Main   Practice 5A01 by Richard Pavlicek  

Negative Doubles


West

Dbl
4 S
North
Pass
2 H
All Pass
East
1 D
2 S
South
1 H
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S J 7
H Q J 6 2
D J 9 8 3
C K 8 7
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 E
4 E
5 W
6 W
7 S
8 E
9 E
10 W
11 E
Lead
C Q
C 10
S K
S 2
D A
D K
C 6?
D Q
D 5
C 5
D 7
2nd
2
3
4
9
3
8
4
H 4
H 8
H 2
H 9
3rd
8
7
3
A!
2
4
K
10
S 8
S 6
H 5
4th
9!
A
7
J
6
S Q
S 5
J
9
J
H 6
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
9 2
S A 10 8 3
H 7 5
D A K 10
C 5 4 3 2
TableS K 6 5 2
H K 3
D Q 7 5 4 2
C A 9
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Negative double
Competitive auction
Holdup play
Establish side suit
Attitude signal
S Q 9 4
H A 10 9 8 4
D 6
C Q J 10 6
4 S by East7 top tricksWin the high trumpmade 4 -420


West

2 D
Pass
North

Dbl
3 NT
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 H
3 D!
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K Q 4 3
H 3
D K 8 5 2
C 9 7 6 3
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 W
4 N
5 S
6 S
7 S
8 S
9 N
10 N
Lead
D 7
D A
D Q
H 3
H K
H Q
S A
S 2
S Q
D 8!
2nd
3
5
K
2
9
S 7
8
J
9
C 10
3rd
9!
C 5
C 8
A
C 3
C 6
3
K
H 4
H 6
4th
2!
4
C 2
8
5
7
5
6
D 6
10
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
7 3
S J 8 7
H 9 8
D A Q J 10 9 6
C K J
TableS 10 9 6 5
H J 10 7 5 2
D 7
C 10 8 5
Bidding
 
Play
Negative double
Cue-bid general force
Throw-in play
S A 2
H A K Q 6 4
D 4 3
C A Q 4 2
3 NT by North7 top tricksW endplayed, lose 1made 3 +600


West

1 D
Pass
North

Dbl
3 C!
East

Pass
All Pass
South
1 C
2 C
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K 8 7 3
H A J 8 4
D 8 6 2
C K 2
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 W
4 W
5 N
6 S
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 S
11 N
Lead
D K
D A
D Q
H 2
H 4!
C A
C 6
H 8
S A
S 4
H J
2nd
2
6
8
A
K
3
D 5
9
6
9
C J
3rd
7
3
H 10
3
C 5
2
K
C 7
3
K
S 5!
4th
4
10
J
7
5
4
9
6
2
J
Q
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
7 4
S 10 9 6
H Q 6 5 2
D A K Q 9 5
C 3
TableS Q J 2
H K 10 9 3
D 7 3
C J 10 9 4
Bidding
 
Play
Negative double
Rebid by responder
Elopement play
S A 5 4
H 7
D J 10 4
C A Q 8 7 6 5
3 C by South9 top tricksWin the restmade 3 +110


West
1 D
3 H
North
1 S
Pass
East
Dbl
4 H
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S K Q J 7 5
H 5
D Q 10 6 2
C A 10 5
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 W
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 W
10 W
Lead
S K
D 4!
D K
D 5
H 2
D 8
H 4
H A
H Q
D J
2nd
A
3
6
10
3
Q
6
S 7
C 5
C 10
3rd
4
A
7
H K!
J
H 10
9
S 2
S 3
S 10
4th
6
2
9
C 7
5
S 8
S 5
7
8
C 9
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
S 6
H A Q J 9
D A K J 8 5
C 4 3 2
TableS A 10 3 2
H K 10 4 2
D 7 4
C Q 8 6
Bidding
 
Play
 
Negative double
Rebid by opener
Establish side suit
Use trumps as entries
S 9 8 4
H 8 7 6 3
D 9 3
C K J 9 7
4 H by West7 top tricksLose the restmade 4 -620


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Practice 5A05 by Richard Pavlicek

Negative Doubles II


West

Pass
All Pass
North
1 H
3 S!
East
2 D
Pass
South
Dbl
4 S
Board 1
None Vul
S A K J 2
H A K 7 5 4
D J 6
C 9 2
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 E
4 N
5 N
6 N
7 W
8 S
9 N
10 S
11 N
12 N
Lead
D K
D A
D Q
H A
H K
H 4
C J
S 6
H 5
S 7
S J
H 7
2nd
2
3
7
3
10
J
2
3
Q
9
C 7
3rd
8
4
H 2
9
C 3
S 5
5
K
S Q
A
D 9
4th
6
J
S 2
6
8
S 8
A
4
C 4
D 5
10
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
8 3
S 10 9 8 3
H 8 6 2
D 8 4
C J 10 6 4
TableS 4
H Q J 10 3
D A K Q 10 5
C Q 7 5
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Negative double
Rebid by opener
Delay drawing trumps
Establish side suit
Make declarer ruff
S Q 7 6 5
H 9
D 9 7 3 2
C A K 8 3
4 S by North8 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +420


West

Dbl
5 D
North

2 S
Pass
East
1 H
4 NT!
6 C
South
1 S
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q 10 9 3
H 3 2
D Q 9 8 7 6 5
C 8
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 E
4 E
5 W
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 E
10 E
Lead
S K
S A
H A!
H 4
C Q
C 4!
H 5
S 8
C A
H K
2nd
6
7
9
10
8
D 5
J
Q
10
3rd
10
3
8
C 3
6
K
C J
C 7
D 2
4th
2
C 5
2
3
2
9
D 6
4
D 7
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S 8 7 6
H 8
D A K 4 3 2
C Q J 4 3
TableS 2
H A K 7 6 5 4
D 10
C A K 7 6 5
Bidding
 
Play
 
Negative double
Blackwood convention
Delay drawing trumps
Establish side suit
S A K J 5 4
H Q J 10 9
D J
C 10 9 2
6 C by East9 top tricksWin the restmade 6 -920


West

1 D
Pass
All Pass
North

Dbl
3 C!
East

Pass
Pass
South
1 C
2 C
3 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K 5 4 3
H A Q J 4
D 10 5 4
C Q 4
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 S
5 S
6 N
7 N
8 N
9 W
Lead
D 6
H 10
S 3
S Q
H 2
H Q
S K
D 5!
D A
2nd
4
K!
2
10
6
7
8
7
10
3rd
Q
A
A
4
J
C 5
C 6
9
C 3
4th
K
3
7
6
5
9
C 2
J
2
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
7 1
7 2
S 10 7
H K 9 6
D A J 8 6 3
C K J 2
TableS J 9 8 6 2
H 8 7 5 3
D Q 7
C 10 3
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
Negative double
Rebid by doubler
Throw-in play
When to cover honor
S A Q
H 10 2
D K 9 2
C A 9 8 7 6 5
3 NT by South5 top tricksW endplayed, lose 2made 3 +400


West
1 D
2 H!
North
1 S
Pass
East
Dbl
4 H
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S A K 10 8 6
H 4 2
D 10 7 3
C K J 8
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 N
4 W
5 W
6 W
7 E
8 E
9 E
Lead
S K
S A
S 6
H A
H K
D 2
H Q
D Q
H 10!
2nd
2
5
J
2
4
3
7
8
J
3rd
9
4
Q
6
8
A
C 2
5
C 3
4th
3
7
H 9
3
5
6
S 8
7
D 10
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
6 3
S 7 3
H A K 9
D K J 9 5 2
C Q 3 2
TableS J 5 2
H Q 10 8 6
D A Q 4
C A 6 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Negative double
Rebid by opener
Seven-card trump fit
Force out high trump
Attitude signal
S Q 9 4
H J 7 5 3
D 8 6
C 10 9 7 5
4 H by West8 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -620


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Practice 5A09 by Richard Pavlicek

Negative Doubles III


West

Dbl
4 S
North
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 H
2 S!
South
2 D
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S Q J 3
H J 9 7 6
D 10 6
C J 5 4 2
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 W
5 W
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 E
10 W
Lead
S 10
D 4
S K
D A
H K
H 2
H 5
D 2
H 8
D 5
2nd
4
3
J
10
6
7
D 8
C 2
C 10
C 4
3rd
3
Q!
2
C 3
3
A
S 6
S 5
S 8
S 7
4th
A
6
9
7
4
Q
9
9
J
J
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
S K 8 6 4
H K 2
D A Q 5 2
C 9 8 6
TableS A 7 5 2
H A 10 8 5 3
D 4
C K 7 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Negative double
Rebid by responder
Obtain early discard
Crossruff
Leading trumps
S 10 9
H Q 4
D K J 9 8 7 3
C A Q 10
4 S by East6 top tricksLose the restmade 4 -420


West

2 C
Pass
All Pass
North

Dbl
3 D
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 D
2 H
3 S!
Board 2
N-S Vul
S J 8 7 3
H Q 4
D A Q 9 8
C 9 6 5
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 W
4 S
5 W
6 N
7 S
8 S
9 N
10 N
Lead
C K
C A
D 3
S 4!
D 4
C 9!
S A
D K
D 9
S 8!
2nd
5
6
8
K?
Q
8
2
5
H 7
Q
3rd
3
7
2
3
6
S 5
7
A
H 3
6
4th
4
10
10
9
J
2
10
H 5
7
C J
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
6 4
S K 2
H J 2
D 7 5 4 3
C A K Q J 2
TableS Q 10 9
H K 9 8 7 5
D 6 2
C 8 7 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Negative double
Rebid by opener
Keep trump control
Throw-in play
Refuse to ruff
S A 6 5 4
H A 10 6 3
D K J 10
C 10 4
3 S by South7 top tricksEast is endplayedmade 3 +140


West

1 S
Pass
All Pass
North

Dbl
2 NT!
East

Pass
Pass
South
1 D
2 D
3 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A J 7
H K Q 6 5
D 10 9
C J 9 8 2
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 S
4 W
5 W
6 E
7 S
8 S
9 S
10 S
Lead
S 5
D 9
H 2!
S 10
S 2
C 5
D A
D K
D Q
D 8
2nd
3
2
A
7!
J
A
6
7
C 10
H 3
3rd
K
J
5
6
Q
6
10
C 8
C 9
C J
4th
A
4
8
4
C 3
2
3
5
C 7
C Q
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
2 2
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
S K 10 9 8 2
H A 3
D 7 6 4
C K 10 6
TableS Q 6 5
H J 10 9 8
D 5 3 2
C Q 7 5
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Negative double
Rebid by responder
Read enemy lead
Communication/entries
Lead partner’s suit
S 4 3
H 7 4 2
D A K Q J 8
C A 4 3
3 NT by North7 top tricksLose the last trickmade 3 +400


West
1 H
4 C!
North
1 S
Pass
East
Dbl
5 C
South
2 S
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S A Q 10 6 2
H J 9 8 6 2
D K 8
C 5
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 W
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 E
9 E
10 E
Lead
S A
S 6
C A
C 8
S 9!
D 3
C K
C 7
C 6
H 5
2nd
3
8
5
S 2
4
8
10
S J
H 7
3rd
7
K
3
J
C Q
A
H 3
D 4
D 5
4th
5
C 2
4
9
10
6
H 2
S Q
D K!
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S 5
H A K Q 4 3
D 5 4 3
C A Q 8 2
TableS 9 8 3
H 5
D A 10 7 2
C K J 7 6 3
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
 
Negative double
Rebid by opener
Ruff in short hand
Choose lead at suit
Choose discard
S K J 7 4
H 10 7
D Q J 9 6
C 10 9 4
5 C by West9 top tricksLose the last trickmade 5 -600


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Practice 5A13 by Richard Pavlicek

Negative Doubles IV


West

Pass
All Pass
North
1 C
3 H!
East
1 S
Pass
South
Dbl
4 H
Board 1
None Vul
S A 4
H A Q 9 4
D 3 2
C K Q 6 5 2
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 N
7 S
8 N
Lead
S K
H A
H 4!
H 6
H Q
C 2
C 9!
C Q
2nd
2
8
S 5
7
D J
4
D 5
J
3rd
3
3
K
9
10
A
K
8!
4th
A
2
5
S 7
J
7
10
D 6
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
S 8 6 3
H J 7 5 2
D K 8 7 6 5
C 7
TableS K Q J 7 5
H 8
D A J 10 9
C J 10 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Negative double
Rebid by opener
Placing enemy cards
Unblocking play
Choose discard
Discard signal
S 10 9 2
H K 10 6 3
D Q 4
C A 9 8 3
4 H by North8 top tricksCash 2 more winnersmade 4 +420


West

Dbl
3 D!
North

Pass
All Pass
East
1 D
2 S
South
2 C
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 10 9 7 6 5
H K 7 6 5 4
D Q 4
C J
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 E
4 W
5 S
6 E
7 S
8 E
9 S
Lead
C 10
H 3
D 2
D 3
C Q
C 5
H J
S 3
S A
2nd
K!
4
9
Q
2
8
Q
Q
J
3rd
J
A
K!
5
S 5
7
K
2
7
4th
4
2
4
A
A
H 5
D 6
6
4
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
4 2
5 2
5 3
5 4
S J 2
H Q 9 8 3
D K 10 8 3
C K 7 2
TableS K 8 4 3
H A
D J 7 6 5 2
C A 5 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Negative double
Rebid by responder
Play to trick one
Placing enemy cards
Choose lead at suit
S A Q
H J 10 2
D A 9
C Q 10 9 8 6 3
3 D by East6 top tricksClaim the restmade 3 -110


West

2 C
All Pass
North

Dbl
East

Pass
South
1 S
3 NT!
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 5 4
H Q J 10 3
D 10 9 7 6
C A 4 3
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 S
4 W
5 W
6 N
7 N
8 N
Lead
C 7
D A!
D J
C Q
C 5
D 10
D 9
S 4
2nd
3
4
K
4!
A
8
H 6
3rd
J
6
7
9
D 3
H 2
H 4
4th
K
5
2
2
D Q!
H 7
H 5
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
S 10
H A K 7 5
D K 4
C Q 10 8 7 6 5
TableS 9 8 7 6 2
H 9 6
D 8 5 3 2
C J 9
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Negative double
Rebid by opener
Holdup play
Jettison play
Choose discard
S A K Q J 3
H 8 4 2
D A Q J
C K 2
3 NT by South7 top tricksCash 4 more winnersmade 3 +400


West
1 C
2 S
North
2 H
Pass
East
Dbl
4 S
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 9 4
H A Q 10 9 8 7
D Q J
C J 6 2
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 E
4 W
5 W
6 N
7 E
8 N
9 W
Lead
D Q
S A
S 2
S K
H 3!
D J
H J
C 2
H K
2nd
K
6
5
H 7
Q
A
2
3
8
3rd
7
7
J
3
4
3
6
Q
C 7
4th
2
4
9
10
5
4
A
K
C 5
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
5 1
5 2
6 2
7 2
S K J 8 7
H K 6 3
D 8 4 2
C A K 4
TableS A Q 3 2
H J 4
D A K 6 5
C 8 7 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Negative double
Rebid by responder
Placing enemy cards
Lead toward honor
Choose lead at suit
Attitude signal
S 10 6 5
H 5 2
D 10 9 7 3
C Q 10 9 5
4 S by West8 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 -620


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Practice 5A17 by Richard Pavlicek

Negative Doubles V


West

Pass
Pass
North
1 C
2 C
Pass!
East
1 S
2 S
Pass
South
Dbl
3 D
Board 1
None Vul
S 10 9 5
H K 6 4
D K
C A Q J 7 4 3
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 E
4 E
5 E
6 S
7 S
8 S
9 S
Lead
S J
S K
S A
D A
S 7
D Q
D J
D 10
D 7!
2nd
5
3
4
3
D 9
5
8
C 6
3rd
Q
C 2
H 3
4
C 5
C 4
C 7
C J
4th
2
9
10
K
C 3
2
6
S 6
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
0 4
1 4
2 4
3 4
4 4
S J
H Q 8 7 3
D 8 5 4
C K 9 6 5 2
TableS A K Q 8 7 6
H J 2
D A 6 2
C 10 8
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Negative double
Rebid by responder
Avert overruff
Automatic squeeze
Overtaking play
S 4 3 2
H A 10 9 5
D Q J 10 9 7 3
C
3 D by South8 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 3 +110


West

Dbl
North

Pass
East
1 C
4 H!
South
1 D
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q 10 8 7 6 5
H 3 2
D 10 6
C Q 10 8
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 S
4 E
5 E
6 S
7 E
8 W
9 E
10 E
Lead
D K
D A
D J
C K
C A!
S A
C 3
H 6
H Q
C 9
2nd
2
5
9
J
H 5
2
S 3
2
J
D 4
3rd
10
6
S 8
2
7
5
H 4
A
10
S 9
4th
3
Q
H 7
8
10
H 8
Q
9
3
S 6
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
S K J 9 2
H K 10 6 4
D 9 5 2
C 7 2
TableS
H A Q 8 7
D Q 3
C A K 9 6 5 4 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Negative double
Rebid by opener
Establish side suit
Delay drawing trumps
Make declarer ruff
Attitude signal
S A 4 3
H J 9 5
D A K J 8 7 4
C J
4 H by East6 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -420


West

1 S
3 D!
North

2 C
Pass
East

Dbl
5 D
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S Q 6 3
H A 3
D 7 4
C K Q J 10 6 5
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 W
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 W
Lead
C K
S A
S K
S 2
D 9
S 7
D Q
S 10
2nd
2
3
6
Q
2
C 5
6
C 6
3rd
9
4
C 4
D 8
J!
D 10
K!
C 7
4th
A
5
8
9
4
J
7
H 2
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
S A K 10 7 2
H 10 6
D K J 5 3
C A 3
TableS 4
H Q J 9 4
D A Q 10 9 8
C 7 4 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Negative double
Rebid by opener
Establish side suit
Use trumps as entries
Count signal
S J 9 8 5
H K 8 7 5 2
D 6 2
C 9 8
5 D by West8 top tricksLose 2 tricksmade 5 -600


West
Pass
Pass
Pass
North
1 D
2 H
3 NT
East
2 C
Pass
All Pass
South
Dbl
3 C!
Board 4
Both Vul
S A 6 2
H Q 8 6 3
D K Q 5 4
C K 2
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 S
7 N
8 N
9 E
Lead
C Q
D 4
S 3
S 2
S K
D 2
D Q
C 2!
C A
2nd
3
3
J
8
9
7
C 6
J
10
3rd
5
A
A
Q
6
K
9
4
H 5
4th
K
6
4
5
H 4
8
10
8
H 3
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
7 1
7 2
S J 10 9 5
H 10 9 5
D J 10 7 6
C 8 5
TableS 8 4
H K J 4
D 8 3
C A Q J 9 7 6
Bidding
 
Play
 
Negative double
Rebid by responder
Combine chances
Squeeze throw-in
S K Q 7 3
H A 7 2
D A 9 2
C 10 4 3
3 NT by North7 top tricksW endplayed, lose 2made 3 +600


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