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One Notrump Forcing


West

Pass
All Pass
North
1 S
2 C
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 NT1
2 NT!
Board 1
None Vul
S A Q 8 4 3
H 6 4 2
D K J
C K 5 3
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 N
5 W
6 W
7 E
8 E
Lead
C J
D 4
D J
H 2
C 9
S 7!
C A
H K
2nd
3
3
6
3
5!
3!
6
10
3rd
8
K
8!
Q
7
10
4
5
4th
Q
2
5
A
2
2
K
4
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
3 2
3 3
3 4
3 5
S 7 6 5
H A 9 8 5
D 5 3
C J 10 9 4
TableS K J 10
H K 7 3
D 10 7 6 2
C A 8 7
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
forcing
Rebid by responder
Placing enemy cards
Break communication
Place high cards
S 9 2
H Q J 10
D A Q 9 8 4
C Q 6 2
2 NT by South5 top tricksWin the restmade 2 +120


West

1 NT1
3 S!
North

Pass
Pass
East
1 S
2 D
4 S
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 7 6 5 4
H Q 10 2
D A J
C Q 7 6 5
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 E
4 N
5 W
6 S
7 W
8 E
9 N
10 W
Lead
H 6
C A!
D 2
S 4!
C J!
H J
C 10
D 5
S 5
C 9
2nd
5
2
4
2
6
K
Q
7
9
7
3rd
Q
3
K
3
H 3
2
S J
3
D 8
D 6
4th
A
5
A
8
K
4
8
J
10
H 7
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
5 2
5 3
6 3
7 3
S A 10 8
H K 8 5
D K 3
C J 10 9 4 3
TableS K Q J 9 2
H A 4 3
D 9 6 5 2
C A
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
 
forcing
Rebid by responder
Ruff in short hand
Ruffing finesse
Fight declarer’s plan
Shift to trumps
S 3
H J 9 7 6
D Q 10 8 7 4
C K 8 2
4 S by East8 top tricksCrossruff the restmade 4 -420


West

1 H
2 D!
North

Pass
Pass
East

1 NT1
2 H
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S Q 10 8 5
H Q 4
D Q 7 3
C K 8 7 2
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 W
4 N
5 E
6 W
7 S
8 W
9 S
10 S
11 W
Lead
S 5
S K!
S 3
C 2
H 3
S 4!
H 8
D 4
H J
C 9
D 9
2nd
2
8
10
A
6
Q
K
3
2
H 5
7
3rd
J
6
9
10
A
H 9
Q
8!
C 7
8
2
4th
A
7
D 5
4
4
H 10
C 3
J
C 5
6
A
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
4 1
4 2
5 2
5 3
5 4
6 4
6 5
S A K 4 3
H A K 7 5 2
D 10 9 4
C 4
TableS 9 6 2
H 9 3
D K 8 2
C A J 6 5 3
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
forcing
Rebid by opener
Ruff in short hand
Finessing technique
S J 7
H J 10 8 6
D A J 6 5
C Q 10 9
2 H by West6 top tricksWin the restmade 2 -110


West
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
1 S
2 D
3 H!
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 NT1
2 NT
4 H
Board 4
Both Vul
S A 8 7 5 4
H K Q 8
D A Q 6 3
C 2
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 N
7 S
8 S
9 S
Lead
H 5!
H 2
C 2
C 4
S A!
D 3
H J
H 10
H 7!
2nd
3
K
5
6
9
4
C 9
S Q
3rd
A
4
A
H Q
2
K
S 4
S 5
4th
8
6
3
7
6
5
9
S 10
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
S Q 6
H A 2
D J 10 9 5
C J 10 9 6 3
TableS K J 10 9
H 9 5 4
D 8 7 4
C Q 7 5
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
forcing
Shape-showing bid
Ruff in short hand
Automatic squeeze
Leading trumps
S 3 2
H J 10 7 6 3
D K 2
C A K 8 4
4 H by North10 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 6 +680


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Practice 5J05 by Richard Pavlicek

One Notrump Forcing II


West

Pass
Pass
North
1 S
2 C
4 H!
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 NT1
2 H
Board 1
None Vul
S A K 7 6 2
H K 9 8
D Q
C A 8 7 2
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 N
4 N
5 S
6 W
7 E
8 N
9 S
10 S
Lead
H 2
S A!
S K
S 2
D 5
H 5
H 4
S 6
D K
D J
2nd
K!
4
J
C 6
A
8
7!
C 9
7
9
3rd
3!
3
10
H J
Q
A
D 4
H Q
C 2
C 7
4th
10!
5
8
9
2
6
9
Q
3
8
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
S Q 9 8 5
H 5 2
D A 9 7 4
C Q J 5
TableS J 4
H A 4 3
D 10 8 3 2
C K 10 9 6
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
 
forcing
Rebid by responder
Combine chances
Communication/entries
Leading trumps
When to win trump ace
S 10 3
H Q J 10 7 6
D K J 6 5
C 4 3
4 H by South7 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 4 +420


West

1 NT1
4 H!
North

Pass
All Pass
East
1 H
2 H
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S J 9 5 2
H J 8 7 3
D K Q 3
C Q 8
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 E
4 E
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 E
9 W
Lead
D J
D 4!
H A
H K
C 2
D 7
S K
S 6
D 8!
2nd
A
Q
2
D 6
6
K
3
7
H J
3rd
3
H 4
9
10
K
H 5
4
A
S 8
4th
2
5
3
7
8
9
2
5
10
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
8 1
S A 10 4
H 10 9
D A 8 7 4
C K 9 4 3
TableS K 8 6
H A K Q 6 5 4
D 2
C 7 5 2
Note 1
Bidding
 
 
Play
 
forcing
Rebid by responder
West upgrades H 10-9 and
good controls
Timing the play
Elopement play
S Q 7 3
H 2
D J 10 9 6 5
C A J 10 6
4 H by East9 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

1 NT1
2 NT!
East

Pass
Pass
South
1 H
2 C
3 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S Q J 4
H Q 8 2
D A Q 10 2
C 10 7 4
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 S
4 E
5 S
6 W
7 W
Lead
D 6
H 2
S 6!
C 9
S 8
C Q
D 8
2nd
3
3
2
A!
A
7
Q!
3rd
K
K
Q
5
4
3
4
4th
A
4
K
4
9
2
C 8
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
3 2
3 3
4 3
S A 7 5 3 2
H 9 4
D K 8 5
C K Q 5
TableS K 9
H 7 6 3
D J 9 7 6 4
C 9 6 3
Note 1
Bidding
 
 
Play
 
forcing
Choose best game
North planned to bid 3 H
but judged well after 2 C
Go after sure trick
Shun finesse
S 10 8 6
H A K J 10 5
D 3
C A J 8 2
3 NT by North8 top tricksCash 5 more winnersmade 3 +400


West
1 S
2 C
3 H!
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 NT1
3 C
5 C
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q 10 8 4
H J 10 9 2
D K J 10 9
C 4
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 S
4 E
5 W
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 E
Lead
C 4
D 3
C 3
D 4
S A
S 5
D 5
S 7
C K
2nd
7
A
6
6
4
8
7
10
J
3rd
2
2
D 10
C 9
2
C 10
C A
C Q
S 9
4th
5
9
8
J
3
6
K
K
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
S A J 9 7 5
H K Q 5
D 2
C A 9 6 5
TableS 2
H A 8 7 6
D 5 4 3
C K Q 10 8 7
Note 1
Bidding
 
Play
 
forcing
Shape-showing bid
3 H implies 5=3=1=4
Ruff in short hand
Automatic squeeze
S K 6 3
H 4 3
D A Q 8 7 6
C J 3 2
5 C by West9 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 6 -620


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