Main   Practice 4J01 by Richard Pavlicek  

Signaling Methods


West

1 D
3 NT
North
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 C
2 NT
South
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S 10 2
H A K 9 5
D 9 5 2
C Q 8 6 5
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 S
6 E
7 E
8 E
9 E
Lead
S 5
D 4
C 10
D 6
H 8!
S K
S Q
C K
C J
2nd
3
3
Q!
A!
3
6
7
7
9
3rd
10
K
A
7
5!
4
9
2
D 10
4th
A
2
3
5
Q
2
D 9
5
6
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S 9 4 3
H J 4 3
D K Q J 10 7
C 10 2
TableS A K Q 8
H Q 10 6
D 6 4
C A K J 4
Bidding
Defense
 
Rebid by opener
Count signal
When to cover honor
S J 7 6 5
H 8 7 2
D A 8 3
C 9 7 3
3 NT by East5 top tricksLose the restdown 1 +50


West

Pass
Pass
North

1 H
3 NT
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 D
1 NT
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A 4 3 2
H K Q 6 4
D A 6
C 6 5 4
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 N
8 S
Lead
C K
S 10!
H 5
H 4
H 7
D A
D 6
D Q
2nd
4
2
3
8
C 2!
4
9
7
3rd
7
J!
K
A
Q
2
K
C 5
4th
3
K
J!
2
9
3
5
10
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
S 10 9 7
H 3 2
D J 7 5 3
C A K J 2
TableS Q J 6
H J 10 9 8
D 10 9 4
C 9 8 7
Bidding
Defense
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Read partner’s signal
Overtaking play
S K 8 5
H A 7 5
D K Q 8 2
C Q 10 3
3 NT by South8 top tricksWin 1 more trickdown 1 -100


West

1 H
2 H
North

Pass
All Pass
East

1 S
South
Pass
Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K 8 4
H Q 10 6
D Q 9 6 2
C A 9 5
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 N
4 W
5 W
6 W
7 W
8 N
9 N
10 W
11 W
Lead
D 2
S 2
S 8
H A
H K
C J
C 3
H Q!
S 4!
H 8
D 8
2nd
3
Q
9
6
10
5!
A!
C Q
7
C 9
9
3rd
J
K
10
7
9
4
6
C 7
J
S 5
4th
5
3
A
2
J
8!
2
3
H 4
C 10
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
4 3
4 4
5 4
6 4
S A Q
H A K 8 5 4 3
D 10 8 5
C J 3
TableS 9 7 5 3
H 9 7
D K 4 3
C K Q 6 4
Bidding
Defense
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Count signal
Read partner’s signal
S J 10 6 2
H J 2
D A J 7
C 10 8 7 2
2 H by West6 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 1 +100


West
Pass
Pass
Pass
North
1 H
2 H
4 H
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 S
3 H
Board 4
Both Vul
S 4 3
H K Q 10 7 6 5
D A K J
C 8 3
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 W
4 N
5 N
6 N
7 S
8 W
Lead
C K
C 5!
D 2
H K
H Q
S 4
S Q
S 6!
2nd
4
10
A
9!
8
9!
A
H 10
3rd
Q!
J
8
2
4
J
3
H J
4th
3
8
4
3
D 3
7!
5
2
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
4 3
4 4
S A 10 7 6
H 3
D 10 6 3 2
C Q J 9 6
TableS 9 5
H J 9 8
D Q 8 7
C A K 7 5 2
Bidding
Defense
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Honor signal
Count signal
S K Q J 8 2
H A 4 2
D 9 5 4
C 10 4
4 H by North8 top tricksClaim the restdown 1 -100


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Practice 4J05 by Richard Pavlicek

Signaling Methods II


West

1 NT
4 S
North
1 D
Pass
All Pass
East
1 S
3 S
South
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S K 10 8
H K 5 3
D Q 9 7 6
C A J 10
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 E
6 N
7 N
8 E
9 E
10 E
11 E
Lead
D 3
C 5
S 3
S A
C 6
S K
H 3
S 7
S 5
S 4
D 2
2nd
4
2
8
9
8
2
A
H 8
D 8
D 10
H 9
3rd
9
K
Q
J
Q
H 10
4
H 6
C 4
H 7
A
4th
K
10!
6
10
A
C 3
2
D 6
H 5
H K!
7
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
9 2
S J 3
H 7 6 2
D A J 4
C K Q 7 4 3
TableS A Q 7 5 4 2
H A J
D K 5 2
C 6 5
Bidding
 
Defense
 
Resp to suit overcall
Rebid by overcaller
Count signal
Avoid endplay
S 9 6
H Q 10 9 8 4
D 10 8 3
C 9 8 2
4 S by East8 top tricksLose the restdown 1 +50


West

1 H
All Pass
North

2 D
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 D
3 NT
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A 7
H 6 4
D Q J 10 7
C J 9 8 5 4
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 E
4 S
5 S
6 S
7 N
8 N
9 N
10 S
Lead
H K
H 7
H 5
D A
D K
D 6
D J
S A
S 7
S Q
2nd
4
6
A
8
2
S 2!
C 7!
5
8
C 2
3rd
9
J
3
7
10
Q
9
4
K
C 5
4th
2
8
C 4
3
4
5
C 3
3
10
9
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
S 10 3 2
H K Q 10 7 3
D 8 2
C A 3 2
TableS J 9 8 5
H J 9 5
D 5 4 3
C Q 10 7
Bidding
 
Defense
 
Cope with overcall
Follow up minor raise
Attitude signal
Discard signal
S K Q 6 4
H A 8 2
D A K 9 6
C K 6
3 NT by South8 top tricksLose the restdown 1 -100


West

1 S
4 S
North

Dbl
All Pass
East

2 S
South
Pass
Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 9
H K 9 8 7
D Q J 6 3
C A K 5 2
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 W
4 W
5 W
6 E
7 N
8 E
9 W
10 W
Lead
C K
D Q!
S K
S Q
S 2
C 8
C 5!
H 2
S J
S 3
2nd
3
4
9
D 3
C 2
9
S 6
5
H 7
H K!
3rd
J!
2
4
5
A
Q
7
A
H 3
H 4
4th
4
A
8
7
10
A
6
9
D 7
D 8
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
S K Q J 3 2
H A 10
D A K 5
C Q 6 4
TableS A 6 5 4
H J 4 3 2
D 10 9 4
C 8 3
Bidding
Defense
 
Cope with T/O double
Honor signal
Shift to safe suit
S 10 8 7
H Q 6 5
D 8 7 2
C J 10 9 7
4 S by West8 top tricksCash 1 more winnerdown 1 +100


West
Pass
Pass
North
2 NT
Pass
East
Pass
Pass
South
3 NT
Board 4
Both Vul
S A K 3
H A Q 10 8
D K Q J 7
C Q 4
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 N
4 W
5 E
6 N
7 N
8 N
9 W
Lead
H 2
C Q
C 4
H 7
S Q!
D K
D Q
D 7
H 3
2nd
4
2!
6
8
2
2
5
9
Q
3rd
K
7
9
9
8!
3
4
10
5
4th
A
3
A!
6
K
6!
8!
A
C 10
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
5 3
6 3
S 10 8 7 6
H K 7 3
D A 8 6
C A 5 3
TableS Q J 5
H J 9 5 2
D 9 5 2
C 8 6 2
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
 
Opening 2 NT & response
Set up suit at notrump
Communication/entries
Count signal
Holdup play
S 9 4 2
H 6 4
D 10 4 3
C K J 10 9 7
3 NT by North4 top tricksCash 2 more winnersdown 1 -100


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Practice 4J09 by Richard Pavlicek

Signaling Methods III


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
1 H
1 NT
2 S
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 S
2 D1
4 S
Board 1
None Vul
S 9 5 3
H K J 10 5 4
D A 10 4
C A 5
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 E
7 E
8 S
9 E
Lead
C K
S 3
H 2
S 5
H 3
C 9
S 10!
D 5
D 3!
2nd
A
8
9!
7
6
8
Q
7
6
3rd
J!
A
10
K
J
6
C 7
10
9
4th
4
2
7!
6
A
5
9
K
A
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
4 2
5 2
5 3
6 3
S 6 2
H Q 9 8 6
D Q 9 7
C K Q 7 6
TableS 10 8 7
H A 7
D K 3 2
C J 10 9 3 2
Note 1
Bidding
Defense
 
new minor forcing
Opener’s third bid
Duck to deny entry
Break up squeeze
S A K Q J 4
H 3 2
D J 8 6 5
C 8 4
4 S by South7 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 -50


West

3 C
3 NT
North

Pass
All Pass
East
2 NT
3 D
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A J 9 2
H 8 7 5 4
D 9 8 2
C 8 5
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 E
4 S
5 E
6 S
7 N
8 E
9 W
10 W
11 W
12 N
Lead
C Q
H K
H J
S 6!
D 4
S 5
C 8
D 5
H Q
H 10
S 10
S 2!
2nd
2
3!
A!
3
Q
7
K
6
5
7
A
D K
3rd
5!
2
9
9
3
J
7
J
C 6
C 10
D 7
C 9
4th
A
8!
4
K
2
8
3
8
6
D 10
4
Q
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
3 2
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
7 4
8 4
S Q 10 7 3
H Q 10 9 2
D J 3
C 4 3 2
TableS K 8
H K J
D A K 7 5 4
C A K 10 6
Bidding
 
Defense
 
Opening 2 NT & response
Stayman convention
Attitude signal
Count signal
S 6 5 4
H A 6 3
D Q 10 6
C Q J 9 7
3 NT by East4 top tricksLose the last trickdown 1 +50


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

1 NT
2 D
3 NT
East

Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
Pass
2 C
2 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A J
H A J 5
D J 10 5 4
C K Q J 8
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 N
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 N
8 S
9 N
10 S
Lead
C 6
D J
D 4
H 2!
H 3!
H 6
D 5
S 3
S J
D K
2nd
2
3
C 5!
5
8
A
C 7
7!
Q!
7
3rd
9
2
Q
10
Q
7
9
A
K
10
4th
Q
8!
A
4
J
9
6
4
2
C 10
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
2 2
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
S 9 7 6 2
H Q 6 2
D A 8 7 6
C 9 4
TableS Q 5 4
H K 10 7 3
D 3
C A 10 7 6 5
Bidding
Defense
 
Stayman convention
Discard signal
Count signal
S K 10 8 3
H 9 8 4
D K Q 9 2
C 3 2
3 NT by North3 top tricksWin 1 more trickdown 1 -50


West
2 C
2 S?
3 NT
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
2 D
3 C1
4 S
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 10 9 5
H 9 4
D J 9 6 5
C K Q 10 3
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 W
4 W
5 W
6 S
7 N
Lead
C K
S 9
H K
S K
H Q
H 6!
D 5!
2nd
2
3
9!
5
4
10
Q
3rd
7
2
3
4
5
S 10
K
4th
5!
A
7!
7
A
8
A
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
3 3
4 3
S A K Q 8 6
H K Q 10
D A 8
C A J 5
TableS J 4 3
H J 8 5 3
D Q 3 2
C 6 4 2
Note 1
Bidding
Defense
 
 
 
second negative
Opening 2 C & response
Read partner’s signal
Count signal
Holdup on H A crucial
H 6 is suit preference
S 7 2
H A 7 6 2
D K 10 7 4
C 9 8 7
4 S by West7 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 +100


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Practice 4J13 by Richard Pavlicek

Signaling Methods IV


West

4 H
North
1 S
Pass
East
Dbl
Pass
South
3 S
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S A K 9 6 4
H 3 2
D Q 9 4
C A J 8
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 S
4 N
Lead
S K
S 6!
C 7
C 8
2nd
2
8
9
Q
3rd
Q!
J
A
H 7
4th
3
10
2
3
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
0 4
S 10 3
H A K 10 9
D 7 5
C 10 9 6 5 3
TableS 8 2
H Q 8 5 4
D A K 3
C K Q 4 2
Bidding
 
Defense
 
Weak jump raise
Resp to takeout double
Honor signal
Try for a ruff
S Q J 7 5
H J 7 6
D J 10 8 6 2
C 7
4 H by West6 top tricksWin the restdown 1 +50


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

1 H
3 H
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 D
1 S
4 H
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 3 2
H A K Q J 5 3
D J 10 2
C 10 3
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 S
4 N
5 N
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 W
10 N
Lead
C K
C 6
H 9
H K
H Q
S 3
C 8
S 2
C J
D J
2nd
5
A
4
2
6
4
4
5
H 5
5!
3rd
9!
2
A
8
D 3
K
H 3
9
Q
4
4th
3
10
7
10
S 7
6!
7
J
S 10
K
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
6 2
7 2
7 3
S A J 7 6
H 10 4
D K 9 8
C J 9 4 2
TableS 8 5 4
H 7 6 2
D Q 6 5
C K Q 7 6
Bidding
Defense
 
Rebid by responder
Attitude signal
Count signal
S K Q 10 9
H 9 8
D A 7 4 3
C A 8 5
4 H by North8 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 -100


West

Pass
North

3 NT
East

All Pass
South
1 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S Q 8
H Q 7 2
D Q 8 2
C K J 10 8 5
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 S
5 W
6 W
Lead
H J
C 3
C 5
C 9
D K!
D 6
2nd
2
4
2
A
2
Q
3rd
3
J
Q
8
3!
A
4th
K
7
6!
S 2!
4
5
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
3 2
3 3
S J 9 7 5
H J 10 9 8
D K 6
C A 6 4
TableS 10 6 3 2
H 6 5 3
D A J 10 3
C 7 2
Bidding
Defense
 
Response to 1 NT
Count signal
Discard signal
S A K 4
H A K 4
D 9 7 5 4
C Q 9 3
3 NT by South6 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 1 -50


West
1 D
1 NT
2 S
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 S
2 C1
4 S
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 8 2
H 10 6 5 4
D A 6 5
C A J 8 2
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 E
4 E
5 W
6 N
7 S
8 S
Lead
H K
S 4
S J
D 3
D 4?
D 6!
H Q
C 10
2nd
A
2
6
9!
A!
7
2
4
3rd
4
Q
5
Q
K
S 9
5
A
4th
8
7
8
5!
2
8
J
3
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
4 2
4 3
4 4
S K 5 4
H A 2
D Q J 10 8 4
C K 6 4
TableS A Q J 10 3
H J 8
D K 7 3
C Q 7 3
Note 1
Bidding
Defense
 
new minor forcing
Opener’s third bid
Count signal
Holdup play
S 9 7 6
H K Q 9 7 3
D 9 2
C 10 9 5
4 S by East6 top tricksWin the restdown 1 +100


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Practice 4J17 by Richard Pavlicek

Signaling Methods V


West

2 C
3 S
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 S
2 NT
4 S
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S 9 3
H A J 9 7 3
D K J 8 2
C 6 5
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 S
4 N
Lead
H 2!
H 9!
D 7!
H 7
2nd
5
K
Q
Q
3rd
A
S 6!
K
S 2
4th
4
6
3
8
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
0 4
S A Q J
H 10 8 6 5
D Q
C K 9 7 3 2
TableS K 8 7 5 4
H K Q 4
D 6 4 3
C A Q
Bidding
Defense
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Suit preference signal
Underlead to partner
S 10 6 2
H 2
D A 10 9 7 5
C J 10 8 4
4 S by East8 top tricksWin the restdown 1 +50


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 D
4 S
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 S
2 NT
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q 10 5
H K 8 6
D A Q J 8 6
C K 2
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 E
4 W
5 E
Lead
D 9
S 5
D 10!
H 9
D 3
2nd
A
A!
K
6
7
3rd
2
3
S 6
A
S 7
4th
4
8!
6
4
8
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
1 3
1 4
S 8 7 6
H 9 7 5 3
D 9
C Q 9 8 7 5
TableS A 2
H A J 2
D 10 5 3 2
C J 10 6 3
Bidding
Play
Defense
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Draw trumps early
Suit preference signal
Trump length signal
S K J 9 4 3
H Q 10 4
D K 7 4
C A 4
4 S by South10 top tricksWin the restdown 1 -100


West

2 H
North

2 S
East

All Pass
South
1 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S J 7 6 5 4 3
H J 10 5
D 3
C K 7 2
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 E
Lead
H 2
H 9!
D 6!
H 3!
S 10!
D 2
S 5
C J
C 9
2nd
7
5
J
10
K
5
D 7
4
3
3rd
A
S 8
A
S 2
Q
S 4
A
2
5
4th
J!
Q
3
K
3
4
H 4
A
K
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
0 4
1 4
2 4
3 4
3 5
4 5
S Q
H A 9 8 6 4 3
D A 9 5
C Q 5 4
TableS 10 8 2
H 2
D K 10 7 6 4
C A 9 8 6
Bidding
Play
Defense
 
Interference over 1 NT
Deceptive play
Suit preference signal
Timing the defense
S A K 9
H K Q 7
D Q J 8 2
C J 10 3
2 S by North5 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 -50


West
2 NT
Pass
North
Pass
Pass
East
3 NT
South
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S A K J 10 7
H 10 9 8
D 4 3
C 6 3 2
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 E
4 S
Lead
S A!
H 10!
C 10?
S 2
2nd
4
J
A!
Q
3rd
8!
2
J
K
4th
9
4
2
5
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
1 3
S Q 9 3
H A K Q 5 4
D A 2
C K Q J
TableS 6 5 4
H J 7 6
D K Q 7 6
C 10 9 8
Bidding
Play
Defense
 
Opening 2 NT & response
Deceptive play
Ace lead at notrump
Grab lead quickly
S 8 2
H 3 2
D J 10 9 8 5
C A 7 5 4
3 NT by West7 top tricksLose 3 more tricksdown 2 +200


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