Main   Practice 5C01 by Richard Pavlicek  

Coping with Interference


West

Pass
North
1 S
Pass!
East
Dbl
Pass
South
2 D
Board 1
None Vul
S K 7 6 3 2
H A Q 8
D 4 2
C A 8 3
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 E
4 E
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 S
10 N
11 E
Lead
H 2
S 4
C Q
C J
S 3
H 5
S 6
D A
H 6
S K
H 9!
2nd
8
9
4
5
5
7
A
3
10
D K
D 10!
3rd
J
2!
7
2
D 5
Q
D 6
2
A
C 9
C 6
4th
K
10
3
A
8
3
J
J
4
Q
C 8
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
7 3
8 3
S Q J 9 8
H 10 7 2
D 9 3
C K 7 6 2
TableS A 10 5
H J 9 4 3
D K Q J
C Q J 10
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Cope with T/O double
Rebid by opener
Placing enemy cards
Set up dummy’s suit
Try for an overruff
S 4
H K 6 5
D A 10 8 7 6 5
C 9 5 4
2 D by South8 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 3 +110


West

2 NT!
North

Pass
East
1 H
4 H
South
1 S
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 8 7 5 3
H J 9 8 2
D 10 7 3
C K 4
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 W
4 E
5 E
6 E
7 E
8 W
9 E
Lead
S Q
S A
S 2!
H A
H K
D K!
D 9
S 4
C 3!
2nd
K
5
7
6
D 2
4
J
8
J
3rd
3
C 2
H 4
3
5
5
A
H 7
5
4th
D 6
6
9
2
8
3
7
10
4
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
8 1
S A K 4 2
H 5 3
D A 8 5
C 10 9 6 5
TableS
H A K Q 10 7 4
D K 9 6
C 8 7 3 2
Bidding
 
Play
Cope with overcall
Limit jump response
Trump endplay
S Q J 10 9 6
H 6
D Q J 4 2
C A Q J
4 H by East10 top tricksWin 2 trump tricksmade 4 -420


West

1 S
Pass
3 NT
North

Dbl
Pass
All Pass
East

Rdbl!
3 C
South
Pass
2 H
Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 5 3
H A Q J 2
D A Q 5
C 10 6 5 3
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 E
8 E
9 W
Lead
H Q
C Q
C J
S 2!
C 2
C A
C 8
S 8
S A
2nd
4
3
5
6
6
H 3
H 5
9
D Q
3rd
7
4
K!
Q
7
D 3
D 8
J
D 6
4th
K
9
D 2
3
D 4
10
D 5
5
10
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
S A Q J 7 4
H K 9
D 9 8 3
C Q J 2
TableS 8 2
H 8 4
D K J 10 6
C A K 8 7 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Cope with T/O double
Rebid by redoubler
Communication/entries
Overtaking play
Choose discard
S K 10 9 6
H 10 7 6 5 3
D 7 4 2
C 9
3 NT by West5 top tricksLose the restmade 3 -600


West
Pass
Pass
North
1 C
Pass
East
1 S
Pass
South
3 C!
Board 4
Both Vul
S 9 7 6
H A 8 6 5
D K 10 3
C A Q 5
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 E
4 E
5 N
6 N
7 N
8 S
9 S
Lead
S K
S A
S Q
D 9
C A
C Q
C 5
C J!
C 9!
2nd
3
4
8
5
2
10
S 5
H 3
3rd
J
2
D 7
J
4
6
K
H 5
4th
6
7
9
K
3
7
8
S 10
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
S J 2
H J 9 4 3
D Q J 7 4
C 8 7 3
TableS A K Q 10 5
H Q 10
D 9 8 6 2
C 10 2
Bidding
 
Play
Cope with overcall
Limit raise
Automatic squeeze
S 8 4 3
H K 7 2
D A 5
C K J 9 6 4
3 C by North9 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 4 +130


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Practice 5C05 by Richard Pavlicek

Coping with Interference II


West

Rdbl!
2 S
3 NT
North
Pass
2 C
Pass
All Pass
East
1 D
Pass
2 NT
South
Dbl
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S 5 3
H 7 6
D J 8 7 5
C K 8 6 5 4
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 S
4 E
5 W
6 W
7 E
8 E
9 E
10 W
Lead
C 10
D 2!
C 3
S J!
D Q
D 6
D K
D 4
S 4
S Q
2nd
2
A
J
K
7
8
H 9
C 9!
6
C 4
3rd
6
10!
K
A
3
9
H 3
H J
9!
H 2
4th
Q
5
A
3
H 10
H 4
J
H 6
5
7
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S A Q 9 8 2
H Q J 3
D Q 10 6
C J 2
TableS J 4
H K 8 5 2
D K 9 4 3 2
C A Q
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Cope with T/O double
Rebid by redoubler
Placing enemy cards
Unblocking play
Choose discard
S K 10 7 6
H A 10 9 4
D A
C 10 9 7 3
3 NT by East3 top tricksLose the restmade 3 -400


West

1 S
North

2 NT!
East
Pass
All Pass
South
1 C
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A Q 8 3
H J 8 4
D K 10 9
C J 10 8
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 N
4 S
5 E
6 W
7 N
8 S
9 S
10 N
Lead
S 9
S 2
H 4
H 2
C 9
S J
H 8
D A!
D 6
S 8!
2nd
4
5
5
C 7
2
Q
9
8
Q
D 7
3rd
7
K
K
J
Q
H 6
Q
9
K
H 3
4th
3!
A
7
A
10
D 5
D 3
2
4
10
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
2 2
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
6 4
S K J 10 7 6
H 7
D Q 8 3
C K Q 7 6
TableS 9 2
H A 10 9 6 5
D J 7 4 2
C 9 5
Bidding
 
Play
 
Cope with overcall
Limit jump response
Holdup play
Throw-in play
S 5 4
H K Q 3 2
D A 6 5
C A 4 3 2
2 NT by North5 top tricksW endplayed, lose 1made 2 +120


West

1 S
Pass
North

3 H
East

Pass
South
1 H
Pass!
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 7 6 5
H K Q 6
D 9 8 5
C A Q 3 2
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 W
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 N
9 W
10 N
Lead
D Q
D 10!
D 3
H 3
H 6!
C 6!
C A
C 2
D J?
C 3
2nd
5
8
9
2
7
8
5
10
H K!
H 8
3rd
7
6
K
Q
J
Q
7
J
S 2
H 9
4th
2!
4!
A
5
S 9
4
9?
K
S 3
S 8
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
5 3
6 3
7 3
S A Q J 9 8
H 2
D Q J 10 3
C K 9 8
TableS 10 4 2
H 10 8 7 5
D K 7 6
C 10 5 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Cope with overcall
Limit raise
Holdup play
Ruff/discard endplay
Continue proper card
S K 3
H A J 9 4 3
D A 4 2
C J 7 6
3 H by South7 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 3 +140


West
1 S
4 S
North
Dbl
Pass
East
3 S!
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S J
H A J 10 9
D A K 6 2
C J 10 9 4
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 W
4 W
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 E
Lead
D K
C J
S A
S K
C 3!
C 5
D Q
C 7
2nd
10
2
J
D 2
4
Q
A
D 5
3rd
3
8
3
5
K
S 2
S Q
H 5!
4th
8
A
6
10
6
9
4
10
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
6 2
S A K 9 8 4 2
H K 8 5
D Q 8
C A 3
TableS Q 7 5 3
H 7 6 4 2
D 10
C K 7 5 2
Bidding
 
Play
Cope with T/O double
Weak jump raise
Ruff/discard endplay
S 10 6
H Q 3
D J 9 7 5 4 3
C Q 8 6
4 S by West8 top tricksN endplayed, lose 1made 4 -620


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Practice 5C09 by Richard Pavlicek

Coping with Interference III


West

2 H
North
Pass
Pass
East
1 D
Pass!
South
1 NT
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S Q 10 2
H Q 5 4
D 9 8 4
C J 10 9 4
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 S
9 S
10 S
11 S
Lead
C J
C 2!
D 2
C 5
D 3
C Q
S 3
D Q
S A
S K
H 6
2nd
A
6
4
7
8
K
10
7
5
7
10
3rd
8
H 2
K
H 7
A
H 8
4
9
2
Q
Q
4th
3
4
10
10!
J
9
J
5
6
8
3
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
6 1
6 2
6 3
6 4
6 5
S 7 5 3
H A J 10 8 7 2
D 7 3 2
C 3
TableS 9 8 6 4
H 3
D A K 6 5
C A Q 5 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Cope with overcall
Rebid by opener
Avoid trump loser
Trump endplay
Read partner’s lead
Play known card
S A K J
H K 9 6
D Q J 10
C K 8 7 6
2 H by West6 top tricksClaim the restmade 2 -110


West

1 S
Pass
North

2 NT
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 D
Pass!
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K 7 4
H A 10 5
D 8 4 2
C K J 9 8
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 N
4 W
5 E
Lead
S 10
H 9!
C 8
H 8
S 2
2nd
Q!
A!
2
5
3
3rd
A
3
Q
K
8
4th
4
2
A
4
K
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
1 3
2 3
S A J 8 6 5
H 9 8 6
D Q 5
C A 7 4
TableS 10 2
H K J 7 3
D J 10 7 6
C 6 5 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Cope with overcall
Limit jump response
Play to trick one
Shun finesse
Read partner’s lead
Shift to another suit
S Q 9 3
H Q 4 2
D A K 9 3
C Q 10 3
2 NT by North3 top tricksCash 6 more winnersmade 2 +120


West

2 H
Pass
North

Pass
5 D
East

3 C
All Pass
South
1 S
4 D!
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 3
H J 9 4 3 2
D J 10 3 2
C 8 6 5
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 E
4 S
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 N
11 S
Lead
C K
C Q
C 10
S A!
S 2!
H 2
S 5
H 3
S 7
D 3!
D Q
2nd
5
J
D A!
6
8
7
J
K
K
6
8
3rd
A
H 6
H 5
3
D 2
D 5
D 10
D 7
D J
K
H 4
4th
7
6
8
4
9
8
C 2
10
C 3
4
9
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
9 2
S K J 8 6
H A Q 10 8 6 5
D 8 4
C K
TableS 9 4
H K 7
D 9 6
C A Q 10 9 4 3 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Cope with overcall
Rebid by opener
Avert overruff
Establish side suit
Overtaking play
S A Q 10 7 5 2
H
D A K Q 7 5
C J 7
5 D by South6 top tricksClaim the restmade 5 +400


West
1 D
Pass
2 NT
North
Dbl
Pass
Pass
East
Rdbl!
1 NT
3 NT
South
1 S
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S K J 9
H K Q J 8
D A
C 9 7 6 4 3
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 N
5 N
6 S
7 S
Lead
S 3
C 2
D 2!
S J
S 9
S 8
H 6
2nd
Q
8
A
2
4
H 9
10
3rd
K
K
3
7
10
H K
J
4th
A!
3
5
5
H 3
6
A
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
2 2
2 3
2 4
3 4
S Q 5
H 10 9 3
D K J 7 4 2
C A K J
TableS A 6 4 2
H A 7 4
D Q 6 3
C Q 5 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Cope with T/O double
Rebid by redoubler
Shun holdup play
Placing enemy cards
Choose lead at notrump
Honor signal
S 10 8 7 3
H 6 5 2
D 10 9 8 5
C 10 8
3 NT by East5 top tricksWin the restmade 3 -600


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Practice 5C13 by Richard Pavlicek

Coping with Interference IV


West

Rdbl!
2 C
4 H
North
Pass
1 S
Pass
All Pass
East
1 D
Pass
2 H
South
Dbl
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S 10 9 8 7
H 10
D J 9 5 4 3
C 8 7 6
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 S
4 E
5 E
6 S
7 E
8 E
9 W
10 W
11 E
12 E
Lead
S K
S A
S Q
H A
H 7
S 5!
C Q
C 2
C K
D 7!
D K
D 6
2nd
2
4
6
5
J
C 4
3
9
8
4
Q
H 8
3rd
7
8
9
3
4!
10
5
A
D 2
A
C J
H 9
4th
3
J
H 2
10
D 3
H 6
6
7
10
8
5
9
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
8 3
9 3
S 6 4 2
H K 9 4 3
D 7
C A K J 5 4
TableS J 3
H A 7 6 2
D A K 10 6 2
C Q 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Cope with T/O double
Rebid by redoubler
Duck to keep control
Trump coup
Make declarer ruff
S A K Q 5
H Q J 8 5
D Q 8
C 10 9 3
4 H by East9 top tricksWin the last trickmade 4 -420


West

1 S
North

2 NT
East
Pass
All Pass
South
1 D
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K J 6
H Q J 4
D 10 9 3
C A 9 7 6
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 E
4 N
5 S
6 S
7 S
8 N
Lead
S 4
S 8
S 5
D 10!
D K
C Q
C J
D 3
2nd
2
J
H 3
4
H 5
3
K!
6
3rd
A
Q
10
A
9!
6
A
8
4th
6
3
K
2
5
2
5
H 6
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
S A 10 9 8 7
H A 7 6 5
D 2
C K 4 3
TableS Q 5 4
H K 2
D J 7 6 5 4
C 8 5 2
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
 
Cope with overcall
Limit jump response
Unblocking play
When to cover honor
Block declarer’s suit
S 3 2
H 10 9 8 3
D A K Q 8
C Q J 10
2 NT by North4 top tricksCash 2 more winnersmade 2 +120


West

Dbl
All Pass
North

3 D
East

3 S
South
1 D
5 D
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 6 5 3
H 4 3
D A Q J 7 2
C 4 3 2
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 S
4 N
5 N
6 S
7 S
8 N
9 S
Lead
S K
S 4
D 5
D Q
H 3!
H K
H 2
S 6
H 7
2nd
3
5
9
8
6
8
10
7
J
3rd
Q
10
A
6
A
4
D 2
D K
C 2!
4th
2
D 4
3
C 5
5
9
Q
A
S 8
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
7 2
S A K 9 4
H J 10 8 5
D 9
C K J 6 5
TableS Q J 10 8 7
H Q 9 6
D 8 3
C 10 9 8
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Cope with T/O double
Follow up minor raise
Placing enemy cards
Ruff/discard endplay
Honor signal
Underlead to partner
S 2
H A K 7 2
D K 10 6 5 4
C A Q 7
5 D by South8 top tricksWest is endplayedmade 5 +400


West
1 H
4 H
North
1 S
Pass
East
3 H
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S K Q J 8 3
H Q
D K 8 7 2
C J 10 9
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 W
4 W
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 N
9 W
Lead
S K
H 8
H K
D Q
D J
D 6
S 10!
C J
H 2!
2nd
A
6!
S 3
2
K
9
J
2
S 8
3rd
4
A
3
5
A
10
2
8
5
4th
7
Q
10
3
4
7
5
K
J
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
6 1
7 1
7 2
S 10 7
H A K 9 4 2
D Q J 10
C K 5 3
TableS A 2
H 8 7 5 3
D A 6 5
C Q 6 4 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Cope with overcall
Limit raise
Elimination technique
Ruff/discard endplay
When to cover honor
S 9 6 5 4
H J 10 6
D 9 4 3
C A 8 7
4 H by West6 top tricksS endplayed, lose 1made 4 -620


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Practice 5C17 by Richard Pavlicek

Coping with Interference V


West

3 S
North
1 S
Pass
East
1 NT
4 H
South
2 S
All Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S A Q 9 8 2
H K J 4 2
D 7
C Q 9 5
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 W
4 W
5 W
6 N
7 E
Lead
S 4
S 8!
H A
H 8
H 6
S 9
H Q
2nd
3
10!
2
4
K
K
C 8
3rd
A
J
3
7!
9
5
C 4
4th
7
H 5
10
D 2
D 3
C 2
J
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
5 2
S 3
H A 8 6 5
D K J 10 6
C 10 7 4 2
TableS K 10 7
H Q 9 7 3
D A Q 8
C A J 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Resp to 1 NT overcall
Cue-bid general force
Keep trump control
Restricted choice
Force dummy to ruff
S J 6 5 4
H 10
D 9 5 4 3 2
C K 8 6
4 H by East7 top tricksWin 5 more tricksmade 4 -420


West

1 H
North

2 NT!
East
Pass
All Pass
South
1 D
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A Q 3
H Q J 7
D Q 9 4 2
C 5 3 2
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 W
4 S
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 E
10 W
11 W
Lead
H 8
D 2
H 5!
D A
D 3
C 2!
D 5
C 3
H 3
H 10
H 9
2nd
4
8
7
6
10
7
C 10
A
S 2
S 3
S Q
3rd
6
J
2
4
Q
K
9
4
A
S 4
S 5
4th
Q
K
K
7
C 6
9
C 8
J
J
S 7
S 8
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
6 2
6 3
6 4
6 5
S K 6
H A 10 9 6 5
D K 10 6
C J 10 9
TableS J 10 5 4
H 8 3 2
D 8 7
C A 8 7 6
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Cope with overcall
Limit jump response
Finessing technique
Lead toward honor
Duck to retain entry
S 9 8 7 2
H K 4
D A J 5 3
C K Q 4
2 NT by North2 top tricksWin the restmade 2 +120


West

1 S
4 S
North

2 H
All Pass
East

3 S
South
Pass
Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S J 9
H K Q J 8 7 3
D A Q 3
C 4 3
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 E
4 W
5 W
6 S
Lead
H K
H 8
S 2
S A
H 6
D 5
2nd
4!
A
4
J
7
K
3rd
10
9
K
5
S 10
A
4th
2
5
9
8
S Q
4
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
3 3
S A K 7 6 3
H 6 5 2
D K
C K Q 9 7
TableS 10 5 2
H A 4
D J 8 7 4
C A J 10 2
Bidding
 
Play
Cope with overcall
Follow up major raise
Holdup play
S Q 8 4
H 10 9
D 10 9 6 5 2
C 8 6 5
4 S by West9 top tricksClaim the restmade 4 -620


West
Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
1 S
4 S
East
3 H
Pass
South
4 D
6 C!
Board 4
Both Vul
S A K Q 7 5 3
H A 8 6 2
D
C 7 4 3
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 S
Lead
H 10
D 4!
C 4
D 5
H 6!
C K
C 8!
2nd
2!
6
2
7
9
S 4
D 10
3rd
J
C 3
A
C 7
C 6
S 3
S 5
4th
C 5
2
Q
3
7
10
J
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
6 1
S J 9 8 6 4
H 10 7
D K J 10 7 6
C Q
TableS 10
H K Q J 9 5 4 3
D 3 2
C J 10 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Cope with overcall
Slam decision
Ruff in short hand
Communication/entries
S 2
H
D A Q 9 8 5 4
C A K 9 8 6 5
6 C by South10 top tricksWin the restmade 6 +1370


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