Main   Practice 6D01 by Richard Pavlicek  

Squeeze! Don’t Finesse!


West

2 C
All Pass
North
1 D
Pass
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 S
4 S
Board 1
None Vul
S Q J 2
H J 6 5
D A K 3 2
C Q 7 6
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 N
4 W
5 N
6 E
7 S
8 N
9 N
10 S
11 S
12 S
Lead
C K
S 5
H 5
D 4
H 6
C 5?
S 9
H J
S 2
S A
S 10
D J
2nd
6
Q!
2
A
K
S 8
C 3
3
6
C J
D 7
8
3rd
4
3
9!
5
Q
2
J
D 9
K
D 2
C Q
K!
4th
8
7
A
6
4
7
4
7
C 10
H 8
H 10
Q
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
2 2
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
8 3
9 3
S 5
H A 7 4
D 8 7 4
C A K J 10 3 2
TableS 6 4 3
H K 10 8 3 2
D Q 5
C 9 5 4
PlayShow-up finesse S A K 10 9 8 7
H Q 9
D J 10 9 6
C 8
4 S by South8 top tricksWin the last trickmade 4 +420


West

2 S
North

Pass
East
Pass
4 S
South
2 H
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 9 8 6 5
H 5 2
D J 10 8 6 5
C A J
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 W
4 W
5 W
6 E
7 N
8 W
9 W
10 W
11 E
12 E
Lead
H 5
H Q
S K
S Q
S 2
C 3
D J
S J
S 10!
D 4
D K
C 7
2nd
3
K
5
6
8
6
7
9
D 5
6
C 8
9
3rd
A
2
3
7
A
K
2
C 4
C 5
A
C 2
Q!
4th
7
6
4
H 4
H 8
A
Q
H 9
D 3
9
8
J
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
9 2
10 2
S K Q J 10 2
H K 7
D Q 4
C K Q 10 2
TableS A 7 3
H 10 6 3
D A K 7
C 7 5 4 3
PlayShow-up finesse S 4
H A Q J 9 8 4
D 9 3 2
C 9 8 6
4 S by West8 top tricksWin the last trickmade 5 -450


West

Pass
4 S
North

Pass
All Pass
East

3 S
South
1 H
Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 5 4 2
H 9 7 2
D Q 8
C 9 8 6 5 4
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 E
4 E
5 W
6 S
7 E
8 E
9 W
10 E
11 E
12 E
Lead
H K
H A
S A
C 7
C 2
H Q
S K
C Q
D 3
S Q
S J!
D 5
2nd
3
4
6
3
5
5
H 6
A
8
D 6
D 9
10
3rd
2
7
3
K
10
9
7
S 8
A
D 4
H 8
K!
4th
J
S 9
5
4
J
S 10
2
6
2
4
C 8
Q
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
9 2
10 2
S 8 7 3
H 8 5 4 3
D K J 4 3
C K 2
TableS A K Q J 10 9
H J
D A 7 5
C Q 10 7
Bidding
 
Play
Balancing bid
Good jump overcall
Show-up finesse
S 6
H A K Q 10 6
D 10 9 6 2
C A J 3
4 S by East8 top tricksWin the last trickmade 5 -650


West
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
North
1 D
2 D
3 H
5 D
East
1 S
2 H
Pass
All Pass
South
2 C
3 D
4 C
Board 4
Both Vul
S 9 6
H A K
D K Q J 10 8 7
C J 6 4
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 E
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 N
8 N
9 N
10 S
11 N
12 N
Lead
S K
S A
S Q
D 8
D 9
D Q
D J
D 10
C 4
H 8
H K
C 6
2nd
2
3
4
H 2
2
S 5
H 6
H J
7
7
C 8
9
3rd
10
7
H 5
A
K
H 3
C 2
C 3
A
A
S 8
K!
4th
6
9
D 7
6
H 4
3
4
5
5
Q
9
Q
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
9 2
10 2
S 10 7
H 10 9 7 5
D 6 5 4 3 2
C Q 5
TableS A K Q J 5
H Q J 6 4 2
D
C 9 8 7
Bidding
 
Play
Cope with overcall
Strength-showing bid
Show-up finesse
S 8 4 3 2
H 8 3
D A 9
C A K 10 3 2
5 D by North10 top tricksWin the last trickmade 5 +600


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Practice 6D05 by Richard Pavlicek

Austrian Affair


West

4 S
North
2 H
Pass
East
Dbl
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S 2
H A K Q 8 6 2
D 7 6 4
C 9 7 6
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 N
4 S
5 W
6 W
7 E
8 E
9 W
10 W
11 W
Lead
H K
H A
H Q
S 8
S K
C 3
D A!
S 9
S 7
S 6
S 5
2nd
5
J
S 10
A
H 2
6
2
C 8
H 8
C 7
D 6
3rd
9
7
S J
2
4
K
3
Q
D 8
D J
D Q
4th
3
4
10
3
C 2
4
4
H 6
D 5
D 9
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 7 6 5
H 10 4 3
D 10 3
C 5 3
TableS 10 9 4 3
H J 5
D A Q J 8
C A K 10
Bidding
Play
 
Combat weak two-bid
Placing enemy cards
Vienna coup
S J 8
H 9 7
D K 9 5 2
C Q J 8 4 2
4 S by West9 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 4 -420


West

Pass
North

3 NT
East
1 S
All Pass
South
1 NT
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A 10 8
H A 10 2
D J 10 9 6
C 5 4 3
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 E
4 S
5 E
6 S
7 N
8 N
9 N
10 S
11 S
Lead
S 9
D 3
C J
D Q
C 10
D 4
D 9
H A!
C 5
C 8
C 7
2nd
10
5
A
2
K
7
S 5
5
9
H 8
H 9
3rd
J
J
2
6
6
10
H 3
6
Q
H 2
H 10
4th
K
K
3
A
4
S 4
8
4
H 7
S 6
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
S 9 2
H J 9 8 7 4
D 8 7 5 2
C 6 2
TableS Q J 7 6 5 4
H K 5
D A K
C J 10 9
Bidding
Play
Choose defensive action
Vienna coup
S K 3
H Q 6 3
D Q 4 3
C A K Q 8 7
3 NT by South6 top tricksEast is squeezedmade 5 +660


West

Pass
All Pass
North

1 S
East

Pass
South
1 C
4 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K Q J 6 5
H 7 6 5
D J 4
C J 8 6
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 W
4 S
5 E
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 S
10 S
11 N
Lead
D 10
D A
H J
S 2
H 8
S 4
S 5
C A!
C K!
S 8
S 6
2nd
6
J
5
7
K
9
D 5
4
5
D 7
D 9
3rd
Q
3
4
K
2
Q
10
6
8
J
C 3
4th
4
K
A
A
6
3
D 2
2
7
D 8
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
S 9 7
H J 10 9 2
D A Q 7 2
C Q 5 4
TableS A 3
H 8 4
D 10 9 8 5 3
C 10 9 7 2
Bidding
Play
Rebid by opener
Vienna coup
S 10 8 4 2
H A K Q 3
D K 6
C A K 3
4 S by North9 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 4 +420


West
Pass
2 D
North
Pass
Pass
East
1 D
3 NT
South
1 H
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S A 9 8 7 4
H 5 3 2
D 5 3
C 10 7 5
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 E
4 N
5 N
6 N
7 E
8 E
9 E
10 E
11 W
Lead
S Q
S J
S 6!
S 8
S 7
H 5
C K
C Q
D A!
C 6
C J
2nd
3
5
10
D 4
D 8
K
2
4
Q
8
H 2
3rd
9
4
D 2
H 6
H 7
8
3
9
9
A
D 10
4th
2
K
A
D 6
D 7
10
5
7
3
10
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
1 3
1 4
2 4
3 4
4 4
5 4
6 4
S 5 3
H 10 4
D J 9 7 6 2
C A J 9 3
TableS K 6 2
H A K 9
D A 10 8 4
C K Q 6
Bidding
Play
 
Follow up minor raise
Correct loser count
Vienna coup
S Q J 10
H Q J 8 7 6
D K Q
C 8 4 2
3 NT by East7 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 3 -600


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Practice 6D09 by Richard Pavlicek

Squeezes Can Be Ruff!


West

Pass
North
1 H
Pass
East
2 S
Pass
South
4 H
Board 1
None Vul
S Q 4 3
H A K J 10 8
D K 2
C J 6 3
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 E
4 W
5 N
6 N
7 N
8 S
9 N
Lead
S K
S A!
S 7
D Q
H J
H K
C 3
H Q
H 10
2nd
5
6
J
K
3
4
2
C 8
S 8
3rd
9
C 5
H 5
3
7
9
K
A
C 4
4th
Q!
3
4
4
2
6
7
S 2
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
S 9
H 6 5 2
D Q J 10 7
C Q 10 8 7 5
TableS A K 10 8 7 2
H 4 3
D 9 8 3
C 9 2
PlayRuffout squeeze S J 6 5
H Q 9 7
D A 6 5 4
C A K 4
4 H by North9 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 4 +420


West

4 S
North

Pass
East
1 C
Pass
South
1 H
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 7 5
H K 10 2
D Q 8 6 4
C 9 8 5 4
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 S
4 S
5 W
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 W
Lead
H 2
D K?
D A?
D 3
S K
S 4
H 4
S Q
S J
2nd
3
2
7
S 9
5
7
8
D Q
C 4
3rd
A
8
4
6
2
A
S 10
8
C 3!
4th
5
9
10
J
3
H 7
10
D 5
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
S K Q J 10 9 6 4
H 5
D 7 2
C J 7 2
TableS A 8 2
H J 6 4 3
D J 10 9
C A K 3
PlayRuffout squeeze S 3
H A Q 9 8 7
D A K 5 3
C Q 10 6
4 S by West9 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 4 -420


West

Dbl
North

4 H
East

4 S
South
2 H
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K
H 9 7 6 5
D A J 10 9 5
C Q 10 3
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 N
7 W
8 E
9 E
Lead
H K
S J
H 3
S 4
D 2
D J
S 9!
S 8
S 5!
2nd
A
K
4
H 7
3
C 2
D 5
H 10
H J
3rd
5
A
S 7
Q
K
6
10
C 6
C 9!
4th
2
2
6
6
A
Q
H 8
H 9
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
S J 9 7 4
H A
D K Q 7 4
C A K 9 6
TableS A Q 10 8 5 3
H 3 2
D 2
C J 5 4 2
Bidding
Play
Combat weak two-bid
Ruffout squeeze
S 6 2
H K Q J 10 8 4
D 8 6 3
C 8 7
4 S by East8 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 6 -680


West
1 S
Pass
North
1 NT
Pass
East
Pass
Pass
South
4 H
Board 4
Both Vul
S K J 7
H A 5
D K J 10 7 3
C K Q 4
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 S
9 S
10 N
Lead
C 10
S 3
S 10!
D 4
H 8
D 7
H K
H Q
C 7!
C Q!
2nd
4
4
J
H 7
3
5
S 2
C 8
9
3
3rd
A
A
H 2
2
A
H 10
5
D 10
K
J
4th
6
7
5
3
4
8
6
9
2
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
S A Q 10 9 2
H 3
D A Q 8 2
C 10 9 8
TableS 3
H 9 6 4 2
D 9 6 5 4
C A 5 3 2
Bidding
Play
Defense
Resp to 1 NT overcall
Ruffout squeeze
Suit preference signal
S 8 6 5 4
H K Q J 10 8 7
D
C J 7 6
4 H by South6 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 4 +620


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Practice 6D13 by Richard Pavlicek

Four Ruff Slams


West

Pass
Pass
North
1 S
4 NT!
6 S
East
2 H
Pass
All Pass
South
4 H1
5 H
Board 1
None Vul
S A Q 9 6 5
H J 5 4 3
D A K 2
C 3
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 S
Lead
H K
H A
S 2
C 3!
C 9
S 6
C J
S Q!
S 10
2nd
2
S 7
4
5
4
H 6
Q
C K
H 9
3rd
7
8
A
A
S 5
J
S 9
K
D 2!
4th
3
4
3
2
7
C 6
10
C 8
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
S 4
H 9 8 7
D 10 9 7 5
C Q 8 6 4 2
TableS 3
H A K Q 10 6
D Q 6 3
C K 10 7 5
Note 1
Bidding
Play
splinter bid
Key-card Blackwood
Ruffout squeeze
S K J 10 8 7 2
H 2
D J 8 4
C A J 9
6 S by North9 top tricksEast is squeezedmade 6 +980


West

4 C
6 C
North

Pass
All Pass
East
1 NT
4 S
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 10 7 5
H Q J 10 9 4
D J 10 3
C K 2
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 N
4 E
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 W
Lead
H Q
C J
H 4
C 9
D 2
C 6
D 4
C A
C Q
2nd
A
3
K
D 9
Q
H 9
K
H 10
H J
3rd
3
4
5
5
A
8
C 7
S 4
S 8!
4th
2
K
7
2
3
H 6
10
H 8
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
S J 3 2
H 7 2
D A
C A Q 10 7 6 5 4
TableS A K 8 4
H A K
D 6 5 4 2
C J 9 8
Bidding
Play
Gerber convention
Ruffout squeeze
S Q 9 6
H 8 6 5 3
D K Q 9 8 7
C 3
6 C by West11 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 6 -920


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

1 S
4 NT
6 H
East

Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 H
2 H
5 H
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A K Q 3 2
H J 10 8
D K 7
C A 10 4
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 E
4 N
5 N
6 S
7 S
Lead
D Q
H 2
D 8
H 10
H 8!
H Q
H 9
2nd
7
3
9
5
D 6
D 5
D 10
3rd
3
J
2
6
K
C 4
C 10!
4th
A
A
K
4
D 4
C 7
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
S 10 8
H 4 3
D Q J 10 5 4 2
C J 9 5
TableS J 9 7 6 5
H A 5
D 8 6 3
C K 8 7
Bidding
Play
Key-card Blackwood
Ruffout squeeze
S 4
H K Q 9 7 6 2
D A 9
C Q 6 3 2
6 H by South11 top tricksEast is squeezedmade 6 +980


West
1 NT
4 S
North
Pass
Pass
East
4 C
6 D
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 9 6 2
H K 9 6
D 3
C A J 10 8 7 2
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 W
8 E
9 E
10 E
Lead
C 9
C 2
D 5
D 4
D 6
C Q
S 4
D Q
S Q
S 3
2nd
K
D J!
2
C 7
9
8
6
H 5
8
10
3rd
A
H 3
A
K
10
H 8
A
H 2
5
K
4th
5
3
3
8
S 2
H 4
7
H 6
9
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S K 5 4
H A 2
D A 10 4
C K Q 6 4 3
TableS A Q 3
H Q 10 8
D K Q J 7 6 5
C 5
Bidding
Play
Gerber convention
Ruffout squeeze
S J 10 8 7
H J 7 5 4 3
D 9 8 2
C 9
6 D by East10 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 6 -1370


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Practice 6D17 by Richard Pavlicek

Daily Doubles


West

4 S
North
2 H
Pass
East
Dbl
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S A
H Q J 10 8 7 4
D 8 3 2
C Q 8 7
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 N
4 E
5 E
6 E
7 E
8 W
9 W
10 W
Lead
H Q
S 3
H 10
S K
S Q
S 9
D 6
S 10
D A!
S 8!
2nd
5
A
A
J
D 4
D 5
9
D 3
8
3rd
6
2
2
4
6
7
J
C 2
7
4th
K
5
3
H 4
H 7
H 8
2
C 5
10
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S 10 8 7 6 4 3
H K 3
D A J
C K 6 4
TableS K Q 9 2
H A 9 5
D Q 7 6
C A 3 2
Bidding
Play
Combat weak two-bid
Double squeeze
S J 5
H 6 2
D K 10 9 5 4
C J 10 9 5
4 S by West10 top tricksN then S squeezedmade 6 -480


West

2 C
Pass
All Pass
North

2 D
3 H
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 D
2 S
5 D
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K 6
H A 8 2
D 10 9 8 5
C 7 6 4 3
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 W
4 S
5 S
6 S
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 N
11 S
Lead
C K
C A
C Q
D A
D K
D Q!
S 3
S 6
S 4
H 2
D 7!
2nd
3
4
6
3
6
J
2
9
C 9
7
3rd
8
2
H 4
5
8
9
K
A
D 10
K
4th
5
10
D 4
2
S 5
H 6
7
Q
10
3
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
S Q 2
H Q 10 3
D J 6 3
C A K Q J 9
TableS J 10 9 7 5
H J 9 7 6 4
D 2
C 8 2
PlayDouble squeeze S A 8 4 3
H K 5
D A K Q 7 4
C 10 5
5 D by South9 top tricksW then E squeezedmade 5 +600


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

1 H
2 NT
East

Pass
Pass
South
1 C
1 S
3 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S Q 5 3
H A Q J 5
D J 9 8 4
C K 4
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 W
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 S
11 N
Lead
S 10
D 9
C J!
D 4
H 2
D 8
H 3
S 3!
S K
H 4
D J
2nd
2
5
K
Q
8
S 4
9
7
C 5
10
3rd
J
3
6
K
Q
10
J
A
5
A
4th
Q
A
2
2
6
6
7
D 7
8
C 3
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S J
H K 10 9 8
D A 7 6 2
C J 10 9 5
TableS 10 9 8 7 4
H 7 6
D Q 5
C Q 8 6 3
Bidding
Play
Rebid by responder
Double squeeze
S A K 6 2
H 4 3 2
D K 10 3
C A 7 2
3 NT by North6 top tricksE then W squeezedmade 6 +490


West
1 C
3 H
North
1 S
Pass
East
2 H
4 H
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S K J 9 7 6 5
H A 7
D Q 8 7 2
C 10
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 N
4 S
5 W
6 E
7 E
8 E
9 W
10 W
11 E
Lead
S 10
H 2
S K
D J
H 3
H Q
H 10
C 2
C A!
C 4
H 8!
2nd
2
6
A
K
7
C 6
D 6
7
S 9
D 2
3rd
7
J
H 4
8
K
9
S 4
Q
3
K
4th
Q
A
3
4
5
S 5
S 6
10
8
9
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
S 4 3 2
H J 9 3
D A K 3
C A Q 5 4
TableS A Q 8
H K Q 10 8 2
D 5 4
C K 3 2
Bidding
Play
Resp to 1 of a suit
Double squeeze
S 10
H 6 5 4
D J 10 9 6
C J 9 8 7 6
4 H by East11 top tricksS then N squeezedmade 5 -650


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Practice 6D21 by Richard Pavlicek

Double Your Pleasure!


West

Pass
North
1 NT
Pass
East
Pass
Pass
South
3 NT
Board 1
None Vul
S J 6
H A K 2
D K Q 10 5
C Q 7 6 5
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 W
4 N
5 S
6 S
7 N
8 N
9 N
10 N
11 S
Lead
S 5
D 5
H J
C 5
C A
C 4
D K
D Q
D 10
S 6
S A
2nd
2
2
A
8
3
9
8
S 3
H 5
8
3rd
9
J
6
J
6
Q
3
7
H 4
K
4th
J
A
3
2
K
D 4
6
9
H 7
7
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S 9 7
H J 10 8 7
D A 9 6
C 10 9 3 2
TableS Q 10 8 5 3
H Q 6 5
D 8 4 2
C K 8
PlayDouble squeeze S A K 4 2
H 9 4 3
D J 7 3
C A J 4
3 NT by North5 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 6 +490


West

1 H
4 H
North

1 S
All Pass
East
1 D
1 NT
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A K 10 7 5
H 6 3
D Q 10 8 5
C J 5
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 W
4 S
5 E
6 W
7 W
8 E
9 W
10 W
Lead
S K
H 3!
C 2
H 2
S 6
C K
C 3
S 9
H A
H 9!
2nd
4
4
5
5
3
J
S 7
8
D 5
3rd
2
J
Q
6
H 7
6
H 10
H 8
D 3
4th
J
Q
A
K
5
7
9
10
D 4
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
S J
H A Q 9 8 7 5
D 2
C K 8 4 3 2
TableS Q 9 6 4
H K 10 4
D A K 6 3
C Q 6
PlayDouble squeeze S 8 3 2
H J 2
D J 9 7 4
C A 10 9 7
4 H by West8 top tricksN then S squeezedmade 5 -450


West

Pass
North

3 NT
East

All Pass
South
1 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A 2
H A K 9
D 7 5 4
C Q 10 9 8 2
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 S
4 E
5 N
6 N
7 N
8 S
9 S
10 S
11 N
Lead
H Q
C 2
C J
S Q
C 10
C 9
D 4!
D K
D Q
H 4!
C 8
2nd
K
6
4
4
3
5
6
J
H 8
10
3rd
7
K
Q
3
H 3
S 5
A
5
7
A
4th
2
7
A
A
H 5
H 6
2
8
9
S 9
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S 8 7 3
H Q J 10 8 6 5
D J 2
C 7 4
TableS Q J 10 9
H 7
D 10 9 8 6
C A 6 5 3
PlayDouble squeeze S K 6 5 4
H 4 3 2
D A K Q 3
C K J
3 NT by South7 top tricksE then W squeezedmade 6 +490


West
1 C
2 S
North
Pass
Pass
East
1 S
4 S
South
2 H
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S J 6
H J 6
D 9 8 5 4 2
C 10 8 7 5
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 S
4 E
5 W
6 W
7 E
8 E
9 W
10 W
11 E
Lead
H K
H A?
D Q
S 10
S Q
H 7
S A
C 2
C Q
C 4
S 9!
2nd
2
5
6
2
J
D 4
5
6
7
8
3rd
J
6
2
K
7
S 8
3
K
3
A!
4th
3
4
K
6
4
9
D 5
5
J
H 10
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
S K Q 3
H 8 7 5 2
D A 7 6
C K Q 4
TableS A 10 9 8 7
H 4 3
D K 3
C A 9 3 2
PlayDouble squeeze S 5 4 2
H A K Q 10 9
D Q J 10
C J 6
4 S by East10 top tricksS then N squeezedmade 5 -650


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Practice 6D25 by Richard Pavlicek

Slams & Double Squeezes


West

3 C
4 C
6 C
North
2 S
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
2 NT
3 D
4 S
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S K J 10 9 7 5
H 9
D K 7 2
C 6 4 3
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 W
4 E
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 E
9 W
10 W
11 W
Lead
H 9
C J
C 5
C Q
H 6
S 2
S A
S 3
C K
C 10
H A
2nd
5
3
4
D 4
7
7
H 8
D 5
S J
D 2
3rd
4
2
A
8
J
Q
6
C 9
D 6
D 9
4th
Q
7
H 2
6
S 5
4
9
10
D 8
D 10
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
S 6 2
H A Q J 3
D 3
C K J 10 9 8 5
TableS A Q 8 3
H 6 5
D A J 9 6
C A Q 2
Bidding
 
Play
Combat weak two-bid
Control-showing bid
Double squeeze
S 4
H K 10 8 7 4 2
D Q 10 8 5 4
C 7
6 C by West10 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 7 -940


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

3 S
4 H
6 S
East
2 H
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
Pass
4 D
5 S
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K Q J 10 9 8
H A 4
D 6 4
C A K 4
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 N
7 N
8 N
9 N
10 S
Lead
H K
H 10?
S 8
S 3
S Q
S J
S 10
S 9
D 4
D K!
2nd
2
6
2
5
H 3
H 7
H J
D 3
8
10
3rd
9
5
A
K
D 5
C 2
D 7
C 5
A
6
4th
4!
A
4
6
7
D Q
C 3
C 9
2
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S 7 5 4
H 9 5
D Q J 10 2
C J 10 9 3
TableS 6 2
H K Q J 10 7 3
D 8 3
C Q 8 7
Bidding
 
Play
 
 
Combat weak two-bid
Good jump overcall
Correct loser count
Double squeeze
Club shift trick 2 beats
S A 3
H 8 6 2
D A K 9 7 5
C 6 5 2
6 S by North11 top tricksEast is squeezedmade 6 +1430


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

1 S
4 NT
5 NT
East

Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 H
4 H
5 H
7 H
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 8 7 6 5 2
H Q 3
D A 7 6 4
C A 3
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 S
10 S
11 S
Lead
H 4
S A!
C 4
S 5
C K
C 5
S 6
H A
H K
H J
H 10
2nd
3
3
2
9
6
9
Q
5
D 8
D 9
3rd
7
2
A
H 6
3
H Q
H 9
S 7
D 4
D 6
4th
8
4
7
10
8
J
J
2
D 2
D 5
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
S K J 10 3
H 5 4
D Q 10 9 8
C 9 6 2
TableS Q 9 4
H 7 2
D K J 5 2
C Q J 8 7
PlayDouble squeeze S A
H A K J 10 9 8 6
D 3
C K 10 5 4
7 H by South11 top tricksW then E squeezedmade 7 +1510


West
1 D
1 NT
4 H
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 H
3 H
6 H
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S J 10 6
H 4 3
D 7 6 2
C J 8 7 5 4
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 E
4 W
5 S
6 W
7 W
8 E
9 E
10 E
Lead
D Q
H 8
H 2
C 2
D J
H 9
D 3
H A
C A!
H 10
2nd
A
3
J
4
K
C 5
7
C 3
9
S 7
3rd
2
Q
K
Q
6
6
H 7
S 2
6
D 9
4th
4
5
4
K
5
S 5
8
C 7
8
S 6
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S K 4 2
H K 9 8
D A K 9 3
C 10 6 2
TableS A 9 3
H A Q 10 7 6 2
D 5 4
C A Q
PlayDouble squeeze S Q 8 7 5
H J 5
D Q J 10 8
C K 9 3
6 H by East11 top tricksWin the restmade 6 -1430


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Practice 6D29 by Richard Pavlicek

Squeeze These Slams!


West

2 NT
4 S
5 H
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
Dbl
East
1 S
3 S
5 C
6 S
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S 7 3 2
H K Q 9 6
D J 10 4
C J 8 5
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 E
8 E
9 W
10 E
Lead
H J
H 7
H 4
S 6
S 10
S A
D A
D 3
D 7
S Q!
2nd
3!
A
K
4
3
C 3
2
6
J
C 6
3rd
9
6
S 8
K
J
C 4
5
K
S 9
D 8
4th
2
8
10
2
5
7
4
10
9
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
S K 10
H A 5 4 3
D K 8 7 5
C K 7 4
TableS A Q J 9 8 6
H 8 2
D A 3
C A 9 2
Bidding
 
Play
Control-showing bid
Lead-directing double
Double squeeze
S 5 4
H J 10 7
D Q 9 6 2
C Q 10 6 3
6 S by East11 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 6 -980


West

Pass
Pass
North

4 C
6 D
East
2 S
Pass
All Pass
South
2 NT
4 NT
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 8
H K 8 7 4
D K Q 10 9 8 7 2
C 6
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 S
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 N
9 N
10 N
11 N
Lead
S K
D 4!
H A!
H 3
H 7
S J
D K
D Q
D 10
D 9
D 8!
2nd
5
A
5
9
10
7
5
S 4
S 6
S 9
3rd
2
3
4
K
D J
D 7
C 3
C 4
C 5
C 8
4th
8
2
2
6
J
3
6
S 10
C 2
C 10
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S 10 7 2
H Q J 9 5
D 6 3
C K Q 10 2
TableS A K 9 6 4 3
H 10 6 2
D 5 4
C J 7
Bidding
 
Play
Natural 2 NT overcall
Gerber convention
Double squeeze
S Q J 5
H A 3
D A J
C A 9 8 5 4 3
6 D by North10 top tricksE then W squeezedmade 6 +1370


West

2 S
Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

Pass
4 S
5 H
East

Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 H
4 H
4 NT
6 H
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A K 9 7 3
H 3 2
D A 5 3
C Q 6 2
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 N
4 S
5 S
6 S
7 S
8 S
9 S
10 S
11 S
Lead
S Q
S K!
S 3
H A
H 10
H 9
H 8
H 7
H 6
H 5
H 4
2nd
A
6
H J
Q
C 3
C 7
S 8
C 9
S 10
D 9
3rd
2
C K
H K
2
3
C 2
C 6
C Q
S 7
D 3
4th
C 4
4
5
D 2
D 6
C 5
D 7
C 8
C 10
D 8
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
S Q J 10 8 5 4
H Q
D K J 9
C 9 7 3
TableS 6 2
H J
D Q 10 8 7 6 2
C A 10 8 5
Bidding
 
Play
 
Trap pass
Cue-bid to show fit
Try for overtrick
Double squeeze
S
H A K 10 9 8 7 6 5 4
D 4
C K J 4
6 H by South12 top tricksW then E squeezedmade 7 +1010


West
2 C
3 S
5 S
6 S
North
2 H
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
3 D
3 NT
6 D
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 6 3
H K Q J 9 7
D K J 4 2
C 10 2
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 E
4 W
5 W
6 W
7 W
8 W
9 W
10 W
11 W
Lead
H K
H J
S 2
S K
S Q
S J
S 10
S 8
S 7
C A
C K
2nd
2!
A
4
6
H 7
H 9
D 2
D 4
C 2
10
3rd
5
6
A
9
D 3
C 3
D 5
D 6
C 4
5
4th
3
4
3
5
H 8
C 6
C 7
D 8
D 10
8
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S A K Q J 10 8 7
H 4 3
D 7
C A K 9
TableS 9 2
H A 10 2
D A 9 6 5 3
C 5 4 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Opening 2 C & response
Bid of 5 in a major
Correct loser count
Double squeeze
S 5 4
H 8 6 5
D Q 10 8
C Q J 8 7 6
6 S by West11 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 6 -1430


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Practice 6D33 by Richard Pavlicek

Climb To the Top


West

Pass
All Pass
North
1 C
2 NT
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 S
3 NT
Board 1
None Vul
S K 4
H K 9
D A 9 2
C A K 7 5 4 3
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 N
4 N
5 W
6 S
7 N
8 N
9 N
10 N
11 S
Lead
S 10
C K
C A
C 3
H 5
H 2
C 7
C 5
C 4
S 4
S J
2nd
2!
9
S 5
S 6
9
3
H 7
D 6
D 10
7
3rd
Q
2
6
8
J
K
D 3
D 7
S 3!
A
4th
K
10
J
Q
A
4
D 4
H 6
H 8
D 5
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S Q
H Q 8 6 5 3
D K 8 5 4
C Q J 10
TableS 10 9 8 7 6 5
H J 7 4
D J 10 6
C 9
Play
 
Play to trick one
Double squeeze
S A J 3 2
H A 10 2
D Q 7 3
C 8 6 2
3 NT by North7 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 6 +490


West

Pass
North

2 NT1
East
1 S?
4 S
South
2 S
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 9 4 2
H 8 7
D J 9 3
C A Q 10 8 2
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 E
4 E
5 E
6 E
7 E
8 E
9 E
10 E
11 W
Lead
D K
S J?
S K
S Q
S 8
S 7
S 6
S 5
S 3!
H 4
H K
2nd
6
10
H 2
D 2
C 6
D 8
C J
H 6
D 10
10
3rd
3
2
C 3
C 4
H 3
C 5
C 7
H 5
C 9
A
4th
4!
A
4
9
C 2
C 8
C 10
H 7
C Q
8
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S 10
H A K 9 5 3
D 7 6
C 9 7 5 4 3
TableS A K Q 8 7 6 5 3
H 4
D A 5 4
C K
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
asks for minor
Michaels cue-bid
Correct loser count
Double squeeze
S J
H Q J 10 6 2
D K Q 10 8 2
C J 6
4 S by East11 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 6 -480


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

2 H
4 S
East

Pass
Pass
South
1 S
3 C
6 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S Q J 4 2
H Q 10 8 5 4
D A 8 7 3
C
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 S
11 S
Lead
S 3
H A
C 3
H 5
C 4
H 8
C 8
H 10
S A
C A
S K!
2nd
2
6
7
3
J
D 4
Q
D 5
6
D 9
3rd
5
4
S 4
S 8
S J
S 9
S Q
S 10
D 3
D 7
4th
7
2
2
7
5
9
6
J
D 6
10
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
S 6 3
H K J 9 7 6
D K 10 9
C Q J 7
TableS 5
H 3 2
D Q J 6 5 4
C K 10 6 5 2
PlayDouble squeeze S A K 10 9 8 7
H A
D 2
C A 9 8 4 3
6 S by South9 top tricksW then E squeezedmade 7 +1010


West
2 C
2 S
4 C
5 C
7 S
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
2 H
2 NT
4 H
5 S
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 10 5 4
H J 3
D Q 10 8
C Q J 10 8 6
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 W
4 W
5 W
6 W
7 W
8 E
9 E
10 W
Lead
C Q
S A
S K
S Q
S J
S 9
H 2
H K
H 5
C 4
2nd
3
4
5
10
C 6
C 8
3
8
10
10
3rd
2
2
H 4
D 2
D 4
D 6
A
6
S 8
K
4th
A
3
6
7
C 5
C 7
7
J
D 8
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
S A K Q J 9 8
H 6 2
D A K 3
C A 4
TableS 2
H A K 9 5 4
D 7 6 4 2
C K 9 3
Bidding
 
Play
Opening 2 C & response
Gerber convention
Double squeeze
S 7 6 3
H Q 10 8 7
D J 9 5
C 7 5 2
7 S by West12 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 7 -2210


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Practice 6D37 by Richard Pavlicek

Ruff Night in Vienna


West

Pass
4 S
North
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 D
Dbl
South
4 H
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S 9 7 5
H J 9
D 10 9 8 7
C K 9 8 7
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 S
4 E
5 E
6 E
7 W
8 S
9 W
10 E
11 E
Lead
H J
H K
D J
S A
S K
S 2
C 4!
H A
D 4
C A!
C 5
2nd
3
8
2
3
4
H 2
9
S 10
8
2
Q
3rd
Q
9
7
6
8
Q
3!
C 7
K
10
S J
4th
5
4
Q
5
7
9
J!
D 3!
H 6
8
K
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 Q J 10 8 6
H 8 5
D 6 5 4 2
C 10 4
TableS A K 2
H 4 3
D A K Q 3
C A 6 5 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Combat preempt
Optional double
Pursue extra chance
Ruffout squeeze
S 4 3
H A K Q 10 7 6 2
D J
C Q J 2
4 S by West9 top tricksDummy is goodmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

3 C
5 S
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 S
3 H
6 S
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K J 7
H A K 5
D 5 3
C A K 10 5 2
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 N
8 S
9 S
Lead
D Q
D 4
S 2
S 7
C 3
C K
C 2
S Q
S 9
2nd
3
K
5
8
4
7
9
D 8
D 10
3rd
A
6
K
A
A
H 4
S 3
J
H 5!
4th
9
5
6
10
6
8
D 7
D 2
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
S 10 5
H 8 6 2
D Q J 10 8 7 6
C 8 4
TableS 8 6
H Q 10 3
D A 4 2
C Q J 9 7 6
PlayRuffout squeeze S A Q 9 4 3 2
H J 9 7 4
D K 9
C 3
6 S by South10 top tricksEast is squeezedmade 6 +1430


West

2 H
3 H
5 D
6 H
North

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
East

3 D
4 NT
5 NT
6 NT
South
2 D
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 8 7 6
H 10 6 4 2
D 8 2
C J 9 8 2
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 E
4 W
5 W
6 W
7 W
8 W
9 E
10 E
11 W
Lead
D Q
H Q
H 3
H K
H J
H 9
H 8
C 5
S A!
C 7
C Q
2nd
3
5
D 6
6
10
D 8
S 6
2
9
S J
9
3rd
2
7
A
S 2
S 3
S 4
C 6
A
10
K
S 5
4th
A
2
4
D 7
C 3
D 9
C 4
10
7
8
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
S Q 10
H A K J 9 8 7
D 4 3
C K Q 5
TableS A 5 4 3 2
H Q 3
D A K 5
C A 7 6
Play
 
Vienna coup
Automatic squeeze
S K J 9
H 5
D Q J 10 9 7 6
C 10 4 3
6 NT by East10 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 7 -1470


West
Pass
Pass
North
3 H
7 H
East
Pass
All Pass
South
5 NT
Board 4
Both Vul
S 4 2
H K Q J 10 9 7 4
D Q 10
C 9 8
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 S
4 S
5 N
6 N
7 N
8 N
9 N
Lead
C Q
H A
D A!
H 2
H Q
H J
H 10
H 9
H 7
2nd
A
3
2
6
C 2
C 3
S 3
S 5
C 10
3rd
7
4
10
K
D 4
D 5
D 7
D 9
C 4
4th
8
5
3
8
C 5
C 6
D 8
C K
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
S J 10 7 6
H 6 3
D K 8 2
C K 7 6 5
TableS 9 5 3
H 8 5
D J 6 3
C Q J 10 3 2
Bidding
Play
 
Grand slam try 5 NT
Vienna coup
Automatic squeeze
S A K Q 8
H A 2
D A 9 7 5 4
C A 4
7 H by North12 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 7 +2210


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