Main   Practice 4P01 by Richard Pavlicek  

Suit Establishment


West

2 NT
4 H
North
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 S
3 H
South
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S Q 9
H J 10 9 8
D J 10
C K 10 8 6 2
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 S
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 N
9 E
Lead
H 5
S 2
C 3
S 7
H 3
D 2
S 8!
C 2
S 3
2nd
Q!
9
A
Q
C 7
10
5
H 7
K
3rd
8
10!
8
A
K
A
D 3!
9
H 4
4th
2
J
4
4
9
4
H 10
5
H J
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
5 2
6 2
6 3
S 7 2
H K Q 6 4
D K 7 3 2
C A J 5
TableS A 10 8 6 3
H A 7 3 2
D A 6 5
C 4
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
Resp to 1 of a suit
Communication/entries
Ruffing finesse
Leading trumps
S K J 5 4
H 5
D Q 9 8 4
C Q 9 7 3
4 H by East8 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

1 H
3 H
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 D
1 NT
4 H
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K 7 5 4
H A K Q J 3
D 2
C J 4 3
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 W
4 S
5 W
6 N
7 N
8 S
9 N
10 N
11 S
Lead
S Q
D 2!
S 6
D 4
H 10
H K
S 7
D 5
H Q
C 3
D 6
2nd
8!
3
4
Q
A
7
10
9
8
6
10
3rd
2
K
3
S 5!
6
4
H 5
H J
C 5
A
H 3
4th
K
A
A
7
2
9
9
J
C 2
7
C 8
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
9 2
S 9 6 2
H 10 9
D A Q 10 9
C Q 9 7 2
TableS Q J 10 3
H 8 7 6
D J 7 3
C 10 8 6
Bidding
Play
 
Stayman convention
Set up dummy’s suit
Postpone ruff
S A 8
H 5 4 2
D K 8 6 5 4
C A K 5
4 H by North9 top tricksDummy is goodmade 5 +650


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 C
3 NT
East

Pass
All Pass
South
1 D
2 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A 10 4
H J 3
D A 4 2
C K 7 6 3 2
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 E
4 S
5 N
6 W
7 S
8 N
9 W
Lead
H 5
C 2!
H 10
C 5
C 3
H 9
D 3
C 6
H Q
2nd
J!
10
A
J
S 2
D 2
6
D 9
S 4
3rd
2
4
8
K
H 7
6
A
D 7
S 8
4th
4
8
3
9
Q
K
5
A
S 3
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
5 2
5 3
5 4
S J 7 6
H Q 9 8 5
D J 6
C A Q J 8
TableS Q 9 8 2
H 10 6 2
D Q 10 9 5
C 10 9
Bidding
Play
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Play to trick one
Duck to retain entry
S K 5 3
H A K 7 4
D K 8 7 3
C 5 4
3 NT by South6 top tricksWin the restmade 3 +400


West
1 H
Pass
North
Pass
Pass
East
6 H
South
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S K J 10 5
H 10 8 4
D 5 3
C K 8 6 5
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 E
10 E
Lead
S J
D A!
D 6
H 2
D 7
S 8
D 8
H 5
H A
D Q
2nd
H 3
2
10
4
J
5
K
8
C 7
S 7
3rd
2
4
H 7
J
H Q!
H 6
H K
9
C 9
S 9
4th
4
3
5
S 3
C 5
6
C 6
C 2
10
S 10
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
S Q 9 8 4
H K Q 7 5 2
D 4
C A Q 9
TableS
H A J 9 6 3
D A Q 9 8 7 6
C 4 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Resp to 1 of a suit
Slam decision
Set up dummy’s suit
Use trumps as entries
Choose lead vs slam
S A 7 6 3 2
H
D K J 10 2
C J 10 7 2
6 H by West7 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 6 -1430


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Practice 4P05 by Richard Pavlicek

Suit Establishment II


West

Pass
North
1 D
3 NT
East
Pass
All Pass
South
1 NT
Board 1
None Vul
S A K 3 2
H A K 6
D A J 9 5
C 4 3
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 W
4 N
5 S
6 S
7 E
8 N
9 N
10 S
Lead
S 10
C 3
S 6
C 4
C A
C 2
H 3
H A
S 2
C 8
2nd
K
5
A!
9
H 4
H 7
2
10
D 7
D 3
3rd
7
7!
J
Q
D 5
H 6
8
5
Q
S 3
4th
4
10
5
6
J
K
K
J
8
D 8!
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
S 10 9 8 6
H J 8 7 4
D K 4 3
C 10 6
TableS J 7
H Q 10 3
D Q 10 8 7
C K J 9 5
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Resp to 1 of a suit
Rebid by opener
Preserve entry
Finessing technique
Choose discard
S Q 5 4
H 9 5 2
D 6 2
C A Q 8 7 2
3 NT by South7 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 3 +400


West

2 S
4 S
North

Pass
All Pass
East
1 S
3 S
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q 5
H 9 8 7 6
D Q 10 9 8
C J 4 3
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 E
4 N
5 E
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 W
10 E
11 W
Lead
H K
S J
D 2
H 7
S K
D 3!
D 5
H J
D 6
C 2
D 7
2nd
2
2
J
A
8
K
9
Q
10
8
H 9
3rd
6
5
4!
5
3
A
S 6
S 4
S 7
A
C 5
4th
4!
A
Q!
3
Q
8
C 6
8
C 7
3
S 10
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
8 3
S 4 3 2
H 3 2
D A 7 6 5 4
C A 10 9
TableS A K 9 7 6
H A J 4
D 3 2
C K 5 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Opening one-bid
Follow up major raise
Holdup play
Duck to retain entry
Read partner’s signal
Overtaking play
S J 10 8
H K Q 10 5
D K J
C Q 8 7 6
4 S by East8 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

1 H
2 D1
4 H
East

Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 C
1 NT
2 H
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A K 6 2
H K 8 7 6 5
D J 4 2
C 2
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 E
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 N
9 E
10 S
11 N
12 S
Lead
H Q
C 2!
H J
C 4
S 2
C 6
S A
S K
D 5
C 7
S 6
C Q
2nd
2
J
A
8
7
K
10
H 10
A
D 7
D 6
D 9
3rd
4
3
9
H 6
Q
H 7
3
4
3
H 8
H 3
D 4
4th
K
5
5
9
5
10
8
9
2
A
J
D 10
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
6 2
7 2
8 2
9 2
10 2
S J 9 8 5
H 9 4
D Q 9 7 3
C K 8 5
TableS 10 7
H Q J 10
D K 10 6 5
C A J 10 9
Note 1
Bidding
Play
new minor forcing
Opener’s third bid
Set up dummy’s suit
S Q 4 3
H A 3 2
D A 8
C Q 7 6 4 3
4 H by North8 top tricksLose the last trickmade 4 +420


West
2 NT
3 S
North
Pass
Pass
East
3 H1
3 NT
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S K 9
H 9 6 5
D J 10 9 7
C K 8 4 2
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 N
4 W
5 E
6 E
7 S
8 W
9 E
10 E
11 W
Lead
D J
S Q
D 9
S 2
S J
S 4
H Q
D 2
S 5
H 7
D 4!
2nd
3
K!
5
9
7
10
A
7
C 7
10
10
3rd
6
3!
8
A
H 2
H 3
9
K
C 3
K
C 5
4th
A
8
Q
6
H 5
H 6
4
H 8
C 2
C 4
C 9
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
8 3
S Q 2
H A K 3 2
D A Q 4 2
C A Q 3
TableS A J 5 4 3
H 7 4
D K 5 3
C 10 6 5
Note 1
Play
 
Defense
Jacoby transfer bid
Duck to retain entry
Throw-in play
When to cover honor
S 10 8 7 6
H Q J 10 8
D 8 6
C J 9 7
3 NT by West7 top tricksNorth is endplayedmade 4 -630


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Practice 4P09 by Richard Pavlicek

Suit Establishment III


West

Pass
All Pass
North
1 H
3 H
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 NT
4 H
Board 1
None Vul
S A 9 2
H A K Q J 10 8
D 9 4
C 4 3
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 W
4 E
5 N
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 N
Lead
D 3
C K
C 5
C 7
H A
D 9!
D 5
H 8
D 6
H K
2nd
2!
3
4
J
2
10
S 5
7
C 10
C 8
3rd
K
9
A
Q
6
A
H J!
9
H Q
S 3
4th
4
2
6
H 10
3
J
8
4
Q
5
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
S Q 10 6 5
H 5 4 3
D K J
C K Q 10 5
TableS J 7 4
H 7 2
D Q 10 8 3
C A 9 8 7
Bidding
 
Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Rebid by opener
Duck to retain entry
Use trumps as entries
S K 8 3
H 9 6
D A 7 6 5 2
C J 6 2
4 H by North9 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +420


West

1 D
2 NT
North

Pass
Pass
East
Pass
1 H
3 NT
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 8 5 4
H A J 9
D Q 10
C J 10 9 8 3
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 S
4 W
5 E
6 N
7 W
8 W
9 W
10 E
11 E
Lead
C J
H 2
C 6
H 8
H 4
C 10
D A
D K
S 10
H 7
H 6
2nd
4
9
A
J
Q
D 2
10
Q
4
D 9
3rd
5
3!
3
K
D 3
S 2
6
8
A
C 2
4th
K
10!
7
5
A
Q
4
7
7
C 8
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
S K 10 9
H 8 2
D A K 5 3
C A K Q 2
TableS A 6 3
H K 7 6 4 3
D 8 6 2
C 7 4
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
Rebid by opener
Duck to retain entry
Positional squeeze
Overtaking play
S Q J 7 2
H Q 10 5
D J 9 7 4
C 6 5
3 NT by West7 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 5 -460


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

1 H
3 S
East

Pass
Pass
South
1 C
1 S
4 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A 8 7 5
H K J 7 5
D 6 5 4 3
C K
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 N
5 S
6 S
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 W
Lead
D J
C 2
S A!
S 5
C A
C 10
C 3
H 5
C 8
D 2!
2nd
3
4
6
J
5
7
Q
8
S Q
S 8
3rd
8
K
2
K
D 4
D 5!
S 7
S 3
D 6
10
4th
A
9
9
10
J
H 2
H 3
4
H 10
7
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
8 1
9 1
S Q 10 9
H Q 9 6 4
D J 2
C Q 7 5 4
TableS J 6
H A 10 8 3 2
D K Q 10 8
C J 9
Bidding
 
Play
 
Rebid by opener
Rebid by responder
Establish side suit
Watch spot cards
S K 4 3 2
H
D A 9 7
C A 10 8 6 3 2
4 S by South6 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 5 +450


West
1 D
2 H
3 S
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 S
3 C
4 S
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q J 5
H 9 6
D A Q 10 8
C Q J 9 7
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 N
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 E
Lead
S 10
D 4!
S Q
D 2
H 2
D 5
H 3
D 7
H 5
2nd
2!
3
3
10
8
8
7
A
10
3rd
5
J
9
S 4
A
S 6
K
S 8
Q
4th
A
Q
K
6
6
9
9
C 2
S J
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
7 2
S K 7 2
H A K Q 4
D K J 7 5 2
C 3
TableS A 8 6 4 3
H 5 3 2
D 4
C A 10 6 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Opener’s reverse bid
Opener’s third bid
Set up dummy’s suit
Keep trump control
Leading trumps
S 10 9
H J 10 8 7
D 9 6 3
C K 8 5 2
4 S by East8 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 -620


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Practice 4P13 by Richard Pavlicek

Suit Establishment IV


West

3 C
Pass
North
1 D
3 D
5 D
East
2 C
Pass
All Pass
South
2 H
4 D
Board 1
None Vul
S Q 7 4 3
H 9
D A K Q 10 9 8 2
C 3
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 N
4 N
5 N
6 S
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 N
11 S
Lead
C K
C 8
D A
D K
H 9
H A
H 7
S 4
H 6
D 2
H 5
2nd
2
5
3
J
10
3
J?
2
Q
C 9
4
3rd
Q
10
4
5
K
S 3
D 9
A
D 10
6
S 7
4th
3
D 8!
7
C 4
2
8
C 6
8
C 7
C J
S 9
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 10 8
H Q J 4 3 2
D 7
C Q J 10 4
TableS K 9 2
H 10 8
D J 3
C A K 9 8 7 6
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Competitive auction
Rebid after 2-over-1
Create extra entry
Ruffing finesse
Honor signal
S A 6 5
H A K 7 6 5
D 6 5 4
C 5 2
5 D by North10 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 5 +400


West

2 S
4 S
North

Pass
All Pass
East
1 S
3 S
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 5 2
H Q 10 9 7 3
D J 9 8 3
C Q 3
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 S
4 E
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 E
10 W
Lead
S Q
C 7
H 6
S K
C 8
C 4
H 2
C 5
H 5
C 6
2nd
4
J
4!
10
9
H 3
8
D 3
J
H 10
3rd
2
2
Q
6
A
S 3
A
S 8
S 7
D 5
4th
A
3
K
5
Q
10
7
K
9
D 2!
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S 7 6 4
H A 4
D 10 6 4
C A 6 5 4 2
TableS A K 9 8 3
H K 5 2
D A Q 5
C 8 7
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
Follow up major raise
Set up dummy’s suit
Duck to retain entry
Refuse to ruff
S Q J 10
H J 8 6
D K 7 2
C K J 10 9
4 S by East8 top tricksLose 2 more tricksmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
North

3 D1
3 NT
East

Pass
All Pass
South
2 NT
3 H
Board 3
E-W Vul
S Q 7 3
H A Q 6 5 4
D 6 2
C 10 7 5
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 W
4 S
5 N
6 N
7 E
8 S
9 E
10 S
11 N
12 N
Lead
S 4
H J
S 2
H 3
H A
H 5
D J
C 6!
D 10
S 10
H 6
C 5
2nd
3
K
7
8
9
10
K
4
A
8
C 8
9
3rd
9
4!
5
Q
D 4
C 2
9
10
7
Q
D 5
J
4th
K!
2
A!
7
C 3
S 6
2
Q
6
D 3
S J
D 8
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
4 2
5 2
5 3
6 3
7 3
8 3
9 3
S J 8 6 4 2
H K 8
D Q 9 8 7
C 4 3
TableS 9 5
H 10 9 7 2
D J 10 3
C K Q 9 8
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
Jacoby transfer bid
Opening 2 NT & response
Preserve entry
Duck to retain entry
S A K 10
H J 3
D A K 5 4
C A J 6 2
3 NT by South7 top tricksWin the last trickmade 4 +430


West
1 S
2 H
4 H
North
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 NT
3 H
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q 10 5
H 4
D K 9 6 5
C A J 8 3 2
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 W
Lead
H 4
S 3
S 4
D 2
S 6
H Q
H J
S J
2nd
A
2
10
10
Q
7
C 3
3rd
6
A
H 5
A
H 10
K!
C 5
4th
2
5
9
5
K
C 2
8
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
S A J 8 7 6 4
H K J 3 2
D A 4 3
C
TableS 3
H A Q 10 5
D J 8 7 2
C Q 7 6 5
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
Rebid after 1 NT resp
Establish side suit
Overtaking play
Leading trumps
S K 9 2
H 9 8 7 6
D Q 10
C K 10 9 4
4 H by West6 top tricksLose 3 tricksmade 4 -620


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Practice 4P17 by Richard Pavlicek

Suit Establishment V


West

1 S
4 H
North
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 H
2 H
South
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S K J 10 7
H 6
D J 10 8 7
C Q J 10 6
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 E
7 E
8 W
9 E
10 W
Lead
H 10
S 2!
C Q
C 7
D J
H Q
S 6
S 4
H 2
S 5
2nd
3
9
K
5
K!
8
Q
J
9
K
3rd
6
3!
A
10
5
4
A
H A!
K
H 5
4th
J
10!
4
2
2
C 6
7
C 3
D 7
C 8
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
S A 8 5 4 3
H K 4 3
D A 9 2
C 5 4
TableS 6 2
H A Q J 7 5 2
D K 4 3
C K 2
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
 
Rebid by responder
Duck to retain entry
Avert overruff
Choose lead at suit
Overtaking play
S Q 9
H 10 9 8
D Q 6 5
C A 9 8 7 3
4 H by East9 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

1 D
2 NT
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
Pass
1 S
3 NT
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 5 3
H A K 2
D A K 9 4
C A 10 6 5
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 W
4 N
5 W
6 S
7 S
8 W
Lead
H 9
S 3
H 4
S 5
H 5
S J
S 4
H 6
2nd
10
2
A!
Q
2
7
8
C 6
3rd
3
9!
7
K
8
D 4
C 5
D 7
4th
K
10
J
A
Q
D 2
C 2
C 4
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
4 3
4 4
S A 10 8 7
H 6 5 4 3
D J 6 3
C Q 3
TableS Q 2
H 9 8 7
D Q 8 7 2
C J 9 7 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Rebid by opener
Choose best game
Preserve entry
Finessing technique
S K J 9 6 4
H Q J 10
D 10 5
C K 8 4
3 NT by North7 top tricksClaim the restmade 3 +600


West

Pass
All Pass
North

2 S
East

Pass
South
1 S
4 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 10 9 3
H 10 7 2
D A J 10 5 2
C Q 9
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 S
Lead
H K
D 3!
D 2
S 7
D 5
S 8
D 10
S 2
2nd
2
4
9
5
Q
6
K
C 7
3rd
3
A
S J
9
S Q
10
S K
3
4th
A
6
7
4
8
C 3
C 6
H 5
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
S 6 5
H K Q J
D 8 7 4
C A 10 8 7 6
TableS 4
H 9 6 5 3
D K Q 9 6
C K 5 4 3
Play
 
Set up dummy’s suit
Use trumps as entries
S A K Q J 8 7 2
H A 8 4
D 3
C J 2
4 S by South9 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 4 +420


West
1 S
2 H
4 H
North
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 NT
3 H
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S K Q 10 8
H 8 4 3
D Q 10 3
C A J 2
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 W
Lead
H 4
S 3
S 4
D 9
S 5
H J!
H 9
S 6
2nd
Q
2
10
7
Q
7
8
K
3rd
2
A
H 10
A!
H A
K!
C 3
C 5
4th
5
8
7
3
C 4
3
D 5
C 8
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
7 1
S A J 9 6 5 4
H K 9 6 5
D A J 4
C
TableS 3
H A Q J 10
D 9 8 2
C Q 7 6 5 3
Bidding
Play
 
Rebid after 1 NT resp
Establish side suit
Overtaking play
S 7 2
H 7 2
D K 7 6 5
C K 10 9 8 4
4 H by West6 top tricksWin 3 more tricksmade 4 -620


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