Main   Practice 4L01 by Richard Pavlicek  

Second Hand Play


West

Pass
North
1 NT
Pass
East
Pass
Pass
South
4 H
Board 1
None Vul
S A Q 5 3
H J 8 4
D A Q 3
C K 6 2
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 S
4 S
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 E
9 N
10 S
Lead
S 2
H J
H A
C J
D 9
S 3
H 10
D 8
S 5
C 8
2nd
A
2!
C 4
5!
K!
6!
D 4
10
10
7
3rd
7
K
4
2
A
H 3
8
J
H 6
K
4th
4
5
7
3
5
8
Q
Q
9
A
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
6 1
7 1
8 1
8 2
S J 9 8 2
H 5
D K J 7 4
C Q 7 5 4
TableS K 10 7 6
H Q 7 2
D 8 6 5
C A 9 3
Bidding
Defense
Response to 1 NT
When to cover honor
S 4
H A K 10 9 6 3
D 10 9 2
C J 10 8
4 H by South7 top tricksWin the high trumpdown 1 -50


West

2 NT
3 H
North

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


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

1 NT
2 H
East

Pass
Pass
South
Pass
2 C
2 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 6 5 4
H K J 10 3
D A 8 3
C A K J
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 S
4 E
5 N
6 W
7 S
Lead
C 9
S 4
H 9
C 8
S 6
C 4
D J
2nd
2
8!
Q!
10
10
J
4!
3rd
6
K
K
3
Q
5
3
4th
K
2!
A
A
A
Q
K
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
4 3
S A 3 2
H Q 8 2
D Q 9 4
C 7 6 4 3
TableS J 10 8
H A 7 6 5
D K 6 5
C 9 8 5
Bidding
Defense
 
Stayman convention
When to split honors
When to cover honor
S K Q 9 7
H 9 4
D J 10 7 2
C Q 10 2
2 NT by North4 top tricksLose 3 more tricksdown 1 -50


West
2 NT
Pass
North
Pass
Pass
East
6 NT
South
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S K 5 4
H 10 7 2
D 9 8 7 4 3
C 7 4
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 S
8 E
9 W
10 W
11 W
12 E
Lead
D 4
H Q
C 3
S J
C 10
S 2
S 8
C J
C 9
D A
D Q
H J
2nd
J
3!
6
K!
2
4
H 8
5
D 7
8
9
K!
3rd
2
6
A
A
K
9
5
Q
S 6
6
K
A
4th
10
2
7
3
4
Q
10
D 3
8
5
S 7
7
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
10 1
11 1
S J 2
H A 9 8 6
D A Q 10
C A K Q 9
TableS A 10 9 6
H Q J 5
D K J 6
C J 10 3
Bidding
 
Defense
Opening 2 NT & response
Slam decision
When to cover honor
S Q 8 7 3
H K 4 3
D 5 2
C 8 6 5 2
6 NT by West9 top tricksLose the last trickdown 1 +100


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Practice 4L05 by Richard Pavlicek

Second Hand Play II


West

2 H
3 NT
North
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 D
2 NT
South
1 S
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S Q 2
H Q 8 6 4
D Q 9 8 3
C 10 9 8
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 E
4 W
5 N
6 W
7 W
8 N
9 E
10 W
11 W
Lead
S J
S 2
H 10
H J
C 10
H 9
H 5
C 9
D 6
H 7
D J
2nd
4
A!
K!
Q
3
6
8
A
10
D 8
Q
3rd
Q!
7
A
2
J!
S 9
D 5
4
K
C 5
A
4th
3
5
4
3
K
D 2
D 4
2
3
S 8
S 10
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 6 5 4
H A J 9 7 5
D K J
C K 7 2
TableS A 9 3
H 10 2
D A 7 6 5
C A 6 5 3
Bidding
 
Defense
 
Cope with overcall
Rebid after 2-over-1
Unblocking play
When to cover honor
S K J 10 8 7
H K 3
D 10 4 2
C Q J 4
3 NT by East6 top tricksLose the restdown 1 +50


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 C
3 NT
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 NT
2 D
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K J 5
H A Q 8 2
D 10 9 4 3
C 10 7
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 W
5 E
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 E
10 N
11 N
Lead
S 2
H 9
C 10
S 6
C 9!
H 10
D 10
C 5
S 3!
H 8
D 4
2nd
5
K!
Q!
J
J
J!
7
S 7
C 2
S 4
8
3rd
9
A
K
Q
3
Q
K
D 3
10
4
A
4th
A
3
A
8
7
5
2
6
K
6
6
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
5 3
6 3
7 3
8 3
S 10 7 6 2
H K J 7 6
D J 6 2
C A 3
TableS Q 9 4 3
H 5 3
D Q 8 7
C Q 9 8 6
Bidding
Defense
 
Stayman convention
Third-hand play
When to cover honor
S A 8
H 10 9 4
D A K 5
C K J 5 4 2
3 NT by South5 top tricksLose the restdown 1 -100


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 C
3 C
East

Pass
All Pass
South
1 D
2 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 4 3
H A 5 2
D J 2
C A J 8 7 6 3
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 N
4 S
5 E
6 S
7 E
8 N
Lead
S 2
C 10
D J
C 2
S 7
H J
S 8
C 6
2nd
K
K!
K!
5
A
4!
5
Q
3rd
9
A
A
8
J
2
Q
D 4
4th
3
4
3
9
4
K
C 3
D 7
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
4 2
5 2
5 3
S Q J 9
H Q 9 8 4
D Q 8 7 3
C K 5
TableS 10 8 7 2
H K 7 3
D K 9 6
C Q 9 4
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
Rebid after 2-over-1
Finessing technique
Combine chances
When to cover honor
S A K 6 5
H J 10 6
D A 10 5 4
C 10 2
3 C by North8 top tricksWin 3 more tricksdown 1 -50


West
1 NT
2 D
3 NT
North
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
2 C
2 NT
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S K 7 3
H J 10 7 6
D 8 4 2
C K 8 4
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 E
4 W
5 S
6 E
7 W
8 W
9 E
10 N
11 S
12 S
Lead
H 6
S 9
D 6
S 2
S 8!
D 7
D Q
D 3
C 3
H J
S 5
H 2
2nd
3
K!
5
3
C 2
10
8
C 4
9
Q?
H 8
3rd
9!
A
A
J
7
K
9
J
Q
A
C 8
4th
K
6
2
Q
10
4
C 5
C 7
K
4
4
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
7 2
7 3
7 4
S 9 2
H K 8 4
D A K Q 3
C A Q 6 2
TableS A J 10 4
H Q 5 3
D J 9 7 6
C 10 3
Bidding
Defense
 
Stayman convention
Third-hand play
When to cover honor
S Q 8 6 5
H A 9 2
D 10 5
C J 9 7 5
3 NT by West6 top tricksLose the restdown 2 +200


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Practice 4L09 by Richard Pavlicek

Second Hand Play III


West

2 H
4 H
North
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
Pass
3 H
South
1 S
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S Q 3
H 8 7 5
D J 8 7 2
C J 8 6 4
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 W
4 W
5 S
6 S
7 S
8 E
9 E
10 E
Lead
S Q
H K
H A
C 9
S J
S A
C 5!
H J
C A
D Q
2nd
2
8
5
J!
5
9
7
S 6
3
K!
3rd
8!
2
6
Q
3
D 2
8
9
D 3
A
4th
K
3
4
K
4
10
10
7
4
7
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
3 2
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
S K 9 5
H A K Q 10 9
D A 9 3
C 9 7
TableS 10 4 2
H J 6 2
D Q 10 4
C A Q 10 2
Bidding
Play
Defense
 
Resp to suit overcall
Finessing technique
Read partner’s lead
When to cover honor
S A J 8 7 6
H 4 3
D K 6 5
C K 5 3
4 H by West7 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 +50


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 NT
4 S
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 S
3 NT
Board 2
N-S Vul
S J 6 4
H J 9 2
D K Q J
C A Q 5 4
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 E
4 E
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 N
10 S
11 W
Lead
H 6
S 3
H K
H 4
D 2
S 4
C 9!
D Q
D J
S 5
H Q
2nd
9
2!
3
S 7
8
10
K!
4
6
Q
C 4
3rd
10!
J
5
7
K
A
A
9
A
6
D 10
4th
A
K
2
J
3
8
2
5
H 8!
D 7
S 9
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
7 3
8 3
S Q 8 2
H Q 8 7 6 5
D 8 5
C K J 6
TableS K 10
H K 10 4
D 10 7 6 4 3
C 8 3 2
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Play to trick one
Deceptive play
Second-hand play
When to cover honor
S A 9 7 5 3
H A 3
D A 9 2
C 10 9 7
4 S by South8 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 -100


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

1 NT
2 D
East

Pass
Pass
South
Pass
2 C
3 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S J 10 8
H A K
D A Q 8 2
C J 10 8 3
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 E
4 N
5 W
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 E
10 E
11 N
Lead
H J
C 10
H 10
S J
H 7
D J
S 10
S 6
H 9
D 6
C 8
2nd
2
A!
5
4!
D 2
K!
Q
3
6
7
2
3rd
3
4
4
5
8
A
A
8
D 3
10
K
4th
K
5
A
K
Q
5
2
9
C 3
Q
6
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
5 3
5 4
6 4
7 4
S K 3 2
H 7 4 3
D K 10 4 3
C 9 6 5
TableS Q 9 4
H J 10 9 8
D 9 6 5
C A Q 2
Bidding
Play
Defense
Stayman convention
Finessing technique
When to cover honor
S A 7 6 5
H Q 6 5 2
D J 7
C K 7 4
3 NT by North5 top tricksLose the last trickdown 1 -50


West
1 D
2 S
North
Pass
Pass
East
1 S
4 S
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S K 5 3
H Q 6
D Q 8 4 2
C K 9 6 2
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 S
4 W
5 N
6 W
7 E
8 W
Lead
H 3
S Q!
H 2
S 2
S 5!
C 10
D 10
C 3
2nd
A
3!
K
K
6
K!
3!
2
3rd
6
4
Q
10
C 4
A
K
J
4th
8
A
9
H 4
7
5
2
Q
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
5 3
S Q 9 7 2
H A K 10 5
D K 7 6
C 10 3
TableS J 10 8 6 4
H 9 8
D A 10 9
C A J 7
Bidding
Defense
 
Follow up major raise
Avoid endplay
When to cover honor
S A
H J 7 4 3 2
D J 5 3
C Q 8 5 4
4 S by East8 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 +100


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Practice 4L13 by Richard Pavlicek

Second Hand Play IV


West

Pass
All Pass
North
1 C
2 NT
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 S
4 S
Board 1
None Vul
S A K 6
H A 10 5
D 10 9 2
C A Q J 4
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 W
9 W
10 N
Lead
H 3
S A
H 5
C 10
H 10
S J
D 10
S Q
C 3!
C J
2nd
A
2
K
K!
2
7!
6!
6
Q
6
3rd
7
4
S 8
A
S 9
K
4
H J
5
D 5
4th
4
3
8
7
9
H 6
Q
5
8
2
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
6 1
6 2
7 2
8 2
S Q 7 3
H Q 9 8 3
D A Q 3
C K 3 2
TableS 2
H K J 7 6 2
D J 8 6
C 9 7 6 5
Bidding
 
Defense
 
Rebid by opener
Rebid by responder
When to cover honor
Break up squeeze
S J 10 9 8 5 4
H 4
D K 7 5 4
C 10 8
4 S by South7 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 1 -50


West

1 S
3 NT
North

Pass
All Pass
East
1 D
1 NT
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q 9 3
H Q 10 8 7
D 5 4 2
C K 7 6
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 N
6 N
7 E
8 E
9 N
10 W
Lead
H 5
S J
D 7
S 5
S Q!
D 5
D Q
C J
C 7
S 10
2nd
6
K!
2
2
6
K
8
5!
2
H 7
3rd
10
A
A
7
4
6
C 3
4
9
H 2
4th
K
3
J!
9
8
9
4
K
A
H 3
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
3 2
4 2
5 2
5 3
6 3
7 3
S A 10 8 7
H A J 6
D 9 7
C A 8 4 3
TableS J 6 5
H K 9 2
D A K Q 3
C J 10 2
Bidding
Defense
 
Rebid by responder
When to cover honor
Avoid endplay
S K 4 2
H 5 4 3
D J 10 8 6
C Q 9 5
3 NT by East7 top tricksWin 1 more trickdown 1 +50


West

Pass
Pass
North

1 H
4 H
East

Pass
All Pass
South
Pass
2 H
Board 3
E-W Vul
S Q 7 5 3
H K J 10 8 4
D A K 8
C A
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 N
4 S
5 W
6 N
7 S
8 E
9 N
10 E
Lead
C 3
H J
H 4
S 10
D J!
H 8
S 9
D 2!
S 5
D Q
2nd
4
5
C 2!
A!
A
C 6
J!
4
8
5
3rd
9
2
A
3
7
Q
Q
9
6
10
4th
A
7
6
2
3
9
K
K
4
8
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
5 1
5 2
6 2
6 3
6 4
S A J 4
H 9 7 6
D J 10 9
C K 10 9 5
TableS K 8 2
H 5
D Q 7 6 2
C Q 8 6 3 2
Bidding
Defense
 
Follow up major raise
When to cover honor
Read partner’s lead
S 10 9 6
H A Q 3 2
D 5 4 3
C J 7 4
4 H by North8 top tricksWin the restdown 1 -50


West
2 NT
3 D
6 NT
North
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
3 C
4 NT
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S K 6 5
H Q 9 5 4
D 8 3
C 8 7 5 2
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 W
4 W
5 W
6 W
7 S
8 W
9 E
10 W
Lead
C 2
D 10
S Q
D K
D J
D 5
C 10
S J
C K
D 7
2nd
J
Q!
5!
8
C 5
C 7
Q
K!
6
H 4
3rd
3
A
3
2
H 7
S 4
8
A
A
S 8
4th
4
3
2
4
6
9
9
7
S 6
H 3!
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S Q J 9
H A 2
D A K J 7 5
C A Q 4
TableS A 8 4 3
H K 10 8 7
D 10 2
C K J 9
Bidding
 
Defense
 
Opening 2 NT & response
Quantitative 4 NT
Choose lead vs slam
When to cover honor
S 10 7 2
H J 6 3
D Q 9 6 4
C 10 6 3
6 NT by West8 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 +100


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