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Fourth Suit Forcing


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
1 D
1 S
2 NT!
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 H
2 C1
3 S
Board 1
None Vul
S K J 10 3
H A 2
D K 9 8 4
C Q 5 3
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 E
7 S
8 N
9 S
Lead
S 5
H A!
H 2
H 5
D 4
S 4
H 7
D 8
S A
2nd
2
3
J
10
10
Q
Q
Q
3rd
7
4
K
S J!
2
8
S K
S 6
4th
10
6
8
D 6
3
3
C 4
5
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
S 8 7
H Q 10 8 6
D J 7 5 3
C A 7 6
TableS 9 5 4
H J 3
D A Q 10 6
C K J 8 4
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
fourth suit forcing
Opener’s third bid
Set up dummy’s suit
Use trumps as entries
S A Q 6 2
H K 9 7 5 4
D 2
C 10 9 2
3 S by North6 top tricksLose last 3 tricksmade 3 +140


West

1 D
1 S1
2 NT
North

Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 C
1 H
2 S
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q J 10 8
H Q 5
D Q J 10 8
C Q 9 5
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 N
4 E
5 E
6 N
7 N
8 W
9 N
10 W
11 W
Lead
S Q
S 2
S J
D A
D 3
S 10
C 5
C 10!
D Q
H A
H 4
2nd
3
7
A
4
5
5
3
Q
H 2
5
Q
3rd
K!
8
H 3
2
6!
C 7
K
8
H 6
7
K
4th
6
4
9
8
10
C 4
A
2
K
8
9
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
2 3
2 4
3 4
3 5
4 5
5 5
6 5
S 9 7 6
H A 4
D K 9 7 6 2
C A 10 4
TableS A 5 4 3
H K J 7 2
D A 3
C J 8 3
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
 
fourth suit forcing
Responder’s third bid
Ducking play
Combine chances
Choose lead at notrump
Overtaking play
S K 2
H 10 9 8 6 3
D 5 4
C K 7 6 2
2 NT by West6 top tricksDummy is goodmade 2 -120


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

1 S
2 D1
4 H
East

Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 H
2 C
3 S!
Board 3
E-W Vul
S Q 8 5 2
H K J 3
D A 9 6
C J 7 2
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 S
4 E
5 S
6 W
7 S
8 E
9 S
Lead
D K
C 2!
C 3
D J
C 6
D Q
S 3!
S 9
C 8
2nd
A
4
9!
H 2
10
9
6
K
K
3rd
8
A
J
5
7
4
Q
7
H J!
4th
3
5
Q
6
D 2
H 7
A
2
S 4
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
4 3
5 3
6 3
S 10 7 6
H 6 5
D K Q 7 5
C K 10 9 5
TableS A 9 4
H 9 8 4
D J 10 8 4 2
C Q 4
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
fourth suit forcing
Opener’s third bid
Ruff in short hand
Timing the play
S K J 3
H A Q 10 7 2
D 3
C A 8 6 3
4 H by South7 top tricksDraw trump, claimmade 4 +420


West
1 C
1 S
2 H!
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 H
2 D1
4 H
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q J 9
H Q 10 2
D J 9 8 7
C J 10 4
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 E
10 S
11 S
12 N
Lead
S 2
S 5!
S 4
D A
D 2
C 2
C 3
S 8!
D 5!
C Q
C 7
H 2
2nd
3
6
Q
6
10
4
6
D 9
Q
9
H 3
9!
3rd
J
A
H 5
3
K
A
K
H 6
4
J
H Q
K
4th
K
9
7
7
8
5
10
10
J
8
H 7
A
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
8 1
8 2
8 3
9 3
S A 8 4 3
H A 8 3
D K 4 3
C K 9 2
TableS K 5
H J 9 7 6 5
D A 5 2
C A 8 3
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
fourth suit forcing
Opener’s third bid
Elimination technique
Avoid trump loser
S 10 7 6 2
H K 4
D Q 10 6
C Q 7 6 5
4 H by East9 top tricksWin the last trickmade 4 -620


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Practice 5M05 by Richard Pavlicek

Fourth Suit Forcing II


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
1 C
1 H
2 C
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 D
1 S1
2 H
Board 1
None Vul
S 8 5 4
H A Q 8 3
D 2
C K Q J 8 4
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 W
4 E
5 E
6 N
7 N
8 S
9 S
10 S
11 N
Lead
S 6
S A
S 9
C A
S 10!
C K
C Q
D A
D K
D 10
C J!
2nd
2
5
8
3
D 8
2
10
3
6
Q
H 10
3rd
J
7
K
5
H K!
D 9
H 4!
2
C 8
H 3
H 6
4th
4
3
Q
4
H A
6
7
4
5
J
9
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
0 4
1 4
2 4
3 4
4 4
5 4
6 4
6 5
S A J 9
H K 5
D Q 7 6 3
C 9 7 6 5
TableS K 10 7 6
H J 10 2
D J 5 4
C A 10 2
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
 
fourth suit forcing
Responder’s third bid
Read enemy tactics
Trump endplay
Cash out play
Uppercut
S Q 3 2
H 9 7 6 4
D A K 10 9 8
C 3
2 H by North4 top tricksEast is endplayedmade 2 +110


West

2 D
3 C1
3 H
4 C
6 D
North

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 S
2 H
3 D!
3 S
4 D
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 7 6
H 7 6
D 7 5 4 2
C K Q 7 6 5
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 W
4 E
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 W
10 W
11 E
Lead
C K
D K
S 2!
S K
S 4
D 6
S 5
D A
D J
H 2
S J
2nd
3
2
6
8
9
4
Q
5
7
7
C J
3rd
8
3
A
10
D 9
Q
D 10
H 3
C 4
K
C 2
4th
A
8
3
7
H 6
C 9
C 5
H 4
C 10
5
C 6
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
S 10 2
H A 8 2
D A K J 10 9 6
C A 2
TableS A K J 5 4
H K J 9 3
D Q 3
C 4 3
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
fourth suit forcing
Rebid after 2-over-1
Delay drawing trumps
Set up dummy’s suit
S Q 9 8 3
H Q 10 5 4
D 8
C J 10 9 8
6 D by West11 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 6 -920


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

1 S
2 H1
East

Pass
Pass
South
1 D
2 C
3 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A K 8 6 5
H 6 3
D 9 8 4
C A 10 5
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 S
4 E
5 E
6 S
7 E
8 N
Lead
H 4
D K
D 2!
H 9
H 8
C 2
S Q
D 4
2nd
3
10
S 4
5
A
3
2
6
3rd
J
8!
9
2
7
10!
7
7
4th
K
5
J
6
S 5
K
A
S 10
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
2 2
3 2
3 3
4 3
5 3
S 10 7 4
H Q 10 7 4 2
D 10
C J 8 7 3
TableS Q J 9 3
H J 9 8
D Q J 6 5
C K 9
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
fourth suit forcing
Opener’s third bid
Unblocking play
Avoidance finesse
S 2
H A K 5
D A K 7 3 2
C Q 6 4 2
3 NT by South7 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +430


West
1 D
1 S
2 D
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 H
2 C1
3 C
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q 10 6 5
H J 4 3
D 10 5
C A Q 4 2
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 E
7 W
8 W
9 E
Lead
C 5
C 2
S 4
H 2
H A
D 2
D K
S 2
H 8!
2nd
3
J
3
3
9
8
10
6
3rd
A
8
K!
K
D 3
A
S 8
C 9
4th
7
6
5
5
4
5
9
7
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
S K J 9 2
H 2
D A K 7 6 4 3
C 6 3
TableS 8 4
H A K 8 7 6
D 2
C K J 10 9 7
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
 
fourth suit forcing
Pass invit 3 C w/misfit
Placing enemy cards
Trump endplay
Leading trumps
Make declarer guess
S A 7 3
H Q 10 9 5
D Q J 9 8
C 8 5
3 C by East7 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 3 -110


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