Main   Practice 5T01 by Richard Pavlicek  

Favorite Conventions


West

Pass
North
1 D
Pass
East
Pass
Pass
South
2 S1
Board 1
None Vul
S 2
H A K 4
D A J 7 6 2
C A J 8 5
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 W
10 E
11 E
12 E
Lead
H Q
D A!
D 2
C 2
D 6
H 6
D 7
H 8
C 7
C K
S K!
S 4
2nd
K
4
8
9
Q
7
C 10
10
5
4
9
10!
3rd
3
3
S 5
A
S 6
A
S 8
4
Q
H J
3
A
4th
2
5
9
6
10
5
K
9
3
8
2
D J
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
7 1
7 2
7 3
7 4
7 5
S A 7 3
H Q J 10 7
D K 10 9 5
C 9 7
TableS K J 4
H 9 5 3
D Q 8 4
C K Q 10 6
Note 1
Play
 
Defense
weak jump shift resp
Trump endplay
Play for best chance
Try to fool declarer
S Q 10 9 8 6 5
H 8 6 2
D 3
C 4 3 2
2 S by South7 top tricksWin the last trickmade 2 +110


West

2 D1
3 C
North

Pass
Pass
East
1 D
2 H
5 D
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K 10 7 5 2
H Q J 9 3
D
C J 9 7 2
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 N
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 W
9 E
10 E
Lead
S A
S 3
H Q
D 3
D 6
D 4
D J
C 3
C A
D 5
2nd
8
J
A
2
S 5
H 5
S 10
2
6
H 6
3rd
7
K
7
A
K
8
10
10!
4
9
4th
4
6
2
S 2
7
H 3
S 9
5
7
H 9
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
S J 8
H 10 2
D A J 9 8 6
C K Q 4 3
TableS 6 4
H A 8 4
D K Q 10 5 4 3
C A 10
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
inverted minor raise
Strength-showing bid
Finessing technique
Play for only chance
Choose lead at suit
S A Q 9 3
H K 7 6 5
D 7 2
C 8 6 5
5 D by East10 top tricksWin the restmade 5 -400


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

1 S
2 D
4 S
East

Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
Pass
2 C1
2 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A Q J 6 5
H 6 5 3
D 9
C A Q 7 4
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 E
4 N
5 N
6 W
7 E
8 N
9 S
10 N
11 S
12 N
Lead
D Q
C 2!
D 10
C A
C 4
C 10
D J
H 3
S 3
H 5
S 7
H 6
2nd
A
J
2
6
D 5
7
4
2
4
8
10
Q
3rd
7
Q
K
3
5
S 9
3
A
Q
K
J
S 8
4th
9
K
S 5
8
9
H 7
S 6
4
2
10
H 9
J
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
8 3
9 3
S K 10 4
H J 10 4
D K 7 3
C J 10 9 8
TableS 9 2
H Q 9 8 2
D Q J 10 8 5
C K 6
Note 1
Play
 
reverse Drury
Timing the play
Transfer ruff
S 8 7 3
H A K 7
D A 6 4 2
C 5 3 2
4 S by North8 top tricksWin the last trickmade 4 +420


West
1 S
2 S
4 C
4 NT
6 S
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
2 D
3 S!
4 D
5 D
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S J 9 5
H A Q 7 2
D 8 6
C Q J 10 3
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 W
7 E
8 E
9 W
Lead
C Q
S A
D 2
D 3!
S K
S 4
D K
D 4
C 9
2nd
7!
5
6
9
9
J
10
Q
3
3rd
2
2
A
S 10
8
Q
C 5
S 6
K
4th
A
3
5
8
C 4
C 6
H 2
H 7
8
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
S A K 10 7 6 4
H K 10 5
D 2
C A 9 5
TableS Q 8 2
H 4 3
D A K J 7 4 3
C K 7
Bidding
 
Play
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Blackwood convention
Set up dummy’s suit
Avert overruff
S 3
H J 9 8 6
D Q 10 9 5
C 8 6 4 2
6 S by West10 top tricksWin 3 more tricksmade 6 -1430


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Practice 5T05 by Richard Pavlicek

Favorite Conventions II


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
1 C
2 S
4 D
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
2 C1
3 D
6 C
Board 1
None Vul
S K Q 9 7
H 3
D K 4 3
C A Q 7 6 4
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 E
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 S
Lead
H 5
C J
H 4
C 6
H 8
C 7
C 10!
2nd
A
3
2
2
K
5
3rd
10
4
Q
8
C Q
9
4th
3
K
C A
H 6
7
D 6
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
S J 10 5 4
H K Q 10 6
D Q J 7 6
C 3
TableS 8 3 2
H J 9 7 5 4
D 8 5
C K 5 2
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
inverted minor raise
Strength-showing bid
Dummy reversal
Automatic squeeze
S A 6
H A 8 2
D A 10 9 2
C J 10 9 8
6 C by North10 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 6 +920


West

1 H
2 H
North

Pass
All Pass
East
Pass
2 C1
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K 10 8 7
H A 6 4 2
D K 10 6
C J 9
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 E
4 W
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 E
Lead
H 2
D 4!
D 5!
C A
C 2
D 7!
S 2
D J
2nd
3
6
3
9
J
8
7
Q
3rd
7
A
H 10
5
K
H J
A
H Q
4th
K
2
10
4
8
K
9
S 8
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
S J 6 4 2
H K Q J 10
D 4
C A 6 3 2
TableS A 5 3
H 9 8 3
D A J 7 5
C K 7 5
Note 1
Bidding
reverse Drury
Third seat strategy
S Q 9
H 7 5
D Q 9 8 3 2
C Q 10 8 4
2 H by West7 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 3 -140


West

Pass
Pass
North

1 NT1
2 S
East

Pass
All Pass
South
1 S
2 C
Board 3
E-W Vul
S Q 9
H A 7 5 3
D J 6 5
C J 7 5 2
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 S
4 W
5 N
6 N
7 S
8 S
9 W
10 E
11 E
Lead
H 10
D A!
D Q
H 6
D J
H 5!
C A
C 3
C K
S K
S A
2nd
3
2
K
A
9
C 4
9
Q
7
5
6
3rd
J
5
6
Q
H 4
S 4
2
5
S 2
10
D 7
4th
K
4
8
2
3
8
6
10
8
9
Q
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
6 2
6 3
6 4
6 5
S 10
H 10 9 8 6
D K 10 7 3 2
C K Q 9
TableS A K 8 3 2
H Q J
D 9 8 4
C 10 6 4
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
forcing
Simple preference bid
Obtain early discard
Trump endplay
S J 7 6 5 4
H K 4 2
D A Q
C A 8 3
2 S by South6 top tricksEast is endplayedmade 2 +110


West
1 S
2 H
3 NT
6 NT
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
2 D
2 NT
4 NT
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S
H K J 8 7
D 9 8 5 3
C 9 7 6 5 4
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 W
5 E
6 E
7 E
8 E
9 W
10 E
11 E
Lead
S Q
S 2
D 10
D 4
D K
D Q
D J
C 2
C Q
C J
H 2
2nd
4
9
3
5
S 3
S 7
S 10
3
7
10
4
3rd
C 4
K
6
A
S 5
S 6
H 5
A
K
S 8
9!
4th
A
H 7
2
7
8
9
C 5
6
8
9
J
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 K 8 6 5 4
H A Q 9 5
D 10 4
C A Q
TableS A 2
H 6 3 2
D A K Q J 6
C K J 2
Bidding
 
Play
Rebid after 2-over-1
Quantitative 4 NT
Throw-in play
S Q J 10 9 7 3
H 10 4
D 7 2
C 10 8 3
6 NT by East11 top tricksNorth is endplayedmade 6 -1440


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Practice 5T09 by Richard Pavlicek

Reverse Drury


West

Pass
3 C
All Pass
North
Pass
2 C1
3 H
East
Pass
Dbl
Pass
South
1 S
2 D
4 H
Board 1
None Vul
S K J 2
H A Q 9 7 5
D 4 3
C 8 6 5
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 N
8 W
9 N
Lead
C K
C 10!
H 10
C 8
H K
H 9
D 3!
C A
D 4!
2nd
3
H 8
3
7
2
D 5
7
H 5
9
3rd
4
2
Q!
H J
A
S 3
8!
Q
10
4th
5
6
4
J
C 9
6
J
S 4
A
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
5 2
6 2
6 3
S 8 6
H 6 3 2
D A J 6 2
C A J 4 2
TableS Q 10 7
H 4
D Q 9 7 5
C K Q 10 9 7
Note 1
Bidding
Play
Defense
 
reverse Drury
2 D shows full opening
Combine chances
Lead based on double
Force dummy to ruff
S A 9 5 4 3
H K J 10 8
D K 10 8
C 3
4 H by North7 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +420


West

1 S
2 D
4 S
North

Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
Pass
2 C1
2 S
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 9 5 4
H Q 10 4
D J 7 2
C A J 10 8
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 E
Lead
S 5
H K!
H 2
H 7
D K
D 5
D 8
S 6
H 9
2nd
2
4
10
8
2
7
9
4
J
3rd
7
3
A
S K
3
A
S A
J
S 10
4th
8
5
6
Q
4
6
J
3
C 8
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
S A K 10 8 6
H K 2
D K 5
C Q 9 7 5
TableS Q J 2
H A 9 7 3
D A 8 3
C 6 4 3
Note 1
Play
Defense
reverse Drury
Dummy reversal
Trump length signal
S 7 3
H J 8 6 5
D Q 10 9 6 4
C K 2
4 S by West9 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 4 -420


West

Dbl
All Pass
North

2 NT1
East

Pass
South
1 H
4 H
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 9 5 3
H K 10 5 2
D 4 2
C A Q J 5
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 S
4 S
5 N
6 N
7 S
8 S
9 S
10 N
11 W
Lead
D Q
D 9
H A!
D 7
H 10!
H 5
H Q
H 9!
C 3
S 9!
D J
2nd
2
4
D 3
10
4
7
C 4
S Q
7
4
C 5
3rd
5
K
2
H K!
6
8
S 3
S 5
J
7
C 9
4th
6!
A
3
S 2
S 6
S 10
J
C 2
6
A
8
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
8 2
8 3
S A Q 10 6
H
D Q J 10 9 3
C K 8 7 4
TableS J 4 2
H J 7 4 3
D K 5
C 10 9 6 2
Note 1
Play
 
Truscott 2n
Holdup play
Placing enemy cards
S K 8 7
H A Q 9 8 6
D A 8 7 6
C 3
4 H by South7 top tricksWest is endplayedmade 4 +420


West
Pass
2 C1
North
Pass
Pass
East
1 S
2 S
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q J 2
H A J 7 3
D 10 5 3
C K 10 8
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 N
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 E
9 W
Lead
S 10
H 4!
S Q
H 5
D 4
H 6
D A
D 6
H 8
2nd
3!
2
4
3
2
7
8
9
J
3rd
2
K
9
S 5
K
S 6
7
S 8
S 7
4th
K
A
A
9
3
Q
5
10
C 6
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S A 8 3
H K 10 8 6 5
D K 7
C 5 4 3
TableS K 7 6 5 4
H 4
D A J 6 4
C Q 9 2
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
reverse Drury
2 S shows light opening
Timing the play
Elopement play
Leading trumps
S 10 9
H Q 9 2
D Q 9 8 2
C A J 7 6
2 S by East6 top tricksLose the restmade 2 -110


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Practice 5T13 by Richard Pavlicek

Weak Jump Shifts


West

2 S1
4 S
North
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 D
2 NT
South
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S K 6 3 2
H K J 9 3
D 6 5
C 6 5 4
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 E
4 N
5 E
6 E
7 E
8 W
9 W
10 E
11 W
12 E
Lead
H 3
S 4!
H 7!
S 3
D A
D K
D 2
S A!
C 8
D 9
C 9
D J
2nd
4
5
2
Q
3
8
10
6
5
Q
H J
H Q
3rd
A
2!
6
C 2
7
H 8
S 8
D 4
K
S 10
A
C 10
4th
5
J
9
7
5
6
C 4
H 10
3
C 6
7
S K
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
9 2
9 3
S A 10 9 8 7 5
H 8 6 5
D 7
C 10 9 8
TableS Q J
H 7 4
D A K J 9 4 2
C A K J
Note 1
Play
 
Defense
 
weak jump shift resp
Timing the play
Set up dummy’s suit
Shift to trumps
Hold up trump winner
S 4
H A Q 10 2
D Q 10 8 3
C Q 7 3 2
4 S by West9 top tricksWin the last trickmade 4 -420


West

2 H1
All Pass
North

Dbl
East
1 C
3 H
South
Pass
4 S
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A K 9 3
H 8
D A Q 8 7 4
C 6 5 4
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 E
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 S
10 E
Lead
C 9
H 5!
C K
H 6!
S 3
H J
S 9
S 10
C 8!
C J
2nd
4
9
A
2
5
3
7
6
H 4
D 2!
3rd
7
8
2
S A!
Q
S K!
J
D 4
6
H 7
4th
Q
10
5
Q
2
A
4
C 3
10
D 7
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
7 2
7 3
S 6 4 2
H K 9 7 4 3 2
D J 3
C 9 2
TableS 7 5
H A Q 10
D K 10 9
C K J 10 7 3
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
weak jump shift resp
Resp to takeout double
Ruffing with 4-4 fit
Throw-in play
S Q J 10 8
H J 6 5
D 6 5 2
C A Q 8
4 S by South7 top tricksEast is endplayedmade 4 +620


West

2 C
All Pass
North

3 D1
East

3 S
South
1 H
5 D
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 9 7 3 2
H 4
D K J 10 9 8 7 6
C 2
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 S
4 S
5 N
6 E
7 W
8 S
9 N
10 S
Lead
C Q
H K!
H A
H 5!
S 3
D 4
D 5
H 6!
S 7
H 7
2nd
A
2
8
J
K
2
8
C 4
5
C 6
3rd
9
4
S 2
D 6
Q
A
S 4
D 9
D 3
S 9
4th
2
3
9
10
8
7
Q
Q
A
S 6
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
S A 8
H J 8 2
D A 5
C K J 9 8 6 4
TableS K J 10 6 5 4
H Q 10 9 3
D 4
C Q 5
Note 1
Bidding
Play
Defense
weak jump shift resp
Competitive auction
Set up dummy’s suit
Shift to trumps
S Q
H A K 7 6 5
D Q 3 2
C A 10 7 3
5 D by North9 top tricksClaim the restmade 5 +400


West
1 S
4 H
North
Pass
Pass
East
3 H1
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 10 2
H A 3
D Q 8 7 6 5
C K J 8 7
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 S
5 N
6 E
Lead
D J
S 3!
C 3
H 4
H 3
S 4!
2nd
2!
7!
8
2
9
A
3rd
8
K
2
A
6
5
4th
H 7
10
9
8
5
2
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
2 2
3 2
3 3
S K Q 8 6 5
H K 5 2
D A K 3 2
C 3
TableS 4 3
H Q J 10 9 8 7
D
C 10 6 5 4 2
Note 1
Play
 
Defense
weak jump shift resp
Play to trick one
Lead toward honor
Shift to trumps
S A J 9 7
H 6 4
D J 10 9 4
C A Q 9
4 H by East7 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -620


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