Main   Practice 5F01 by Richard Pavlicek  

Combating Weak Openings


West

4 S!
North
3 H
Pass
East
Dbl
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S 8
H A K 7 6 5 3 2
D 7 2
C 10 8 2
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 N
4 E
5 E
6 W
7 W
Lead
H K
H A
H 5
S J!
S 2
S A
D 3
2nd
8
9
S K!
3
4
H 3
2
3rd
Q
D 6
C 4
5
9
7
9!
4th
4
10
J
8
H 2
Q
10
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
4 3
S A 10 9 6 5
H J 10 4
D 4 3
C A 5 3
TableS K J 7 2
H 9 8
D A Q 9 5
C K J 6
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Combat preempt
Resp to takeout double
Avert overruff
Throw-in play
Try for an overruff
S Q 4 3
H Q
D K J 10 8 6
C Q 9 7 4
4 S by West7 top tricksSouth is endplayedmade 4 -420


West

Pass
All Pass
North

3 H
East
2 D
Pass
South
2 S!
4 H
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q
H A 8 7 6 4 3
D A 9 6
C Q 4 3
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 S
4 S
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 W
9 S
Lead
D K
H 3
S A!
S J!
S 2
H 6
S 10
C J!
S 8
2nd
3
D 2
4
6
K
D 5
H 9
Q
H 10
3rd
J
K
Q
D 6!
H 4
Q
D 9
K
C 3
4th
A
2
5
7
9
5
D 7
A
C 5
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
6 1
7 1
7 2
S K 6 4
H J 10 9 5 2
D J 8
C J 10 8
TableS 9 7 5
H
D K Q 10 7 5 2
C K 9 7 5
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Combat weak two-bid
Resp to suit overcall
Ruffing finesse
Survive bad break
Attack dummy’s entry
S A J 10 8 3 2
H K Q
D 4 3
C A 6 2
4 H by North9 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 +620


West

Pass
4 S!
North

3 C
All Pass
East

3 S
South
Pass
Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 4 2
H 4 3
D J 10 4
C A Q 10 9 8 3
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 N
4 S
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 E
9 E
10 E
Lead
C K
C Q
C 9
H J
S 5
S 7
S Q
S 8
H Q
S 6!
2nd
4
J
S 10
5
3
4
D 7
D 8
8
3rd
A!
H 2
S J
3
K
A
D 2
C 7
6
4th
2
5
6
A
2
9
C 3
C 8
4
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
S K 7
H K 7 6 5
D A 3 2
C 7 6 5 4
TableS A Q 10 8 6 5
H A Q
D Q 6 5
C J 2
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
 
Combat preempt
Resp to suit overcall
Positional squeeze
Overtaking play
Trump promotion
S J 9 3
H J 10 9 8 2
D K 9 8 7
C K
4 S by East10 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 4 -620


West
2 H
Pass
All Pass
North
Dbl
3 C!
East
Pass
Pass
South
2 S
3 NT
Board 4
Both Vul
S A Q 2
H Q 4
D A K 3
C A J 10 9 8
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 N
4 N
5 N
6 S
7 E
Lead
H J
D Q!
S A
S Q
S 2
C Q
S J
2nd
4!
K
7
9
10
3
8
3rd
2
8
5
6
K
8
C 4
4th
3!
2
3
4
H 6
K
D 3
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
4 2
4 3
S 4 3
H A J 10 9 7 6
D Q J 9
C 4 3
TableS J 10 9 7
H 5 2
D 10 8 7
C K 7 6 2
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
Combat weak two-bid
Rebid by doubler
Holdup play
Shift to another suit
S K 8 6 5
H K 8 3
D 6 5 4 2
C Q 5
3 NT by South6 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 3 +600


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Practice 5F05 by Richard Pavlicek

Combating Weak Openings II


West

4 H!
North
3 C
Pass
East
Dbl
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S 3 2
H 6 5 2
D 5
C A K 8 6 5 3 2
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 N
4 W
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 S
9 E
10 E
11 W
Lead
C K
C A
D 5
H Q
H 8
H 4
D 3
S J
D A!
S 6
H 9!
2nd
4
J
2
2
5
J
C 2
4
J
7
C 5
3rd
9
Q
9
10
K
A
6!
2
4
Q
D 7
4th
7
10
K
3
7
6
10
K
C 3
3
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
S Q 5 4
H A Q 9 8
D K 8 4 3
C 10 7
TableS A K 8 6
H K 10 4
D A 7 6 2
C J 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Combat preempt
Resp to takeout double
Ducking play
Automatic squeeze
Try for a ruff
S J 10 9 7
H J 7 3
D Q J 10 9
C Q 9
4 H by West8 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 4 -420


West

Pass
All Pass
North

3 D
East
2 S
Pass
South
Dbl
3 NT!
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 6 3 2
H 4 3
D K 10 9 5 4
C J 9 3
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 S
4 W
5 E
6 S
7 N
8 E
9 S
10 N
Lead
S 7
H 2!
D Q
H 7
H 6
C 5
S 3!
S Q
C 10
D K
2nd
2
K
A
4
A
2
A
K
8
6
3rd
9!
8
4
J
10
9
8
C 6
J
H 9
4th
4!
3
3
5!
D 5
4
5
6
7
2
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
1 3
2 3
3 3
3 4
4 4
5 4
6 4
S 7 5
H Q 10 8 7
D A J 7 2
C 8 6 2
TableS A Q J 10 9
H J 6 2
D 8 6 3
C 7 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Combat weak two-bid
Rebid by doubler
Holdup play
Communication/entries
Duck to retain entry
Shift to another suit
S K 8 4
H A K 9 5
D Q
C A K Q 10 5
3 NT by South7 top tricksWin the restmade 3 +600


West

3 D!
4 H
North

Pass
All Pass
East

3 H
South
2 S
Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K 8
H 6 2
D Q 10 9 4 2
C J 10 9 5
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 E
Lead
D 3
D 5!
H 5
D 6
H 7
D 8
H A
C 6
2nd
K
10
4
9
3
Q
8
2
3rd
4
H 9
K
H 10
J
H Q
S 2
A
4th
7
S 7
2
S 3
6
S 5
D 2
5
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
S 9 2
H K J
D A K J 8 6 5
C A 4 3
TableS J 10 4
H A Q 10 9 7 5
D 7
C Q 7 6
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Combat weak two-bid
Resp to suit overcall
Read enemy lead
Set up dummy’s suit
Try for a ruff
S A Q 7 6 5 3
H 8 4 3
D 3
C K 8 2
4 H by East9 top tricksCash 2 more winnersmade 4 -620


West
3 D
Pass
Pass
Pass
North
3 S!
4 NT
5 NT
6 S
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
4 D
5 S
6 C
Board 4
Both Vul
S K Q J 10 2
H A J 5
D Q
C K 8 7 6
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 N
7 N
8 S
Lead
D 3
S 3
S 2
S 8
S J
C K
C 6
D 5!
2nd
A
4
H 10
6
D 4
2
9
K
3rd
J
K
A
Q
H 2
3
Q
C 7!
4th
Q
9
5
H 4
7
10
D 2
6
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
7 1
S 7 6 5 4
H Q
D K J 10 9 8 7 2
C 10
TableS 9
H K 10 9 8 7 4
D 6 4 3
C J 9 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Combat preempt
Cue-bid to show fit
Communication/entries
Jettison play
S A 8 3
H 6 3 2
D A 5
C A Q 5 4 3
6 S by North10 top tricksWin the restmade 6 +1430


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Practice 5F09 by Richard Pavlicek

Combating Weak Openings III


West

3 NT!
North
2 D
Pass
East
2 S
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S 4 2
H 10 9 2
D A Q J 8 7 3
C Q 4
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 E
4 N
5 W
6 W
7 W
8 E
9 E
10 E
11 E
Lead
H 10?
S 8
C 2
H 9
S Q
C A
H 4
S A
S K
S 10
D 4
2nd
K!
5
9
5
4
4
2
7
J
H J
10
3rd
8
3!
J!
6
9
3
A
C 5
C 6
C 7
5
4th
3
2
Q
Q
6
10
7
D 3
D 7
D 8
J
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
9 2
S Q 3
H Q 4 3
D K 9 5
C A J 7 6 5
TableS A K 10 9 8
H A K 5
D 6 4
C 8 3 2
Bidding
 
 
Play
 
Combat weak two-bid
Resp to suit overcall
North squeezed in 1 suit
Avoidance finesse
Throw-in play
S J 7 6 5
H J 8 7 6
D 10 2
C K 10 9
3 NT by West7 top tricksN endplayed, lose 1made 4 -430


West

3 H
Pass
North

Dbl
4 S!
East
2 H
Pass
All Pass
South
Pass
3 S
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A K Q
H 8 3
D A 6 5 3
C A K J 3
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 E
4 N
5 N
6 N
7 W
8 N
9 N
10 S
11 S
12 S
Lead
H 2
H A
S 4
S A
S K
D 3!
D 2
C A
D 5
S J
S 7!
C 6
2nd
3
Q
3
2
9
7
A!
2
H 4
C 7
C 9
10
3rd
K
7
8
5
6
Q
10
5
J
C 3
D 6
K!
4th
9
8
Q
10
H J
K
4
4
8
H 5
H 6
Q
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
8 3
9 3
S 10 8
H J 7 2
D K 9 8 2
C 10 9 7 4
TableS 9 4 2
H A K 10 6 5 4
D 10 7
C Q 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Combat weak two-bid
Rebid by doubler
Lead toward honor
Show-up finesse
S J 7 6 5 3
H Q 9
D Q J 4
C 8 6 5
4 S by South8 top tricksWin the last trickmade 4 +620


West

Dbl
North

Pass
East

4 S!
South
3 H
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A 9 7 5
H K
D K Q J 9
C 8 6 5 2
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 E
4 E
5 W
6 N
7 W
8 E
9 E
Lead
H Q
S Q!
S J
H 2!
S 6
D K
C 7
S 10
C J
2nd
3
2
H 4
5
A
2
5
H 9
4
3rd
K
3
4
S K!
8
4
A
D 3
Q
4th
A
5
7
C 2
H 8
A
3
9
6
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S K 6 4 3
H 3
D A 8 5 3
C K Q 10 7
TableS Q J 10 8
H A 7 6 2
D 7 6 2
C A J
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Combat preempt
Resp to takeout double
Trump management
Avert overruff
Duck to keep control
S 2
H Q J 10 9 8 5 4
D 10 4
C 9 4 3
4 S by East9 top tricksCash 2 more winnersmade 4 -620


West
Pass
Pass
Pass
North
Pass
2 S
3 NT!
East
2 H
Pass
All Pass
South
Dbl
3 C
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q J 5 4
H Q 10 2
D 9 7 6 5
C Q 8
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 S
4 S
5 S
6 N
7 N
Lead
H 7
D 5
S A
S K
S 2
S J
D 6
2nd
J
2
7
8
9
H 4
3
3rd
3
J
4
5
Q
C 7
Q
4th
Q!
8
3
6
C 4
10
10
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
S 10 9 8 7
H 9 6 3
D 10 8
C A 5 3 2
TableS 6 3
H A K 8 7 5 4
D K 3 2
C 6 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Combat weak two-bid
Resp to takeout double
Play for only chance
Overtaking play
S A K 2
H J
D A Q J 4
C K J 10 9 7
3 NT by North5 top tricksCash 2 more winnersmade 3 +600


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Practice 5F13 by Richard Pavlicek

Combating Weak Openings IV


West

4 H
North
3 C
Pass
East
Dbl!
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S 6 5
H 10
D K 8 2
C K Q 10 8 7 5 4
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 E
4 N
5 W
6 S
7 E
8 E
9 E
10 E
11 W
Lead
C K
H 2
D 3!
S 6!
D Q!
C J
H K
D J
S A
S 3
C 9
2nd
3
10
5
9
2
2
8
6
8
Q
10
3rd
6
A
9!
10
4
4
3
S 2
4
H 4
H 7
4th
A
6
K
K
A
H 5
C 5
8
5
C 7
H Q
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
8 3
S K 4 2
H J 9 4 3 2
D Q 9
C A 9 2
TableS A J 9 7 3
H A K 7 5
D J 4 3
C 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Combat preempt
Resp to takeout double
Pursue extra chance
Delay drawing trumps
Shift to another suit
S Q 10 8
H Q 8 6
D A 10 7 6 5
C J 6
4 H by West7 top tricksClaim the restmade 4 -420


West

Pass
All Pass
North

3 S
East
2 H
Pass
South
3 D
3 NT!
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A K 8 7 5 3
H Q 5 4
D 9 8 3
C K
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 N
4 N
5 W
6 N
7 N
Lead
H 7
C 10!
D 9
D 3
S J!
S A
D 8
2nd
4
3
5
H 2
K
2
H 3
3rd
10
7
6
10!
6
C 4
J
4th
9!
K
2!
K
4
9
4
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
S J 10 9
H 7 6
D K 4 2
C Q 7 6 5 2
TableS Q 6 2
H A J 10 8 3 2
D 5
C 10 9 8
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Combat weak two-bid
Resp to suit overcall
Holdup play
Duck to retain entry
Shift to another suit
Holdup play
S 4
H K 9
D A Q J 10 7 6
C A J 4 3
3 NT by South5 top tricksCash 4 more winnersmade 3 +600


West

4 NT!
North

Pass
East

5 H
South
4 S
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S J 7
H 8 5 4 2
D A 9 6 5 4
C K J
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 E
7 E
8 W
9 N
Lead
S K
H 6
S 9!
H 7
H 10
H 9
D 2
D K
D 5
2nd
H K!
2
10
4
S 3
S 5
S 6
A
J
3rd
7
Q
H A!
J
C 2
C 3
Q
3
S Q
4th
4
3
J
S 2
5
8
4
S 8
7
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
7 1
8 1
S
H A K 7 6
D K Q 8 7
C A 7 4 3 2
TableS A 9 4
H Q J 10 9
D J 10 3 2
C 9 6
Bidding
 
Play
 
Combat preempt
Unusual notrump bid
Retain suit control
Ruffing with 4-4 fit
S K Q 10 8 6 5 3 2
H 3
D
C Q 10 8 5
5 H by East6 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 5 -650


West
2 D
Pass
All Pass
North
2 NT!
3 H
East
Pass
Pass
South
3 C
4 H
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q 3
H K 8 6 4
D K J 6
C A K J 7
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 E
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 N
9 S
10 N
Lead
D 2
D 9
H Q
C 4!
C 7!
H 5
C K
C J
D 7
H 6!
2nd
4
J
A!
6
2
D 3
9
Q
8
J
3rd
A
H 7
2
A
H 3
K
S 2
H 9
K
S 4
4th
6
5
4
3
5
10
8
10
S 6
D 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 7
H 2
D A Q 10 9 8 3
C 10 8 6 5
TableS K 9 8 6
H Q J 10 7
D 2
C Q 9 3 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Combat weak two-bid
Stayman convention
Elimination technique
Throw-in play
Suit preference signal
S A 10 5 4 2
H A 9 5 3
D 7 5 4
C 4
4 H by North6 top tricksSouth is endplayedmade 4 +620


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Practice 5F17 by Richard Pavlicek

Combating Weak Openings V


West

Pass
North
Pass
Pass!
East
4 H
Pass
South
Dbl
Board 1
None Vul
S K 9 5 2
H 5 4
D J 9 3
C A 7 6 2
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 E
4 N
5 E
6 S
7 S
Lead
D K
H 2!
C 4
H 5!
C 5
S A!
S 4
2nd
2
3
3
A
K
6
10
3rd
3
4
9
9
10
9
K
4th
8!
6
A
Q
2
3
H 7
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
2 2
2 3
2 4
3 4
S J 10 7 6
H Q 3
D 10 7 2
C Q J 10 9
TableS 3
H A K J 10 8 7 6
D Q 8 4
C 5 4
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
 
Combat preempt
Optional double
Deceptive play
Attitude signal
Attack dummy’s entry
S A Q 8 4
H 9 2
D A K 6 5
C K 8 3
4 H× by East7 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 3 +500


West

2 S
All Pass
North

2 NT
East
Pass
Pass
South
Pass
3 NT
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A Q 6
H A 3
D Q 8 2
C A J 7 6 3
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 N
4 E
5 S
Lead
S 10
S 8
D 2
H 6
D 4
2nd
3
Q
K?
J
A
3rd
J!
2
3
2
Q
4th
6!
7
7
3
5
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
2 2
2 3
S K J 9 8 5 4
H 10 8 2
D A 7
C 8 4
TableS 10 2
H Q 9 7 6 4
D K 5
C Q 10 9 5
Bidding
Play
Defense
Combat weak two-bid
Holdup play
Overtaking play
S 7 3
H K J 5
D J 10 9 6 4 3
C K 2
3 NT by North6 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +630


West

Pass
North

5 D
East

Dbl!
South
3 D
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K Q 7 4
H 9
D J 8 5 2
C J 6 5 3
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 E
4 E
5 W
Lead
S J
C A!
H K
C 8
C 9
2nd
Q
Q!
5
2
6
3rd
A
10!
3
K
D K!
4th
2
3
9
5
D A
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
0 4
1 4
S J 10 9
H Q 10 4 3
D Q
C K 10 9 7 4
TableS A 8 6 5 3
H A K 8 7 2
D K
C A 8
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
 
Sacrifice bid
Combat preempt
Deceptive play
Attitude signal
Uppercut
S 2
H J 6 5
D A 10 9 7 6 4 3
C Q 2
5 D× by South6 top tricksConcede high trumpdown 3 -500


West
Pass
6 C!
North
4 H
Pass
East
4 NT
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 10 9 5
H A K Q J 10 8 2
D 6 2
C 4
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 E
10 E
Lead
H K
D A
D 3
C 7
D 4
H 4
D 8
H 5
C K
D Q
2nd
C 8
7
9
4
J
8
K
J
3
C 5
3rd
6
5
C 6
9
C A
C Q
C J
C 10
H 7
S 2
4th
3
2
6
2
H 2
9
H 10
S 7
H Q
S 5
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
9 1
S A 6 4 2
H 7 5 4 3
D 5
C A J 7 6
TableS Q 3
H
D A Q 10 8 4 3
C K Q 10 9 8
Bidding
 
Play
 
Combat preempt
Unusual notrump bid
Set up dummy’s suit
Throw-in play
S K J 8 7
H 9 6
D K J 9 7
C 5 3 2
6 C by West7 top tricksSouth is endplayedmade 6 -1370


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Practice 5F21 by Richard Pavlicek

Combating Weak Openings VI


West

3 NT
North
2 S
Pass
East
3 D
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S A J 9 8 7 6
H 7 6
D 5 3
C Q 7 6
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 N
4 W
5 E
6 W
Lead
S 8
S 2
S 6
D 2
C 3
D 10
2nd
4
5
C 2
3
9
5
3rd
10
A
H 5
K
K
4
4th
3!
Q
K
6
6
Q
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
3 3
S K 5 3
H A Q 3 2
D 10 8 2
C K 5 4
TableS Q 4
H K 4
D A K J 9 4
C A 8 3 2
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
 
Combat weak two-bid
Holdup play
Finessing technique
Choose lead at notrump
Return partner’s suit
S 10 2
H J 10 9 8 5
D Q 7 6
C J 10 9
3 NT by West7 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -430


West

Pass
All Pass
North

4 D
East
3 D
Pass
South
Dbl
4 S
Board 2
N-S Vul
S J 9 7 2
H A K 3 2
D 10 2
C A 10 2
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 S
4 W
5 E
6 S
7 E
8 S
9 S
Lead
D Q
S A!
S Q!
D 4
H 10
C 7!
H 9
C 8!
S 4
2nd
2
5
K
10
Q
3
J
4
6
3rd
K!
2
7
J
4
10!
5
2
9
4th
A
3
D 3
8
2
Q
3
6
D 5
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
2 2
3 2
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
S K 10 6 5
H 8 5 4
D Q 4
C K 5 4 3
TableS 3
H 10 9 7
D K J 9 7 6 5 3
C Q 6
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Combat preempt
Resp to takeout double
Placing enemy cards
Communication/entries
Overtaking play
S A Q 8 4
H Q J 6
D A 8
C J 9 8 7
4 S by South9 top tricksDraw trump, claimmade 4 +620


West

3 H
4 S
North

Pass
All Pass
East

3 S
South
3 D
Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K 9 8 7
H Q J 10
D Q
C Q 10 9 7 5
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 S
4 N
5 E
6 W
7 E
Lead
D K
D A
D 9
C 10
H 3
S Q
S 3
2nd
2
J
H 2!
J
6
K
D 3
3rd
Q
C 5
S 7
2
A
A
J
4th
4
5
10
3
10
2
8
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
S Q J
H A K 7 5 4 2
D J 2
C A 6 3
TableS A 10 6 5 4 3
H 3
D 10 5 4
C K J 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Combat preempt
Resp to suit overcall
Avoid trump loser
Placing enemy cards
Trump promotion
Try for an overruff
S 2
H 9 8 6
D A K 9 8 7 6 3
C 8 2
4 S by East9 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -620


West
Pass
Pass
North
Pass
4 H
East
3 S
All Pass
South
Dbl
Board 4
Both Vul
S K 4
H 10 9 7 6 5
D A 8 6 5
C J 3
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 S
4 S
5 N
6 W
Lead
D 2
C A!
C K
C 4
H 5
D 4
2nd
Q
5
6
Q
2
6
3rd
3
3
J
H 9
K
H 8
4th
5
2
9
10
A
9
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
4 2
S 10 5
H A 4
D K 7 4 3
C Q 8 7 6 5
TableS A Q 9 8 7 6 3
H 8 2
D 2
C 10 9 2
Bidding
Play
 
Combat preempt
Read enemy lead
Elimination technique
S J 2
H K Q J 3
D Q J 10 9
C A K 4
4 H by North8 top tricksE endplayed, lose 1made 4 +620


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© 1994 Richard Pavlicek