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Inverted Minor Raises


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
1 D
3 D!
4 D
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
2 D1
3 S
5 D
Board 1
None Vul
S K J 6
H 10 4
D A K J 8 3
C 7 4 2
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 W
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 N
9 N
10 S
11 S
12 S
Lead
H 6
H A
S 4
D 5
D 3
D 10
D J!
D 8!
C 2
C K
C Q
S 7
2nd
5
10
6!
6
4
H J
H 2
H 8
3
8
9
10
3rd
K
3
8
A
Q
K
9
S 3
A
4
7
K!
4th
4
7
A
2
S 2
7
S 5
S 9
5
10
H 9
Q
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
9 2
10 2
S 10 9 5 4 2
H A K J
D 6
C J 9 8 5
TableS Q 8
H Q 9 8 6 3 2
D 7 4 2
C 10 3
Note 1
Bidding
Play
inverted minor raise
Rebid by opener
Show-up finesse
S A 7 3
H 7 5
D Q 10 9 5
C A K Q 6
5 D by North10 top tricksWin the last trickmade 5 +400


West

3 C1
North

Pass
East
1 C
3 NT!
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S J 9 8 6 2
H 7 4
D K 8 3
C A 10 7
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 S
4 E
5 N
6 E
7 E
8 W
9 W
10 E
11 E
Lead
H 3
D 2!
S 4
C 8!
H 7
C Q
C 9
D 10
D 5
S A
C 4
2nd
Q!
3
10
6
A
S 5
D 4
8
K
7
H 9
3rd
4
J
J
K
2
2
J
6?
A
H 6
5
4th
10
Q
Q
A
5
7
10
7
H 8
2
S 6
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
9 2
S 10
H Q 6 5
D 10 9 5 2
C K J 5 3 2
TableS A Q 3
H A J 10
D A J 6
C Q 9 8 4
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
standard 2c raise
Rebid by opener
Avoidance finesse
Unblocking play
S K 7 5 4
H K 9 8 3 2
D Q 7 4
C 6
3 NT by East4 top tricksDummy is goodmade 5 -460


West

Pass
All Pass
North

2 D1
East

Pass
South
1 D
3 NT!
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 9 2
H 8 3
D A K Q 8 3
C 10 7 5 3
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 N
9 N
10 S
11 S
Lead
S 6
D J
H 3
D 10
C 3!
D 6
D 8
D 3
H 8
S K
C K!
2nd
9
4
2
7
2
9
C 9
S 8
5
7
8
3rd
10
A!
Q
K!
J
Q
S 3
S 5
J
2
5
4th
A
2
6
5
4
H 4
S 4
C 6
10
C Q
A
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
10 1
S Q J 7 6 4
H 10 6
D 9 7 4
C 8 6 4
TableS 10 8
H K 7 5 4 2
D 5 2
C A Q 9 2
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
inverted minor raise
Rebid by opener
Create extra entry
Squeeze throw-in
S A K 5 3
H A Q J 9
D J 10 6
C K J
3 NT by South8 top tricksEast is endplayedmade 6 +490


West
1 C
2 H
4 C
North
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
2 C1
3 D!
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S A Q 6 4
H K 7
D 8 7 6 5 4
C 3 2
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 S
4 W
5 W
6 W
7 E
8 E
9 W
10 E
Lead
S A
S 4
H J
C A
C K
D 2!
D K
D J
C 7
H 4
2nd
7
9
A!
2
3
4
10
Q
S 6
8
3rd
J
K
7
4
6
A
9
C 5
J
Q
4th
2
8
3
9
S 3
3
5
6
S 5
K
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
7 3
S 8 2
H A Q 6 2
D 9 2
C A K 10 7 5
TableS 9 7
H 5 4 3
D A K J
C Q J 8 6 4
Note 1
Bidding
Play
inverted minor raise
Strength-showing bid
Elimination technique
S K J 10 5 3
H J 10 9 8
D Q 10 3
C 9
4 C by West8 top tricksNorth is endplayedmade 4 -130


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Practice 5N05 by Richard Pavlicek

Inverted Minor Raises II


West

3 H
Pass
All Pass
North
1 D
Pass
4 C
East
1 H
Pass
Pass
South
2 D1
3 S!
5 D
Board 1
None Vul
S A 8 5
H 7 2
D Q 8 7 4
C A Q 6 2
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 E
4 N
5 S
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 S
10 N
11 S
12 N
Lead
H K
H A
D 3
D 4
D K
C J
D Q
D 10!
C 5
C 2
S 9
S 8
2nd
4
9
2
5
H J
K
H 6
S 4
10
8
7
10
3rd
3
5
S 2
J
7
A
A
S 5
Q
D 6
A
K!
4th
2
7
8
H 10
9
3
S 3
H 8
7
4
6
Q
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
9 2
10 2
S Q 7 4 3 2
H J 10 5 3
D
C K 10 9 4
TableS 10 6
H A K Q 8 6
D 9 5 3
C 8 7 3
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
inverted minor raise
Strength-showing bid
Count hand pattern
Ruffout squeeze
S K J 9
H 9 4
D A K J 10 6 2
C J 5
5 D by North9 top tricksWin the last trickmade 5 +400


West

2 C1
3 D
North

Pass
Pass
East
1 C
2 S
3 NT
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 9 7 3
H A Q 7
D A 9 6 5 3
C 10 2
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 N
5 N
Lead
H J
C 5
D 2
H A
H 7
2nd
2
9
A!
3
3rd
Q!
A
J
5
4th
K?
2
4
4
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
2 2
S J 2
H 4 2
D K Q 8 2
C A J 8 4 3
TableS A K 8 4
H K 6 3
D J
C K Q 7 6 5
Note 1
Bidding
Play
Defense
 
inverted minor raise
Strength-showing bid
Try to steal a trick
Save partner’s entry
Grab lead quickly
S Q 10 6 5
H J 10 9 8 5
D 10 7 4
C 9
3 NT by East7 top tricksLose 3 more tricksdown 1 +50


West

Pass
Pass
North

3 C
Pass
East

Dbl
Dbl
South
1 C
5 C!
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 10 8
H 8 7 2
D K 9 5
C Q 10 7 6 3
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 E
4 S
5 S
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 W
Lead
S 3
H J!
H 9
C A
C K
C 2
S 10!
H 6!
D 10
2nd
8
5
A
4
5
J
A
Q
K!
3rd
K
3
4
3
6
Q
C 8
8
A
4th
J
2
7
S 4
S 7
D 6
2
10
2
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
5 3
5 4
S Q 6 5 3 2
H Q 4 3
D 10 3
C J 5 4
TableS A K 9 7 4
H K J 10 9
D A J 7 6
C
Bidding
 
 
Play
 
Defense
Weak jump raise
Sacrifice bid
Immediate 5 C averts 5 S
Elimination technique
Force opp to lead suit
Shift to another suit
S J
H A 6 5
D Q 8 4 2
C A K 9 8 2
5 C× by South6 top tricksWin the restdown 2 -300


West
1 D
2 H
4 NT
6 D
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
2 D
3 S1
5 H
South
Dbl
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 10 8 7 6 4
H 5 3
D Q 3 2
C J 10 9
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 W
4 W
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 W
Lead
C J
C 10
D A!
D J
D 5
S 2
S 3
C 8
S 9
2nd
3
4
2
3
Q
Q
6
Q
10
3rd
7
5
6
7
K
A
D 8
D 9
D 10
4th
2
D 4
S 5
C 6
S J
4
K
9
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
S A 9 3
H K Q 7 6
D A J 9 5 4
C 2
TableS 2
H A 8 2
D K 10 8 7 6
C K 8 4 3
Note 1
Play
 
splinter bid
Placing enemy cards
Automatic squeeze
S K Q J 5
H J 10 9 4
D
C A Q 7 6 5
6 D by West9 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 6 -1370


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