Main     Practice 6A21 by Richard Pavlicek    

Counting by Declarer VI


West

4 C
North
1 H
4 H
East
2 NT
AP
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
AP
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
AP
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
AP
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


TopMain

© 2016 Richard Pavlicek