Main   Practice 6A01 by Richard Pavlicek  

Counting by Declarer


West

Dbl
3 NT
North
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 C
1 NT
South
1 S
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S 7 2
H J 9 7 6
D J 7
C Q J 10 9 4
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 E
4 N
5 N
6 E
7 W
8 W
9 E
10 E
11 W
Lead
S K
S Q
D 5
C Q
C J
D 8
D A
H 2
H Q
C 8
C 5!
2nd
3
5
2
6
K
4
C 4
6
8
S 6
10
3rd
2
7
10
7
D 3
Q
9
A
3
A
S 8
4th
4
A!
J
2!
3
7
6
5
7
9
S 10
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
7 4
S 5 3
H K 10 3 2
D A Q 10
C A 5 3 2
TableS A 9 8 4
H A Q 4
D 9 8 5
C K 8 6
Bidding
Play
 
Negative double
Count hand pattern
Throw-in play
S K Q J 10 6
H 8 5
D K 6 4 3 2
C 7
3 NT by East7 top tricksNorth is endplayedmade 3 -400


West

Pass
North

3 NT
East
Pass
All Pass
South
1 NT
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A 9 3 2
H K 6 4
D A 10 3
C 9 7 5
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 W
4 S
5 S
6 E
7 S
8 N
9 N
10 S
Lead
C Q
C 4
C 2
S K
D 2!
D Q
D 7
H K
H 4
S Q!
2nd
5
6
9
6
5
K
C 8
5
7
7
3rd
K
10
H 3
2
10!
6
A
2
A
3
4th
3
7
A
5
J
3
4
9
J
D 8
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
S J 8 7 6
H J 9
D 6 5
C Q J 10 8 2
TableS 5
H Q 10 7 5 3
D Q J 9 8 4
C K 4
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
Response to 1 NT
Avoidance finesse
Count hand pattern
Unblocking play
S K Q 10 4
H A 8 2
D K 7 2
C A 6 3
3 NT by South8 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 3 +600


West

3 NT
North

Pass
East

6 NT
South
3 H
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K J 9 7 5 3
H 10
D 7 6 5
C 7 6 5
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 W
4 W
5 E
6 E
7 S
8 W
9 W
10 W
Lead
H 10
C K
C Q
C 2
C A
S 2!
H K
S A!
D Q
D 2
2nd
2
5
6
7
H 4
Q
A
9
5
6
3rd
5
8
9
10
J
4!
S 5
10
3
A!
4th
Q
3
4
H 3
S 7
3
6
H 7
4
9
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S A 8 6 4
H A Q 8
D Q 2
C K Q J 2
TableS 10 2
H 6 2
D A K 10 8 3
C A 10 9 8
Bidding
 
Play
Combat preempt
Slam decision
Count hand pattern
S Q
H K J 9 7 5 4 3
D J 9 4
C 4 3
6 NT by West10 top tricksWin the restmade 6 -1440


West
1 D
Pass
North
1 S
4 S
East
Pass
All Pass
South
3 S
Board 4
Both Vul
S A K J 10 9
H 9 6 2
D 9 4
C K J 3
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 N
4 N
5 W
6 W
7 N
8 S
9 S
10 N
11 N
Lead
D J
S 5
S J
H 2
D K
D Q
S 10
H A
C 5!
S A
H 6
2nd
A
2
8
3
9
S 9
C 4
7
7
C 10
5
3rd
8
K
6
Q
6
C 2
Q
9!
K!
C 6
8!
4th
4
4
3
K
5
7
7
4
9
D 2
D 3
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
9 2
S 7 3 2
H K 7
D K Q 10 8 3 2
C A 7
TableS 8 4
H 10 5 4 3
D J 6
C Q 10 9 4 2
Play
 
Placing enemy cards
Count hand pattern
S Q 6 5
H A Q J 8
D A 7 5
C 8 6 5
4 S by North7 top tricksLose the last trickmade 4 +620


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Practice 6A05 by Richard Pavlicek

Counting by Declarer II


West

Dbl
3 H
North
2 S
Pass
Pass
East
Pass
3 D
4 H
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S K Q J 8 7 6
H J 3
D 5 4
C 10 7 5
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 N
7 W
8 W
9 W
Lead
S K
S Q
H 5
C 2
S 3
D 5
H K
C A
C 8
2nd
9
10
3
6
6
2
J
7
10
3rd
5
4
A
Q
C 3!
9
4
4
H 8
4th
2!
A
2
5
C 9
A
9
J
K
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
S A 3 2
H K Q 7 6 5
D A 6
C A Q 8
TableS 10 9
H A 8 4
D J 8 7 3 2
C 4 3 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Combat weak two-bid
Rebid by doubler
Count hand pattern
Transfer ruff
S 5 4
H 10 9 2
D K Q 10 9
C K J 9 6
4 H by West8 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

1 S
2 NT
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 H
2 D
3 NT
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A J 9 8 2
H 7 2
D A 4 3
C K 4 2
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 E
4 W
5 N
6 N
7 N
8 S
9 S
10 N
11 S
Lead
C 5
S Q
C 3
C 9
S A
S J
H 2!
H A
D 2!
D 3
H 5!
2nd
A
3
7
K
6
7
9
10
5
10
Q
3rd
10
2
Q
6
4
H 4
K
7
A
K!
S 8
4th
2
K
4
H 3
5
H 6
8
J
8
7
C 8
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
8 3
S 5 3
H Q 10 8 6
D Q 9 7 5
C Q 10 9
TableS K 10 7 6
H J 9
D 10 8
C J 8 6 5 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Rebid by opener
Rebid by responder
Count hand pattern
Throw-in play
S Q 4
H A K 5 4 3
D K J 6 2
C A 7
3 NT by North7 top tricksW endplayed, lose 1made 3 +600


West

Dbl
North

Pass
East

4 S
South
4 H
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S J 10 6
H 5 4
D K Q 10 9 3 2
C 8 5
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 S
4 W
5 W
6 W
7 E
8 N
9 E
10 E
11 E
Lead
H K
H A
D 8
S A
S K
S 4
D 6!
D K
S 9
C K
C J
2nd
9
10
A
6
10
J
7
S 5
H J
2
7
3rd
5
4
10
2
3
Q
J
H 8
8
3
4
4th
6
Q
4
H 2
H 3
H 7
Q
5
D 2
5
8
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
8 3
S A K 8 4
H 10 9
D A J 5
C A 10 4 3
TableS Q 9 7 5 3 2
H Q 6
D 6 4
C K J 6
Bidding
 
Play
Combat preempt
Optional double
Count hand pattern
S
H A K J 8 7 3 2
D 8 7
C Q 9 7 2
4 S by East9 top tricksClaim the restmade 4 -620


West
1 C
Pass
North
Dbl
4 H
East
Pass
All Pass
South
2 H
Board 4
Both Vul
S A 7 6 4
H A K Q 9
D 7 6 5 2
C 10
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 W
5 S
6 N
7 W
8 N
9 S
10 S
Lead
C K
C 2
D 2!
H 6
C 9
D 5
H 4
S 4
H J
H 8!
2nd
10
5
J
9
J
8
A
2
5
C 7
3rd
3
H Q
3
2
H K
4!
3
K
S 6
S 7
4th
A
4
Q
10
6
A
7
3
S 8
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
4 1
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
S J 3
H 6 5 4
D A Q
C K Q J 8 7 5
TableS Q 9 8 2
H 3 2
D J 10 9 8
C 6 4 3
Bidding
Play
 
Resp to takeout double
Placing enemy cards
Unusual squeeze
S K 10 5
H J 10 8 7
D K 4 3
C A 9 2
4 H by South7 top tricksEast is squeezedmade 5 +650


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Practice 6A09 by Richard Pavlicek

Counting by Declarer III


West

2 D
North
1 S
2 H
East
Pass
3 D
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S A K 10 8 7
H A 10 9 8
D Q 4
C K Q
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 N
4 W
5 E
6 N
7 N
8 W
9 E
10 W
11 E
Lead
S K
S A
C K
H 4
H 2
C Q
H 10
C 7
S 5
D 7
D J
2nd
2
3
9
8
6
J
J
S 7
C 4
4
3
3rd
6
4
5
K!
7
2
Q
D 9
D 6
A
K!
4th
J
Q
A
5
9
6
D 5
3
8
2
Q
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
2 3
2 4
3 4
4 4
5 4
6 4
7 4
S Q J
H 7 4
D K 10 8 7 6 5
C A 7 6
TableS 9 5 3 2
H K J 3 2
D A J 9
C J 9
Bidding
 
Play
 
Balancing bid
Competitive auction
Placing enemy cards
Count hand pattern
S 6 4
H Q 6 5
D 3 2
C 10 8 5 4 3 2
3 D by West6 top tricksClaim the restmade 3 -110


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 C
3 NT
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 NT
2 D
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A 6 5 3
H 8 2
D A 5 3
C K 10 5 2
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 W
4 S
5 E
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 S
11 N
Lead
H 7
H 10
H 9
C 3
S 10
C 2
C 9
D 3
S K!
D 4
D 5
2nd
2
5
S 3
6
2
4
J
2
Q
8
9
3rd
Q
J!
6
10!
J
A
K
K
5
A
10!
4th
3
8
A
Q
A
7
S 7
6
8
7
H 4
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
8 3
S Q J
H K J 9 7 4
D 8 6
C J 8 7 6
TableS 10 9 8 7
H Q 10 6
D J 9 7 2
C Q 4
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
Stayman convention
Avoidance finesse
Count hand pattern
Overtaking play
S K 4 2
H A 5 3
D K Q 10 4
C A 9 3
3 NT by South8 top tricksCash 1 more winnermade 3 +600


West

1 S
2 H
5 H
North

Pass
Pass
Pass
East

2 D
4 NT
6 D
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S Q 10 9 6
H 10 9 8 7
D
C A J 9 7 3
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 E
4 E
5 E
6 E
7 E
8 W
9 W
10 E
11 E
12 W
Lead
C K
C 4
D A
D K
D Q
D J
S 4
S K
S 3
D 8!
H 2
H 5
2nd
5
10
2
6
9
10
7
9
Q
C Q
6
10
3rd
9
A
3
5
H 3
S 2
A
5
D 7
H 4
A
K!
4th
6
D 4
C 3
C 7
C J
H 7
6
J
C 2
H 8
9
Q
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
10 1
11 1
S A K 8 3 2
H A 5 4 3
D 5 3
C 10 5
TableS 5 4
H K J 2
D A K Q J 8 7 4
C 6
Bidding
 
Play
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Blackwood convention
Combine chances
Show-up finesse
S J 7
H Q 6
D 10 9 6 2
C K Q 8 4 2
6 D by East11 top tricksWin the last trickmade 6 -1370


West
Pass
Pass
North
1 NT
6 NT
East
Pass
All Pass
South
4 NT
Board 4
Both Vul
S K 10 8 7
H A Q 2
D 4 3 2
C A K J
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 W
4 N
5 N
6 S
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 N
Lead
C 10
D 2
C 7
C J
D 3
D J
H 4
H 2
S 5!
S 10
2nd
2
5
K
8
7
9
3
C 9
2
4
3rd
Q
Q
5
6
A
4
A
K
K
6!
4th
A
K
3
4
6
8
8
5
3
H 6
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S 2
H J 9 7 6 5 3
D K 9 6
C Q 7 4
TableS J 9 4 3
H 8
D 10 8 7 5
C 10 9 8 5
Bidding
Play
 
Quantitative 4 NT
Count hand pattern
Finessing technique
S A Q 6 5
H K 10 4
D A Q J
C 6 3 2
6 NT by North10 top tricksClaim the restmade 6 +1440


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Practice 6A13 by Richard Pavlicek

Counting by Declarer IV


West

3 NT
North
Pass
Pass
East
1 NT
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S K 6 3
H Q J 5
D 8 6
C J 10 9 5 3
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 E
4 S
5 W
6 W
7 E
8 E
9 W
Lead
S 5
S 6
C 4
S 9
C Q
D 2
D Q
D 3
D K
2nd
2
Q
A
A
5
6
7
9
3rd
K
7
2
3
6
A
4
10!
4th
4
8
3
10
H 4
5
8
C 9
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
S A 8 2
H K 7 2
D K 10 4 2
C Q 7 2
TableS Q 10 4
H A 10 3
D A Q 3
C K 8 6 4
Play
 
 
Lead toward honor
Finessing technique
Count South 4=4=4=1
S J 9 7 5
H 9 8 6 4
D J 9 7 5
C A
3 NT by East6 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 5 -460


West

5 C
All Pass
North

5 S
East
3 C
Pass
South
3 D
6 S
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K Q J 10 8 7
H A J 4
D 7 6 3
C 2
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 N
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 N
8 S
9 S
10 N
11 N
Lead
C K
C Q
S K
H 4!
S 9
H A
H J
D A
C 10
S Q
D 6
2nd
3
4
2
8
4
2
C 7
2
A
C 9
5
3rd
6
5
6
K
10
D 8
S A
3
S 8
D 9
J!
4th
2
S 7
3
3
5
5
6
4
8
H 7
H 9
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
10 1
S 4 3
H Q 10 9 7 6 5 3
D 2
C A 6 5
TableS 5 2
H 8 2
D Q 5 4
C K Q J 9 8 7
Bidding
 
Play
 
 
Combat preempt
Combat sacrifice bid
Count hand pattern
Finessing technique
Determine East’s shape
S A 9 6
H K
D A K J 10 9 8
C 10 4 3
6 S by North10 top tricksWin the restmade 6 +1430


West

Pass
Pass
North

1 H
3 NT
East

Pass
All Pass
South
1 D
2 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 7 6 2
H A Q 10 2
D K 10 2
C 4 3 2
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 W
4 S
5 E
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 S
10 N
11 S
Lead
C K
C Q
C J
D 3
S 10
D 4
D 2
S K
H 3
H 2
S 5!
2nd
2
3
4
9
A
7
S 8
J
5
8
C 8
3rd
5
9
S 3
10
4
K
A
6
Q
K
7
4th
6
7
A
Q
2
6
8
9
6
7
Q
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
7 4
S J 4
H 7 5
D J 9 8 7
C K Q J 10 8
TableS Q 10 9 8 3
H J 9 8 6
D Q 6
C 9 5
Bidding
Play
 
 
Response to 1 NT
Holdup play
Throw-in play
Determine West’s shape
S A K 5
H K 4 3
D A 5 4 3
C A 7 6
3 NT by South8 top tricksEast is endplayedmade 3 +400


West
1 H
4 H
North
2 NT
Pass
East
3 H
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q 2
H 2
D K Q J 10 9
C Q J 10 9 5
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 W
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 W
8 E
9 W
10 W
11 N
Lead
D K
D Q
H A
H 8
H 7
C K!
C 4
C 3
S A!
S 5!
D J
2nd
3
6
2
C 5
5
9
10
8
2
Q
7
3rd
8
2
4
J
10
2
A
H 9
3
7
S 10
4th
5!
A
6
3
D 9
6
7
J
4
9
4
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 6 5
H A K 10 9 8
D A 5 4
C K 4
TableS 8 7 3
H Q J 7 4
D 7 6 3
C A 3 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
 
Unusual notrump bid
Competitive auction
Holdup play
Ruff/discard endplay
Count North 2=1=5=5
S K J 10 9 4
H 6 5 3
D 8 2
C 8 7 6
4 H by West9 top tricksNorth is endplayedmade 4 -620


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Practice 6A17 by Richard Pavlicek

Counting by Declarer V


West

3 H
3 NT
North
3 C
Pass
All Pass
East
Dbl
3 S
South
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S 8 7 6
H J 10
D 2
C A Q J 9 7 6 5
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 E
4 E
5 S
6 N
7 W
8 W
9 W
10 S
Lead
H J
D K
D A
D J
C 2
H 10
D 9
D 4
H 9!
H 7
2nd
A
6
10
Q
3
2
C 6
C J
S 6
5
3rd
8
3
7
8
9
3
5
S 3
C 8
C Q
4th
4
2
C 7
C 5
4
K
H 6
S 5
Q
S 4
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
6 3
6 4
S 2
H K 9 5 4
D 9 8 7 4 3
C K 10 3
TableS A K J 4 3
H A 2
D A K J 5
C 8 4
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
Combat preempt
Placing enemy cards
Throw-in play
Choose lead at notrump
S Q 10 9 5
H Q 8 7 6 3
D Q 10 6
C 2
3 NT by West6 top tricksSouth is endplayedmade 3 -400


West

Dbl
All Pass
North

2 H
East
1 D
2 S
South
1 H
4 H
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K J 2
H 10 9 2
D 9 7
C K J 7 6 5
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 N
4 S
5 N
Lead
D 2
C 9
S 2!
S 7
S J
2nd
7
3
3
6
Q
3rd
A
2
A
K
D J!
4th
4
J
4
5
9
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
S 10 9 6 4
H 4
D K 10 6 2
C Q 10 4 2
TableS Q 8 5 3
H A 5 3
D A Q 8 5 3
C 9
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Negative double
Follow up major raise
Placing enemy cards
Break communication
Try for a ruff
S A 7
H K Q J 8 7 6
D J 4
C A 8 3
4 H by South9 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 +620


West

Pass
Pass
North

1 H
Pass
East

1 S
2 S
South
1 D
1 NT
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S J 3 2
H Q 8 3 2
D 6 3 2
C A J 10
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 S
Lead
D Q
S 8
S 5
H 10
2nd
4
9
3
K!
3rd
2
Q
10
3
4th
A
2
A
5
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
S Q 5
H K J 7 4
D 7 5 4
C 9 7 5 2
TableS K 10 8 7 6 4
H 6 5
D A K 10
C Q 6
Bidding
Play
Defense
Rebid by overcaller
Placing enemy cards
Try to fool declarer
S A 9
H A 10 9
D Q J 9 8
C K 8 4 3
2 S by East6 top tricksWin 5 more tricksmade 2 -110


West
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
North
2 C
2 H
4 D
6 H
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
2 D
3 H
5 H
Board 4
Both Vul
S
H A Q J 7 6 5
D A K Q 10 3
C K 3
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 W
4 S
Lead
S 10
C 3
D 5
H 10
2nd
J
5
3
2
3rd
Q
Q
2
A!
4th
H 5
A
J
K
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
S A Q 6 5
H 4 3 2
D 8 7 6 5
C A 2
TableS 10 9 8 7 4
H K
D 9 4 2
C J 10 8 5
Bidding
 
Play
 
 
Opening 2 C & response
Control-showing bid
Placing enemy cards
West passed S A-Q C A so
cannot have H K
S K J 3 2
H 10 9 8
D J
C Q 9 7 6 4
6 H by North10 top tricksWin the restmade 6 +1430


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Practice 6A21 by Richard Pavlicek

Counting by Declarer VI


West

4 C
North
1 H
4 H
East
2 NT
All Pass
South
3 H
Board 1
None Vul
S A 6 4
H A Q J 10 6 5
D A J 3
C 6
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 W
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 N
8 S
9 N
10 S
11 N
Lead
C K
D K
D 2
H 5
C 5
H A
H 6
C 8
S 4
S 5
S 6!
2nd
3
3!
A
C 2
7
D 9
D 10
9
2
9
8
3rd
A!
7
6
K
H 10
2
9
H J
K
A
J
4th
6
4
5
8
4
4
7
J
3
7
Q
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
8 3
S Q 10 9 3
H 8 7 4
D K 2
C A 10 9 7
TableS 8 7 2
H
D Q 10 9 7 6
C K Q J 4 2
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
Unusual notrump bid
Count hand pattern
Ruff/discard endplay
Overtaking play
S K J 5
H K 9 3 2
D 8 5 4
C 8 5 3
4 H by North9 top tricksWest is endplayedmade 4 +420


West

1 H
4 H
North

1 S
All Pass
East
1 D
2 H
South
Pass
2 S
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K J 9 4 3 2
H 8 4
D A 8
C 10 9 6
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 N
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 E
9 W
10 E
Lead
S 4
S 8
C 10
H 2
H 3
H 5
C K
C 3
D 4
D 2
2nd
6
Q
2
4
7
S 2
5
J
8
9
3rd
A
K
7
A
J
9
8
H 10
K!
6
4th
5
10
A
6
8
C 4
6
9
5
A
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
7 3
S Q 5
H K J 10 5 2
D Q 7 6 4
C A 8
TableS 10 6
H A Q 9 3
D K 10 3 2
C K 3 2
Play
 
Count hand pattern
Finessing technique
S A 8 7
H 7 6
D J 9 5
C Q J 7 5 4
4 H by West7 top tricksClaim the restmade 4 -420


West

1 C
2 D
4 NT
6 H
North

Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East

1 H
3 H
5 H
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S Q J 8 5
H 8 4
D 9 4
C K 10 8 6 5
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 S
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 W
10 E
11 E
12 E
Lead
H 5
S K
H 7
C J
C 2
S 4
C 7
D 2
C 9
H A
D A
D 7
2nd
K
8
2
4
6
2
8
5
10
S 10
6
8
3rd
4
3
8
A
H 6
H J
H 10
K
H Q
C Q
3
10!
4th
3
A
9
5
3
5
S 6
4
S 9
C K
9
S J
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
10 1
11 1
S K
H K J 2
D K Q 10 3
C A Q 9 7 2
TableS 7 4 3
H A Q 10 9 6 3
D A 7 2
C J
Bidding
Play
 
Blackwood convention
Combine chances
Count hand pattern
S A 10 9 6 2
H 7 5
D J 8 6 5
C 4 3
6 H by East10 top tricksWin the last trickmade 6 -1430


West
2 D
Pass
All Pass
North
Dbl
5 H
East
Pass
Pass
South
3 H
6 H
Board 4
Both Vul
S A Q
H K Q J
D Q 8 2
C A K J 10 4
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 N
4 N
5 N
6 N
7 N
8 S
9 S
10 S
Lead
D K
S 2!
H K
H Q
H J
C A
D 8
S K
S J
C 6
2nd
2
A
3
6
9
7
6
9
D 7
5
3rd
3
3
2
5
7
3
H 10
Q
C 4
10!
4th
J
8
4
8
D 4
2
5
4
5
S 6
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S 9 2
H 8 4
D A K 10 7 5 4
C Q 5 2
TableS 10 7 6 5 4 3
H 9 6 3
D 9 6 3
C 7
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
Combat weak two-bid
Bid of 5 in a major
Count hand pattern
Try to fool declarer
S K J 8
H A 10 7 5 2
D J
C 9 8 6 3
6 H by South10 top tricksWin the restmade 6 +1430


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