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General Winning Tips


West

Pass
North
1 S
4 S!
East
Pass
All Pass
South
2 S
Board 1
None Vul
S A K 9 8 4
H A K 9 3 2
D 7 3 2
C
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 S
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
Lead
H Q
H 2!
C A
C 5
H 3!
S 7
S A
2nd
4
8
2
4
10
3
10
3rd
5
S 5
D 2
S 4
S 6
K
C 6
4th
A
6
3
K
7
2
J
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
S J 3
H 7 6 5
D A K 6
C Q 10 8 4 2
TableS Q 10 2
H Q J 10 8
D Q J 10 4
C K 3
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
Follow up major raise
Timing the play
Avert overruff
Choose lead at suit
S 7 6 5
H 4
D 9 8 5
C A J 9 7 6 5
4 S by North7 top tricksWin 3 more tricksmade 4 +420


West

4 NT!
6 D
North

Pass
All Pass
East
3 D
5 D
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q 10 9 8 5
H J 10 6 2
D 4
C J 10 8
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 W
9 E
10 W
11 W
Lead
H K
S A
S 3!
D 5!
S 4
D 6!
S K
S 6
D 2
S 7
C K
2nd
A
5
8
8
9
9
10
Q
H 4
C 10
J
3rd
6
2
D 10
J
D Q
K
H 7
D 7
3
H 9
2
4th
5
J
C 7
4
C 3
H 2
C 5
C 6
C 8
C 9
A
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
10 1
S A K 7 6 4 3
H A 3
D K J 3
C K Q
TableS 2
H 9 7 5
D A Q 10 7 6 5 2
C 4 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Response to preempt
Blackwood convention
Set up dummy’s suit
Use trumps as entries
S J
H K Q 8 4
D 9 8
C A 9 7 6 5 3
6 D by East10 top tricksWin the restmade 6 -920


West

1 H
4 H
North

Pass
All Pass
East

2 H!
South
Pass
Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 10 7
H 5 2
D J 10 9 4
C A Q 10 6 2
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 W
4 W
5 W
6 W
7 E
8 E
9 W
Lead
D J
D 4
H A
H K
S K
S 3
D K
S 4
H 6
2nd
3
5
2
5
7
10
6
Q
C 6
3rd
8?
Q
7
8
2
A
S 6
H 10
9
4th
2!
A
3
4
9
J
9
C 2
C 8
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S K 6 3
H A K Q J 10 6
D A 2
C 7 5
TableS A 8 5 4 2
H 9 8 7
D K 5 3
C 4 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Follow up major raise
Try for overtrick
Deceptive play
Matchpoint scoring
S Q J 9
H 4 3
D Q 8 7 6
C K J 9 8
4 H by West10 top tricksWin the restmade 6 -680


West
2 H
Pass
North
Dbl
Pass!
East
Pass
Pass
South
3 D
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q 6 4 2
H 10
D K J 3
C A K Q 4 2
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 N
5 N
6 E
7 W
8 N
9 S
10 N
Lead
S 10
C 3
C K
C Q
H 10!
D 2!
D 5
C 2
H 5
C 4
2nd
2
7
6
10
K
4
K!
J
7
S 9
3rd
7
A
S 3
S 5
3
A
7
D 8
D J
H 8
4th
A
5
8
9
2
3
6
H 4
6
H 9
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
S 10 8
H A J 9 7 4 2
D A 5
C 9 8 7
TableS K J 9 7
H K 6
D Q 7 2
C J 10 6 5
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Combat weak two-bid
Rebid by doubler
Shun finesse
Timing the play
Shift to trumps
S A 5 3
H Q 8 5 3
D 10 9 8 6 4
C 3
3 D by South7 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 3 +110


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Practice 4U05 by Richard Pavlicek

General Winning Tips II


West

4 S!
North
1 D
All Pass
East
2 D
South
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S
H Q J 9 7
D K Q J 9 5
C A J 3 2
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 E
Lead
D K
H A!
H 4
H 6
D 2
H 8
D 4
H 10
2nd
6
7
J
D 3
5
C 9
9
S 2
3rd
8
2
K
S 6
S Q
S 10
S A!
S K
4th
A
3
5
9
C 7
Q
C 10
D J
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
S K 10 6
H A 4
D A 10 7 4 2
C Q 8 4
TableS A Q 9 8 7
H K 10 8 6 2
D 6
C 6 5
Bidding
 
Play
 
Michaels cue-bid
Choose best game
Crossruff
Avert overruff
S J 5 4 3 2
H 5 3
D 8 3
C K 10 9 7
4 S by West8 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 4 -420


West

Pass
All Pass
North

2 NT!
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 C
3 NT
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K 3
H K 5
D A Q 4 3
C J 7 6 5 4
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 N
4 S
5 E
6 E
7 E
8 S
9 N
Lead
S 4
S J
D 3
S 7!
S Q
S 8
C Q
D 2
D Q
2nd
5
K
5
9
C 2
C 3
A
9
10
3rd
A
2
K
C 4
D 7
C 10
9
A
C 8
4th
3
6
6
10
C 5
C 6
7
8
?
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
2 2
2 3
2 4
3 4
4 4
0 0
S A J 9
H J 10 9 3
D 9 7 6
C K 10 9
TableS Q 10 8 4 2
H 8 4 2
D J 10 8 5
C Q
Bidding
Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Play for only chance
Unusual squeeze
S 7 6 5
H A Q 7 6
D K 2
C A 8 3 2
3 NT by North7 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 3 +600


West

Pass
3 NT
North

Pass
All Pass
East

2 NT!
South
2 S
Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S Q 5
H Q 10 8 7
D 9 6 2
C K 8 7 5
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 S
4 E
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 E
9 W
10 W
11 W
Lead
C Q
C J
C 10
D J
D 4
H 3!
H A!
D 10
D Q
D 7
S 2
2nd
3
4
6
3
8
7
J
S 4
H 10
C K
5?
3rd
8
5
7
5
A
K
4
K
H 2
H 9
10!
4th
2
9
A
2
6
5
8
9
S 6
S 8
J
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
8 3
S 7 2
H 6 4 3
D A K Q 7 5
C 6 4 3
TableS K 10 3
H A K 9 2
D J 10 4
C A 9 2
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
 
Combat weak two-bid
Holdup play
Throw-in play
Choose lead at notrump
Attitude signal
S A J 9 8 6 4
H J 5
D 8 3
C Q J 10
3 NT by East8 top tricksS endplayed, lose 1made 3 -600


West
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
1 NT
2 D
4 S
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
2 C
3 S!
6 S
Board 4
Both Vul
S K 4 3
H K 4
D K J 6 5
C A J 8 5
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 S
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 S
10 S
Lead
C K
C 5!
S A
S 6
C 8
H 3
C J
H A
H Q
H 10!
2nd
A
6
9
10
7
5
9
6
9
J
3rd
2
S 5
3
K
S 7
K
S 8
4
D 5
S 4
4th
3
4
2
J
10
2
Q
7
8
S Q
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
9 1
S 10 9
H J 9 6 5
D 10 8 3
C K Q 10 4
TableS Q J 2
H 8 7 2
D Q 9 7
C 9 7 6 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Stayman convention
Slam decision
Dummy reversal
Elimination technique
S A 8 7 6 5
H A Q 10 3
D A 4 2
C 3
6 S by South10 top tricksEast is endplayedmade 6 +1430


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