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Splinter Bids


West

4 D1
5 S
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 S
4 H
6 S
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S 5
H J 10 8 6
D Q 10 9 4 3
C K J 9
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 E
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 E
Lead
C A?
C 8
D A!
D 2
S 2
D 5
S Q
S 10
S 7!
2nd
3
10
6
7
5
8
D 10
8
C 2
3rd
9
J
J
S J
9
S A
K
H 2
H 5
4th
4
S 3
3
4
4
9
6
D Q
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
S A Q J 2
H K 9 7 5 2
D J
C Q 10 3
TableS K 10 9 7 3
H A Q 4 3
D A 5 2
C 4
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
splinter bid
Slam decision
Delay drawing trumps
Automatic squeeze
S 8 6 4
H
D K 8 7 6
C A 8 7 6 5 2
6 S by East9 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 6 -980


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

1 H
4 NT!
6 H
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 D
4 C1
5 C
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K 8 2
H Q 7 6 5 3
D 4
C A 8 6 5
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 E
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 N
10 N
11 S
Lead
S 9
D 5!
S 4
D 6!
H 3
D 7
H 7
D 9
C A
C 5
H K
2nd
J
3
Q
8
2
10
4
K
7
9
3rd
3
4
5
H 5
A
H 6
J
H Q
2
H 9
4th
2
J
8
2
8
A
S 6
C 3
4
J
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S 10 7 6 5 3
H 8
D K 10 8 3
C K J 4
TableS 9 4
H 10 4 2
D A J 2
C Q 10 9 7 3
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
splinter bid
Key-card Blackwood
Dummy reversal
Set up dummy’s suit
S A Q J
H A K J 9
D Q 9 7 6 5
C 2
6 H by North9 top tricksWin the restmade 6 +1430


West

Pass
All Pass
North

4 H1
East

Pass
South
1 S
4 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K Q J 10 2
H 2
D Q 7 4 3
C A 7 2
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 N
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 N
Lead
C 10
S 4
S Q
S J
H 2
H Q
C A
C 7!
2nd
2
3
7
H 3
6
K
Q!
6
3rd
J
K
6
8
A!
S 2
3
4
4th
K
5
H 4
H 5
7
8
5
8
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
7 1
S 3
H K 10 7 5 4
D A 10 5
C 10 9 8 5
TableS 7 5
H J 9 8 6 3
D K 9 2
C Q J 6
Note 1
Play
 
Defense
splinter bid
Elimination technique
Ruff/discard endplay
Unblocking play
S A 9 8 6 4
H A Q
D J 8 6
C K 4 3
4 S by South8 top tricksW endplayed, lose 2made 4 +420


West
1 S
4 D
6 S
North
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
3 NT1
4 H
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 2
H K J 9 2
D Q 9 8 4
C J 10 9 2
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 W
4 E
5 N
6 W
Lead
C J
S K
S 7
H 6!
C 10
D 6
2nd
3
2
C 2
4
Q
4
3rd
8
3
A
Q
K
J!
4th
A
J
C 5
K
S 8
2
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
5 1
S K Q 10 9 8 7
H Q 8 3
D A 7 6
C A
TableS A 6 5 4 3
H A 7 6
D K J
C Q 4 3
Note 1
Bidding
Play
balanced forcing raise
Control-showing bid
Combine chances
S J
H 10 5 4
D 10 5 3 2
C K 8 7 6 5
6 S by West10 top tricksWin the restmade 6 -1430


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Practice 5H05 by Richard Pavlicek

Splinter Bids II


West

2 H
All Pass
North
1 D
4 H1
East
1 H
Pass
South
1 S
4 S
Board 1
None Vul
S A 9 7 6
H 3
D A K 8 7 5
C A Q 3
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 S
4 N
5 E
6 S
Lead
C J!
S 6
S 3
H 3!
S 8
H K
2nd
A!
2
H 4
A
J
J
3rd
6
K
A
5
H 10
C 3
4th
2
10
4
7
7
2
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
5 1
S 10
H J 10 7 4
D Q J 10 9
C J 10 9 8
TableS 8 4 2
H A Q 9 8 6 2
D 6
C K 6 4
Note 1
Play
 
Defense
splinter bid
Shun finesse
Obtain early discard
Choose lead at suit
S K Q J 5 3
H K 5
D 4 3 2
C 7 5 2
4 S by South8 top tricksLose 2 more tricksmade 4 +420


West

3 NT1
4 H
Pass!
North

Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 S
4 D
5 S
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S
H J 9 4
D 10 9 5 3
C K 9 7 5 3 2
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 N
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
Lead
C A
C 6
C 5
S 5!
S 3
S 6
S 9
2nd
8
J
S A!
2
C 3
10
3rd
7
K
D 6
J
K
Q
4th
4
10
Q
C 2
4
C 9
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
S Q J 9 3
H A K 7 2
D Q 4
C Q J 8
TableS A K 8 6 5
H Q 3
D A K 8 2
C 10 4
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
balanced forcing raise
Bid of 5 in a major
Avert overruff
Finessing technique
Choose lead at suit
S 10 7 4 2
H 10 8 6 5
D J 7 6
C A 6
5 S by East11 top tricksWin the restmade 5 -450


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

1 H
4 NT
6 H
East

Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 D
3 S1
5 D
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A 9 2
H Q J 6 5 4
D 10 3
C K 10 3
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 S
8 S
9 N
10 N
Lead
H 10
S 3
S 2
H 3
S 9
D A
D K
D 4
H Q
H 6!
2nd
A
4
7
8
8
2
5
Q
C 4
C 5
3rd
7
A
H 2
J
H K
3
10
H 5
C 2
C 6
4th
4
6
5
9
10
6
7
J
S Q
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
S Q 10 5 4
H 8 7
D Q 9 5 2
C Q J 7
TableS K J 8 7 6
H 10 9
D J 7 6
C 9 5 4
Note 1
Bidding
Play
splinter bid
Key-card Blackwood
Automatic squeeze
S 3
H A K 3 2
D A K 8 4
C A 8 6 2
6 H by North10 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 7 +1010


West
1 H
4 H!
North
Pass
Pass
East
4 C1
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q J 10
H 10 8 7
D 9 5 3
C Q J 10 6
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 N
4 W
5 W
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 S
10 E
11 E
Lead
S Q
S J
S 10
C A
C K
H 5
D 2!
D 4
C 5
H Q
D 7
2nd
3
4
6
6
10
7
J
5
3
C 9
10
3rd
9
7
8
8
S K!
K
Q
6
J
6
H 9
4th
2
5
H 4
2
4
2
3
8
H 3
8
9
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
5 3
6 3
7 3
8 3
S 5 2
H A 9 6 5 4
D Q 4
C A K 7 3
TableS K 6 4 3
H K Q J 3
D K 7 6 2
C 8
Note 1
Play
 
splinter bid
Avert overruff
Crossruff
S A 9 8 7
H 2
D A J 10 8
C 9 5 4 2
4 H by West7 top tricksCrossruff the restmade 4 -620


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Practice 5H09 by Richard Pavlicek

Splinter Bids III


West

Pass
North
1 H
Pass!
East
Pass
Pass
South
3 H
Board 1
None Vul
S A 6 5
H A J 7 4 2
D 8 6 2
C K 8
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 E
8 W
9 E
Lead
H 10
H 2
S 2!
S 5
H 5
S 6
D 9
C 7
C Q
2nd
3
9
4
9
C 3
K
Q
K
5
3rd
Q
K
A
J
7
8
A
A
9
4th
A
8
7
3
D 4
C 6
2
4
8
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
5 1
5 2
5 3
5 4
S 4 3
H Q 8
D A J 10 3
C J 9 7 6 3
TableS K 10 9 7
H 10 9
D 9 5 4
C A Q 10 2
Bidding
 
Play
Limit raise
Follow up major raise
Lead toward honor
S Q J 8 2
H K 6 5 3
D K Q 7
C 5 4
3 H by North6 top tricksWin the restmade 3 +140


West

2 D
4 C1
North

Pass
Pass
East
1 S
2 H
4 H
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 9 4 2
H Q 7 6 4
D K 8
C A 10 7 6
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 E
4 E
5 N
6 W
7 W
8 E
9 W
10 E
11 W
12 E
Lead
C Q
S 2
C K
D 3
S 4
D A
D 2
S 6
D 5
S 7
D 6
S Q
2nd
3
A
4
9
J
8
S 9
10
C 10
C 8
H 6
C J
3rd
A
8
S 5
Q
K
4
H 2
H K!
H 8
H A!
H 9
H 10
4th
2
3
6
K
H 3
10
J
C 7
C 5
H 4
C 9
H Q
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
9 2
9 3
S 5 3
H A K 10 3
D A Q 7 6 5 2
C 3
TableS A Q J 7 6
H J 9 8 2
D 4 3
C K 2
Note 1
Play
 
splinter bid
Shun finesse
Crossruff
S K 10 8
H 5
D J 10 9
C Q J 9 8 5 4
4 H by East5 top tricksWin the last trickmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

1 H
4 D1
5 D
East

Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 C
1 S
4 NT
6 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S Q J 10 9
H A K 8 3
D 3
C K 10 9 2
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 N
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 N
Lead
C 5
H A!
H K
H 3
S 3
H 8
S 8
S Q
2nd
10
4
6
9
2
D 4
4
D 5
3rd
3
2
J
S K!
9
S A
10
D 2
4th
4
5
7
10
5
Q
6
7
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
S 7 4 2
H Q 10 7 5
D K J 10 8 6
C 5
TableS 6 5
H 9 6 4
D A Q 5 4
C J 8 6 3
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
splinter bid
Blackwood convention
Ruffing with 4-4 fit
Use trumps as entries
S A K 8 3
H J 2
D 9 7 2
C A Q 7 4
6 S by South10 top tricksWin 4 more tricksmade 6 +980


West
1 S
5 D!
North
Pass
Pass
East
4 D1
6 S
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 3
H K Q 10 4
D J 10 9 6
C Q 10 5 2
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 E
8 W
9 E
10 W
Lead
H K
D 2
D 3
H 5
D 5
C A
H 7
D 7
H J!
D 8
2nd
A
4
9
6
10
7
8
J
9
C 5
3rd
3
A
S 9
S 5
S 10
6
S 6
S J
S 7
S Q
4th
2
6
Q
4
K
2
10
C J
Q
C K
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
S A K 7 6 5
H 2
D A 8 7 5 3
C 8 6
TableS Q J 10 9
H A J 7 5
D 2
C A 9 4 3
Note 1
Bidding
Play
splinter bid
Control-showing bid
Crossruff
S 8 4 2
H 9 8 6 3
D K Q 4
C K J 7
6 S by West8 top tricksWin 2 high trumpsmade 6 -1430


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