Main   Practice 4T01 by Richard Pavlicek  

Timing the Play


West

2 D
3 S
North
1 H
Pass
Pass
East
Dbl
2 S
4 S
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S J 10
H Q J 10 5 3
D K 9
C A K 9 2
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 N
4 E
5 E
6 E
7 S
8 W
9 E
10 W
Lead
H 9
C 4!
C A
S A
H K!
H 4
D J
S 4
H 6
D 4
2nd
7
3
S 2
6
2
S 8
A!
J
C 10
K
3rd
3
5
8
3
8
D 2
9
K
S 5
7
4th
A
9
6
10
5
10
3
9
J
8
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
7 3
S 5 4 3
H 8 7
D A 6 5 4 2
C 7 6 5
TableS A K Q 7 2
H A K 6 4
D Q 7 3
C 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Resp to takeout double
Rebid by doubler
Break communication
Ruff in short hand
S 9 8 6
H 9 2
D J 10 8
C Q J 10 8 3
4 S by East8 top tricksClaim the restmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
North

1 S
3 NT
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 D
1 NT
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A K Q 8
H Q 5
D 10 4 2
C K 10 9 3
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 E
4 N
5 W
6 S
7 N
8 E
9 S
10 N
Lead
H 2
D 3
H 9
D 2
H J
S 2
D 4
D 9
C 2
C 10
2nd
5
5
3
8
C 3
7
K
J
7
J
3rd
8
10
7
6!
4
A
7
C 6
K
A
4th
K
Q
Q
A
A
4
C 5
C 9
4
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
4 3
5 3
6 3
S J 10 9 7
H J 10 7 2
D A 5
C 7 6 5
TableS 5 4
H 9 8 4
D K Q 9 8
C Q J 8 4
Bidding
Play
 
Rebid by opener
Combine chances
Automatic squeeze
S 6 3 2
H A K 6 3
D J 7 6 3
C A 2
3 NT by South8 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 4 +630


West

Pass
Pass
North

1 H
4 H
East

Pass
All Pass
South
Pass
2 H
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 8 7 5 4
H K Q J 9 8
D A K
C A 3
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 E
4 N
5 N
6 N
7 S
8 N
Lead
S J
H 6
H 2
D A
D K
S 5
D 5
H 9
2nd
6!
K
4
3
9
2
Q
C 6
3rd
Q!
A
5
2
4
A
H 8
10
4th
4
3
Q
7
10
3
J
7
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
S K Q 3
H 7 6 5
D Q 10 7
C K 10 9 4
TableS J 10 9 2
H A 2
D J 9 3
C J 8 7 6
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
Follow up major raise
Holdup play
Set up dummy’s suit
Overtaking play
S A 6
H 10 4 3
D 8 6 5 4 2
C Q 5 2
4 H by North8 top tricksWin 4 more tricksmade 4 +420


West
1 NT
Pass
North
Pass
Pass
East
2 NT
South
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S J 10 9 8
H Q J 9
D 10 6 2
C K 10 8
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 N
4 W
5 N
6 E
7 S
8 S
9 W
10 E
11 W
Lead
S J
H 3
S 8
H 4
S 9
H 10
H A
D 5
C 2
D 7
S 4!
2nd
2
J
5
Q
Q
K
D 3
A
8
8
10
3rd
6
5
C 4
6
C 5
7
D 2
6
Q
K
D J
4th
K
2
A
8
3
9
S 7
4
7
10
D 9
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
3 3
3 4
4 4
5 4
6 4
6 5
S A K 4 3
H 7 4 3
D A K 3
C J 6 2
TableS Q 7 5 2
H 10 6 5
D J 7 4
C A Q 3
Bidding
Play
 
Response to 1 NT
Break communication
Throw-in play
S 6
H A K 8 2
D Q 9 8 5
C 9 7 5 4
2 NT by West6 top tricksNorth is endplayedmade 2 -120


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Practice 4T05 by Richard Pavlicek

Timing the Play II


West

2 S
4 S
North
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 S
3 S
South
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S K Q
H 10 5 2
D J 9 6 3
C A 10 5 2
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 S
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 S
8 E
9 N
10 E
Lead
H Q
C 4!
S 7
D 4
D 2
D 7
C 3
S 5!
C 2
D 8
2nd
A!
5
3
5
6
S 9
7
J
S 8
H 8
3rd
2
6
Q
K
A
H 4
A
4
J
S 6
4th
3
9
A
3
Q
9
S 2
K
8
J
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
4 2
5 2
5 3
6 3
7 3
S 6 4 3
H A 7 6 4
D K 2
C Q 8 7 4
TableS A 10 8 5 2
H K 3
D A 10 8 7 4
C 6
Bidding
Play
 
Follow up major raise
Break communication
Establish side suit
S J 9 7
H Q J 9 8
D Q 5
C K J 9 3
4 S by East7 top tricksClaim the restmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
North

1 S
4 H
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 H
2 H
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A K 10 2
H 10 2
D A 2
C 8 7 6 5 2
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 E
4 W
5 N
6 S
7 S
8 S
9 N
Lead
C Q
D 3
H 3!
H 4
C 5!
H K
H Q
S 3
C 6
2nd
2
5
7
10
9
5
6
6
D 10
3rd
4
2!
A
S 4
H 9
S 2
S 10
K
D 4!
4th
A
8
2
8!
3
S 5
C K
8
10
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
6 3
S Q 6
H A 6 5 4
D 9 7 5
C Q J 10 3
TableS J 9 8 5 4
H 3
D K Q 10 8
C K 9 4
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
Rebid by responder
Duck to retain entry
Pursue extra chance
Shift to trumps
S 7 3
H K Q J 9 8 7
D J 6 4 3
C A
4 H by South9 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +620


West

1 NT
3 NT
North

Pass
All Pass
East

2 NT
South
Pass
Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A K 8 7
H 10 9 2
D J 3
C J 10 9 6
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 S
4 W
5 S
6 W
7 N
8 N
9 W
10 E
Lead
C J
S 2!
H 5
S 3!
H 7
S 6
S A
H 10
C 4
C K!
2nd
3
7
A
8
K
K
D 5
D 6
9
3rd
2
4
2
5
9
D 2
C 5
8
Q
4th
A
10
3
J
4
Q
9
Q
7
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
3 3
3 4
4 4
5 4
S 9 6 3 2
H A K Q 6
D A 7 4
C A 4
TableS 5 4
H 4 3
D K 9 6 5 2
C K Q 8 3
Bidding
Play
 
Response to 1 NT
Break communication
Correct loser count
S Q J 10
H J 8 7 5
D Q 10 8
C 7 5 2
3 NT by West8 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 3 -600


West
Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
2 NT
3 H
East
Pass
Pass
South
3 C
4 H
Board 4
Both Vul
S A 5 2
H A Q 8 6
D A 7 5
C A K 2
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 S
4 N
5 W
6 W
7 N
8 S
Lead
C Q
H 6
H 2
S 2!
D J
D 10
H 8
D 4!
2nd
3
3
4
3
5!
A
C 5
8
3rd
4
10
A
Q
9
Q
J
7
4th
A
5
9
K
2
3
7
K
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
3 2
4 2
5 2
5 3
S K J 8
H 7 5 4
D J 10 8
C 9 8 7 4
TableS 10 9 3
H 9 3
D K Q 9
C Q J 10 6 5
Bidding
 
Play
Opening 2 NT & response
Stayman convention
Duck to keep control
S Q 7 6 4
H K J 10 2
D 6 4 3 2
C 3
4 H by North8 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +620


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Practice 4T09 by Richard Pavlicek

Timing the Play III


West

3 S
North
2 H
4 H
East
2 S
4 S
South
3 H
All Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S 4
H K 10 8 7 6 2
D A 8 7 5
C J 7
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 W
4 S
5 E
6 E
7 W
Lead
H Q
H J
D 3!
C 10
S K
H 9!
S J
2nd
5!
A
8
3
8
D 2
H 6
3rd
8
10!
9
7
2
S 3
5
4th
3
4
10
A
4
2
A
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
4 3
S J 3 2
H A 5
D Q 6 4 3
C Q 5 4 3
TableS K Q 9 7 6 5
H 9 4 3
D 9
C A K 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Combat weak two-bid
Competitive auction
Holdup play
Break communication
Suit preference signal
S A 10 8
H Q J
D K J 10 2
C 10 9 8 6
4 S by East9 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
North

1 NT
3 NT
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 S
2 NT
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 7 4
H K J 4
D A J 6
C 7 5 4 3 2
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 E
4 S
5 W
6 N
7 W
8 S
9 N
10 W
11 N
Lead
H 10
C 2!
H 7
C J
H 6
C 4
D 4
D 5
C 5
D 8
C 7
2nd
2
K
A
Q
J
D 2
6
7
H 9
A
3rd
Q
6
5
3
8
S 2
9
J
S 5
S 3
4th
K
9
4
10
3
8
Q
3
A
K
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
3 3
4 3
5 3
5 4
6 4
S Q 6
H Q 6 5
D 10 8 7 4
C A Q 9 8
TableS J 10 8 3
H 10 9 8 7
D 9 3 2
C K 10
Bidding
 
Play
 
Opening one-bid
Rebid after 1 NT resp
Communication/entries
Lead weak suit first
S A K 9 5 2
H A 3 2
D K Q 5
C J 6
3 NT by North8 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 Q J 10
H J 2
D Q 8 7 6 4
C K 8 5
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 E
4 E
5 S
6 S
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 N
Lead
C J
C 6
C A
D A
H A
H K
H 3
D 6
H 8
D 7
2nd
5
8
D 3!
S 5
6
9
Q
9
C 9
S 2
3rd
7
Q
2
5
2
J
S 10
S 7
S J
S 8
4th
4
D 2!
K
4
5
7
10
10
C 3
J
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
S 3
H Q 9 6
D K J 10 5
C J 10 9 6 2
TableS 9 6 4 2
H 10 7 5
D A 9
C A Q 7 3
Bidding
Play
 
 
 
Follow up major raise
Break communication
Combine chances
South either crossruffs
or sets up hearts
S A K 8 7 5
H A K 8 4 3
D 3 2
C 4
4 S by South7 top tricksCrossruff the restmade 4 +420


West
1 C
1 NT
North
Pass
Pass
East
1 S
3 NT
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q 10
H J 9 8 6
D 9 6 3
C 10 8 7 6
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 W
4 S
5 N
6 W
7 E
8 E
9 W
10 E
Lead
H 6
H 10
C 4
S 7
H J
S 5
S K
C 3
C 5
S 3!
2nd
2
A
8
4
4
Q
9
9
7
J
3rd
K
8
Q
10
C 2
A
6
K
J
H 5
4th
7!
3
A
2!
Q
8
D 3
6
D 7
D 6
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
6 4
S 6 5 4
H A Q 7 5
D A 5 2
C K 5 4
TableS A K 3 2
H 4 3 2
D K J 4
C Q J 3
Bidding
Play
 
 
 
Rebid by responder
Duck to keep control
Throw-in play
Falsecard (H 7) conceals
heart suit length
S J 9 8 7
H K 10
D Q 10 8 7
C A 9 2
3 NT by West6 top tricksSouth is endplayedmade 3 -600


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Practice 4T13 by Richard Pavlicek

Timing the Play IV


West

1 S
3 S
North
1 C
2 H
All Pass
East
1 D
2 S
South
1 H
3 H
Board 1
None Vul
S A 5 4
H A 4 3 2
D J 9
C K Q 10 9
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 W
4 S
5 N
6 W
7 W
8 E
Lead
C K
S 4!
H J!
S 3!
S 5
S Q
D 8
D 5!
2nd
4
6
4
10
8
H 2
9
Q
3rd
2
2
5
A
H 8
H 6
A
3
4th
6!
9
Q
K
J
H 9
2
J
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
4 4
S Q J 10 9 7
H J
D 8 4 3
C A 8 7 6
TableS K 8 6
H 7 6 5
D A K 7 6 5
C 5 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Resp to suit overcall
Competitive auction
Holdup play
Break communication
Shift to trumps
S 3 2
H K Q 10 9 8
D Q 10 2
C J 3 2
3 S by West7 top tricksWin the restmade 3 -140


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 C
3 NT
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 NT
2 H
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A Q 4 3
H 9 4
D A 7 4 3 2
C 7 4
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 W
4 N
5 W
6 N
7 S
8 E
9 S
Lead
S J
C 2!
S 8
C 7!
S 9
H 4
C 6
H 6
C 8
2nd
3
J
A
10
Q
8
H 5
K
D 5
3rd
5
4
6
5
7
A
D 2
10
D 3
4th
K
3
2
K
H 2
3
Q
9
A
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
4 3
5 3
5 4
S J 10 9 8
H 10 5 3
D Q 10 6 5
C K J
TableS 7 6 5
H J 8 7 6
D J 8
C A Q 10 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Opening one-bid
Stayman convention
Lead weak suit first
Break communication
S K 2
H A K Q 2
D K 9
C 9 8 6 5 2
3 NT by South8 top tricksWin the restmade 3 +600


West

Pass
3 C
4 H
North

2 S
Pass
All Pass
East

Dbl
3 H
South
1 S
Pass
Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K J 7
H 3 2
D 9 7 6 2
C Q 10 4 3
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 S
4 W
5 E
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 S
10 E
11 E
12 E
Lead
C 9
S 2!
C 2
S 4!
H A
D 4
S 5!
D Q
S A
H K
D K
D 5
2nd
J
10
K
J
4
8
K
A
8
5
10
S Q
3rd
Q
3
3
H 6
8
J
H 7
3
C 4
9
C 7
H 10
4th
A
7
5
6
2
7
9
2
H J
3
6
9
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 8 5 4 3
H 10 9 8
D J 3
C K J 8 7
TableS 2
H A K J 7 6
D K Q 5 4
C A 6 5
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Choose defensive action
Rebid by doubler
Break communication
Elopement play
Choose lead at suit
S A Q 10 9 6
H Q 5 4
D A 10 8
C 9 2
4 H by East6 top tricksLose the last trickmade 4 -620


West
Pass
Pass
Pass
North
2 NT
3 D
6 NT
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
3 C
4 NT
Board 4
Both Vul
S A K
H K Q 10
D A K 7 6
C K 6 4 3
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 S
4 N
5 W
6 N
7 S
8 S
9 N
10 N
11 N
Lead
S 9
C 3
C 5
D 6!
D Q
C 4
H A!
H 6
H Q
S K
C 6
2nd
2
2
H 3
8
A
8
7
8
9
7
J
3rd
6
Q
K
3
2
10
10
K
S 3
4
A
4th
A
9
7
9
4
H 4
2
5
S 5
10
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S Q 10 6 5
H 8 7 4 3
D Q J 10 9
C 9
TableS 9 8 7
H J 9 5 2
D 8 2
C J 8 7 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Opening 2 NT & response
Quantitative 4 NT
Duck to keep control
Automatic squeeze
Choose lead vs slam
S J 4 3 2
H A 6
D 5 4 3
C A Q 10 5
6 NT by North10 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 6 +1440


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Practice 4T17 by Richard Pavlicek

Timing the Play V


West

2 H
All Pass
North
1 C
2 S
East
1 H
3 H
South
Pass
3 S
Board 1
None Vul
S A K 9 8
H 7 2
D 6 2
C A K 10 6 5
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 E
4 E
5 W
6 N
7 N
8 N
9 S
10 N
Lead
H K
H A
H Q
D 4?
D 8
C A
C K
C 5
D 7
C 6
2nd
5
8
9
3
S 8
4
Q
D K
10
H 10
3rd
4
6
J
A
9
2
3
S 6
S K!
S 7
4th
2
7
D 2!
6
5
7
8
9
H 3
J
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
0 4
1 4
2 4
3 4
4 4
5 4
6 4
S 5 3
H J 6 4
D A Q 10 8
C J 9 8 7
TableS 10 4 2
H A K Q 10 3
D K 9 4
C Q 4
Bidding
Play
 
 
Competitive auction
Postpone ruff
Crossruff or establish
clubs per defense
S Q J 7 6
H 9 8 5
D J 7 5 3
C 3 2
3 S by North6 top tricksWin the restmade 3 +140


West

2 C
2 S
4 H
North

Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 H
2 H
3 H
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 4 3
H 6 5 4
D K Q J 8 5
C Q 7 2
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 E
4 S
5 W
6 E
7 E
8 E
9 W
10 E
Lead
D 10
D Q
H K
C 4
C 5
H Q
H J
S 2
C 10
H 9!
2nd
4
A
A
A
7
3
10
7
Q
3rd
J!
2
2
2
H 7
C 6
D 9
K
H 8
4th
3!
6
4
3
8
5
6
3
9
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
S A K 6 5
H 2
D 9 6 4
C A J 10 6 5
TableS Q 9 2
H K Q J 9 8 7
D A 7 3
C 3
Bidding
Play
 
 
 
Defense
Rebid after 2-over-1
Read enemy lead
Holdup play
Contract fails if East
wins first trick
Overtaking play
S J 10 8 7
H A 10 3
D 10 2
C K 9 8 4
4 H by East9 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 5 -450


West

2 C
All Pass
North

3 S
East

Pass
South
1 S
4 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K 10 6 5
H K 8 7
D A 8 5 2
C 9 5
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 S
4 W
5 N
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 N
Lead
H J
H 10
S Q
H 9
S K
D 2
D 7
D 5
S 4
D 8
2nd
7
8
A
K
8
Q
4
J
C 3
C 4
3rd
5
2
5
3
2
K
A
S 3
6
C 6
4th
6!
A
7
D 6
C Q
3
10
9
C 2
C 8
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
S A
H J 10 9
D 9 4 3
C A Q J 10 8 3
TableS 8 7
H Q 5 4 3 2
D Q J 10
C 7 4 2
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
Limit raise
Placing enemy cards
Avoidance duck
Honor signal
S Q J 9 4 3 2
H A 6
D K 7 6
C K 6
4 S by South9 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 +420


West
1 NT
2 D
North
Pass
Pass
East
2 C
3 NT
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 8 7
H Q J 8 7
D 10 7
C Q 10 8 7 3
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 W
4 S
5 S
6 W
7 E
8 N
9 W
10 E
11 W
Lead
C 7
C 9
S 5!
S J
S 9
D 2
H 2
C Q
D 3
H 3
D K
2nd
2
A
7
6!
A
10
6
D 6
C 8
9
3rd
J
3
Q
8
D 7
Q
10!
D 5
A
K
4th
4!
5
K
2
3
4
J
K
8
7
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
1 3
2 3
3 3
3 4
4 4
5 4
6 4
S A 6 5
H K 10 5
D K 3 2
C A K 6 4
TableS Q 4 3 2
H A 4 3 2
D A Q 6
C 5 2
Bidding
Play
 
Stayman convention
Holdup play
Duck to keep control
S K J 10 9
H 9 6
D J 9 8 5 4
C J 9
3 NT by West8 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 3 -600


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