Main     Practice 5E05 by Richard Pavlicek    

Balancing Bids & Doubles II


West

2 S
Pass
North
Pass
Pass
3 C
East
1 S
Pass
AP
South
Pass
2 NT!
Board 1
None Vul
S A 4 3
H K 9 8 3
D 5 4 3
C Q 7 4
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 N
4 S
5 W
6 N
7 S
8 E
9 E
10 S
Lead
S K
S 6
D 3!
D 2
H 2!
C 4
D 8
H Q
S Q
C A
2nd
5
10
6
J
K!
2
Q
J
C 5
8
3rd
7
J
K
4
5
J
5
6
9
7
4th
3
A
7
10
4
3
A
3
4
K
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
4 3
4 4
5 4
6 4
S J 9 7
H A 10 6 2
D Q J 7
C 10 8 3
TableS K Q 8 6 2
H Q 7 5
D A 10 6
C K 2
Bidding

Play
Defense 
Balancing bid
Unusual notrump bid
Placing enemy cards
Try to fool declarer
S 10 5
H J 4
D K 9 8 2
C A J 9 6 5
3 C by North5 top tricksDraw trump, claimmade 3 +110


West

Pass
2 S!
North

2 H
AP
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 H
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q 8 3
H Q 6 3
D J 10 7 3
C K 10 7
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 E
7 W
8 E
Lead
H 3
S 10!
D 5
H 5
D K
D 6
H 8
D 8
2nd
K
5!
2
6
9
Q
Q
S 9
3rd
A
3
A
S 2
4
S 6
S 4
S J
4th
2
K
3
4
7
J
7
10
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
S A J 6 5
H 9 8 5 2
D A 4
C 8 6 3
TableS K 4 2
H K
D K 8 6 5
C J 9 5 4 2
Bidding


Play

Defense 
Balancing bid
West’s four hearts make
spade fit very likely
Seven-card trump fit
Crossruff
Shift to trumps
S 10 9 7
H A J 10 7 4
D Q 9 2
C A Q
2 S by West4 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 2 -110


West

Pass
2 NT
North

Pass
AP
East

1 NT!
South
1 D
Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 10 7 6 5
H K 6 4
D 9 8 2
C 10 4 2
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 S
4 W
5 S
6 N
7 N
8 E
9 E
10 E
11 E
Lead
S K
S Q
S J
H Q
H 3!
S 10
D 9
H 10
C A
C K
H 8
2nd
2
4
A
4
J
C 9
K!
D 6
3
5
?
3rd
7
5
6
5
K
H 2
3
9
6
7
4th
3
9
C 8
A
7
8
4
6
2
4
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
1 3
1 4
1 5
2 5
3 5
4 5
5 5
S A 8 4 2
H Q J 9
D A 5 4
C J 7 6
TableS 9 3
H 10 8 7 5
D K J 7
C A K 9 8
Bidding

Play
Defense
 
Balancing bid
Resp to 1 NT overcall
Positional squeeze
Attitude signal
Avoid endplay
S K Q J
H A 3 2
D Q 10 6 3
C Q 5 3
2 NT by East5 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 2 -120


West
1 H
Pass
Pass
North
Pass
2 D
3 NT
East
Pass
Pass
AP
South
Dbl!
2 NT
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q 2
H 6 4 3
D A J 8 6 5
C K 9 8
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 S
7 N
8 N
9 N
10 S
11 N
Lead
H K
H J
D Q!
C 8
D 9
D 4
D 8
D 6
C 9
C 4
H 6!
2nd
3
4
K
3
2
10
C 6
C 7
J
H 9
S 7
3rd
2
5
A
A
5
J
S 3
S 4
Q
K
10
4th
8
A!
3
2
7
C 5
S 8
C 10
H 7
S 6
Q
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
9 2
S K J 8
H K Q J 9 7
D K 10 2
C 10 2
TableS 10 9 7 6
H 5 2
D 7 3
C J 7 6 5 3
Bidding

Play

Defense 
Balancing double
Rebid by doubler
Avoidance finesse
Squeeze throw-in
When to cover honor
S A 5 4 3
H A 10 8
D Q 9 4
C A Q 4
3 NT by South6 top tricksWest is endplayedmade 5 +660


TopMain

© 2016 Richard Pavlicek