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Defense to One Notrump


West

Dbl
North
1 NT
Pass
East
Pass
Pass!
South
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S J 2
H Q J 9 5
D K Q 4
C A K 10 7
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 E
4 S
5 S
6 N
7 N
8 N
9 W
10 E
11 E
Lead
S 6
S Q
S 9
C 9
C 3
C K
C A
D 4
H 7
S 8
S 3
2nd
4
J
10
4
5
D 2
D 5
7
9
7
D 8
3rd
A
K!
C 2
7
10
J
D 3
J
A
D 6
D 10
4th
2
5
H 5
6
8
Q
H 6
A
2
H J
D Q
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
5 3
5 4
5 5
5 6
S A Q
H K 8 7 6
D A 10 6
C Q 5 4 2
TableS K 9 8 6 3
H A 3
D 9 7 5 2
C 8 6
Bidding
 
Defense
Balancing double
Optional double
Overtaking play
S 10 7 5 4
H 10 4 2
D J 8 3
C J 9 3
1 NT× by North2 top tricksWin 1 more trickdown 1 -100


West

Dbl
Pass!
North

Pass
Pass
East
Pass
2 C
South
1 NT
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 10 8 7 6
H K 8 7 5
D J 9 4
C 6 5
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 S
4 S
5 N
6 W
7 S
8 E
9 E
Lead
H Q
C K
C A
H 9!
H 5
D K
D 6
C 10
S 3
2nd
4!
J
Q
10!
6
4
2
9
2
3rd
8
5
6
K
J
3
J
D 5
Q
4th
2
2
3
3
A
A
C 4
S 8
6
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
0 4
1 4
1 5
2 5
3 5
4 5
S A Q 9
H A 10 4
D K Q 8 5 2
C Q J
TableS J 4 3
H 6 3 2
D 3
C 10 8 7 4 3 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Optional double
Rescue bid
Holdup play
Break communication
Trump promotion
S K 5 2
H Q J 9
D A 10 7 6
C A K 9
2 C by East6 top tricksWin the restmade 2 -90


West

Pass
2 S!
North

1 NT
All Pass
East

2 D1
South
Pass
Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 9 8
H K 9 8 3
D K Q 4
C A K Q 5
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 N
4 N
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 E
9 W
10 E
11 W
Lead
C K
C A
C Q
S 9!
D 3
H 2
H A
H 5
D 5
H 7
D 7
2nd
3
4
6
A!
2
3
J
D 6
Q
D 10
K
3rd
9
10
J
4
A
Q
4
S 5
S 2
S Q
H 10!
4th
2
7
8
3
4
6
8
9
9
K
S 6
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
7 4
S Q 5 3
H 4 2
D A J 8 7 5
C 8 7 2
TableS A K 10 2
H A Q 10 7 5
D 3
C 6 4 3
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
Astro convention
Resp to suit overcall
Crossruff
Trump endplay
Shift to trumps
S J 7 6 4
H J 6
D 10 9 6 2
C J 10 9
2 S by West5 top tricksSouth is endplayedmade 3 -140


West
1 NT
Pass
North
2 C1
4 H
East
Pass
All Pass
South
3 H!
Board 4
Both Vul
S 10 4 2
H K Q 4 3 2
D A K 10 3
C 2
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 W
4 W
5 S
6 N
7 N
8 S
9 N
10 N
11 N
Lead
S K
S A
S Q
H J
D 5
D K
D 3
H 6!
H K
H 4
H 3!
2nd
2
4
10
2
4
6
J
9
C 3
C 4
S J
3rd
9
7
8
7
A
7
H 5
Q
C 5
C 6
C 9
4th
3
5
6
A
2
8
9
8
10
C 8
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
S A K Q
H J 10 9
D Q 9 8 4
C K J 8
TableS J 9 8 7
H 8 7
D J 6 2
C 10 7 4 3
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
Astro convention
Resp to suit overcall
Placing enemy cards
Automatic squeeze
S 6 5 3
H A 6 5
D 7 5
C A Q 9 6 5
4 H by South8 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 4 +620


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Practice 5P05 by Richard Pavlicek

Defense to One Notrump II


West

2 H
North
1 NT
Pass
East
Dbl
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S Q J 9 2
H A J 5
D A Q J
C J 8 5
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 E
7 W
8 S
9 N
10 N
11 S
Lead
S Q
S A!
S 6
C 3
C A
S 7
C 6
D 2
D A
D Q
H 3
2nd
K
5
8
5
9
H 9!
J
6
4
5
7
3rd
4
10
H 6
K
4
H 10
2
J
8
K
4th
3
2
J!
7
8
9
Q
3
7
9
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
6 1
6 2
6 3
6 4
S 10 3
H Q 10 8 7 6
D 9 7 6
C 6 4 3
TableS A K 7 6
H K 2
D 5 4 3
C A K 10 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
 
Optional double
Rescue bid
Elimination technique
Trump endplay
Play known card
Uppercut
S 8 5 4
H 9 4 3
D K 10 8 2
C Q 9 7
2 H by West6 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 2 -110


West

Pass
All Pass
North

2 NT
East
1 NT
Pass
South
2 H1
3 C
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A J 6 5
H 3
D Q 9 7 4
C J 6 4 2
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 S
4 S
5 N
6 E
7 N
8 E
9 N
10 N
Lead
C 3!
C 5
H A
H 7
D 4
C 8
D 7
S 4!
D Q
S 5
2nd
2
K
2
5
K
10
A!
2
3
10
3rd
A
7
3
C 6
5
D 6
J
Q
S 3
C Q
4th
9
4
4
Q
2
J
8
A
H 6!
8
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
S Q 9 8
H J 9 6 5 2
D 8 6 2
C 7 3
TableS K 10 7 4
H Q 4
D A K 10 3
C A 8 5
Note 1
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
 
hearts + minor
Resp to suit overcall
Rebid by overcaller
Combine chances
Leading trumps
Count signal
S 3 2
H A K 10 8 7
D J 5
C K Q 10 9
3 C by South6 top tricksWin 1 more trickdown 1 -100


West

2 D1
4 S
North

Pass
All Pass
East

3 S!
South
1 NT
Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 3 2
H Q 10 7
D 9 6 5 4 3
C Q J 8
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 W
7 E
8 W
Lead
D K
S K!
H 3
D 7!
H K
H 4
D J!
S 9
2nd
Q
A
7
8
10
Q
A
3
3rd
3
2
A
S 7
5
S 5
S 8
6
4th
2
4
2
4
8
J
5
Q
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
6 2
S A 10 9 8 7
H K 9 6 4 3
D Q
C 7 4
TableS J 6 5 4
H A 5
D J 7 2
C K 10 5 2
Note 1
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
both majors
Choose defensive action
Limit jump response
Establish side suit
Ruff/discard endplay
Shift to trumps
S K Q
H J 8 2
D A K 10 8
C A 9 6 3
4 S by East5 top tricksS endplayed, lose 1made 4 -620


West
1 NT
Pass
Pass
North
Dbl
2 S
4 S
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
2 D
3 S
Board 4
Both Vul
S A K Q J 4
H Q J 2
D 2
C A J 8 2
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 W
4 S
5 N
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 S
Lead
S 2
D 2!
S 9
D 7
C A
C 2
D 8
C 8
D K
D 9
2nd
5
5
4!
Q
7
6
A
9
H 7
H 3
3rd
8
6!
3
S J
3
S 6
S Q
S 7
C J
H 2
4th
A
10
10
3
5
4
4
10
J
H 4
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S 9 8
H A K 7 3
D A Q 10
C Q 10 5 4
TableS 3 2
H 10 9 4
D J 5 4 3
C K 9 7 6
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Choose defensive action
Rescue bid
Set up dummy’s suit
Placing enemy cards
Leading trumps
S 10 7 6 5
H 8 6 5
D K 9 8 7 6
C 3
4 S by North6 top tricksWin the high trumpmade 4 +620


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Practice 5P09 by Richard Pavlicek

Defense to One Notrump III


West

2 H
North
1 NT
Pass
East
2 D1
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S Q 9 7
H A 6 2
D A Q 10 2
C K Q 2
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 W
Lead
H 2
S A
S 4!
D 5
S 5!
D 6
C 3!
D 7
2nd
K!
3
6
2
8
10
8
Q
3rd
3
2
H 8
H 7
H J
H 9
A
H 10
4th
4
7
9
3
Q
4
2
J
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
S 2
H J 8 4
D K 9 8 7 6 5
C A 7 6
TableS A K 10 5 4
H K 10 9 7
D
C 10 5 4 3
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
both majors
Choose defensive action
Read enemy lead
Crossruff
S J 8 6 3
H Q 5 3
D J 4 3
C J 9 8
2 H by West5 top tricksLose the restmade 2 -110


West

Pass
All Pass
North

2 H
East
1 NT
Pass
South
Dbl
4 H
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 7 2
H Q 7 6 5 4
D 6 5 4
C 10 8 5
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 S
4 S
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 E
9 E
Lead
D K
S A
S K
H A
S 3
H 5
S 10
D Q
C A
2nd
A
6
8
8
J
9
D 7
3
6
3rd
2
2
7
4
H Q!
K
D 5
8
2
4th
4
9
Q
2
C 4
10
H J
6
5
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
6 1
6 2
6 3
S J 8 6
H 10 8
D 10 8 7 2
C K 9 7 2
TableS Q 9
H J 9 2
D K Q J
C A Q J 4 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Optional double
Choose best game
Set up dummy’s suit
Avert overruff
S A K 10 5 4 3
H A K 3
D A 9 3
C 6
4 H by North8 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +620


West

Dbl
North

Pass
East

Pass
South
1 NT
Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 10 6 3
H Q J 4 3
D 9 6 5
C 9 4 3
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 S
4 N
5 N
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 W
10 W
11 W
Lead
H 7
H K
H 2
H Q
D 5
S 2!
S 7
S A
S 9
D A
C 10!
2nd
3
6
D 4
8
7
3
8
10
C 3
6
4
3rd
5
4
J
D 2
J
K
J
4
D 3
C 5
6
4th
A
10!
9!
D 8
Q
5
6
Q
D K
10
J
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
4 2
4 3
4 4
4 5
4 6
5 6
S A J 9 2
H 7 6
D A Q 8 4
C A Q 10
TableS K 7 4
H 10 9 8 5
D 7 3
C 8 7 6 5
Bidding
 
Defense
 
Optional double
Endplay against declarer
Choose lead at notrump
Suit preference signal
S Q 8 5
H A K 2
D K J 10 2
C K J 2
1 NT× by South4 top tricksLose the restmade 95 -300


West
Pass
2 D
North
1 NT
Pass
East
2 C1
2 S
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S K 10 8 2
H Q 8
D K J 9 8
C A K 10
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 S
8 S
9 N
10 N
11 E
Lead
H J
D 3
D 2!
H 2
D 4
C 3
H 10
C 7
C A
S 2
S 7!
2nd
4
5
K
5
9
Q
6
8
5
Q!
9
3rd
8
A
S 5
K
S 6
2
D J
K
6
3
D 6
4th
A
8
7
Q
10
10
3
4
9
4
10
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
5 1
5 2
5 3
5 4
6 4
6 5
S 4
H K 7 6 4
D A 6 4 2
C J 9 8 2
TableS A Q J 7 6 5
H A 3 2
D 3
C 5 4 3
Note 1
Bidding
Play
unknown 1-suiter
Choose defensive action
Trump endplay
S 9 3
H J 10 9 5
D Q 10 7 5
C Q 7 6
2 S by East7 top tricksNorth is endplayedmade 2 -110


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