Main   Practice 4K01 by Richard Pavlicek  

Third Hand Play


West

Pass
North
1 S
3 S
East
Pass
All Pass
South
2 S
Board 1
None Vul
S A 8 7 6 3 2
H A 3
D Q 3
C K Q 10
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 S
4 W
5 N
6 N
7 E
8 W
9 E
Lead
H 4
D Q
D 10
C 9!
S A
S 2
H 5
C 8!
C A
2nd
6
2
A
K
J
K
Q
10
6
3rd
7!
K
3
7!
4
5
K
J
3
4th
A
4!
6
2
Q
D 9
3
4
Q
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
4 1
4 2
4 3
4 4
4 5
S Q
H K 10 7 2
D A 9 8 5 4
C 9 8 3
TableS K J
H J 8 5 4
D 7 6 2
C A J 7 5
Bidding
Play
Defense
 
Follow up major raise
Deceptive play
Rule of eleven
Duck to retain tenace
S 10 9 5 4
H Q 9 6
D K J 10
C 6 4 2
3 S by North6 top tricksClaim the restdown 1 -50


West

1 S
4 S
North

Pass
All Pass
East
1 C
1 NT
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 5
H 8 7 6 5 4
D K 10 9 5
C 8 5 3
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 E
4 W
5 S
6 E
7 W
8 S
Lead
H 5
S Q
S 4
C 2
D 8!
H J
C 4
D 7
2nd
Q
2
9
3
3
9
5
Q
3rd
2!
3
K
J
5!
A
9
K
4th
3
5
H 4
Q
J
6
10
A
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
5 1
5 2
6 2
S A K 8 7 6 3
H A 3
D Q 4 3
C 4 2
TableS Q 4
H Q J 10
D A J 2
C K J 9 7 6
Bidding
 
Defense
 
Rebid by opener
Rebid by responder
Third-hand play
Attack dummy’s entry
S J 10 9 2
H K 9 2
D 8 7 6
C A Q 10
4 S by West9 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 1 +50


West

Pass
North

3 NT
East

All Pass
South
1 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K 7 4
H 5 2
D Q J 9 3
C A 10 9 8
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 E
4 N
5 S
6 E
7 W
8 E
Lead
H Q
H 10
S 2
D 3
C Q
S 5
S 10
S 6
2nd
2
6
3
4
3
Q?
7
H 8
3rd
K!
4
8!
K
8
A
J!
H 7
4th
3
5
K
6
K
4
9
C 9
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
2 3
2 4
2 5
2 6
S A 10 8
H Q J 9 7 4
D 10 8 6
C 4 3
TableS J 6 5 2
H K 10
D 7 5 4
C K 7 5 2
Bidding
Defense
 
Response to 1 NT
Overtaking play
Finesse vs declarer
S Q 9 3
H A 8 6 3
D A K 2
C Q J 6
3 NT by South6 top tricksClaim the restdown 2 -100


West
Pass
3 H
North
Pass
Pass
East
1 H
4 H
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S J 5 4 3
H Q
D K 9 8 6
C A 10 8 4
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 N
4 S
5 E
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 S
Lead
D 2
C 2
C 4
D 5
H A
C 3
D J
H 4!
S Q!
2nd
3
7
J
4
10
6
K
K
3rd
8!
K
Q
9!
3
H 5
H 2
7
4th
Q
A
5
A
Q
8
7
D 6
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
5 3
S A 10 8
H J 9 7 5 3
D J 4 3
C K 5
TableS K 7 6
H A 8 6 4 2
D A Q
C J 3 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Passed hand response
Follow up major raise
Elimination technique
Ruff/discard endplay
Finesse against dummy
Shift to proper card
S Q 9 2
H K 10
D 10 7 5 2
C Q 9 7 6
4 H by East8 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 +100


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Practice 4K05 by Richard Pavlicek

Third Hand Play II


West

Pass
All Pass
North
Pass
2 NT
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 NT
3 NT
Board 1
None Vul
S 10 6 3
H Q 4 3 2
D J 6 2
C A Q 3
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 E
4 N
5 S
6 S
7 E
8 N
Lead
S Q
S 8
C 8!
H 2
H A
H 8
C 5
H 4
2nd
3
6
2
5
7
9
4
C 6
3rd
4!
K
9!
J
3
Q
10
C J
4th
2
7
Q
6
10
K
A
S 5
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
3 3
4 3
5 3
S Q J 9 8 5
H 9 7 6
D 10 8
C K 10 9
TableS K 4
H K 10 5
D Q 9 7 4
C 8 7 6 5
Bidding
Defense
 
Response to 1 NT
Do not unblock
Third-hand play
S A 7 2
H A J 8
D A K 5 3
C J 4 2
3 NT by South5 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 1 -50


West

3 S
North

Pass
East
1 S
4 S
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A
H Q 9 4
D A 10 7 6
C 10 9 7 5 3
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 N
4 W
5 E
6 E
7 E
8 S
Lead
H 2
S 5
H Q!
S 2
C Q!
C A
H 7
D 3!
2nd
5
9
3
C 3
2
6
J
2
3rd
9!
Q
6
K
4
K
10
10!
4th
K
A
A
J
5
7
4
Q
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
5 2
6 2
S Q 8 4 3 2
H A 10 5
D K 5 2
C K 4
TableS K 10 7 6 5
H K 7 3
D Q 9 4
C A Q
Bidding
Defense
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Third-hand play
Avoid endplay
S J 9
H J 8 6 2
D J 8 3
C J 8 6 2
4 S by East8 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 1 +50


West

1 NT
2 H
North

Pass
Pass
East

2 C
3 H
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 4 2
H J 7 6
D A 6 5
C K 8 7 6 3
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 E
4 S
5 E
6 N
7 W
8 W
9 S
10 N
Lead
S 4
H 2
H 3
D J
C 4
S 2
H Q
S 5
D 10
D 5
2nd
3
7
K
2
5
9
J
C 3
K
8
3rd
6!
A
5
6!
Q
10
4
7
A
9
4th
J
9
6
Q
K
A
D 7
8
4
3
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
5 2
5 3
5 4
5 5
S A J 5
H Q 8 5 2
D K 3 2
C A Q 2
TableS Q 9 7 3
H A 10 4 3
D Q 8 4
C 10 4
Bidding
Defense
 
Stayman convention
Third-hand play
Read partner’s lead
S K 10 8 6
H K 9
D J 10 9 7
C J 9 5
3 H by West5 top tricksWin the restdown 1 +100


West
Pass
Pass
North
1 S
4 S
East
Pass
All Pass
South
3 S
Board 4
Both Vul
S A J 8 6 2
H K 9 7
D A 6
C 6 5 3
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 E
4 N
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 S
10 E
Lead
D 3
S Q
D 2
S A
S 6
D Q
C 3
C A
C 2!
H 2
2nd
9
5
10
D 5
D 8
K
4
7
9!
4
3rd
4!
2
7!
7
9
S 8
K
5
6
J!
4th
6
K
A
3
4
J
10
8
J
K
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
7 2
8 2
S 5 4 3
H A J 8
D K 7 4
C Q 10 9 7
TableS K
H 10 6 3 2
D J 8 5 3 2
C J 8 4
Bidding
Defense
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Third-hand play
Avoid endplay
S Q 10 9 7
H Q 5 4
D Q 10 9
C A K 2
4 S by North7 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 1 -100


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Practice 4K09 by Richard Pavlicek

Third Hand Play III


West

Dbl
All Pass
North
1 S
Pass
East
Pass
3 D
South
2 S
3 S
Board 1
None Vul
S Q J 10 9 3
H K 4 3
D Q 9
C A Q 8
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 W
4 S
5 N
6 N
7 S
8 E
9 W
10 E
Lead
D 5
S Q
H J
C J
C Q
C 8
S 6
D J!
H 8
H 6
2nd
4
5!
3
K!
6
9
C 7
K
K
5
3rd
10
2
7!
A
3
S 4
J
A
A
9
4th
Q
A
Q
5
2
4
K
9
2
4
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
5 2
5 3
5 4
5 5
S A
H J 10 9 8
D A 10 3
C K 10 7 4 2
TableS K 5
H A 7 6
D J 8 7 5 2
C 9 6 5
Bidding
Play
Defense
 
Competitive auction
Elimination technique
Finesse against dummy
Finesse vs declarer
S 8 7 6 4 2
H Q 5 2
D K 6 4
C J 3
3 S by North4 top tricksClaim the restdown 1 -50


West

1 C
North

Pass
East
Pass
2 NT
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S J 10
H K 9 7 6
D 10 7 6 2
C K Q 4
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 N
4 N
5 W
6 E
7 N
8 S
9 N
Lead
S 2
C J
S J
D 2!
H 2
C 10
D 6
D 8
D 7
2nd
4
3
3
9
7
7
Q?
5
S 8
3rd
10
5
6
J!
Q
6
A
10
H 8
4th
K
Q
5
K
4
K
4
3
S 7
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
3 3
3 4
3 5
3 6
S A 7 5 4
H J 5 2
D K 5 4
C A 6 5
TableS K 8 3
H A Q 3
D Q 9 3
C J 10 9 2
Bidding
Play
Defense
 
Passed hand response
Finessing technique
Shift to safe suit
Finesse vs declarer
S Q 9 6 2
H 10 8 4
D A J 8
C 8 7 3
2 NT by East4 top tricksWin the restdown 1 +50


West

1 S
Pass
North

2 H
3 H
East

2 S
3 S
South
1 H
Pass
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 3
H 10 5 2
D 9 8 7 4
C A J 10 6 2
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 S
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 S
9 S
10 N
Lead
H 2
S 5
C 8
H Q
H 8
S 4
D J
S J
C 3
C J
2nd
3
3
9
K!
10
9
4
6
K
5
3rd
9!
Q
10!
A
S 2
K
2
C 6
A
H 6
4th
J
A
Q
5
4
C 2
K
10
4
7
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
5 2
5 3
5 4
5 5
S K 8 7 6 5
H A J 8
D J 6
C K 9 7
TableS Q 10 4 2
H Q 3
D A 10 5 2
C Q 5 4
Bidding
 
Defense
 
Resp to suit overcall
Competitive auction
Finesse against dummy
Finesse vs declarer
S A J 9
H K 9 7 6 4
D K Q 3
C 8 3
3 S by West6 top tricksClaim the restdown 1 +100


West
Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
1 C
2 S
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 S
4 S
Board 4
Both Vul
S K 8 6 2
H K 10 4
D A 9 4
C K J 4
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 S
4 S
5 S
6 E
7 N
8 S
9 N
10 S
11 W
12 E
Lead
H 2
S Q
S J
S 10
C 10
C 6
C 4
D 3
D 4
D 8
H 6
H A
2nd
4
4
H 5
C 3
Q!
2
7
7
Q!
J
10
7
3rd
8!
2
6
8
K
5
S 9
A
K
9
J
9
4th
Q
5
3
7
A
J
9
5
2
10
3
K
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
8 2
8 3
8 4
S 4
H 9 6 5 2
D J 7 6 2
C Q 9 5 3
TableS 7 5 3
H A J 8
D Q 10 5
C A 8 7 6
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
 
Opening one-bid
Follow up major raise
Elimination technique
Finesse against dummy
Unblocking play
S A Q J 10 9
H Q 7 3
D K 8 3
C 10 2
4 S by South7 top tricksWin the last trickdown 1 -100


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Practice 4K13 by Richard Pavlicek

Third Hand Play IV


West

Pass
North
1 NT
Pass
East
Pass
Pass
South
3 NT
Board 1
None Vul
S K 7
H K 4 3
D Q J 8 2
C A K 8 4
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 N
4 W
5 S
6 E
7 W
8 W
Lead
S 3
D J
D 2
H J
C 6
S 5
H 9
H 7
2nd
4
3
S 2
3
2
J
4!
K
3rd
8!
4
K
6!
4
Q
5
A
4th
K
7
A
Q
9
7
2
8
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
3 2
3 3
3 4
3 5
S Q 8 6
H J 10 9 7
D A 9 7 6
C Q 2
TableS 10 9 5 3 2
H A 6 5
D 3
C J 9 5 3
Bidding
Play
Defense
 
Response to 1 NT
Read enemy tactics
Finesse against dummy
Finesse vs declarer
S A J 4
H Q 8 2
D K 10 5 4
C 10 7 6
3 NT by North4 top tricksWin the restdown 1 -50


West

2 H
North

Pass
East
1 H
4 H
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K 7 2
H 2
D 9 8 7 3 2
C A 10 3 2
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 W
4 E
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 E
9 E
10 S
Lead
S 4
H K
H 3
S A
D 10
S J
D A
D K
H 5
C 6
2nd
Q
2
D 2
3
5
K
J
S 6
Q
4
3rd
2!
4
A
8
Q
H 9
4
6
6
10!
4th
9
8
J
7
3
5
7
8
D 9
K
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
8 1
9 1
S Q J 8
H K 7 6 3
D Q 6 4
C Q 7 4
TableS A 9
H A 10 9 5 4
D A K 10
C K 9 5
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
 
Follow up major raise
Elimination technique
Ruff/discard endplay
Place high cards
Finesse against dummy
S 10 6 5 4 3
H Q J 8
D J 5
C J 8 6
4 H by East9 top tricksLose 2 more tricksmade 4 -420


West

Pass
All Pass
North

3 S
East

Pass
South
1 S
4 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S Q 5 4 3
H A J 4
D K 8 7
C K 4 3
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 N
4 N
5 S
6 S
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 W
11 S
Lead
H 5
H K
S Q
S 3
S A
C A
C 2
C 4
H 9!
D 6!
D 2
2nd
4
7
2
10
H 8
5
7
9
Q
7
5!
3rd
10!
2
6
K
4
3
K
S 7
J
10
8?
4th
3
A
8
H 6
J
6
8
10
C J
Q
J
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
7 2
8 2
8 3
S 8
H Q 8 6 5 2
D A 6 5
C Q 10 7 5
TableS J 10 2
H K 10
D J 10 4 3
C J 9 8 6
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Elimination technique
Ruff/discard endplay
Finesse against dummy
Make declarer guess
S A K 9 7 6
H 9 7 3
D Q 9 2
C A 2
4 S by South8 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 -50


West
1 NT
3 NT
North
Pass
Pass
East
3 H
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 6 5 4
H 5 4
D Q 7 3 2
C K 7 6 5
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 S
7 W
8 W
9 N
10 S
11 W
Lead
S 6
D 4
H 8
D 5
H 6
S K
D J
D 6
S 5
S 7
C 8
2nd
Q
K
5
H 2
4
A
7!
Q
H 7
9
6!
3rd
8!
A
Q
10
J
4
8
9
10
C 5
10
4th
2
3
3
2!
K
J
H 9
C 3
3
H 10
J
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
5 1
6 1
6 2
6 3
7 3
7 4
S A 9 3 2
H 8 6
D A J 10 6
C A Q 8
TableS Q J
H A Q J 10 7
D 9 8 5 4
C 10 2
Bidding
 
Defense
 
Opening one-bid
Response to 1 NT
Read partner’s lead
Duck to deny entry
S K 10 8 7
H K 9 3 2
D K
C J 9 4 3
3 NT by West5 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 +100


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Practice 4K17 by Richard Pavlicek

Third Hand Play V


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
North
2 C
3 S
4 NT
5 NT
6 S
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
2 NT
4 S
5 D
6 C
Board 1
None Vul
S A K Q J 9 8
H K 10
D A J 9
C A 2
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 N
4 N
5 N
6 N
7 N
8 N
Lead
C 4
S A
S K
S Q
S J!
S 9
S 8
D A
2nd
5
3
C 3
C 7
C 8
C J
D 8
6
3rd
6!
2
6
10
D 2
D 3
D 5
C 9
4th
A
5
4
7
D 4!
D 7!
D K!
C 10
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
S 7 5 4
H 9 8 4 3
D K 7 4
C K 10 6
TableS 3
H J 6 5
D Q 10 8 6
C J 8 7 4 3
Bidding
 
Defense
 
Opening 2 C & response
Blackwood convention
Rule of eleven
Choose discard
S 10 6 2
H A Q 7 2
D 5 3 2
C Q 9 5
6 S by North11 top tricksLose 2 tricksdown 1 -50


West

3 C
5 NT
North

Pass
Pass
East
2 NT
3 H
6 NT
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 10 9 7 5
H Q 7 4
D J 9 3
C Q 9 3
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 E
7 W
8 W
9 E
10 W
Lead
C 4
D K
D 2
H 10
D Q
D 7
S K
S 6
S 4
H 3
2nd
5
4
10
Q!
C 2
C 6
7
5
C 7
7
3rd
9!
5
A
K
6
8
2
A
Q
J
4th
A
3
9
5
J
H 4
3
J
9
6
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
S K Q 8 6
H 10 3
D A 8 6 5
C K 10 5
TableS A 4 2
H A K J 2
D K Q 7 2
C A 8
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
 
Opening 2 NT & response
Slam decision
Finessing technique
Third-hand play
When to cover honor
S J 3
H 9 8 6 5
D 10 4
C J 7 6 4 2
6 NT by East10 top tricksLose 1 trickmade 6 -990


West

Pass
Pass
North

1 D
3 NT
East

Pass
All Pass
South
1 C
2 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A 4
H J 10 3
D 10 8 5 4 3
C Q 10 8
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 S
4 N
5 W
6 N
7 W
8 W
Lead
H 7
S 9!
H 4
D 3
S 2
D 4
S K
S 5
2nd
3
Q
5
6
A
7
D 5
D 8
3rd
A
6!
10
J
3
K
7
8
4th
2
4
8
Q
10
A
J
D 9
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
3 3
3 4
3 5
S K 6 5 2
H 7 6 5
D A Q 2
C 7 6 5
TableS 9 8 7 3
H A 9 8
D 7 6
C J 9 4 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Rebid by opener
Rebid by responder
Set up suit at notrump
Finessing technique
Read partner’s lead
Shift to another suit
S Q J 10
H K Q 4 2
D K J 9
C A K 3
3 NT by South4 top tricksClaim the restdown 1 -50


West
1 S
4 S
North
Pass
Pass
East
2 S
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 10 4
H 8 6 2
D J 8 7 4
C A J 6 5
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 W
4 W
5 W
6 S
7 E
8 N
9 N
Lead
D 4
S 2
S K
S Q
H Q
C 10!
C 3
C J
C 5
2nd
6
7
10
H 2
6
2
7
8
H 4
3rd
3!
A
3
8
3
6!
Q
9
H 5
4th
2
4
5
6
K
K
A
4
S 9
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
5 1
5 2
5 3
6 3
S A K Q J 9
H Q J
D A 9 2
C Q 4 2
TableS 8 3 2
H A 9 4 3
D Q 10 6
C K 8 3
Bidding
 
Defense
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Follow up major raise
Third-hand play
Attack dummy’s entry
S 7 6 5
H K 10 7 5
D K 5 3
C 10 9 7
4 S by West7 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 +100


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