4 H
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
2 H
3 H
6 H
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S K 8 6 4
H 8 2
D 10 7 6 2
C K 7 3
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 E
4 E
Lead
S Q
H 7
H K
H J!
2nd
H 5!
2
9
Q
3rd
6
A!
C 2
C 4
4th
2
6
8
S 4
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
S
H 7 5
D A K Q J 5 4
C Q 6 5 4 2
TableS A 10 7 2
H A K J 10 4 3
D 3
C A 10
Bidding
 
Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Slam decision
Retain suit control
Trump management
S Q J 9 5 3
H Q 9 6
D 9 8
C J 9 8
6 H by East11 top tricksClaim the restmade 6 -1430


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Practice 4F05 by Richard Pavlicek

Trump Control II


West

Pass
All Pass
North
1 D
2 H
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 H
4 H
Board 1
None Vul
S 7 5 4 3
H A 8 4 3
D A 10 4
C A 4
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 W
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 S
Lead
S J
C 3
H 3!
S 10
H 5
C 4
C 8
D 4
C 10
2nd
3
5
2
4
9
J
9
8
Q
3rd
9
A
Q
6
A
K
H 4
K
H 8
4th
A
2
K
K
10
6
D 2
6
D 5
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S J 10
H K J 9
D Q 7 6
C Q 9 7 6 5
TableS Q 9 8 6
H 10 2
D J 9 8 5 2
C J 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Opening one-bid
Resp to 1 of a suit
Keep trump control
Timing the play
S A K 2
H Q 7 6 5
D K 3
C K 10 8 3
4 H by South8 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 4 +420


West

1 S
3 H
North

Pass
Pass
East
1 H
2 NT
4 H
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 10 9 7 5
H 6
D K 9 4
C Q 8 7 4 2
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 E
4 E
5 S
6 E
7 S
Lead
D J
H A
H K
H 3!
D 10
H 4!
D 7
2nd
2
7
10
J
3
Q
C 3
3rd
9
2
5
9
4
D 6
K
4th
Q
6
C 2
C 4
A
C 7
5
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
4 2
4 3
S A K Q 6 3
H 9 5 2
D 6 3 2
C 10 3
TableS J 2
H A K 8 4 3
D A Q 5
C A J 6
Play
 
Force out high trump
Avoid enemy ruff
S 8 4
H Q J 10 7
D J 10 8 7
C K 9 5
4 H by East11 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -420


West

1 S
3 S
North

Pass
All Pass
East

2 S
South
Pass
Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 9
H 7 6 5 2
D K 10 8 3
C K Q 8 6
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 W
4 W
5 S
6 N
7 W
8 E
9 W
10 W
11 W
Lead
C K
C 6
S Q
S J
C 5
D 3
S 8
H 3
S 10
H Q
H J
2nd
2
4
9
H 2
D 4!
2
H 5
4
D 8
7
D 10
3rd
10
A
5
6!
Q
Q
A
A
D 5
8
K!
4th
3
S 2
3!
K
J
A
4
6
7
9
C 7
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
2 2
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
8 3
S Q J 10 8 2
H A Q J
D A J 7 4
C 3
TableS A 6 5
H K 10 8 3
D 6 5 2
C J 4 2
Bidding
Play
 
Follow up major raise
Trump management
Avoid tap; shed loser
S K 7 4 3
H 9 4
D Q 9
C A 10 9 7 5
3 S by West9 top tricksLose the last trickmade 3 -140


West
Pass
Pass
Pass
North
1 S
3 C
4 S
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
2 NT
3 S
Board 4
Both Vul
S J 10 9 8 7
H A K 3
D 7
C K Q 7 3
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 S
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
Lead
H 10
S J
S K
C 2
C 3
C 4
C 7
2nd
2
2
6
5
9
D 6
J
3rd
8
A!
7
K
A
Q
S 3
4th
A
5
4
6
8
10
H 6
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
S Q 6 5
H Q 8 7 6
D K J 10 6
C 8 5
TableS 4 2
H 10 9
D A 9 5 3 2
C J 10 9 6
Bidding
Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Trump management
Shun finesse
S A K 3
H J 5 4 2
D Q 8 4
C A 4 2
4 S by North9 top tricksLose 3 tricksmade 4 +620


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Practice 4F09 by Richard Pavlicek

Trump Control III


West

1 H
3 H
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 D
2 H!
4 H
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S Q 9 8 7
H 6 5
D J 7 3 2
C A K 8
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 N
4 S
5 W
6 E
7 E
8 W
9 W
10 E
11 W
Lead
C K
C A
C 8
S 3
H 2
H K
H 8
H Q
D 10!
D 5
D 8
2nd
2
10
J
A
5
4
7
S 8
2
C 6
7
3rd
9
5
Q
9
A
10
J
S 4
Q
K
9
4th
3
4
S 5!
2
3
6
S 7
9
4
3
C 7
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
8 3
S A 10 6 5
H Q J 10 2
D K 10 8
C 4 3
TableS 4 2
H A K 8
D A Q 9 6 5
C J 10 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Rebid by opener
Follow up major raise
Avoid tap; shed loser
Unblocking play
Make declarer ruff
S K J 3
H 9 7 4 3
D 4
C Q 9 7 6 5
4 H by West8 top tricksClaim the restmade 4 -420


West

Pass
All Pass
North

3 S
East
Pass
Pass
South
3 D
4 S
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A K Q 8 7
H A 9 7 4 3
D Q
C Q 2
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 N
4 N
5 N
6 W
7 W
Lead
H K
S 10!
S K
S Q
S 8!
C A!
C 4
2nd
S 9!
2
5
D 3
C 8
2
Q
3rd
2
A!
C 3
D 2
C 5
7
K
4th
3
4
3
6
J
6
9
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
4 2
4 3
S J 6 3 2
H 10 8 6 5 2
D 8
C A J 4
TableS 5 4
H K Q J
D 9 7 6 3
C K 10 8 7
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Choose weak opening
Response to preempt
Play to trick one
Force out high trump
Discard signal
Cash out play
S 10 9
H
D A K J 10 5 4 2
C 9 6 5 3
4 S by North12 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +620


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

1 S
3 H
East

Pass
Pass
South
1 H
2 D
4 H
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A J 10 2
H 7 5 2
D A K 2
C 5 4 2
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 E
4 S
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 N
11 S
12 N
Lead
C J
H 3!
C Q!
H A
S 3!
S 2
D 4
S 10
D 5
D 2
D 8
S J
2nd
2
8
K
J
5
9
7
K
10
9
C 9
C 7
3rd
8
2
6
5
A
H 4
K
H 6
A
Q
H 7
H 9
4th
A
10
4
Q
4
6
3
7
6
S 8
J
Q
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 Q 8 7 6 5
H J 8
D 10 7
C J 10 9 6
TableS K 9 4
H K Q 10
D J 9 6 3
C Q 8 7
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Rebid by opener
Rebid by responder
Duck to keep control
Elopement play
Unblocking play
S 3
H A 9 6 4 3
D Q 8 5 4
C A K 3
4 H by South9 top tricksLose the last trickmade 5 +450


West
1 H
2 S
North
Pass
Pass
East
1 S
4 S
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 10 6
H 8 7 3
D K J 9 7 2
C Q J 3
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 W
Lead
D 4
H 4!
S 2
H 5
H A
S 3
D 5!
H 9
H 2
2nd
3
6
6
10
8
10
8
D 7
D 9
3rd
K
Q
A!
J
C 2
K!
S 7
C 4
C 8
4th
A
3
5
7
K
8
2
D 10
C 5
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
S 9 7 3 2
H A Q J 9 2
D 3
C A 7 6
TableS A K J 4
H 5 4
D A 6 5
C 9 8 4 2
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
Follow up major raise
Trump management
Shun finesse
Choose lead at suit
S Q 8 5
H K 10 6
D Q 10 8 4
C K 10 5
4 S by East6 top tricksCrossruff, lose 1made 6 -680


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Practice 4F13 by Richard Pavlicek

Trump Control IV


West

Pass
All Pass
North
1 C
2 H
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 H
4 H
Board 1
None Vul
S 8 6 5
H K 5 4 2
D A 3
C A Q 6 3
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 S
4 N
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 N
10 S
11 N
Lead
S 2
S 3
C 2!
H K
H 2
D 2
D 3
D 4
S 8
D 6
C A
2nd
5
K
8
8
10
5
9
10
7
Q
9
3rd
A
4
Q
3
A!
A
K
H 4
H 6
H 5
5
4th
Q
6
4
7
9
8
7
J
9
S 10
K
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
10 1
S J 9 4 2
H Q 9 7
D Q 10 7 5
C K 8
TableS A 10 7 3
H 10 8
D J 9 8
C J 10 9 4
Bidding
Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Timing the play
Shun finesse
S K Q
H A J 6 3
D K 6 4 2
C 7 5 2
4 H by South6 top tricksLose the restmade 4 +420


West

1 S
2 D
4 S
North

Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 C
1 NT
2 S
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 10 3
H 10 9 5 2
D J 4
C K 10 8 6 4
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 S
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 W
9 E
10 W
11 W
12 E
Lead
H 2
S 9
H Q
S 5
C 3!
C 5
D A
D 3
C 7!
D K
D 6
C J!
2nd
A
J
7
Q
4
9
4
J
Q
H 9
C 10
3rd
3
2!
5
A!
A
S 4
5
Q
S 6
8
S 7
4th
6
3
K
10
2
6
2
7
8
9
10
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
10 1
S A 8 6 4 2
H 8 7 6
D A K 6 3
C 3
TableS 9 7 5
H A K 4
D Q 8 5
C A J 7 5
Bidding
 
Play
 
Rebid by responder
Opener’s third bid
Duck to keep control
Elopement play
S K Q J
H Q J 3
D 10 9 7 2
C Q 9 2
4 S by West9 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 5 -450


West

1 D
1 NT
North

Pass
Pass
East

1 S
4 H
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A 6
H 10 9 8 5
D Q 7 2
C A 7 5 3
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 E
4 E
5 N
6 E
7 E
8 N
9 W
10 W
11 W
Lead
C 4
C 3
H A
S 3!
C 5
S K!
S J
C 7!
D A
D K
D 5
2nd
9
H 3!
Q
2
H 4
4
7
S 8!
2
7
Q
3rd
A
6
2
Q
8
5
C Q!
K
4
9
H 7
4th
2
10
5
A
J
6
H 8
H 6
3
6
8
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
8 3
S Q 5
H J 6 2
D A K 10 5
C Q J 10 9
TableS K J 10 8 3
H A K 7 4 3
D 9 4
C 2
Bidding
Play
Rebid by responder
Survive bad break
S 9 7 4 2
H Q
D J 8 6 3
C K 8 6 4
4 H by East6 top tricksCrossruff the restmade 4 -620


West
Pass
Pass
North
1 H
4 H
East
Pass
All Pass
South
2 H
Board 4
Both Vul
S K Q J
H 10 9 8 7 6
D A
C A K 4 2
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 E
4 N
5 W
Lead
D Q
H 10
D J
H 7
D K
2nd
4
A
6
S 2
C 2!
3rd
9
3
3
J!
2
4th
A
2
H 6
Q
7
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
2 3
S 9 7
H Q 5 4 2
D K 9 8 5 3
C J 8
TableS 6 4 3 2
H A
D Q J 10 2
C Q 10 7 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Follow up major raise
Keep trump control
Avoid tap; shed loser
S A 10 8 5
H K J 3
D 7 6 4
C 9 6 5
4 H by North10 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +620


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Practice 4F17 by Richard Pavlicek

Trump Control V


West

1 H
4 H
North
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 D
2 H
South
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S J 9 8 4
H K Q 10
D K 5
C 10 9 7 5
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 N
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 W
Lead
C 10
H 2!
C 5
H 5
S 5
S 10
S 6
C 4
S 7
2nd
3
10
A
J
4
3
9
J
J
3rd
6
4
8
A
A
K
H 6
K
H 7
4th
Q
9
2
Q
2
8
Q
7
D 2
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S K 7 6 5
H A 8 3 2
D 7 4
C K Q 2
TableS A 10
H 7 6 5 4
D A J 9 3
C A 4 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Follow up major raise
Keep trump control
Ducking play
S Q 3 2
H J 9
D Q 10 8 6 2
C J 8 6
4 H by West8 top tricksLose 2 more tricksmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

1 H
2 NT
4 H
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 D
2 C
3 H
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A 7 2
H K Q 10 9
D K 4 2
C 6 5 3
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 W
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 N
9 N
Lead
H 3
D 2!
H 7
S 3
S 2
D 3
H K
H 10
D 4
2nd
2
5
Q
5
6
8
5
8
S 8
3rd
6
J!
4
A
H J
K
C 4
C 7
A
4th
9
Q
A
4
9
9
C 9
C 10
10
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S Q J 9 5
H 7 6
D Q 10 8
C A J 10 9
TableS K 10 8 6 4
H 8 5 4 3
D 9 5
C Q 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Opener’s third bid
Choose best game
Seven-card trump fit
Timing the play
S 3
H A J 2
D A J 7 6 3
C K 8 7 4
4 H by North7 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 4 +620


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
North

2 D
3 H
4 D
6 H
East

Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 S
2 H
4 C
5 C
Board 3
E-W Vul
S Q 2
H K J 4 2
D A J 7 6
C J 9 5
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 E
4 S
5 S
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 S
10 S
Lead
C A
S 3
C K
H A
S K
S 5
D 6
S 9!
S 7!
S 6
2nd
5
4
H 8
3
J
D 3
4
C 6
C 8
C 10
3rd
7
Q
2
2
2
H 4
K
D 7!
D J!
D A!
4th
H 7
A
9
C 3
8
10
10
D 5
D 8
C 4
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S J 4
H 9 6 5 3
D 10 3
C A 10 8 6 2
TableS A 10 8
H
D Q 9 8 5 4
C K Q 7 4 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Control-showing bid
Establish side suit
Keep trump control
S K 9 7 6 5 3
H A Q 10 8 7
D K 2
C
6 H by South7 top tricksCrossruff the restmade 6 +980


West
1 C
3 C
3 S
5 H
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
Dbl
East
1 S
3 H
4 NT
6 S
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 9 8
H A J 10 9 3
D 6 5
C J 6 5 2
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 N
4 E
5 E
6 W
7 W
8 W
Lead
H 4
S 5
S 9
S A
C 3
C K
C Q
C 7
2nd
S 2
8
K
Q
4
5
6
J
3rd
3
3!
J
D 3
A
H 7
H Q
S 4
4th
2
7
10
H 9
2
10
H 5
H 6
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
S 10 5 2
H
D A J 7 3
C A K Q 9 8 7
TableS A K 6 4 3
H K Q 7 2
D K 8 2
C 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Opener’s third bid
Blackwood convention
Keep trump control
Ducking play
Lead based on double
S Q J 7
H 8 6 5 4
D Q 10 9 4
C 10 4
6 S by East9 top tricksWin the restmade 6 -1430


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