Main   Practice 5D01 by Richard Pavlicek  

Competing & Sacrificing


West

3 H
North
1 S
Pass!
East
2 H
Pass
South
2 S
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S A K 9 8 7
H 7 5
D K 10 8
C K 6 3
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 S
4 W
5 S
6 W
7 E
Lead
S Q
H 5!
H 3!
S 6
H 6!
D 2
D A
2nd
2
2
9
7!
J
8
9
3rd
K!
K
7
4
S 8
Q
3
4th
3
4
8
10
10
6
10
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
S 6 2
H J 9 4
D J 7 3 2
C A J 8 5
TableS 5 4 3
H A Q 10 8 2
D A Q 5 4
C 9
Bidding
 
 
Play
Defense
 
Competitive auction
Follow up major raise
N-S should not bid 3 S
Finessing technique
Overtaking play
Shift to trumps
S Q J 10
H K 6 3
D 9 6
C Q 10 7 4 2
3 H by East6 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 1 +50


West

2 C
All Pass
North

2 S
East
Pass
5 C
South
1 S
5 S!
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 10 8 2
H A 7 6
D K 10 6 3
C 5 4 3
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 W
5 S
6 W
7 S
8 S
9 S
10 N
Lead
C K
H 2!
H 6
C 6
H 4
C 10
S K
S A
D 7!
S 10
2nd
3
J
C 7
4
K
5
3
7
4
3rd
2
A
3
8
7
9
2
8
K
4th
S 4
8
Q
S 6
D 2
S Q
5
J
8
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
S 9 7 3
H K Q J
D 5 4
C A K J 10 6
TableS J 5
H 8
D Q J 9 8 2
C Q 9 8 7 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Opening one-bid
Combat sacrifice bid
Delay drawing trumps
Establish side suit
Make declarer ruff
S A K Q 6 4
H 10 9 5 4 3 2
D A 7
C
5 S by South8 top tricksWin the restmade 5 +650


West

1 D
2 D
Pass
North

1 H
Pass
Pass
East

Dbl
Pass
3 D!
South
Pass
1 S
2 H
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 7
H K J 8 7 3
D J 8 5
C K Q 8 2
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 N
4 S
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 W
9 W
10 W
Lead
S 7
H 10
C 2
H 6
D 2
D 6
D A
D 10
D 9
S 10!
2nd
3!
Q!
4
A
5
7
J
H 7
H 8
C 8
3rd
Q
K
A
3
Q
K
H 9
C 5
C 9
6
4th
8
4
10
5
4
8
S 4
C 3
C 6
K
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
6 4
S 10 8 2
H A Q 2
D A K 10 9 3 2
C 10
TableS A J 6 3
H 9 5 4
D Q 6
C J 9 5 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Negative double
Competitive auction
Holdup play
Break communication
S K Q 9 5 4
H 10 6
D 7 4
C A 7 6 3
3 D by West8 top tricksWin the restmade 3 -110


West
Pass
3 C
All Pass
North
1 H
3 D1
East
2 C
Pass
South
2 H
4 H
Board 4
Both Vul
S K Q J
H A 9 8 7 3 2
D K 10 3
C 3
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 E
7 E
8 N
Lead
C K
C J
H 3
H J
S K
H Q?
C Q
H 9!
2nd
4
5
5
D 2
A
10
7
C 2
3rd
10
A
K
A
2
D 4
9
D 7
4th
3
H 2
4
6
4
7
H 8
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
3 3
4 3
S 10 7 5 4
H 4
D Q 8 5 4 2
C A 10 9
TableS A 8
H Q 6 5
D J 6
C K Q J 8 6 2
Note 1
Bidding
Play
competitive game try
Competitive auction
Automatic squeeze
S 9 6 3 2
H K J 10
D A 9 7
C 7 5 4
4 H by North7 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 4 +620


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Practice 5D05 by Richard Pavlicek

Competing & Sacrificing II


West

2 H
All Pass
North
Pass
3 C
East
1 H
3 H
South
2 C
4 C!
Board 1
None Vul
S K Q 10 6
H 6 5 4
D 8 5 4
C K Q 7
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 E
4 E
5 E
Lead
H K
S 5!
H J
D A
D 10
2nd
4
8
2
3
K
3rd
3
10!
9
2
7
4th
A
A
5
4
5
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
1 3
2 3
S J 8 7 2
H K Q 9
D J 7 2
C J 9 3
TableS A 9 4 3
H J 10 8 7 3
D A Q 10
C 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Competitive auction
Competitive reraise
Placing enemy cards
Play for only chance
S 5
H A 2
D K 9 6 3
C A 10 8 6 5 4
4 C by South7 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +130


West

2 H
All Pass
North

Dbl
East
Pass
5 H
South
Pass
Dbl!
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A Q 10 6
H 3
D A Q J 8
C J 8 6 5
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 S
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 N
9 S
Lead
H 3
D 2!
C 2!
D 4
H 7
D 5
S K
C 6
C 10
2nd
4
8
3
10
C 5
K
A
K
7
3rd
Q
3
J
H 10
A
H 8
2
A
8
4th
K
9
Q
J
9
Q
4
4
9
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
5 2
5 3
5 4
S K 9 3
H K J 10 8 7 2
D 2
C 7 4 3
TableS 2
H A 6 5 4
D 7 6 5 4 3
C K Q 9
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
 
Combat weak two-bid
Combat sacrifice bid
Set up dummy’s suit
Leading trumps
Attack dummy’s entry
S J 8 7 5 4
H Q 9
D K 10 9
C A 10 2
5 H× by West6 top tricksClaim the restdown 2 +300


West

Pass
3 C
North

1 S
3 S!
East

2 C
All Pass
South
Pass
2 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A K Q 5 3
H J 7 4 2
D Q 10 2
C 3
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 N
4 S
5 E
6 N
7 N
8 W
9 N
10 S
Lead
C A
C 8
H 2!
H 3
C Q
S A
H 4!
S 6
D 2!
D 5
2nd
2
6
10
9
7
2
C 4
K
4
8
3rd
J
K
A
J
10
7
5
J
A
10
4th
3
S 3
6
K
S 5
4
Q
8
3
K
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
4 3
5 3
6 3
6 4
S 10 6 4
H Q 9 6
D J 9 8 3
C K J 10
TableS J 2
H K 10
D K 7 4
C A Q 9 8 5 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Competitive auction
Competitive reraise
Keep trump control
Delay drawing trumps
Choose lead at suit
S 9 8 7
H A 8 5 3
D A 6 5
C 7 6 2
3 S by North7 top tricksWin the restmade 3 +140


West
Pass
2 H
4 H
North
1 C
3 C
All Pass
East
1 H
3 D1
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 10 9
H Q 2
D Q 10 9
C A K Q J 10 7
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 E
4 W
5 S
6 E
7 E
8 W
9 E
Lead
C 8
C K
H 5
S 2!
D 8
H K
S 5
S 6
S 8
2nd
2
H 3
7
10
2
8
3
C 7
7
3rd
A!
5
A
J
9
4
A
K
D 6
4th
3
4
2
Q
A
Q
9
4
C 10
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
S A 6 2
H A 6 4
D J 6 2
C 9 6 4 2
TableS K J 8 5
H K 10 9 5 3
D A K 3
C 3
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
competitive game try
Resp to suit overcall
Delay drawing trumps
Transfer ruff
Suit preference signal
S Q 7 4 3
H J 8 7
D 8 7 5 4
C 8 5
4 H by East8 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 -620


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Practice 5D09 by Richard Pavlicek

Competing & Sacrificing III


West

3 C
North
1 S
3 S!
East
2 C
4 C!
South
2 S
All Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S A K 10 6 5 4
H 9 7 2
D J
C A 5 3
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 E
4 E
5 N
6 S
Lead
S Q
D J!
H K
C 2
S 4!
D 7
2nd
2
A
3
4
8
5
3rd
K!
10!
4
7
J
C 3
4th
3
4
2
A
9
2
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
2 2
2 3
2 4
S 9 2
H A 10 8 4
D K 6 5 4
C Q 10 7
TableS 8 3
H K
D A Q 3 2
C K J 9 8 6 2
Bidding
 
Defense
 
 
 
Resp to suit overcall
Competitive auction
Overtaking play
Try for a ruff
South confirms S J with
suit-preference D 10
S Q J 7
H Q J 6 5 3
D 10 9 8 7
C 4
4 C by East10 top tricksWin the restdown 1 +50


West

2 C
Pass
North

2 H
4 H!
East
Pass
3 C
All Pass
South
1 H
3 D1
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 5 4 3
H K J 4
D A 10 8 5 4
C 8 5
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 W
4 S
5 S
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 N
10 S
11 N
Lead
C K
C A
S Q
H A
D K!
D 2
D 5
H 2
D 8
H 3
D 10
2nd
5
8
3
6
6
7
J
8
Q
9
C 10
3rd
3
4
7
4
4
A
H 10
K
H Q
J
S 2
4th
2
6
A
7
3
9
C 9
S 6
C J
C 7
S 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 Q J 9
H 9 8 6
D 7 6
C A K Q J 9
TableS K 10 7 6
H 7
D Q J 9 3
C 10 7 4 3
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
competitive game try
Cope with overcall
Set up dummy’s suit
Avert overruff
Attitude signal
S A 8 2
H A Q 10 5 3 2
D K 2
C 6 2
4 H by South9 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 +620


West

1 D
Pass
North

1 S
Pass
East

Dbl
Dbl
South
Pass
4 S!
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A K Q 4 3
H J 6 4 2
D K 10 8
C 9
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 E
4 S
5 N
6 W
7 W
8 E
9 S
10 N
11 S
Lead
S 2!
C 9!
S 10
C 4
H 2
H K
D 5
D J
C 5
D 10
C 6
2nd
5
10
J!
J
3
4
K
S 6
K
7
D 9
3rd
9
3
D 2
S K
7
9
A
4
S 4
S 7
S Q
4th
A
2
3
8
8
5
3
8
Q
6
A
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
3 3
3 4
4 4
5 4
6 4
7 4
S 9
H A K 8
D Q 9 6 5 4 2
C K J 2
TableS 10 2
H Q 10 9 3
D A J 7
C A Q 10 8
Bidding
 
 
 
Play
Defense
Negative double
Sacrifice bid
E-W make 5 D but bidding
over 4 S is unrealistic
Set up dummy’s suit
Leading trumps
S J 8 7 6 5
H 7 5
D 3
C 7 6 5 4 3
4 S× by North5 top tricksDummy is gooddown 1 -100


West
1 C
2 S
Pass!
North
1 H
Pass!
Pass
East
Dbl
Pass
3 S!
South
2 H
3 H!
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 3 2
H A K 8 3 2
D K Q J
C 10 8 3
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 N
4 W
5 S
6 W
7 W
8 E
9 W
Lead
H K
D K
D Q
C 4!
D 8
S K
C 5
D 5!
S 6
2nd
10
2
3
3
S J
2
8
10
3
3rd
5
6
7
J
J
7
A
S Q
8
4th
4
9!
A
K
4
4
2
C 10
A
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
5 4
S K Q J 6
H Q 9 4
D A 9
C Q 6 5 4
TableS 10 9 8 7
H 10
D 5 4 3 2
C A J 9 7
Bidding
 
Play
 
 
 
Negative double
Competitive auction
Holdup play
Establish side suit
Without diamond duck
defense can prevail
S A 5 4
H J 7 6 5
D 10 8 7 6
C K 2
3 S by West5 top tricksWin the restmade 3 -140


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Practice 5D13 by Richard Pavlicek

Competing & Sacrificing IV


West

2 S
North
Pass
3 D
East
1 S
3 S!
South
2 D
All Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S 10 4
H J 10 8 6 5
D A 10 4
C J 8 6
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 E
7 W
8 S
Lead
D K
D Q
S 7
S 3
H A
H 2
H 7
D J
2nd
3
5
5
10
9
C 7
8
6
3rd
10?
4
A
K!
4
K
Q
A
4th
2
S 2
4
6
5
6
S Q
S 8
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
5 2
6 2
S A 9 3
H K 7 4
D 7 6 5 3
C K 5 2
TableS K J 8 7 2
H A Q 3 2
D 2
C Q 4 3
Bidding
 
 
 
Play
 
Competitive auction
Competitive reraise
East competes because
hand is unbalanced
Trump management
Shun finesse
S Q 6 5
H 9
D K Q J 9 8
C A 10 9 7
3 S by East7 top tricksLose 2 more tricksmade 3 -140


West

1 S
Pass
North

2 H
5 H
East
Pass
4 S
All Pass
South
1 C
Pass!
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 3
H J 10 8 6 4 3 2
D A 8
C K 8 2
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 N
9 S
10 N
Lead
S 4
C 10!
H J
S 6!
C 2
S 7!
D A
D 8
D 7!
H 6!
2nd
5
K
C 5
2
6
9
3
4
Q
C J
3rd
A
7
A
H 2
A
H 3
6
K
H 4
Q
4th
3
3
7
8
9
10
2
5
10
K
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
8 2
S A Q J 9 2
H K 7
D Q 9 5 2
C 10 9
TableS K 10 8 4
H
D J 10 4 3
C Q J 7 6 5
Bidding
 
 
 
Play
 
Competitive auction
Combat sacrifice bid
South’s pass implies a
fit for hearts
Elimination technique
Ruff/discard endplay
S 7 6 5
H A Q 9 5
D K 7 6
C A 4 3
5 H by North10 top tricksWest is endplayedmade 5 +650


West

1 S
Pass!
North

2 D
Pass
East

2 S
Pass
South
1 D
3 D!
Board 3
E-W Vul
S J 4
H 7 6 2
D A J 8 2
C K 7 6 4
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 S
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 E
9 W
10 E
Lead
C Q
C 2!
C 6
D K
D 3
C 7
H 4!
H 3
H K
S 2
2nd
4
10
8
7
Q
9
9
5
7
3!
3rd
3
K
D 9
2
A
D 6
2
J
A
A
4th
A
5
J
4
5
S 7
10
6
Q
4
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
6 1
6 2
6 3
6 4
S A 10 9 8 7
H K J 9
D Q 7
C Q J 10
TableS Q 6 2
H A 10 8 3
D 5 4
C 9 8 5 3
Bidding
 
 
Play
 
Competitive auction
South competes (9 trumps
known); West does not
Elimination technique
Force opp to lead suit
S K 5 3
H Q 5 4
D K 10 9 6 3
C A 2
3 D by South6 top tricksWin the restmade 3 +110


West
1 H
3 D1
North
1 S
Pass
East
2 H
4 H
South
2 S
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S K Q 9 7 5
H 10 7
D J 10 8
C A Q 9
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 N
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 E
10 W
11 E
Lead
S K
C 3!
D J
H 4
C 4
H 5
C 6
S 3
C 7
S 8
C 8
2nd
J
9
Q
7
10
10
J
5
K
9
D 5
3rd
2
2
K
A
H Q
J
H 6
H 2
H 9
H 3
D 2
4th
A
5
A
8
Q
S 4
A
6
S 7
10
D 8
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
10 1
S A 8 3
H K Q 9 6 5 4
D A 4 2
C 3
TableS J
H A J 3 2
D Q 7 3
C 8 7 6 4 2
Note 1
Bidding
 
 
Play
 
competitive game try
Competitive auction
West bids 3 D (game try)
since 3 H is competitive
Try for overtrick
Set up dummy’s suit
S 10 6 4 2
H 8
D K 9 6 5
C K J 10 5
4 H by West8 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 5 -650


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Practice 5D17 by Richard Pavlicek

Competing & Sacrificing V


West

Pass
3 D!
North
1 S
Dbl
All Pass
East
2 D
Pass
South
Pass
2 H
Board 1
None Vul
S A Q 9 6 2
H K J 8
D 9 4
C A 8 5
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 E
6 E
7 E
8 W
Lead
S 8
D 2
D 10
D A
D 8
D 7
H 4
C 3
2nd
J
3
9
J
C 7
H 2
9
8
3rd
Q!
Q
K
C 2
H 3
H 5
A
K!
4th
K
4
5
S 2
S 6
C 5
8
6
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
S J 10 7
H A 6 5 3
D Q 10
C 9 4 3 2
TableS K 5 3
H 7 4
D A K 8 7 6 2
C K J
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
 
Reopening double
Competitive auction
Placing enemy cards
Third-hand play
Make declarer guess
S 8 4
H Q 10 9 2
D J 5 3
C Q 10 7 6
3 D by East7 top tricksWin the high trumpmade 3 -110


West

Dbl
3 H
North

Rdbl
3 S!
East
1 C
2 H
All Pass
South
1 S
2 S
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K 6
H A 6 5
D A 9 4
C 9 8 6 5 3
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 E
4 W
5 N
6 N
7 S
8 S
Lead
C 2
C Q
C J
H Q
S K
C 8!
S A
S Q
2nd
3
7!
K
A
3
10
D 6
3rd
A
D 2
S 2
4
5
S 10
6
4th
4
5
6
2
7
D 5
4
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
S 7 2
H Q J 10 3
D Q J 10 6 5 2
C 2
TableS 9 4 3
H K 9 8 4
D K 8
C A Q J 10
Bidding
 
Play
 
Negative double
Competitive auction
Read enemy lead
Timing the play
S A Q J 10 8 5
H 7 2
D 7 3
C K 7 4
3 S by South8 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 3 +140


West

1 S
Dbl!
North

3 H
All Pass
East

3 S
South
Pass
5 H
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 10 7
H A Q 8 7 6 5
D 10 8 7 2
C J
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 W
7 N
8 S
9 N
10 S
Lead
S K
H 3!
C J
C 2
D 2
H K
D 10
C 4
D 8
C 5
2nd
2
J
Q
K
3
A
5
6
6
S 3
3rd
8
2!
A
H 5
9
D 4
H 9
H 6
H 10
H 7
4th
7
Q
3
8
J
4
K
9
A
10
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
S A J 8 5 3
H K 2
D A K J
C K 6 3
TableS K Q 4
H 3
D Q 6 5 4 3
C Q 10 9 8
Bidding
 
Defense
 
Combat sacrifice bid
Penalty double
Shift to trumps
Duck to deny entry
S 9 6 2
H J 10 9 4
D 9
C A 7 5 4 2
5 H× by North6 top tricksWin the high trumpdown 2 -300


West
1 H
Pass
North
1 S
Pass
East
2 S
5 H
South
4 S!
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S A K J 10 6
H 7 2
D 8 4 2
C J 10 9
Trick
1 N
2 N
Lead
S K
D 8!
2nd
8
10
3rd
Q!
J
4th
7
A
W L
0 1
1 1
S 9 7
H K Q J 6 4
D A 7 3
C K 3 2
TableS 8
H A 10 9 8 3
D Q 10 6 5
C A Q 5
Bidding
 
Defense
 
 
 
Cue-bid to show fit
Sacrifice bid
Suit preference signal
Shift to correct suit
Without diamond shift
5 H makes via endplay
S Q 5 4 3 2
H 5
D K J 9
C 8 7 6 4
5 H by West9 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 1 +100


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