Main   Practice 5V01 by Richard Pavlicek  

Competitive Bidding



West

2 C
All Pass
Rich
North
Pass
Dbl

East
Pass
4 C
Richard
South
1 S
4 H
Board 1
None Vul
S K 4
H Q 10 6 4 2
D J 8 3 2
C 8 3
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 S
4 E
5 S
6 S
7 N
8 W
Lead
C K
C A
S 5
D 7
S Q
S 10
H Q
D 5
2nd
3
8
8
A
6
J
7
3
3rd
10
7
K
9
4
H 10
9
4
4th
9
H 3
A
2
2
3
K
K
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
4 3
5 3
S J 8 6
H K
D 10 9 6 5
C A K J 6 4
TableS A 3 2
H 8 7 5
D 7 4
C Q 10 7 5 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Negative double
Weak jump raise
Another stiff king wins
but good result
S Q 10 9 7 5
H A J 9 3
D A K Q
C 9
4 H by South8 top tricksDraw trump, claimmade 4 +420


Rich
West

1 D
All Pass

North

1 S
Richard
East
Pass
5 D

South
1 C
Dbl
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q 10 8 6 5 3
H A 10 9 3
D 4
C A 7
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 S
4 W
5 W
6 E
Lead
S 8
H K
H 6
D 10
D 6
C Q
2nd
9
5
D A
4
S 6
K
3rd
A
10
9
3
J
2
4th
7
4
2
5
7
7
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
3 3
S K 7
H 5
D A Q 10 8 6
C J 10 9 6 2
TableS 9
H 8 7 4 2
D K J 9 3 2
C Q 8 5
Bidding
 
N-S misjudge (5 S cold)
after direct 5 D save
S A J 4 2
H K Q J 6
D 7 5
C K 4 3
5 D× by West5 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 2 +300


Rich
West

Dbl
Dbl

North

3 H
4 S
Richard
East

3 NT
4 NT

South
1 S
4 H
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S Q 9 8 7 6
H 7 6
D 8 7 6
C J 7 6
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 E
4 E
5 E
6 E
7 W
8 S
9 E
10 W
11 W
Lead
C 10
D 2
D J
D 10
D K
D 9
H 3
H 10
H 2
C A!
H 5
2nd
K
6
S 3
C 8
S 5
C 9
6
4
8
6
S 9
3rd
7
A
3
4
5
Q
K
7
Q
4
C 5
4th
3
S 2
7
8
S 6
S 7
A
J
S 8
Q
9
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
9 2
S 4
H Q 5 4 3
D Q 5 4 3 2
C A K 2
TableS K 10
H K J 2
D A K J 10 9
C 5 4 3
Bidding
 
North psyched 3 H
Their 4 S was cold
S A J 5 3 2
H A 10 9 8
D
C Q 10 9 8
4 NT by East7 top tricksW endplayed, lose 1made 4 -630



West
1 D
2 S
All Pass
Richard
North
1 H
Pass

East
1 S
Pass
Rich
South
2 C
3 H
Board 4
Both Vul
S 4
H A J 8 6 4
D K J 10 9 4 3
C 10
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 E
4 N
5 N
6 N
Lead
D 2
H 3
H 2
H A
D K
D J
2nd
7
4
10
S 3
S 6
C 2
3rd
A
Q
5
C 3
C 6
S 5
4th
4
9
J!
7
5
Q
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
3 3
S K J 2
H K 7 5 3
D A Q 8 6 5
C 4
TableS Q 10 7 6 3
H Q 2
D 2
C Q J 9 5 2
Bidding
 
Dangerous N-S misfit
well-judged to go plus
S A 9 8 5
H 10 9
D 7
C A K 8 7 6 3
3 H by North6 top tricksConcede high trumpmade 3 +140


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Practice 5V05 by Richard Pavlicek

Competitive Bidding II



West

4 S
Pass
Rich
North
1 C
Pass
5 H

East
2 S
Pass
All Pass
Richard
South
3 H
4 NT
Board 1
None Vul
S 8 2
H 10 9 8 7
D A K 2
C A 10 7 5
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 N
Lead
S 5
C 9
H 10
2nd
2
4
3
3rd
A
8
A
4th
Q
10
4
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
S K 7 5 3
H 4
D Q 10 8
C J 8 6 3 2
TableS A J 10 9 6 4
H K 3
D 9 7 6 3
C 9
Bidding
 
Play
 
Weak jump raise
Key-card Blackwood
Played safe for 5 with
danger of club ruff
S Q
H A Q J 6 5 2
D J 5 4
C K Q 4
5 H by South10 top tricksConcede high trumpmade 5 +450



West

1 S
3 S
Rich
North

2 D
All Pass

East
Pass
2 S
Richard
South
1 H
3 D
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 6 5
H 9 6
D K J 9 7 5 4
C A 10 3
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 S
4 E
5 E
6 S
7 N
8 E
9 N
Lead
H 9
S 3
D 10
S J
H 4
D 6
D 9
C 4
D 7
2nd
8
5
Q
2
Q
8
S 9
2
S 10
3rd
J
8
K
4
3
J
3
J
H 2
4th
A
A
A
6
6
2
C 5
A
H 7
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
3 3
4 3
4 4
5 4
S K Q 7 4 3
H A 10 7 3
D Q 8
C J 5
TableS J 10 9 8
H 8 4
D A 2
C Q 8 7 6 4
Bidding
 
N-S can make 4 D but
too dangerous to bid
S A 2
H K Q J 5 2
D 10 6 3
C K 9 2
3 S by West6 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 +50



West

1 S
4 S
Dbl
Rich
North

2 C
5 C
All Pass

East

2 S
Pass
Richard
South
Pass
4 C
Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A 10
H 4
D K J 6 5
C K Q J 6 5 4
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 N
4 S
5 W
6 W
7 N
8 S
9 S
10 E
Lead
S 8
C Q
C 6
S 3
H K
H A
C 4
S J
D 4
D A
2nd
9
9
H 3
K
4
C J
D 9
2
7
2
3rd
Q
3
A
10
5
7
10
D 6
J
S 5
4th
A
8
2
4
2
6
H 9
6
Q
5
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
6 3
6 4
S K Q 7 5 2
H A K J 10 9
D 7
C 8 2
TableS 8 6 4
H Q 8 7 5 3
D A Q 9 8
C 9
Bidding
 
 
Weak jump raise
Double of 5 C well-judged
as E-W make only 4 S
S J 9 3
H 6 2
D 10 4 3 2
C A 10 7 3
5 C× by North7 top tricksClaim the restdown 2 -300


Richard
West
Pass
4 S
Pass
All Pass

North
1 C
5 C
Pass
Rich
East
3 S
Pass
6 S

South
4 H
6 C
Dbl
Board 4
Both Vul
S 7
H Q 8
D K Q 4
C A K 10 9 7 4 3
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 S
4 E
5 S
6 N
Lead
H K
H A
C Q
S 5
D 7
C A
2nd
5
6
6
A
J
S 6
3rd
8
Q
3
3
Q
2
4th
2
4
S 4
7
2
J
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
1 3
1 4
2 4
S J 10 3 2
H 10 6 5
D A J 10 9
C J 6
TableS K Q 9 8 6 5 4
H 4 2
D 8 5 3 2
C
Bidding
 
Minus 1100 not pretty
but better than 1370
S A
H A K J 9 7 3
D 7 6
C Q 8 5 2
6 S× by East7 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 4 +1100


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Practice 5V09 by Richard Pavlicek

Competitive Bidding III


Rich
West

3 H
All Pass

North
1 D
Pass
Richard
East
2 D
Pass

South
2 NT
Dbl
Board 1
None Vul
S J 5 4 2
H J
D Q J 10 3
C A Q J 3
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 E
4 W
5 N
6 N
7 E
8 W
9 E
10 S
11 W
Lead
H J
D A
D 9
D 7
C A
C Q
H 3
D 5
H 9
C K
D 8
2nd
A
6
2
J
7
H 2
10
Q
Q
H 7
S 5
3rd
8
4
K
C 5!
8
6
K
H 5
6
3
S 7
4th
4
3
10
C 2
4
9
S 2
S 10!
S 4
S 3
C 10
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
6 3
7 3
8 3
S 9 6
H K 7 6 4
D K 8 7 5 4
C 9 4
TableS K 8 7 3
H A 9 5 3 2
D A 9
C 7 5
Bidding
 
 
Michaels cue-bid
Down 1 is a good result
as N-S make 3 NT
S A Q 10
H Q 10 8
D 6 2
C K 10 8 6 2
3 H× by West6 top tricksLose last 2 tricksdown 1 +100



West

2 S
Pass
All Pass
Richard
North

3 S
Pass

East
Pass
4 C
5 C
Rich
South
1 S
4 S
5 S
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 7 5 3 2
H J 7 5 3
D K Q 8 5 4
C
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 W
4 S
Lead
H A
H K
D 6
S A
2nd
7
3
4
8
3rd
6
8
2
2
4th
Q
10
A
4
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
S 8
H A K 9 4 2
D J 6
C Q 7 6 5 4
TableS 4
H 8 6
D 10 9 7 3 2
C A K 9 3 2
Bidding
 
 
Michaels cue-bid
Rich inferred I must be
short in clubs
S A K Q J 10 9 6
H Q 10
D A
C J 10 8
5 S by South10 top tricksClaim the restmade 5 +650


Richard
West

1 C
3 S

North

1 H
Pass
Rich
East

1 S
4 S

South
Pass
2 H
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 7
H A 9 8 6 3
D A 2
C J 10 6 5 2
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 N
4 S
5 N
Lead
H 5
D A
D 2
D 9
H 9
2nd
2
7
Q
6
10
3rd
A
4
K
S 7
J
4th
4
5
3
J
S 9
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
0 4
1 4
S A K 9 6
H 2
D 10 6 5 3
C A Q 8 7
TableS Q 8 5 4 2
H K Q 10 4
D Q J 7
C 4
Defense
 
Diamond ruff a spoiler
of our decent game
S J 10 3
H J 7 5
D K 9 8 4
C K 9 3
4 S by East6 top tricksDraw trump, claimdown 1 +100



West
1 C
Pass
All Pass
Richard
North
1 S
2 H

East
1 NT
3 C
Rich
South
Dbl
4 H
Board 4
Both Vul
S A J 9 8 2
H J 10 6 2
D Q 7 5 4
C
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 E
4 N
5 W
6 N
7 S
8 S
Lead
C 5
D 7
C 6
D 4
C A
H J
H K
H 9
2nd
2
J
8
K
H 10
3
7
8
3rd
K
2
10
6
7
A
S 2
S 8
4th
H 2
9
H 6
A
Q
4
Q
C 9
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
S 6 4 3
H 8 7 4
D A 9
C A K 10 4 3
TableS Q 10 7 5
H Q 3
D K J
C J 9 7 6 5
Bidding
 
Aggressive bid pays off
(with a little luck)
S K
H A K 9 5
D 10 8 6 3 2
C Q 8 2
4 H by North5 top tricksClaim the restmade 5 +650


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Practice 5V13 by Richard Pavlicek

Competitive Bidding IV


Richard
West

4 D

North
1 S
4 S
Rich
East
2 H
All Pass

South
2 S
Board 1
None Vul
S A Q J 6 4
H Q 10 9
D 6
C A Q 8 3
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 S
6 N
7 E
8 S
9 S
Lead
H A
H J
D Q
H 8
S 2
S Q
H 7!
D A
C 6
2nd
2
5
6
S 10
D 3
K
S 7
10
J
3rd
K
S 3
S 8
D 4
A
5
D 9
C 8
Q
4th
9
10
2
Q
9
D 8
C 3
H 3
K
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
1 3
2 3
2 4
3 4
4 4
4 5
S 3
H K
D K Q 10 9 8 4 3
C J 10 5 2
TableS K 9 8
H A J 8 7 6 4 3
D
C K 7 4
Bidding
 
Luckily we didn’t have
to play this one
S 10 7 5 2
H 5 2
D A J 7 5 2
C 9 6
4 S by North6 top tricksClaim the restdown 2 -100



West

Pass
Pass
Pass
3 S
All Pass
Richard
North

1 NT1
Pass
3 C
Pass

East
Pass
Pass
2 S
Pass
Pass
Rich
South
1 H
2 H
Pass
Pass
Dbl
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 10 2
H Q
D A 5 2
C Q 10 8 7 5 3 2
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 S
4 N
5 E
6 N
7 S
8 S
Lead
H 4
S K
H J
C 2
D 3
D 5
S Q
D K
2nd
6
A
A
A
8
10
6
7
3rd
Q
3
S 10
6
Q
J
C 3
2
4th
K
2
3
9
A
6
4
4
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
2 2
2 3
2 4
2 5
2 6
S J 9 7 6 3
H A 8 6 2
D Q 7 6
C 9
TableS K 8 5 4
H K 3
D 10 9 4 3
C A J 4
Note 1
Bid
 
forcing
1 NT forcing
E-W caught speeding
S A Q
H J 10 9 7 5 4
D K J 8
C K 6
3 S× by East5 top tricksClaim the restdown 2 +300


Richard
West

1 NT
Pass

North

2 D1
Pass
Rich
East

3 NT
Dbl

South
Pass
4 H
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S J 9 8 3 2
H A Q 10 7 5
D K
C Q 3
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 W
4 W
5 E
6 S
7 N
8 E
Lead
H K
D K
C A
C 7
D J
H 4
H 5
S 5
2nd
A
3
3
Q
Q
C 4
J
K
3rd
2
2
5
K
4
Q
6
A
4th
3
A
6
9
S 2
8
C 8
3
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
1 3
2 3
3 3
3 4
3 5
S A 10 4
H K
D A 8 7 4
C A 10 8 7 4
TableS Q 7 6 5
H J 8 2
D J 3
C K J 5 2
Note 1
Bidding
 
artificial
1 NT best description
2 D showed both majors
S K
H 9 6 4 3
D Q 10 9 6 5 2
C 9 6
4 H× by South3 top tricksClaim the restdown 2 -300



West
1 S
4 H
5 H
Richard
North
2 C
5 C
Dbl

East
Dbl
Pass
All Pass
Rich
South
4 C
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S A 5
H 10
D A J 6 3
C A Q 10 8 6 3
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 W
4 W
5 W
6 E
7 N
Lead
C A
C Q
H A
H K
S 2
S J
D A
2nd
7
9
10
C 3
5
3
7
3rd
J
2
3
4
K
6
5
4th
5
H 5
2
6
4
A
4
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
4 2
4 3
S Q 9 7 6 2
H A K Q 8 5
D 9 4
C 5
TableS K J
H J 9 7 4 3
D K 10 8 7
C 9 7
Bidding
 
 
 
Negative double
Weak jump raise
5 C a good save (off 1)
but West misjudged
S 10 8 4 3
H 6 2
D Q 5 2
C K J 4 2
5 H× by West5 top tricksClaim the restdown 1 +200


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