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Transfer Bids


West

Pass
Pass
North
1 NT
2 H
4 H
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
2 D1
2 NT!
Board 1
None Vul
S A K 3
H K 7 2
D K 10 6 4 3
C A 2
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 N
4 S
5 S
6 N
7 E
8 N
9 W
10 N
Lead
S Q
H K
H 2
D A
D 2
D 4
S 10
D 10
C J
D 6
2nd
2
10
C 3
5
8
Q
7
C 6
A
S 4
3rd
5
3
A
3
K!
7
6
S 9
7
C 8
4th
A
4
8
9
J
C 4
K
H J
5
H Q
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
5 1
6 1
6 2
7 2
7 3
S 8 6 5
H Q J 8 4
D 8 5
C K J 10 4
TableS Q J 10 4
H 10
D Q J 9
C Q 9 7 6 3
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
Jacoby transfer bid
Choose best game
Leave high trump out
Establish side suit
S 9 7 2
H A 9 6 5 3
D A 7 2
C 8 5
4 H by North9 top tricksClaim the restmade 4 +420


West

2 H1
3 S!
North

Pass
Pass
East
1 NT
2 S
4 S
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S J 2
H J 10 7 2
D Q J 10
C K 9 5 3
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 W
Lead
C Q
C 4!
S A
S 4
C 6
H 3
C 8!
H Q
H 5
2nd
7
2
2
J
10
2
J
7
10
3rd
5
S 3
5
K
S 6
K
S 7
4
A
4th
A
3
9
10
9
6
K
9
S Q
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
8 1
S A 8 7 6 4 3
H Q 5 3
D 6 4 3
C 7
TableS K 5
H A K 8 4
D K 8 7
C A 8 6 4
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
Jacoby transfer bid
Follow up major raise
Elimination technique
Throw-in play
S Q 10 9
H 9 6
D A 9 5 2
C Q J 10 2
4 S by East9 top tricksS endplayed, lose 2made 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 D1
3 NT!
East

Pass
All Pass
South
1 NT
2 H
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K J 2
H K Q J 6 4
D Q 4
C 8 4 3
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 W
5 N
6 N
7 E
8 S
9 S
10 N
11 N
12 S
Lead
C 6
S 6!
D 4!
D 10
H K
H Q
C 2
D K
S 10
H J
S 2
S Q
2nd
3
4
2
Q
5
A
A
8
5
9
8
C K!
3rd
9
K
J
3
2
8
5
H 4
J
C Q
A
C 8
4th
10
3
A?
5
7
3
4
6
7
C 7
C J
9
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
4 1
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
9 2
10 2
S 5 4
H 7 3
D A 10 9 8
C K J 7 6 5
TableS 9 8 7 3
H A 10 9 5
D 6 3 2
C 9 2
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
Jacoby transfer bid
Choose best game
Avoidance finesse
Lead toward honor
Keep correct stopper
S A Q 10 6
H 8 2
D K J 7 5
C A Q 10
3 NT by South6 top tricksLose the last trickmade 4 +430


West
1 NT
2 S
4 S
5 D
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
2 H1
3 H!
5 C
6 S
South
Pass
Pass
Dbl
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 9 7 3
H K 4
D J 9 6 4
C J 9 8 5
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 E
4 N
5 E
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 W
10 E
11 E
Lead
C 5
H A!
H 3
C 8
S K
H 6!
S 4
H 7
D 5
S Q
H 10
2nd
S 6
5
8
S 8
5
9
7
Q
4
C 6
3rd
7
2
J
2
2
S A
10
S J
Q
C K
4th
4
4
K
10
3
C 9
C 3
C J
8
9
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S A J 4 2
H J 2
D A K 7 5
C K 10 4
TableS K Q 10 8 6
H A 10 7 6 3
D Q 3 2
C
Note 1
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Jacoby transfer bid
Control-showing bid
3 H = 5-5 game force
Delay drawing trumps
Set up dummy’s suit
Lead based on double
S 5
H Q 9 8 5
D 10 8
C A Q 7 6 3 2
6 S by West9 top tricksWin the restmade 6 -1430


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Practice 5G05 by Richard Pavlicek

Transfer Bids II


West

Pass
Pass
North
1 NT
2 H
3 NT!
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
2 D1
3 C
Board 1
None Vul
S A J 6
H K 4
D A Q J 6 2
C 9 4 3
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 S
4 E
5 N
6 N
7 S
8 S
9 N
10 S
Lead
S 4
C 3
D 4
D 3
D A
C 4
C Q
H 3
H 4
H 7!
2nd
2
8
10
5
S 3
5
10
6
9
S 5
3rd
Q
A
Q
7
H 2
K
9
K
A
D 2
4th
A
6
K
J
8
2
S 7
5
J
10
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
8 2
S Q 9 5
H J 6
D 10 9 8 7
C J 10 6 2
TableS K 10 7 4 3
H Q 10 9 5
D K 3
C 8 5
Note 1
Bidding
 
Play
 
Jacoby transfer bid
Rebid by responder
3 C = natural game force
Combine chances
Throw-in play
S 8 2
H A 8 7 3 2
D 5 4
C A K Q 7
3 NT by North7 top tricksE endplayed, lose 2made 3 +400


West

2 H1
2 NT
North

Pass
Pass
East
1 NT
2 S
3 S!
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A 5
H 9 7 5
D Q J 10 8
C A 10 7 6
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 E
4 W
5 N
6 W
7 E
8 E
9 W
Lead
H 3
C 2!
H Q
C 5
D Q
H 4
C Q
C 8
S 4
2nd
J
7
6
A
3
9
J
D 4
5
3rd
5
K
K
4
9
A
D 2
S 2
J
4th
2
3
7
9
A
8
6
10
Q
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
7 2
S 10 9 7 4 2
H K J 4
D A 7 2
C 5 2
TableS K J 3
H A Q 2
D 6 5 3
C K Q 8 4
Note 1
Bidding
Play
Jacoby transfer bid
Rebid by responder
Obtain early discard
S Q 8 6
H 10 8 6 3
D K 9 4
C J 9 3
3 S by East7 top tricksLose 2 more tricksmade 3 -140


West

Pass
All Pass
North

4 H1
East

Pass
South
2 NT
4 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K Q 6 5 3 2
H 8 4 2
D 7
C 8 5 3
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 W
5 N
6 W
7 S
8 S
9 N
10 S
11 N
12 S
Lead
C 4
S 4
D 7
S J
H 2
S 9
D Q
D 4
C 8
C 2
H 4
D 5!
2nd
3
7
6
Q
7
2
3
10
9
10
6
3rd
K
K
K
C 6
K
H 5
C 5
S 3
Q
S 5
Q
4th
A
D 2
A
8
A
A
8
9
7
J
9
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
9 2
S J 10 9 7
H A J 9
D A 10 3
C 10 7 4
TableS
H 10 7 6 5
D J 9 8 6 2
C K J 9 6
Note 1
Bidding
Play
Texas transfer bid
Rebid by NT bidder
Elopement play
S A 8 4
H K Q 3
D K Q 5 4
C A Q 2
4 S by South8 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 4 +420


West
2 NT
3 H
North
Pass
Pass
East
3 D1
3 NT!
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q J 10 9 5
H 4 3
D J 8 7 6 3
C 8
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 W
4 W
5 S
6 W
7 W
8 E
9 E
10 W
Lead
S Q
S 8
H A
H 8
C Q
D A
D 2
H K
C 10
S 4!
2nd
3
A!
3
4
A
3
6
J
J
10
3rd
K!
5
2
5!
8
4
K
C 3
K
7
4th
2
6
6
10
2
5
C 4
D 7
S 9
C 5
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
7 3
S A 4 2
H A 8
D A Q 10 2
C A K 7 3
TableS 7 6 3
H K 9 7 5 2
D K 9 4
C 10 2
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
Jacoby transfer bid
Choose best game
Avoidance duck
Throw-in play
Overtaking play
S K 8
H Q J 10 6
D 5
C Q J 9 6 5 4
3 NT by West8 top tricksN endplayed, lose 1made 3 -600


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Practice 5G09 by Richard Pavlicek

Transfer Bids III


West

4 D1
North
Pass
Pass
East
1 NT
4 H
South
2 S
All Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S 7 3
H K 6 5
D 8 7 6 5
C J 10 9 8
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 E
4 E
5 E
6 W
Lead
D J
H 3
H A
D Q!
D 4
S 4
2nd
A
5
10
9
10
7
3rd
5
J
4
2
K
10!
4th
3
2
6
6
7
J
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
5 1
S 4
H Q 9 8 7 4 3
D A K 2
C 7 4 3
TableS K 10 6 2
H A J
D Q 4 3
C A Q 6 5
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
Texas transfer bid
Cope with overcall
Placing enemy cards
Throw-in play
S A Q J 9 8 5
H 10 2
D J 10 9
C K 2
4 H by East9 top tricksS endplayed, lose 2made 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

3 H1
4 C
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
2 NT
3 S
6 C
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A 10 7 6 3
H 3
D 4 2
C K J 10 8 7
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 S
Lead
S 5
H 3!
H 4
C 8
H 8
C J
H J
D 2
C A
D Q
2nd
2
2
10
3
K
5
S 4
5
D 9
K
3rd
J
A
C 7
9
C 10
Q
C K
A!
S 3
4
4th
A
6
5
4
7
D 3
9
7
6
6
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
9 1
S Q J 9 8 4
H K 10 6
D K 9 7 3
C 4
TableS 5
H Q 9 7 5 2
D 10 8 6 5
C 6 5 3
Note 1
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Jacoby transfer bid
Slam decision
Read singleton lead
Dummy reversal
Shun finesse
Choose lead vs slam
S K 2
H A J 8 4
D A Q J
C A Q 9 2
6 C by North9 top tricksWin the restmade 6 +1370


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

2 H1
3 NT
East

Pass
Pass
South
1 NT
2 S
4 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A K J 4 2
H 6 4
D Q 4
C 7 6 4 2
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 W
4 E
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 N
10 S
11 N
Lead
C K
C A
C 9
H J
S 8
C 7
S Q
S J
H 6
H 3
S 4
2nd
2
4
6
A
5
D 6
D 2
10
8
Q
3rd
10
5
S 3
2
K
S 9
A
D 3
K
S 2
4th
3
J
Q
4
6
8
7
D 5
7
9
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
S 5
H Q 7 2
D 10 9 7 5 2
C A K 9 8
TableS 10 7 6 3
H J 10 9 8
D K J 6
C 10 5
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
 
 
Jacoby transfer bid
Choose best game
Isolate threat
Positional squeeze
Hand can also be played
as ruffout squeeze
S Q 9 8
H A K 5 3
D A 8 3
C Q J 3
4 S by South8 top tricksEast is squeezedmade 4 +420


West
1 NT
2 H
6 NT
North
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
2 D1
4 NT
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 10 9 8
H Q 10 8 6 3
D 7 5
C 9 8 6
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 E
4 W
5 W
6 S
7 W
8 W
9 W
10 E
11 W
12 E
Lead
S 10
S K
S 2
S Q
C 10
C 4
C J
H K
H 5
D 4
D 3
D 8
2nd
J
6
7
H 3
6
Q
9
6
10
2
7
9
3rd
5
4
A
H 2
K
8
H 4
7
A
K
A
10!
4th
3
8
9
C 2
A
3
5
J
C 7
5
6
H 8
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
10 1
11 1
S A Q 4 3
H K 5
D K Q 10 3
C Q J 10
TableS K J 2
H A 9 7 4 2
D A 8 4
C K 3
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
 
 
Jacoby transfer bid
Quantitative 4 NT
Count hand pattern
Finessing technique
South’s last 4 cards are
all diamonds so finesse
S 7 6 5
H J
D J 9 6 2
C A 7 5 4 2
6 NT by West9 top tricksWin the last trickmade 6 -1440


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