Main   Practice 4Q01 by Richard Pavlicek  

Combining Your Chances


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
1 C
2 S
4 C
East
1 S
Pass
Pass
South
Dbl
3 D
5 C
Board 1
None Vul
S 10 3
H K 4
D A K 2
C A K J 10 5 3
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 E
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 N
8 N
9 N
10 N
Lead
S K
S A
S Q
C 5
C 2
C K
C J
H K
D A
D K!
2nd
2
6
9
4
9
8
S 4
6
3
Q
3rd
5
8
J
Q
A
H 2
D 4
5
9
10
4th
3
10
C 3
7
6
H 3
D 5
7
6
7
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
S J 8 5
H Q 10 7 3
D 8 7 6 5
C 9 7
TableS A K Q 7 4
H 9 8 6
D Q 3
C 8 6 4
Bidding
 
Play
Negative double
Cue-bid general force
Combine chances
S 9 6 2
H A J 5 2
D J 10 9 4
C Q 2
5 C by North10 top tricksWin the restmade 5 +400


West

4 H
North

Pass
East
2 H
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K 9 8 7 3
H J
D K 10 8
C J 10 9 8
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 E
4 E
5 N
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 E
10 S
11 W
Lead
D 2
C J
H K
S 2!
C 10
S 4
H 5
S 5
H 8
D 4
S Q
2nd
5!
K!
7
6
6
3
10
8
Q
A
C 8
3rd
10!
3
2
J
4
H 4
A
H 6
3
8
D 7
4th
3
2
J
K
A
10
S 7
A
S 9
6
C 5
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
6 3
7 3
8 3
S Q J 5 4
H A 3 2
D A Q 5
C A 7 2
TableS 2
H K 9 8 6 5 4
D 7 6 3
C K Q 6
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
 
Resp to weak two-bid
Combine chances
Ducking play
Finesse against dummy
Attack dummy’s entry
S A 10 6
H Q 10 7
D J 9 4 2
C 5 4 3
4 H by East9 top tricksClaim the restmade 4 -420


West

2 NT
North

Pass
East

3 NT
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A 8 3
H J 10 9 5
D 5 3
C J 10 8 7
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 W
4 W
5 E
6 N
7 W
8 E
Lead
H J
C A
C K
D 2!
S 2!
H 9
D J
S 5
2nd
4
8
7
3
6
6
5
9
3rd
8
2
3
A
J
2
K!
10
4th
A
6
S 4
4
A
K
8
3
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
S K J 10
H A K
D J 10 9 2
C A K Q 4
TableS 7 5 2
H 6 4
D A K 7 6
C 9 5 3 2
Bidding
Play
Opening 2 NT & response
Combine chances
S Q 9 6 4
H Q 8 7 3 2
D Q 8 4
C 6
3 NT by West7 top tricksCash 2 more winnersmade 3 -600


West
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
1 H
3 D
4 H
5 D
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
2 D
4 C
4 NT
6 D
Board 4
Both Vul
S 2
H A K 8 4 2
D Q 5 4
C K 7 5 2
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 S
8 S
9 N
10 N
11 N
Lead
S A
S 7
H 2!
D 6
H 4!
D A
D K
C 3
H A
H K
H 8
2nd
2
D 4!
5
7
6
S 5
S 8
4
9
J
S 9
3rd
3
6
D 9
Q
D 10
5
C 2
K
C 6
C 8
C J
4th
4
K
3
2
7
3
8
9
10
Q
S J
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 A J 8 7 5
H Q 10 7 3
D 7
C Q 10 4
TableS Q 10 9 6 3
H J 9 6 5
D 8 3 2
C 9
Bidding
 
Play
 
Control-showing bid
Blackwood convention
Combine chances
Ruff winner for entry
S K 4
H
D A K J 10 9 6
C A J 8 6 3
6 D by South10 top tricksClaim the restmade 6 +1370


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Practice 4Q05 by Richard Pavlicek

Combining Your Chances II


West

Pass
All Pass
North
1 S
2 S
East
Pass
Pass
South
2 C
4 S
Board 1
None Vul
S A Q 10 9 7 3
H 6
D A 9
C J 8 3 2
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 W
4 N
5 S
6 E
7 N
8 S
9 S
10 N
11 S
Lead
S 5
H 6
D 4
S 3
H 9
D K
C 2
C K
H J
S 10
H 10
2nd
8
5
A
6
2
7
7
D 3
K
H 8
4
3rd
2
7!
J
K
D 9!
2
A
3
S Q
J
C 8
4th
9
Q
6
4
A
S 7
6
9
3
D 5
D 10
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
9 2
S 4 2
H K Q 4 2
D Q 8 5 4 3 2
C 6
TableS 6 5
H A 8 5 3
D K J 10
C Q 10 9 7
Bidding
Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Combine chances
Loser-on-loser play
S K J 8
H J 10 9 7
D 7 6
C A K 5 4
4 S by North9 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 +420


West

1 NT
3 D
3 NT
North

Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 D
3 C
3 H
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q J 10 8 3
H A J 6
D J 10 2
C 9 2
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 E
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 W
Lead
S Q
D A
D Q
D 7!
H 3!
D 5
S K
C 5
2nd
A
9
S 4
C 7
6
S 7
8
2
3rd
2
3
4
K
K
6
C 3
A
4th
5
2
10
J
2
S 3
9
8
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
S K 6 5
H 8 4 3
D K 6 4 3
C 10 6 5
TableS A
H K 10 5
D A Q 8 7 5
C A Q 4 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Rebid after 1 NT resp
Strength-showing bid
Create extra entry
Combine chances
S 9 7 4 2
H Q 9 7 2
D 9
C K J 8 7
3 NT by West6 top tricksCash 1 more winnermade 3 -400


West

Pass
Pass
North

1 H
3 NT
East

Pass
All Pass
South
1 C
1 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 8 5 2
H A Q J 8
D K 4 3
C K 7 6
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 E
4 W
5 S
6 E
7 N
8 N
9 N
10 S
11 S
Lead
S 4
C 3!
S 9
S 3
H 3
D Q
H A
C K
C 7
C 5
H 7
2nd
2
9
6
8
2
5
4
8
D 6
S 7
S K
3rd
J
6
10
C 2
J
2
5
4
A
D 3
Q
4th
Q
10
5
A
K
K
9
J
Q
D 10
6
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
2 2
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
8 3
S K 10 7 4 3
H 9 2
D 9 7 2
C Q J 9
TableS J 9
H K 10 6 4
D Q J 10 6
C 10 8 2
Play
 
Defense
 
Combine chances
Avoidance finesse
Overtaking play
Keep correct stopper
S A Q 6
H 7 5 3
D A 8 5
C A 5 4 3
3 NT by South7 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 3 +400


West
1 D
2 NT
3 H
5 H
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 H
3 C1
4 NT
6 H
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q 10 9 7 6 3
H 9 6 5
D J 4
C Q J
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 N
9 W
10 W
11 E
12 E
Lead
C 3
H 7
H 2
H A
D 2
S 5!
S 2
S 3
D A
D 3
H 10!
C 4
2nd
5
3
6
C 2
6
10
8
D 7
J
S 6
C 7
9
3rd
Q
K
Q
J
K
K
J
C 6
10
H 8
D 5
K!
4th
A
5
4
9
4
4
Q
A
8
9
S 7
J
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
10 1
11 1
S A J 5
H K J 2
D A K 5 3
C K 10 5
TableS K 2
H A Q 10 8 7
D 10 7 2
C A 8 4
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
new minor forcing
Opener’s third bid
Combine chances
Show-up finesse
S 8 4
H 4 3
D Q 9 8 6
C 9 7 6 3 2
6 H by East11 top tricksWin the last trickmade 6 -1430


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Practice 4Q09 by Richard Pavlicek

Combining Your Chances III


West

1 S
Pass
North
1 D
2 S!
3 NT
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 H
2 NT
Board 1
None Vul
S A 6
H K Q J
D A Q 8 6 2
C K 9 2
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 N
5 N
Lead
S J
C J!
H K
H Q
H J
2nd
6
4
5
7
8
3rd
2
K!
3
4
A
4th
Q
7
6
2
C 3
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
S K J 10 9 3
H 6 2
D J 10
C A 8 4 3
TableS 5 4 2
H 8 7 5
D K 9 7
C Q 7 6 5
Bidding
 
Play
 
 
 
Cue-bid general force
Choose best game
Combine chances
Placing enemy cards
South succeeds if West
has C A or D K
S Q 8 7
H A 10 9 4 3
D 5 4 3
C J 10
3 NT by South7 top tricksCash 4 more winnersmade 3 +400


West

2 C
3 NT
North

Pass
All Pass
East
1 NT
2 D
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 9 8 2
H Q 10 4 3
D Q 10 9 8
C 9 8
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 S
5 W
6 S
7 E
8 W
9 E
10 E
Lead
S 4
H 5
C 2
S 3
C 3
S Q
C 4!
D 3
C A
H 7
2nd
5
2
9
A
8
D 2
5
9
6
9
3rd
8
K!
10
2
J
9
7
A
D 5
J
4th
J
4
Q
6
K
K
D 8
6
H 3
Q
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
7 3
S A 5
H A K J 8
D 7 5 3 2
C 7 3 2
TableS K J 6
H 7 6 5
D A K 4
C A J 10 4
Bidding
Play
 
 
 
Stayman convention
Avoidance finesse
Watch spot cards
Finesse club early while
South is safe
S Q 10 7 4 3
H 9 2
D J 6
C K Q 6 5
3 NT by East8 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -430


West

Pass
North

4 H
East

All Pass
South
Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K 4 3
H K Q J 9 8 3 2
D K 10 9
C
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 S
4 E
5 S
6 N
7 N
8 S
9 S
Lead
C K
H J
D 2!
H 7!
D 3
D K
H 3
D A
S 2
2nd
2
6
6
10
7
S 7
C 4
Q
Q
3rd
8
A
10
C 5
9!
4
5
S 3
K
4th
H 2
4
J
8
5
8
C 7
C 9
A
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
7 2
S Q J 10
H 4
D Q 8 7 6
C A J 8 7 5
TableS A 9 8 7
H 7 6
D J 5
C K Q 10 9 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
 
 
Third seat strategy
Choose weak opening
Avoidance finesse
Create extra entry
North succeeds if West
has D J D Q or S A
S 6 5 2
H A 10 5
D A 4 3 2
C 6 3 2
4 H by North9 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 +420


West
1 NT
2 H
4 S
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
2 C
4 C
6 H
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 10 8 7 6
H 6 3
D Q J 10 7
C K J 8
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 W
Lead
D Q
C A!
C 4
H 8
C 6
H 9
C Q
S Q
2nd
3
8
J
2
K
D 6
D 7
6
3rd
9
2
H 7
J
H A
Q
D 4
4
4th
A
3
5
3
7
6
9
K
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
7 1
S Q 3
H Q J 5 4
D A 5 2
C A Q 6 4
TableS A J 9 4
H A K 10 9 8 7
D 4 3
C 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
 
 
Stayman convention
Gerber convention
Combine chances
Use trumps as entries
Try to ruff out C K
before spade finesse
S K 5 2
H 2
D K 9 8 6
C 10 9 7 5 3
6 H by West9 top tricksClaim the restmade 6 -1430


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Practice 4Q13 by Richard Pavlicek

Combining Your Chances IV


West

Pass
North
1 D
Pass
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 NT
Board 1
None Vul
S Q 2
H J 6 3
D A K J 10 5
C Q 9 3
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 N
5 N
6 N
Lead
S 10
D 3
D A!
C 9!
C Q
C 3
2nd
2
2
7
2
7
8
3rd
6
K
4
4
10
J
4th
J
6
9
5
6
H 2
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
S A 10 9 8 5
H K Q 5 2
D 9 2
C 6 5
TableS K 6 4
H A 9 8
D Q 7 6
C K 8 7 2
PlayCombine chances S J 7 3
H 10 7 4
D 8 4 3
C A J 10 4
1 NT by South3 top tricksCash 1 more winnermade 1 +90


West

3 H
4 C
5 H
North

Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 H
3 S
4 NT
6 H
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 9 7 5 3
H 6 5
D K 10 9 7 6
C 8 5
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 E
4 N
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 W
Lead
S Q
H Q
D 5!
S 5
H 7
D 3
S 2
D 4
2nd
4
2
2
A
3
6
10
7
3rd
3
4
J
8
K
H 8
H A
H 9
4th
K
5
K
6
6
8
7
A
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
S 6 4
H A K 4
D Q J 4 3
C A 6 4 3
TableS A K 2
H Q J 10 9 8 7
D 5
C K J 2
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
Control-showing bid
Blackwood convention
Combine chances
Second-hand play
S Q J 10 8
H 3 2
D A 8 2
C Q 10 9 7
6 H by East10 top tricksWin the restmade 6 -980


West

1 H
3 H
North

Pass
Pass
East

2 H
4 H!
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K 10 8
H 10 2
D 10 9 6 4 2
C K Q 10
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 S
4 W
5 W
6 W
7 E
8 E
Lead
C K
C Q
C J
H A
D K
H 3
D A
D 8!
2nd
2
5
H 5
2
2
10
7
Q
3rd
9
A!
10
4
3
K
S 3
H 6
4th
3
4
8
9
5
Q
4
6
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
S A Q 5 3
H A 8 7 6 5 3
D K
C 4 3
TableS 6 4 2
H K J 4
D A J 8 3
C 8 5 2
Bidding
Play
Defense
Follow up major raise
Combine chances
Overtaking play
S J 9 7
H Q 9
D Q 7 5
C A J 9 7 6
4 H by West8 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 -620


West
Pass
Pass
North
2 NT
Pass
East
Pass
Pass
South
6 NT
Board 4
Both Vul
S A K 4
H A K 7 4
D A 6 3
C K 6 5
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 W
4 N
5 N
Lead
D 10
S 2!
D 7
S A
S K
2nd
K
9
A
7
Q
3rd
2
4!
5
3
6
4th
3
5
4
10
J
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
S J 10 9
H J 8 3
D J 7 2
C Q 9 7 3
TableS Q 7 5
H 10 9 2
D 10 9 8 5
C 10 8 4
Bidding
 
Play
Opening 2 NT & response
Slam decision
Combine chances
S 8 6 3 2
H Q 6 5
D K Q 4
C A J 2
6 NT by North10 top tricksWin the restmade 6 +1440


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Practice 4Q17 by Richard Pavlicek

Combining Your Chances V


West

Pass
North
1 NT
Pass
East
Pass
Pass
South
3 NT
Board 1
None Vul
S Q 4
H K J 10
D A K Q 4
C J 10 9 2
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 N
4 N
5 S
6 E
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 N
Lead
S 5
D A
D K
C 2!
H 2!
S 3
D 5
C J
H 5
H K
2nd
6
8
7
3
4
A
S 7
5
6
S 8
3rd
J
2
3
A
J
2
Q
K!
10
7
4th
Q
6
H 3
4
A
4
10
8
8
9
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S J 9 7 2
H Q 9 6 4 3
D 6
C Q 8 4
TableS K 10 8 5 3
H A 8
D J 10 8 7
C 5 3
Bidding
Play
Response to 1 NT
Combine chances
S A 6
H 7 5 2
D 9 5 3 2
C A K 7 6
3 NT by North6 top tricksLose the restmade 3 +400


West

1 S
4 S
North

Pass
All Pass
East
1 D
1 NT
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 7
H A 9 7 6
D 7 4 2
C J 9 7 3 2
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 E
4 N
5 W
6 W
7 W
8 S
9 E
Lead
C 3
C 5
H 3!
D 7
S K
S Q
H 2!
S 5
H 5
2nd
4
Q
8
9
7
C 7
6
8
K
3rd
K
2
J
10
2
3
4!
C 9
S 9
4th
6
A
A
A
6
4
10
A
7
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
4 3
5 3
6 3
S K Q J 10 9 8
H J 2
D A 6 5
C Q 6
TableS A 3 2
H Q 5 4 3
D K J 9 3
C A 4
Bidding
Play
 
Rebid by responder
Combine chances
Ruff out enemy honor
S 6 5 4
H K 10 8
D Q 10 8
C K 10 8 5
4 S by West9 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

3 H
4 D
East

Pass
Pass
South
1 H
4 C
6 H
Board 3
E-W Vul
S Q 4 3
H A 6 5 4 3
D A 7 6
C K J
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 S
4 N
5 W
6 S
Lead
S J
H K
H 7
D 6!
S 10
C 6
2nd
3
2
S 2
4
Q
4
3rd
8
3
A
Q
K
J!
4th
A
J
S 5
K
H 8
2
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
5 1
S J 10 9 2
H 2
D K J 9 2
C Q 9 8 4
TableS K 8 7 6 5
H J
D 10 5 4
C 10 5 3 2
Bidding
Play
Control-showing bid
Combine chances
S A
H K Q 10 9 8 7
D Q 8 3
C A 7 6
6 H by South10 top tricksWin the restmade 6 +980


West
1 C
4 NT
North
Pass
Pass
East
2 NT
6 NT
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q 10 8 7 4
H 7 5
D 10 7
C 9 5 3 2
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 S
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 E
10 W
11 W
Lead
H J
D 2
D 6!
H 8
D 4
S 2
C 8
S 5
C 10
C Q
S 6
2nd
2
8
10
3
9
7
4
8
6
5
10
3rd
5
A
3
7
K
A
A
J
K
J
K
4th
A
7
J
Q
S 4
3
2
9
3
7
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S 6 5 2
H K 4 3 2
D A K 6
C A K Q
TableS A K J
H A Q 6
D 5 4 3 2
C J 10 8
Bidding
 
Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Quantitative 4 NT
Combine chances
Automatic squeeze
S 9 3
H J 10 9 8
D Q J 9 8
C 7 6 4
6 NT by East10 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 6 -1440


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Practice 4Q21 by Richard Pavlicek

Combining Your Chances VI


West

1 H
2 NT
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 D
1 S
3 NT
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S Q 2
H A 5
D J 10 9 6 5
C J 10 9 6
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 S
4 E
5 N
6 W
7 E
8 S
9 W
10 E
Lead
C J
H 3!
C 8
H 2
C 9
D 2
H 4!
H 9
S 10!
S 9!
2nd
5
5
3
8
S 3
5
K
J
Q
5
3rd
2
10
6
6!
4
Q
7
S 2
K
A
4th
K
Q
Q
A
A
8
D 6
S 6
4
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
4 3
5 3
6 3
S A 10
H J 7 6 3
D 7 3 2
C A K 7 3
TableS K 9 6 3
H 10 4 2
D A K Q 4
C Q 5
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
Rebid by responder
Combine chances
Automatic squeeze
Choose lead at notrump
S J 8 7 5 4
H K Q 9 8
D 8
C 8 4 2
3 NT by West8 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 4 -430


West

Pass
Pass
North

1 S
4 S
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
Pass
2 S
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A Q 9 8 7
H A Q
D A K J
C 9 4 2
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 S
4 E
5 N
6 N
7 W
8 N
9 S
10 N
11 S
Lead
C K
S 3
H 2!
S 4
H A
C 4
D 3
C 9
H 4
S Q
H 10
2nd
3
10!
5
2
7
5
A!
10
J
H 9
D 5
3rd
7
5
Q
6
3
8
7
S J
S 8
K
D J
4th
2
7
K
9
6
J
2
6
8
D 4
C Q
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
8 3
S 6 5
H J 6 5
D 8 5 4 3
C A J 7 6
TableS 4 3
H K 9 8 7
D Q 10 7
C K Q 10 5
Play
 
Combine chances
Set up dummy’s suit
S K J 10 2
H 10 4 3 2
D 9 6 2
C 8 3
4 S by North8 top tricksClaim the restmade 4 +620


West

Pass
All Pass
North

3 S
East

Pass
South
2 NT
3 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S J 10 9 7 6
H K 5 4
D Q 2
C 9 4 2
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 S
4 E
5 S
6 S
7 S
8 E
9 N
Lead
H 3
S K!
S 5
H 6
C A
C K
D 3
H 2
C 4
2nd
4
2
4
A
3
10
6
8
7
3rd
9
6
9
7
2
9!
Q
10
8!
4th
J
3!
Q
5
5
6
K
K
D 7
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
5 2
6 2
7 2
S 8 4 2
H Q 10 7 3
D J 9 7 6
C 10 3
TableS A Q 3
H 9 6 2
D K 10 8
C J 7 6 5
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
Opening 2 NT & response
Combine chances
Restricted choice
Duck to deny entry
S K 5
H A J 8
D A 5 4 3
C A K Q 8
3 NT by South7 top tricksCash 2 more winnersmade 3 +400


West
1 D
3 NT
North
Pass
Pass
East
2 NT
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S A 10 5 3
H 8 7 6 3
D 10 8
C J 9 5
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 S
4 S
5 N
6 E
7 E
8 E
9 W
Lead
S 6
S 3!
S J
S 9
C J
H K!
H J
H 4
H Q
2nd
2
Q
C 3
C 4
A!
2
10
C 8
8
3rd
A
K
5
10
6
5
9
A
C 7
4th
4
7
8
C 2
10
3
6
7
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
0 4
1 4
2 4
3 4
4 4
S 7 2
H A Q 9 5
D A K 7 3
C 10 4 3
TableS Q 8 4
H K J 4
D Q 6 2
C A Q 7 2
Play
 
Defense
Combine chances
Automatic squeeze
Return proper card
S K J 9 6
H 10 2
D J 9 5 4
C K 8 6
3 NT by East8 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 3 -600


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