Main   Practice 4N01 by Richard Pavlicek  

Trick One Tips


West

Pass
Pass
North
1 S
3 C
4 S
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 NT
3 S
Board 1
None Vul
S A K 8 7 6 3
H 7
D A J
C K Q 3 2
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 S
4 E
5 S
6 N
7 N
8 N
9 S
Lead
H 4
S 5!
H 9!
S 10
H K
S A
S 8
C 2
H 10
2nd
3!
3
2
Q
A
H 8
D 8
4
C 7
3rd
Q
2
D J!
4
S K!
D 2
D 3
J
C 3
4th
7
J
J
6
5
9
H 6
5
C 8
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
S 9 5 4
H A Q 6 2
D Q 10 7
C 10 7 5
TableS 10 2
H J 8 5 4
D K 9 8
C A 9 8 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Rebid after 1 NT resp
Simple preference bid
Play to trick one
Loser-on-loser play
Shift to trumps
S Q J
H K 10 9 3
D 6 5 4 3 2
C J 6
4 S by North7 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 +420


West

2 NT
3 D
4 H
North

Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 D
3 C
3 S
6 D
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 8 7
H Q 10 5 4
D 6 3
C J 8 6 5 4
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 W
9 E
10 W
Lead
C 10
H A!
H 6
D 2
H 8
D 10
D Q
C 9!
S 3
C 2
2nd
K!
4
5
4
10
5
H Q
J
9
5
3rd
4
2
D K!
8
D A!
J
S 2
Q
A
7
4th
3
3
7
3
9
6
7
S 6
7
H J
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
S A 5 4
H A 8 6
D Q J 9 8
C K 9 2
TableS K J 3 2
H 2
D A K 10 2
C A Q 7 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Strength-showing bid
Control-showing bid
Read enemy lead
Finessing technique
Choose lead vs slam
S Q 10 9 6
H K J 9 7 3
D 7 5 4
C 10
6 D by East10 top tricksClaim the restmade 7 -940


West

2 S
All Pass
North

3 H
East

Pass
South
1 H
4 H
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 6 5
H 4 3 2
D A K 4 3
C J 10 8 4
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 S
4 S
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 W
9 S
10 N
Lead
S K
S J
H A
H K
S 9
C 4
C 2
S 4
D 2
C J
2nd
5
6
8
10
Q
5
K
D 3
6
9
3rd
10
3
2
3
H 4
A
8
D 8
A
D 5!
4th
2!
A
7
Q
C 3
6
7
H 5
9
H J
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
5 2
6 2
7 2
7 3
S K Q J 8 7 4
H J 10 8
D 10 6
C K 6
TableS 10 3
H Q 7
D Q J 9 8
C Q 9 7 5 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Weak jump overcall
Cope with overcall
Holdup play
Ruffing finesse
S A 9 2
H A K 9 6 5
D 7 5 2
C A 2
4 H by South8 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +420


West
1 NT
3 NT
North
Pass
Pass
East
2 NT
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S A K 9 4 2
H 10 9 5 2
D 10 9
C J 8
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 N
4 N
5 N
6 N
7 W
8 W
9 W
Lead
S 4
S 10!
S A
S 9
S 2
D 10
H A
H Q
H J
2nd
Q!
J
D 2
D 3
C 4
4
2
5
9
3rd
7
6
5
H 3
C 2
8
7
8
K
4th
3
K
8
C 3
D 6
K
4
6
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
1 3
1 4
2 4
3 4
4 4
S 8 6 3
H A Q J
D A K 7 6
C K 7 3
TableS Q 10
H K 8 7
D 5 4 3 2
C A 9 5 4
Bidding
Play
 
Opening 2 NT & response
Play to trick one
Unusual squeeze
S J 7 5
H 6 4 3
D Q J 8
C Q 10 6 2
3 NT by West7 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 3 -600


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Practice 4N05 by Richard Pavlicek

Trick One Tips II


West

2 S
All Pass
North
Pass
3 H
East
1 S
Pass
South
2 H
4 H
Board 1
None Vul
S A J 8 2
H 9 8 4
D A 6 4
C 8 5 2
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 S
4 S
5 E
6 S
7 N
8 N
9 S
10 N
Lead
S 3
C 10
H K
H 6
C 9
H 7
S A
S J!
D 5
S 8
2nd
2!
A
2
C 4
K
D 2
5
K
7
6
3rd
Q
7
4
9
6
8
C 3
H 10
A
D 9
4th
9
2
3
A
5
5
4
10
3
C J
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
S 10 4 3
H 2
D Q 8 7 2
C Q J 7 6 4
TableS K Q 7 6 5
H A 5 3
D K 10 3
C 10 9
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
Resp to suit overcall
Play to trick one
Placing enemy cards
Hold up trump winner
S 9
H K Q J 10 7 6
D J 9 5
C A K 3
4 H by South9 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 +420


West

2 S
North

Pass
East
1 S
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 3 2
H Q 9 4
D Q 10 8 7 5
C A Q 7
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 N
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 N
9 S
Lead
C 2
C A
C 7
H 5!
H 2
H 6
D 3
S 2
S A
2nd
4!
6
9
4
8
Q
4
10
7
3rd
Q
5
8
A
K
S 9
9
K
3
4th
3
J
K
3
9
J
10
6
J
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
4 3
4 4
4 5
S 8 7 6
H K 10 7 6 5
D 9 2
C K J 4
TableS Q J 10 9 5
H A 2
D A J 3
C 9 6 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Resp to 1 of a suit
Follow up major raise
Set up dummy’s suit
Unblocking play
Attack dummy’s entry
S A K 4
H J 8 3
D K 6 4
C 10 8 5 2
2 S by East6 top tricksWin the restmade 2 -110


West

1 S
2 S
4 S
North

Pass
Pass
All Pass
East

2 D
3 S
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 3 2
H K Q J
D Q 7 6 5
C Q 8 3 2
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 S
4 W
5 W
6 W
7 W
8 W
9 E
Lead
H K
S 2!
S 4
S J
S 10
S 9
D K
D 2
D 9!
2nd
10!
5
K
C 2
C 3
C 8
5
6
H 7
3rd
4
A
3
C 5
C 6
C 7
3
A
H 3!
4th
2
6
Q
8
C 4
C 9
10
J
Q
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
6 3
S K J 10 9 7 6
H 6 5 3 2
D K 2
C A
TableS Q 5
H A 10
D A 9 8 4 3
C J 7 6 5
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Rebid by opener
Rebid by responder
Holdup play
Loser-on-loser play
Shift to trumps
S A 8 4
H 9 8 7 4
D J 10
C K 10 9 4
4 S by West9 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -620


West
1 H
Pass
North
1 S
4 S
East
Pass
All Pass
South
3 S
Board 4
Both Vul
S A J 9 4 3
H A 3
D A 8 3
C 9 7 2
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 W
Lead
H 9
S 3
S 2
D 3!
D 5
D 8
H 8!
C K
2nd
J!
8
H 2
7
J
6
10
2
3rd
Q
K
A
K
A
S 5
3
3
4th
A
7
10
4
2
9
5
5!
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
6 1
6 2
S 7
H K Q 10 6 2
D Q J 9 4
C K Q 10
TableS Q 10 8
H 9 5
D 10 7 6 2
C 8 6 4 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Resp to suit overcall
Follow up major raise
Elimination technique
Ruff/discard endplay
S K 6 5 2
H J 8 7 4
D K 5
C A J 5
4 S by North8 top tricksW endplayed, lose 1made 4 +620


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Practice 4N09 by Richard Pavlicek

Trick One Tips III


West

Pass
All Pass
North
1 D
2 NT
East
Pass
Pass
South
2 C
3 NT
Board 1
None Vul
S J 5 3
H A J 6
D K Q J 4 3
C Q 2
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 N
4 W
5 W
6 E
7 E
8 N
9 N
10 N
Lead
S 2
D 2
D Q
S K
S 7
S 9
H 2
D J
C Q
C 2
2nd
A!
5
H 4
5
J
C 3
7
H 8
5
7
3rd
10
K
6
4
Q
H 5
Q
7
4
10!
4th
3
8
A
6
8
D 3
A
9
6
H 3
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
2 2
2 3
2 4
3 4
4 4
5 4
6 4
S K 10 7
H Q 10 9 5 3
D A 10 9 5
C 6
TableS Q 9 4 2
H K 8 4 2
D 8
C J 9 7 5
Bidding
Play
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Play to trick one
Count hand pattern
S A 8 6
H 7
D 7 6 2
C A K 10 8 4 3
3 NT by North5 top tricksDummy is goodmade 3 +400


West

2 NT
3 H
6 H
North

Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
Pass
3 C
5 H
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q 9 5 2
H 8 6 4 2
D 8
C K J 10 3
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 W
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 E
10 E
Lead
D 8
S A
S K
H 5
S 6
C 4
S 7
H 7
H Q
H J
2nd
10!
2
5
2
J
3
C 7
4
C 9
D 2
3rd
Q
3
4
9
H K
A
H A
10
C 6
C Q
4th
A
8
10
3
9
5
Q
C 8
6
8
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
S A K
H A K 7 5
D A J 7 3
C Q 6 4
TableS 7 6 4 3
H Q J 10 9
D K 10 4
C A 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Stayman convention
Slam decision
Play to trick one
Use trumps as entries
S J 10 8
H 3
D Q 9 6 5 2
C 9 8 7 5
6 H by West10 top tricksWin the restmade 7 -1010


West

1 D
3 H
North

1 S
4 S
East

2 H
5 H
South
Pass
2 S
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S Q J 10 9 5 3
H 4
D 10 6
C A Q 9 4
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 W
10 W
Lead
S 4
S 3
H 2
H 6
D 3!
D 7
D 4
H 10
D 8
D 5
2nd
8!
D 2!
4
5
6
J
C 4
7
S J
3rd
9
6
Q
8
A
K
H 9
K
C 2
4th
2
A
3
S 5
9
10
Q
S 10
S 7
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S A 8
H K 8 2
D K 8 5 4 3
C K 8 3
TableS 2
H A Q J 10 9 6
D A 7 2
C 7 5 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Sacrifice bid
Competitive auction
Play to trick one
Set up dummy’s suit
S K 7 6 4
H 7 5 3
D Q J 9
C J 10 6
5 H by East9 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 5 -650


West
Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
1 C
2 S
East
1 H
Pass
South
1 S
4 S
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q 10 2
H K Q 9 3
D 6 4 3
C A K 10
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 S
4 S
5 N
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 N
10 S
11 S
Lead
H 2
D K
S A
S 3
H K
H Q!
C 2
H 9
S 10!
S K
S 9!
2nd
3!
A
4
7
4
A
3
5
H 7
C 8
D 8
3rd
J
2
2
Q
D 7
S 8
A
C 6
J
D 4
D 6
4th
8
3
5
6
6
10
5
C 4
D 5
D J
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S 7 4
H 10 6 2
D 9 8 5 2
C 9 8 4 3
TableS 6 5
H A J 7 5 4
D K Q J
C Q J 5
Play
 
Play to trick one
Automatic squeeze
S A K J 9 8 3
H 8
D A 10 7
C 7 6 2
4 S by South9 top tricksEast is squeezedmade 6 +680


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Practice 4N13 by Richard Pavlicek

Trick One Tips IV


West

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


West

1 S
4 S
North

Pass
All Pass
East
1 C
2 S
South
1 H
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S J 8 2
H 8
D 8 7 6 5 3
C K 9 8 7
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 S
8 E
9 E
Lead
H 8
S 3
S 5!
S 4
H 2
H 7
C J
H 6
D 2
2nd
Q!
2
10
J
10
D 5
Q
5
9
3rd
K
A
Q
K
J
3
K
C 2
K
4th
A
6
8
H 4
D 3
9
A
C 7
6
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S Q 9 7 4 3
H A J 7
D K J
C Q 3 2
TableS A K 5
H Q 6 3 2
D 4 2
C A 6 5 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
 
 
Cope with overcall
Rebid by opener
Read enemy lead
Go after sure trick
1 S shows 5+ if using
negative doubles
S 10 6
H K 10 9 5 4
D A Q 10 9
C J 10
4 S by West8 top tricksLose 2 more tricksmade 4 -420


West

Pass
North

3 NT
East

All Pass
South
1 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A Q 2
H J 9 7 3
D J 10 3
C K 6 3
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 S
4 E
5 W
6 S
7 N
8 N
9 S
10 N
11 S
12 W
Lead
S J
H 3
H Q
D 8!
D 9?
H 8
H J
D J
C 10
C 3
C 9!
S 8
2nd
A!
2
4
4
10
C 2
D 6
7
4
7
Q
2!
3rd
6
K
7
K
2
9
10
Q
K
A
6
K
4th
3
6
A
3
A
5
D 5
S 7
5
8
J
4
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
8 3
8 4
S J 10 8 7
H 6 4
D K 9 5
C Q 8 4 2
TableS K 6 5
H A 5 2
D 8 7 6 2
C J 7 5
Bidding
Play
 
 
 
Defense
Response to 1 NT
Read enemy lead
Placing enemy cards
North does not Stayman
on 4-3-3-3 shape
Shift to proper card
S 9 4 3
H K Q 10 8
D A Q 4
C A 10 9
3 NT by South4 top tricksWin the last trickmade 3 +400


West
Pass
2 C1
2 H
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 H
2 D
4 H
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 9 6 5 4
H 3
D K J 6 5
C Q J 9 8
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 S
7 E
8 N
9 E
10 W
11 N
Lead
S Q
H 10
H 4
H 9
D 3!
C 2
D 7
D K
C 5
C 4!
S 6
2nd
3!
2
S 5
J
6
3
2
H 6
7
Q
2!
3rd
4
K
A
Q
Q
J
10
4
K
6
J
4th
A
3
5
C 9
A
A
J
8
8
10
K
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
5 1
5 2
6 2
7 2
7 3
8 3
S K 8 3
H K Q 7 4
D 10 8 3
C K 4 3
TableS A 10 2
H A 10 9 8 6
D Q 7
C A 6 5
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
 
reverse Drury
2 D shows full opening
Read enemy lead
Ruff/discard endplay
Attitude signal
Discard signal
S Q J 7
H J 5 2
D A 9 4 2
C 10 7 2
4 H by East9 top tricksClaim the restmade 4 -620


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Practice 4N17 by Richard Pavlicek

Trick One Tips V


West

2 NT
3 S
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 S
3 H
4 S
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S 5 2
H A Q 5
D A 7 6 5
C 9 8 7 5
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 E
4 E
5 E
6 E
Lead
D Q
D 8
S A
S K
S Q
H 10
2nd
2!
10
3
8
10
3
3rd
7
A
6
7
9
4
4th
4
S 4
2
5
C 5
Q
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
4 2
S 9 7 6
H K J 4
D K 10 3 2
C A K 3
TableS A K Q J 4
H 10 9 8 2
D 4
C Q J 10
Bidding
Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Play to trick one
Keep trump control
S 10 8 3
H 7 6 3
D Q J 9 8
C 6 4 2
4 S by East8 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 -420


West

Pass
North

4 H
East
Pass
All Pass
South
3 H
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K Q 4 2
H A 9 7 4
D A J
C 7 5 3
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 N
4 N
5 S
6 N
Lead
S J
D 4!
H A
S K
H 8
S Q
2nd
2!
A!
5
A
C 4
5
3rd
7
7
10
H J
9
C 8
4th
3
2
2
8
D 6
9
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
S J 10 9 8
H 2
D K 10 5 4
C A 9 6 4
TableS A 7 6 5
H 5
D Q 9 7 6
C Q J 10 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Choose weak opening
Response to preempt
Play to trick one
Avoidance duck
S 3
H K Q J 10 8 6 3
D 8 3 2
C K 8
4 H by South8 top tricksLose 2 more tricksmade 4 +620


West

1 D
Pass
North

1 H
4 H
East

Pass
All Pass
South
1 C
2 H
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 3 2
H A Q 7 4
D K 4 2
C Q J 10 9
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 E
4 N
5 S
6 S
7 S
8 N
9 N
Lead
D 10
S 4
D 5
S 3
S Q
H J
H 8
H Q
C Q
2nd
Q!
2
3
5
9
3
K
6
2
3rd
A
A
6
K
D 4
4
A
9
7
4th
2
J
K
7
6
5
2
D 7
K
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
6 3
S 9 7 4
H K 3
D A J 8 7 6
C K 6 5
TableS A 10 8 6 5
H 6 5 2
D 10 5
C 4 3 2
Bidding
Play
Cope with overcall
Play to trick one
S K Q J
H J 10 9 8
D Q 9 3
C A 8 7
4 H by North4 top tricksClaim the restmade 4 +420


West
1 S
3 S
North
Pass
Pass
East
2 S
4 S
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S J 8 4
H 9 5
D A 5 4 2
C K J 9 7
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 W
4 W
5 E
6 E
7 W
Lead
H 9
S A
S K
S 2
H Q
H J
D Q
2nd
7!
4
8
J
4
K
4
3rd
2
3
7
Q
C 2
S 5
3
4th
A
6
10
H 3
5
D 2
K
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
6 1
S A K 9 5 2
H A
D Q J 10
C 8 5 4 2
TableS Q 7 3
H Q J 10 7
D 8 6 3
C A 10 3
Bidding
Play
 
Follow up major raise
Play to trick one
Ruffing finesse
S 10 6
H K 8 6 4 3 2
D K 9 7
C Q 6
4 S by West7 top tricksLose 2 more tricksmade 4 -620


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Practice 4N21 by Richard Pavlicek

Trick One Tips VI


West

Pass
All Pass
North
1 H
1 NT
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 S
4 H
Board 1
None Vul
S A Q
H 10 9 8 7 6
D 6 5 3 2
C A K
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 N
8 N
Lead
D Q
D J
S 2
D 5
S 3
C A!
C K!
D 6
2nd
4!
A
9
10
J
9
3
S 6
3rd
9
7
A
H J
Q
2
5
H Q
4th
2
3
4
8
5
4
7
K
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
S J 9
H A 4
D K 9 8 7
C J 10 8 7 4
TableS 10 7 6 5 4
H K 5 3
D Q J 10
C 9 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Rebid by opener
Rebid by responder
Holdup play
Avoid enemy ruff
S K 8 3 2
H Q J 2
D A 4
C Q 6 5 2
4 H by North10 top tricksLose 2 trump tricksmade 4 +420


West

1 NT
North

Pass
East
1 H
3 NT
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q J 9 8
H 8
D A 6 3 2
C 10 8 6 2
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 N
4 E
5 W
6 S
Lead
S Q
D Q
H 8
C J
D 10
S 7
2nd
A!
4
A!
3
2
K
3rd
2
K!
J
Q!
H 2
8
4th
3
A
4
6
J
4
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
S K 5 3
H 5 4
D K 10 9 8 7
C Q 7 4
TableS A 10 6 4
H A Q 6 3 2
D Q
C A K J
Bidding
Play
 
Rebid by opener
Preserve entry
Overtaking play
S 7 2
H K J 10 9 7
D J 5 4
C 9 5 3
3 NT by West6 top tricksCash 5 more winnersmade 3 -400


West

Pass
All Pass
North

2 H
East

Pass
South
1 H
4 H
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A J 9 3
H J 10 2
D J 4 3
C 5 4 2
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 S
4 S
5 N
6 W
7 E
8 S
Lead
S 4
C J
H A
H 6
S J!
C Q
C 10
H 8
2nd
3!
A
5
S 2
6
4
H 7
D 5
3rd
K
9
2
10
C 3
K
8
J
4th
10
2
4
3
Q
7
5
9
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
3 3
4 3
5 3
S Q 8 5 4 2
H 5
D K 10 6 5
C Q 9 8
TableS K 7 6
H 9 4 3
D Q 9 7
C K J 10 6
Bidding
Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Loser-on-loser play
Avoid enemy ruff
S 10
H A K Q 8 7 6
D A 8 2
C A 7 3
4 H by South9 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +420


West
1 D
Pass
North
Pass
Pass
East
4 S
South
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S J 2
H K 10 6 3
D K 10 2
C A J 9 4
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 W
4 E
5 E
6 E
7 N
8 W
9 E
10 W
Lead
H 7
H 3
H 4
S A
S K
D 8
D 2
D 3
S 5
D 6
2nd
J!
D 4!
6
Q
C 3
9
5
10
H 9
C 9
3rd
K
8
S 7
3
4
Q
7
S 8
6
C 5
4th
5
A
2
2
J
K
A
J
C 4
H Q
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
S 6 4 3
H A J 4
D A Q 6 3
C K 7 2
TableS A K 10 9 8 7 5
H 5
D 8 5 4
C 8 5
Bidding
Play
 
Weak jump response
Avoidance finesse
Set up dummy’s suit
S Q
H Q 9 8 7 2
D J 9 7
C Q 10 6 3
4 S by East9 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 4 -620


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© 1990 Richard Pavlicek