Main   Practice 4S01 by Richard Pavlicek  

Entries & Communication


West

Pass
All Pass
North
1 NT
2 D
East
Pass
Pass
South
2 C
3 NT
Board 1
None Vul
S A 4
H A 9 6
D 10 9 7 6
C A K 10 4
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 N
4 S
5 S
6 E
7 E
Lead
S 7
S 10
D 6
D K
S 5!
S K
S J
2nd
8
A
4
8
H 2
6
H 3
3rd
Q
3
A
7
D 9!
H 8
C 2
4th
4
2
2
H 5
9
H 6
H 9
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
3 3
3 4
S Q 10
H J 10 8 2
D J 8 2
C Q 7 6 2
TableS K J 9 7 3
H K 7 5
D 4
C J 8 5 3
Bidding
Play
Stayman convention
Jettison play
S 8 6 5 2
H Q 4 3
D A K Q 5 3
C 9
3 NT by North7 top tricksWin the restmade 3 +400


West

2 NT
3 NT
North

Pass
All Pass
East
2 D
3 D
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K 7 6
H J 9 8 4 2
D 7 5
C Q 7 4
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 W
4 E
5 S
Lead
H 4
D A
D 3
D J!
H 3
2nd
5
5
7
Q
S 2
3rd
10
4
K!
H A!
8
4th
K
2
9
S 6
Q
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
S J 9 3 2
H A K
D A 3
C A K J 10 9
TableS Q 10 8
H Q 5
D K J 10 8 6 4
C 3 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Resp to weak two-bid
Rebid by weak bidder
Shun finesse
Jettison play
S A 5 4
H 10 7 6 3
D Q 9 2
C 8 6 5
3 NT by West6 top tricksCash 5 more winnersmade 3 -400


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

2 NT
4 H
East

Pass
Pass
South
2 C
3 H
6 H
Board 3
E-W Vul
S Q 10 9 2
H 9 7 4
D Q J 10 9
C K 6
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 E
4 N
5 N
6 N
Lead
C 4
S 6!
C 9
H 7!
H 9!
H 4
2nd
6!
3
Q
2
5
6
3rd
8
9
2
3
8
10
4th
A!
A
K
C 3
D 3
C 7
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
S 8 5 3
H
D K 5 4 3
C J 10 7 4 3 2
TableS A 7 4
H K 6 5 2
D 8 7 6
C 9 8 5
Bidding
 
Play
 
Opening 2 C & response
Slam decision
Communication/entries
Finessing technique
S K J 6
H A Q J 10 8 3
D A 2
C A Q
6 H by South8 top tricksDraw trump, claimmade 6 +980


West
1 D
3 S
4 H
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 S
4 C
6 S
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 9 7 5 2
H 10 5
D 10 6 3
C Q J 10 9
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 E
9 E
Lead
D K
C A!
C 3!
S 3
C 5
S 4
S J
S 10
C K
2nd
4
2
4
2
7
5
D 8
D Q
3rd
3
8
S K!
Q
S A!
8
D 5
D 7
4th
S 6
9
10
C 6
J
D 2
7
9
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
S A K 4 3
H A K 3
D J 9 7 5 4
C 8
TableS Q J 10 8 6
H Q 6 4 2
D
C A K 5 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Rebid by opener
Control-showing bid
Use trumps as entries
Automatic squeeze
S
H J 9 8 7
D A K Q 8 2
C 7 6 4 2
6 S by East10 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 7 -1460


TopMain

Practice 4S05 by Richard Pavlicek

Entries & Communication II


West

2 C
Pass
North
1 S
Pass
4 S
East
Dbl
Pass
All Pass
South
Rdbl
2 S
Board 1
None Vul
S A Q 9 7 6
H A 10 9
D A 10 2
C 4 3
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 N
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 N
8 N
9 S
10 N
Lead
H K
H J
S Q
S 6
S 8
S A
S 7
D 10!
D 4
D 2
2nd
2
3
3
H 6
5
D 3
C J
5
C 6
7
3rd
5
7
10!
K
9
C 5
C 7
Q
A
9
4th
9
A
2
4
C 9
J
C 2
8
6
C 8
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S J 5 4 2
H 8 7 5
D 8
C K 10 8 6 2
TableS 3
H K Q J 6
D J 7 6 5 3
C A J 9
Bidding
Play
 
Cope with T/O double
Unblocking play
Finessing technique
S K 10 8
H 4 3 2
D K Q 9 4
C Q 7 5
4 S by North9 top tricksCash 1 more winnermade 4 +420


West

1 S
4 S
North

Pass
All Pass
East
1 D
3 S
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q 10 8
H J 10 9
D 8 7 6
C A J 9 8
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 N
4 W
5 E
6 E
7 W
8 W
Lead
H J
C K
H 10?
C 3!
S A
S 4
C Q
C 4
2nd
A!
6
4
8
9
J
9
J
3rd
2
2
6
S 2
3
K
D 3
S 6
4th
3
A
K
10
8
10
D 5
D 2
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
S K 7 5 3
H K 3
D 4
C Q 7 5 4 3 2
TableS A 6 4 2
H A 8 5 4
D A J 10 3
C K
Bidding
Play
 
Rebid by opener
Preserve entry
Establish side suit
S J 9
H Q 7 6 2
D K Q 9 5 2
C 10 6
4 S by West6 top tricksLose 1 trump trickmade 5 -450


West

Pass
North

3 NT
East

All Pass
South
2 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 6 3
H 10 3 2
D A J 10 9 8
C 8 7 4
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 W
5 W
6 S
7 N
Lead
S 5
D 2!
H 2!
S K
S 9
D K
H 10!
2nd
3
4
4
6
C 4
3
K
3rd
10
J
J
2
7
A!
A
4th
Q
7!
Q
8
A
5
5
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
S K J 9 5 4
H Q 5
D 4 3
C Q J 9 5
TableS 10 7 2
H K 7 6 4
D Q 7 6 5
C 10 3
Bidding
Play
 
Opening 2 NT & response
Create extra entry
Finessing technique
S A Q 8
H A J 9 8
D K 2
C A K 6 2
3 NT by South7 top tricksCash 4 more winnersmade 3 +400


West
1 C
2 C
3 C
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 D
2 H
3 NT
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 9 8 4 2
H 10 9 5 2
D K 5
C J 8 2
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 W
5 S
Lead
S 5
C 3
C A
C 10
S 3
2nd
6
4
8
J
Q
3rd
8
K
D 3
S K!
2
4th
A
2
5
Q
D 4
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
S Q 6
H Q J 3
D J 2
C A K 10 9 7 6
TableS A K
H A 8 6 4
D A 9 8 6 4 3
C 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Opener’s third bid
Responder’s third bid
Create extra entry
Jettison play
S J 10 7 5 3
H K 7
D Q 10 7
C Q 5 4
3 NT by East6 top tricksCash 5 more winnersmade 3 -600


TopMain

Practice 4S09 by Richard Pavlicek

Entries & Communication III


West

Pass
All Pass
North
1 S
2 NT
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 NT
3 NT
Board 1
None Vul
S A K Q 5 4
H 6 5
D 10 7 6
C A K 10
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 N
4 E
5 E
6 E
7 W
8 S
9 N
10 N
11 N
Lead
S J
C A
C 10!
H J
H 10
H 9
D 3
C 5
S A
S K
D 10
2nd
Q
3
Q
2!
3!
4
7
S 7
6
D 2
5
3rd
3
2
4
8
7
A
Q
K
D 4
H Q
K
4th
2
9
J
5
6
D 6
A
7
8
9
9
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
2 2
2 3
2 4
3 4
4 4
5 4
6 4
7 4
S J 10 9 8 7
H A 8 7
D J 9 3
C J 9
TableS 6 3
H K J 10 9
D Q 8 5 2
C Q 7 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Resp to 1 of a suit
Rebid by opener
Duck to retain entry
Block enemy suit
Shift to correct suit
S 2
H Q 4 3 2
D A K 4
C 8 6 5 4 2
3 NT by South7 top tricksClaim the restmade 3 +400


West

Pass
3 C
4 H
North

Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 H
Dbl
3 H
South
2 S
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 8 3
H 5 4 2
D K 7 4 3
C A Q 10 8
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 S
5 S
6 E
7 W
8 W
Lead
S K
H 9
D 2!
S Q
S J
H 7
D 10
C 4
2nd
2
3
4
4
6
6
3
A
3rd
8
A
J
3
C 8
8
5
2
4th
A
5
Q
5
H 10
2
6
3
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
5 3
S 6 4 2
H A 8
D 10 9 2
C J 9 6 5 4
TableS A 5
H K Q J 10 9 7
D A J 5
C K 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Weak jump overcall
Reopening double
Communication/entries
Finessing technique
S K Q J 10 9 7
H 6 3
D Q 8 6
C 7 3
4 H by East8 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -420


West

1 D
Pass
All Pass
North

Dbl
2 NT
East

Pass
Pass
South
Pass
2 C
3 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K 5 4
H K 3
D A Q J 10
C A Q 8 4
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 N
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 S
Lead
H J
H Q!
C A
C 8!
D 2
C Q
D 3
C 4
D 4
2nd
2
K
6
9
7
S 2
8
S 7
9
3rd
A
6
3
J
Q
K!
J
7
10
4th
3
5
2
5
5
10
6
S J
S 8
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S A J 6
H A Q 4
D K 9 8 7
C 10 5 2
TableS 9 8 7 2
H J 10 9 8 6
D 6 5
C 9 6
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Choose defensive action
Rebid by redoubler
Create extra entry
Overtaking play
Choose lead at notrump
Return proper card
S Q 10 3
H 7 5 2
D 4 3 2
C K J 7 3
3 NT by North5 top tricksCash 1 more winnermade 3 +400


West
1 NT
6 NT
North
Pass
Pass
East
4 NT
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S K 8 6 4
H J 10 9 6
D J 5 4 3
C 10
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 E
4 E
5 W
6 W
7 E
8 E
9 E
10 W
11 W
Lead
H J
D 10
D K
C 9!
C K
D 2
D Q
D 8
C 2
C Q
C 3
2nd
Q
3!
H 2
4!
S 4
5
H 7
S 3
6
H 9
3rd
K
A
9!
A
8!
7
H 3
S 9
7
H 4
4th
A
6
4
10
5
H 5
J
H 6
S 6
J
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
S Q 10 9
H A 3
D 10 9 2
C A K Q 7 3
TableS A 2
H Q 8 4
D A K Q 8 7
C 9 8 2
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
Quantitative 4 NT
Unblocking play
Positional squeeze
When to cover honor
S J 7 5 3
H K 7 5 2
D 6
C J 6 5 4
6 NT by West8 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 7 -1470


TopMain

Practice 4S13 by Richard Pavlicek

Entries & Communication IV


West

Pass
All Pass
North
1 S
2 NT
East
Pass
Pass
South
2 C
3 NT
Board 1
None Vul
S A 7 6 5 3
H Q 9 3
D A K
C 9 8 2
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 S
4 N
5 E
6 S
7 E
8 E
Lead
H 2
C A
C 3!
S 3!
C Q
S 4!
C 10
H A
2nd
K
J
D 2
9
K
J
4
J
3rd
4
8!
9
2
D 4
5
H 5
6
4th
3
5
6!
8
2
Q
S 6
9
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
4 2
4 3
4 4
S K J 8
H 10 6 5 4
D J 10 6 4 2
C J
TableS Q 10 9
H A 8 7 2
D Q 9
C Q 10 6 5
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
Rebid after 2-over-1
Unblocking play
Play for only chance
Duck to deny entry
S 4 2
H K J
D 8 7 5 3
C A K 7 4 3
3 NT by North5 top tricksWin the restmade 3 +400


West

1 NT
North

Pass
East
1 D
3 NT
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K 6 5 4
H J 8 4 2
D Q J 10 9
C 6
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 E
4 W
5 S
6 E
7 W
8 W
9 W
10 S
11 E
12 E
Lead
D Q
C K
C J
H 5
D 8
C 3
C Q
C 5
H 6
H 7
S A
S J
2nd
K
2
7
2
5
8
S 6
D 10
4
D 6
8
Q
3rd
7
4
A!
9!
9
9
D 2
D 3
10!
8
2
7
4th
4
6
S 4
Q
A
S 5
10
S 3
A
K
K
D J
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
7 2
8 2
9 2
9 3
S 10 7 2
H 6 5
D 6 5 4
C A Q 9 5 4
TableS A J
H K 10 9 3
D A K 3 2
C K J 3
Bidding
Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Create extra entry
Finessing technique
S Q 9 8 3
H A Q 7
D 8 7
C 10 8 7 2
3 NT by West7 top tricksWin the last trickmade 4 -430


West

1 D
4 S
North

Pass
All Pass
East

1 S
South
Pass
Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 3 2
H K 9 8
D 9 8 6 4
C K 9 6 3
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 W
4 S
5 S
6 W
7 E
Lead
H 2
H 9
D J!
H 10
C 4
D 3
S Q
2nd
4
J
6
7
A
4
K
3rd
K
Q
2
8
6
Q
A
4th
3
A
K
5
2
5
2
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
S A 9 7 6
H A 7 4
D A J 10 3
C A J
TableS Q J 10 8 5
H J 5 3
D Q 2
C 10 7 2
Bidding
Play
 
Rebid by opener
Play for best chance
Create extra entry
S K 4
H Q 10 6 2
D K 7 5
C Q 8 5 4
4 S by East7 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -620


West
Pass
Pass
North
2 D
Pass
East
Pass
Pass
South
3 NT
Board 4
Both Vul
S 4 2
H J 10 9
D K J 10 9 6 4
C K Q
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 S
4 N
5 E
6 S
Lead
H 4
D A
D 3
D J
S J
C 3
2nd
9
5
S 3
Q
A
7
3rd
2
4
K
H A!
5
K
4th
Q
8
2
C 2
2
A
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
4 2
S 7 5 3
H K 8 7 4 3
D 5
C J 10 7 2
TableS J 10 9 8
H 6 5 2
D Q 8 7 2
C A 9
Bidding
Play
Resp to weak two-bid
Jettison play
S A K Q 6
H A Q
D A 3
C 8 6 5 4 3
3 NT by South7 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 +630


TopMain

Practice 4S17 by Richard Pavlicek

Entries & Communication V


West

Dbl
2 NT
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
Pass
2 C
3 NT
South
1 D
Pass
All Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S Q 10 8 7
H 9 7 6 4 2
D 8 7 6
C 3
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 W
4 S
5 S
6 W
7 W
8 E
9 E
10 E
11 S
Lead
D 8
C K
C 4
D K
D J
S A
C 5
C Q
C 8
H 3!
D 10
2nd
2
3
H 2
4
A
7
H 4
J
S 9
A
S J
3rd
9
6
7!
6
7
5
A
D 5
S 2
8
H 9
4th
Q
2
9
3
S 4
3
10
H 6
S 8
7
H 5
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
7 3
7 4
S A K J 2
H K 8
D A Q 5 4
C K 5 4
TableS 6 5 4
H J 5 3
D 3 2
C A Q 8 7 6
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Resp to takeout double
Rebid by doubler
Duck to retain entry
Play for best chance
Choose discard
S 9 3
H A Q 10
D K J 10 9
C J 10 9 2
3 NT by West7 top tricksWin the restmade 3 -400


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

Dbl
2 NT
East
1 S
Pass
Pass
South
Pass
2 D
3 NT
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A J 6
H A J 6 5
D 6 2
C A K 3 2
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 S
4 E
5 N
6 E
7 E
8 N
9 S
10 S
11 S
Lead
S 4
D 2
D Q
C Q
S 6
C J
C 4?
S J
D J
D 10
D 8
2nd
5
5
3
5
K
6
H 2
2
H 7
H 9
3rd
9
K
6
10
10
7
8
Q
H 5
H 6
4th
A!
7
A
A
3
2
K
H 4
4
9
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
3 2
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
S 9 3
H Q 10 9 7 4
D 7 3
C 10 9 8 7
TableS K 8 7 4 2
H K
D A 9 5 4
C Q J 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Balancing double
Rebid by doubler
Create extra entry
Positional squeeze
Honor signal
S Q 10 5
H 8 3 2
D K Q J 10 8
C 6 5
3 NT by North5 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 4 +630


West

4 H
All Pass
North

4 S
East

Pass
South
1 S
6 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A 10 9
H 8 7
D Q 10 4
C Q 6 5 3 2
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 N
5 E
6 S
7 S
Lead
H K
S 4
S 10
H 8!
S J
S K
C A
2nd
7
H 2
7
Q
Q
H 10
10
3rd
4
A
5
C 7!
H 6
D 4
2
4th
S 2
3
H 3
5
9
8
4
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
S
H A K J 10 6 5 3 2
D J 9 6 5
C 10
TableS J 8 7 3
H Q 9 4
D K 7 3
C J 9 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
 
Competitive auction
Slam decision
Jettison play
Only way to overcome
blocked suit
S K Q 6 5 4 2
H
D A 8 2
C A K 8 7
6 S by South10 top tricksClaim the restmade 6 +980


West
1 S
2 NT
North
Pass
Pass
East
1 NT
3 NT
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S K J 10 3
H K 7
D K Q J 8
C 8 5 2
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 W
4 W
5 N
6 N
7 E
8 E
9 E
10 E
11 E
Lead
C J
H A
C Q!
H Q
D K
D J
C K
H 10
H 8
H 6
D 7!
2nd
A
7
5
K
3
A!
4
9
D 5
C 9
S 5
3rd
2
2
7
4
2
4
H J!
S 4
S 7
D 10
S 8
4th
6
5
3
3
6
9
8
S 3
S 10
D 8
Q
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
8 3
S A 9 8 7 4
H A Q J
D 10 9 6
C A Q
TableS Q 2
H 10 8 6 4 2
D A 7 3
C K 7 6
Bidding
Play
 
Rebid by opener
Jettison play
Throw-in play
S 6 5
H 9 5 3
D 5 4 2
C J 10 9 4 3
3 NT by East6 top tricksNorth is endplayedmade 4 -630


TopMain

Practice 4S21 by Richard Pavlicek

Entries & Communication VI


West

Pass
All Pass
North
1 S
2 S
East
Pass
Pass
South
2 C
4 S
Board 1
None Vul
S A K 7 6 5 4
H 8 6 3
D A 9 5
C Q
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 S
4 N
5 N
6 W
Lead
H 2
H J
S 10
C Q
S 4!
H 4
2nd
5
6
2
2
D 6
8
3rd
K
7
K
4
8
10
4th
3
A
Q
3
J
9
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
3 3
S J 3 2
H K J 4
D K J 2
C 10 9 8 3
TableS Q
H Q 10 7 2
D Q 8 7 6
C J 7 6 2
Bidding
 
Play
Resp to 1 of a suit
Rebid after 2-over-1
Create extra entry
S 10 9 8
H A 9 5
D 10 4 3
C A K 5 4
4 S by North10 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +420


West

2 H
North

Pass
East
1 H
4 H
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 9 8 7 5
H K Q 10
D Q 5
C 6 5 4 2
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 E
4 N
5 N
6 E
7 E
8 E
9 W
10 E
Lead
C Q
H A
H 2
H K
C 4
H 9
H 6
D 2
S Q
S 2
2nd
7
J
S 3
3
K
C 10
D 3
8
8
K
3rd
2
4
7
S 4
3
D 4
C 9
K
A!
10
4th
A
10
Q
8
8
S 5
S 7
5
6
9
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
7 3
S Q J 10
H 8 7 4
D A K 6 4
C 9 8 7
TableS A 2
H A 9 6 5 3 2
D 10 7 2
C A K
Bidding
Play
 
Follow up major raise
Go after sure trick
Shun finesse
S K 6 4 3
H J
D J 9 8 3
C Q J 10 3
4 H by East9 top tricksClaim the restmade 4 -420


West

1 S
2 NT
North

Pass
Pass
East

2 C
4 NT
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 5 4 2
H J 10 9 7
D Q 10 9 6
C J 2
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 W
4 S
5 W
6 S
7 E
8 E
9 E
10 W
11 W
Lead
H J
S K
S 10
H 8
S 9
H 6?
C A
C K
D 3
S 8
S 7
2nd
Q!
3
4
A
5
D 2
7
9
5
D 9
3rd
5
A!
C 6
7
C 8
10
3
4
A
D 4
4th
2
2
J
3
Q
K
2
J
6
6
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
S A 10 9 8 7
H A 2
D A 7 2
C 5 4 3
TableS K
H K Q 4 3
D K 8 4 3
C A K 8 6
Bidding
 
Play
 
 
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Quantitative 4 NT
Overtaking play
Positional squeeze
Diamond shift by South
foils squeeze
S Q J 6 3
H 8 6 5
D J 5
C Q 10 9 7
4 NT by West9 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 5 -660


West
Pass
Pass
North
1 NT
Pass
East
Pass
Pass
South
6 D
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q 6 2
H A K 6
D A 6 2
C K 9 4 3
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 S
Lead
H Q
S 2
D K
S 6
D 5!
S Q
H 5
H 6
C 2
2nd
K
J
3
5
4
K
9
C 6
S 8
3rd
4
D 8
A!
D 9
6
D 10
A
D J
9!
4th
2
3
7
4
H 7
7
8
3
10
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
8 1
S A 9 8 7 4 3
H Q J 10 9 3
D 4 3
C
TableS K J 10 5
H 8 7 4
D 7
C Q J 10 7 6
Bidding
 
Play
 
Response to 1 NT
Slam decision
Overtaking play
Ruff/discard endplay
S
H 5 2
D K Q J 10 9 8 5
C A 8 5 2
6 D by South11 top tricksEast is endplayedmade 6 +1370


TopMain

Practice 4S25 by Richard Pavlicek

Entries & Communication VII


West

4 S
All Pass
North
1 H
Pass
East
3 S
Pass
South
4 H
Dbl
Board 1
None Vul
S 9
H K Q 10 9 6
D K 9 8 3
C A 6 5
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 W
5 E
6 E
7 E
Lead
H A
S 7
C K!
S Q
S J
S 10
C 10
2nd
2
2
5!
D 3
4
5
4
3rd
10
A!
2
K!
C J!
C Q!
H 3
4th
S 6
9
7
3
H 6
H K
A
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
6 1
S A Q
H 5 4 3 2
D 10 7 6 5
C K Q J
TableS K J 10 8 7 6
H
D Q J
C 10 9 8 3 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Weak jump overcall
Competitive auction
Delay drawing trumps
Jettison play
Make declarer ruff
Holdup play
S 5 4 3 2
H A J 8 7
D A 4 2
C 7 4
4 S× by East6 top tricksWin 4 more tricksmade 4 -590


West

Pass
North

3 NT
East
Pass
All Pass
South
2 NT
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 4 3 2
H Q 10 9 3
D Q 9 2
C J 7 3
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 W
5 E
6 S
7 S
8 N
9 N
Lead
H 4
H J
H 10
S 5!
S 8
D A
D 5
H 9
D 2
2nd
3!
2
C 2
2
A
10
C 6
C 4
7
3rd
7
Q
S 6
Q
7
9!
Q
C 5
8
4th
A!
5
K
10
3
3
4
6
C 8
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
S J 7 5
H K 8 6 4 2
D 10
C A Q 8 6
TableS K Q 9 8
H 7 5
D J 7 4 3
C 9 4 2
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
 
Opening 2 NT & response
Unblocking play
Overtaking play
Discard signal
Shift to correct suit
S A 10 6
H A J
D A K 8 6 5
C K 10 5
3 NT by South6 top tricksCash 2 more winnersmade 3 +600


West

1 D
Pass
All Pass
North

Dbl
3 S
East

Pass
Pass
South
Pass
1 NT
4 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A K J 9 8 7
H A 10 4
D A 3
C 3 2
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 N
4 N
5 W
6 N
Lead
D 2
S K
S J
D 3!
H K
S 7
2nd
4!
6
5
6
A
10
3rd
9
3
4
10
8
Q
4th
A
2
D 5
K
2
C 7
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
5 1
S 2
H K Q 7 6
D K 9 7 5
C A J 9 7
TableS 10 6 5
H J 9 8
D 8 6 2
C K 10 8 6
Bidding
 
Play
 
Resp to takeout double
Rebid by doubler
Shun finesse
Unblocking play
S Q 4 3
H 5 3 2
D Q J 10 4
C Q 5 4
4 S by North9 top tricksWin 5 more tricksmade 4 +420


West
2 C
2 S
3 H
6 H
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
2 D
2 NT
4 H
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S J 8
H 5 4 3 2
D K 5
C Q J 10 7 4
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 E
4 N
5 E
6 W
7 W
8 E
9 E
Lead
C Q
H 6
D 2
H 3!
C 3!
D J!
H 8
H J
D 10
2nd
K
2
6
9
6
5
4
C 9
3rd
A
Q
Q
C 5
H A!
3
10
D A!
4th
H K!
C 2
K
7
4
7
C 8
5
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
S A K 6 4 3
H A K 8 7 6
D A Q J
C
TableS 7 2
H Q J 10 9
D 10 9 4 3 2
C K 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Opening 2 C & response
Slam decision
Create extra entry
Jettison play
Fight declarer’s plan
S Q 10 9 5
H
D 8 7 6
C A 9 8 6 5 2
6 H by West8 top tricksWin the restmade 6 -1430


TopMain

© 1990 Richard Pavlicek