Main   Practice 4V01 by Richard Pavlicek  

Declarer Play Review


West

Pass
All Pass
North
1 D
1 NT
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 H
2 NT
Board 1
None Vul
S Q 8 2
H K J
D A K 6 3
C 8 5 3 2
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 E
4 E
5 E
6 S
7 N
8 S
Lead
S 5
S 9
S A
S 7
C J
H 3
H J
H 10
2nd
3
8
10
C 4!
A
6
7
C 6
3rd
K!
J
6
H 2
Q
K
A!
C 3
4th
2
4
Q
D 3
2
5
D 2
Q
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
0 4
1 4
2 4
3 4
3 5
S K 9 6
H 6 2
D J 10 9 2
C Q 10 9 6
TableS A J 7 5
H Q 8 7 5
D Q 8 5
C J 7
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
 
Rebid by responder
Communication/entries
Overtaking play
Choose lead at notrump
Third-hand play
S 10 4 3
H A 10 9 4 3
D 7 4
C A K 4
2 NT by North6 top tricksWin the restmade 2 +120


West

2 C
3 NT
North

Pass
All Pass
East
1 NT
2 D
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q 8 4
H J 7 4
D Q 10 9 6
C 7 6 4
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 E
4 S
5 N
6 W
7 S
8 S
9 E
10 W
Lead
S 3
C 10
C 3
S 10
S 4
H 2
S 9
H 3
C 5
C Q
2nd
6
8
A
J
7
4
H 5
10
H 6
3rd
8!
2
J
Q
5
Q
C 6
7!
K
4th
K
4
7
2
A
K
D 2
A
D 6
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
2 2
3 2
3 3
3 4
4 4
5 4
S A J 6
H 10 9 5 2
D J 4
C K Q J 2
TableS K 7 2
H A Q
D A K 8 2
C 10 9 5 3
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
 
Stayman convention
Combine chances
Automatic squeeze
Choose lead at notrump
Finesse against dummy
S 10 9 5 3
H K 8 6 3
D 7 5 3
C A 8
3 NT by East5 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 3 -400


West

1 S
North

4 H
East

4 S
South
1 H
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 9 7 5
H K 10 7 6 4
D 10 9 7 6
C 3
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 W
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 N
8 N
9 E
10 W
Lead
C 3
S A
S Q
S 4
C 6
H Q!
D 10
D 6
H 9!
D 5!
2nd
4
7
5
9
7
K
4
A
A
7
3rd
5!
2
3
K
Q
8
8
K
S J
J
4th
10
6
H 2
H 3
H 7
5
2
3
4
Q
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
5 1
5 2
6 2
7 2
7 3
S A Q J 8 4
H Q
D 5 3 2
C A Q 10 2
TableS K 10 3 2
H 9 8
D A J 4
C J 8 6 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Weak jump raise
Competitive auction
Elimination technique
Ruff/discard endplay
Choose lead at suit
Finesse against dummy
S 6
H A J 5 3 2
D K Q 8
C K 9 7 5
4 S by West8 top tricksSouth is endplayedmade 4 -620


West
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
North
1 H
4 C
4 S
5 H
6 C
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
3 C
4 D
4 NT
5 NT
Board 4
Both Vul
S A 3 2
H A Q 8 6 4
D Q 3
C J 7 3
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 N
10 S
Lead
D 5
C A
H 10!
H 4
D A
D 4
H 6
C 10
H 8
C K
2nd
3
6
2
9
6
8
J
4
K
5
3rd
9!
3
A!
C 8
Q
C 7
C 9
J
C Q
S 2
4th
J
2
5
3
2
7
7
S 4
S 8
S 6
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
S K J 8
H 7 3 2
D 10 8 6 5
C 6 5 4
TableS 10 9 6 4
H K J 9 5
D K 9 7 2
C 2
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
Slam decision
Shun finesse
Set up dummy’s suit
Finesse against dummy
S Q 7 5
H 10
D A J 4
C A K Q 10 9 8
6 C by South10 top tricksLose the last trickmade 6 +1370


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Practice 4V05 by Richard Pavlicek

Declarer Play Review II


West

3 C
North
1 H
Pass
East
1 NT
Pass!
South
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S K J 9 8
H Q J 10 9 6
D K 8 6
C A
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 N
4 E
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 E
9 W
Lead
H Q
C K
H J
C J
H 2
S 5
S A!
H 4!
S 10
2nd
K
2
A
3
S 2
8
7
D 2
K
3rd
8
4
3
5
C 7
Q
6
C 8
4
4th
5
A
7
H 6
9
3
9
10
D 4
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
7 2
S 10 6 5
H 7 5
D J 7
C Q 9 8 7 5 4
TableS A Q 4
H A K 4 2
D 10 9 5 3
C K J
Bidding
 
Play
Resp to 1 NT overcall
Rebid by overcaller
Trump endplay
S 7 3 2
H 8 3
D A Q 4 2
C 10 6 3 2
3 C by West8 top tricksWin 2 trump tricksmade 3 -110


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

1 S
2 D
4 S
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 C
1 NT
2 S!
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A Q 8 6 2
H J 9
D A 8 4 2
C 8 5
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 E
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 S
8 E
9 N
Lead
C J
S 3
C 9
S 4
S 2
D K
H 4!
C 10
H J
2nd
A
5
K
J
9
3
3
2
7
3rd
4
Q
Q
A
10
2
9!
H 6
5
4th
5
K
8
7
H 2
5
A
S 6
K
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
5 2
6 2
6 3
S J 5
H K 10 6 3 2
D J 9 7 3
C Q 4
TableS K 9 7
H A 8 7
D 6 5
C J 10 9 7 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Rebid by responder
Opener’s third bid
Combine chances
Finessing technique
S 10 4 3
H Q 5 4
D K Q 10
C A K 6 2
4 S by North8 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +620


West

1 S
Pass
North

Dbl
3 NT!
East

Pass
All Pass
South
1 D
1 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 6 4 2
H A 8 7 5
D Q 5
C A K Q 9
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 S
4 N
5 N
6 N
7 W
8 W
Lead
S K
S J
C 2
C K
C Q
S 6!
S 9
S 8
2nd
2
4
4
8
J
D 6
H 5
D 5
3rd
5
7
A
3
10!
10
H 2
D 8
4th
3
A!
5
6
D 2
Q
D 3
D 4
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
4 2
4 3
4 4
S K Q J 9 8
H Q 4 3
D K 7 2
C 6 4
TableS 7 5
H 10 9 6 2
D 10 9 8 6
C J 8 5
Bidding
 
Play
 
Negative double
Rebid by doubler
Shun finesse
Throw-in play
S A 10 3
H K J
D A J 4 3
C 10 7 3 2
3 NT by South7 top tricksWest is endplayedmade 3 +400


West
1 D!
2 H
5 C
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 H
4 NT
6 H
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S J 8
H J 7 4 2
D Q 10 9 7 2
C 6 3
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 W
8 E
9 E
10 E
Lead
S 3
H A
C 4!
C 8
C 10!
H 9!
H 6
H Q
C Q
H 10!
2nd
4
S 2
2
6
J
4
7
D 5
D 8
3rd
J
3
A
K
H K
5
8
D 4
D 6
4th
K
2
3
5
S 8
C 7
C 9
J
D 2
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
S A Q 5 4
H K 9 6 3
D J 6 4
C A 8
TableS K 7
H A Q 10 8 5
D K 3
C K Q 10 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Opening one-bid
Key-card Blackwood
Avert overruff
Positional squeeze
Choose lead vs slam
S 10 9 6 3 2
H
D A 8 5
C J 9 7 5 2
6 H by East11 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 7 -1460


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Practice 4V09 by Richard Pavlicek

Fun with Squeeze Plays


West

Pass
Pass
North
1 H
4 C!
6 H
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
3 H
4 S
Board 1
None Vul
S 8 3
H A J 10 9 7 3
D K Q
C A J 10
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 N
Lead
D 4
D 3
H 3
H 2
H 7
H Q
H 10
H 9!
2nd
6
K
4
6
D 8
D 9
S 5
S 7
3rd
A
2
K
J
8
A
C 3
C 6
4th
Q
J
5
D 7
D 5
D 10
C 9
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
S J 10 6 4
H 6 5
D A 9 5 3
C K Q 9
TableS 9 7 5
H 4
D 10 8 7 4 2
C 8 5 4 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Resp to 1 of a suit
Control-showing bid
Automatic squeeze
Reused deals
Protect dummy’s suit
S A K Q 2
H K Q 8 2
D J 6
C 7 6 3
6 H by North10 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 6 +980


West

6 NT
North

Pass
East
1 NT
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q 7
H 9 8 7 2
D 6 5 2
C 8 7 5 2
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 E
4 E
5 N
6 E
7 W
8 W
9 W
10 E
11 E
Lead
D 10
D 3
D Q
S 4
H 2
S 5
C A
C K
C J
H A
D J
2nd
K
5
9
3
K
8
2
5
7
10
3rd
2
A
7
10!
6
J!
4
10
Q
5
4th
4
8
6
Q
4
7
3
6
9
7
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S A J 10 2
H J 5 4
D K 7 3
C A K J
TableS 6 5 4
H A K 3
D A Q J 4
C Q 10 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Response to 1 NT
Slam decision
Finessing technique
Positional squeeze
Choose lead vs slam
Shift to another suit
S K 9 8 3
H Q 10 6
D 10 9 8
C 9 6 3
6 NT by East10 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 6 -990


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 C
3 NT
East

Pass
All Pass
South
1 NT
2 D
Board 3
E-W Vul
S Q 2
H J 10 9 8
D 7 4
C A K 8 4 2
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 W
4 S
5 S
6 N
7 N
8 S
9 N
10 N
Lead
S 6
H J!
S K
C Q
C 3
H 10!
H 8
C 7
C 8
C 4
2nd
Q
2
2
6
9
6
7
J
S 10
3rd
4
3
8
2
K
4!
A
A
D 2
4th
9
Q
A
5
10
5
S 3
D 5
S 5
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S K J 7 6 5 3
H Q 5
D 8 6
C J 9 6
TableS 10 8 4
H K 7 6 2
D Q J 10 5
C 10 5
Bidding
 
Play
 
 
Stayman convention
Rebid by responder
Try for overtrick
Automatic squeeze
Matchpoint scoring
S A 9
H A 4 3
D A K 9 3 2
C Q 7 3
3 NT by South7 top tricksEast is squeezedmade 6 +490


West
2 S
Pass
North
Pass
Pass
East
4 S!
South
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 4
H J 10 8 4
D A Q J 7
C Q 6 4 2
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 S
4 N
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 W
10 W
Lead
H J
D 10
D 9
D A
S J
S 2
H Q
S 8!
S 10
S 6!
2nd
7
5
8
4
4
Q
8
H 3
C 2
3rd
K
7
J
K
A
K
S 3
9
C 7
4th
5
2
3
S 5
7
H 4
2
H 10
H 6
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
S K J 10 9 6 5
H Q 5
D 8 5
C A 9 3
TableS A 8 3 2
H 7
D 6 4 3 2
C K 10 8 7
Bidding
 
Play
Choose weak opening
Sacrifice bid
Automatic squeeze
S Q 7
H A K 9 6 3 2
D K 10 9
C J 5
4 S by West8 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 4 -620


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Practice 4V13 by Richard Pavlicek

Squeeze Play Safari


West

1 H
2 D!
3 NT
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 C
2 C
2 NT
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S A 10 8 7
H K 8 5
D Q J 5 3
C 8 3
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 S
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 E
8 E
9 E
Lead
S 3
S 7
S 4
C 2
C 4
C K
C 10
C 9
C 5
2nd
2
Q
H 4
6
8
D 6
D 7
D 8
D 9
3rd
A
K
8
A
J
Q
H 7
H 9
H 10
4th
9
5
J
3
7
D 3
H 5
S 10
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
S 5 2
H A 10 9 7 4
D K 10 2
C A Q 4
TableS Q J 9
H Q 2
D A 4
C K J 10 9 5 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Strength-showing bid
Opener’s third bid
Automatic squeeze
Reused deals
S K 6 4 3
H J 6 3
D 9 8 7 6
C 7 6
3 NT by East9 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 5 -460


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 NT
6 NT
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
2 C
3 NT
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K 6 3
H A 3 2
D K Q 4
C 10 9 6 3
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 W
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
Lead
S J
H 4
S 9
S 4
D 4
D 2
D Q
2nd
A
Q
6
D 3
5
8
9
3rd
5
2!
2
K
A
K
J
4th
3
9
Q
7
7
6
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
S 9 5
H Q J 10 7
D 8 7 3
C J 8 5 4
TableS J 10 8 7 2
H 9 8
D 10 9 6 5
C 7 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Slam decision
Combine chances
Automatic squeeze
Choose lead vs slam
When to split honors
S A Q 4
H K 6 5 4
D A J 2
C A K Q
6 NT by North11 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 6 +1440


West

Pass
All Pass
North

2 S
East

Pass
South
1 S
4 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A J 4
H 7 5 2
D K 6 4 3
C Q 10 4
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 W
4 S
5 S
6 W
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 S
Lead
H K
H 4!
S 3
C A
H 6!
S 2
H 8
C 10
S K
S 8!
2nd
2
9
4
2
J
J
Q
9
9
H 3
3rd
10
5
5
4
7
6
S A
S 10
D 3
D 4
4th
A
C 3
7
5
C 6
Q
C 8
7
D 2
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
S 9 3 2
H K Q J 9 3
D J 8
C J 7 2
TableS 6 5
H 10
D Q 9 7 2
C K 9 8 6 5 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Follow up major raise
Ruff in short hand
Automatic squeeze
S K Q 10 8 7
H A 8 6 4
D A 10 5
C A
4 S by South9 top tricksEast is squeezedmade 5 +450


West
1 D
2 C!
4 NT
5 NT
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 S
3 D
5 H
6 D
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 9 6 5 3
H Q 9 7 3 2
D K 5
C J 6
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 N
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 W
8 E
9 E
10 W
Lead
H 3
D 10
D 5
H 8
S 2
H K
D 7
S K
S 8
D Q!
2nd
A
3
2
2
4
7
H 9
7
10
S 9
3rd
4
6
4
D 8
A
C 3
9
C 2
D J
C 7
4th
6
K
A
5
3
10
H J
5
6
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S A
H K 8 6
D A Q J 7 6
C K 10 4 2
TableS K J 8 2
H A
D 10 9 8 2
C A 9 7 3
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
 
Rebid by opener
Blackwood convention
Automatic squeeze
Protect dummy’s suit
Third-hand play
S Q 10 7 4
H J 10 5 4
D 4 3
C Q 8 5
6 D by West10 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 6 -1370


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