Main   Practice 6E01 by Richard Pavlicek  

Throw-In Plays


West

Pass
North
Pass
Pass
East
1 NT
Pass
South
2 S
Board 1
None Vul
S Q J 2
H Q 7 2
D Q 5 4 3
C K 6 5
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 E
4 E
5 N
6 S
7 S
8 S
9 S
10 S
11 S
Lead
H 10
H A
H J
S 5
C 5!
S K
S A
S 10
S 9
S 8
C 2!
2nd
Q
5
6
6
3
D 6
C 4
H 9
C 7
D 7
10
3rd
K
4
8
7
Q
2
J
D 3
D 4
C 6
K
4th
3
2
7
Q
8
3
4
C 9
D 8
C J
A
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
7 4
S 7
H 10 9 8 4
D 10 9 7 6
C 10 8 7 4
TableS 5 4 3
H A K J
D K J 8
C A J 9 3
PlaySqueeze throw-in S A K 10 9 8 6
H 6 5 3
D A 2
C Q 2
2 S by South7 top tricksEast is endplayedmade 3 +140


West

5 C
North

Pass
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 D
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A Q 7 6 2
H 10 9 7 6
D 9 4
C 10 3
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 E
4 W
5 W
6 W
7 W
8 W
9 W
10 W
11 W
Lead
D 9
D K
C 4
C K
C Q
C J
C 8
C 7
C 6
C 5
D 10!
2nd
2!
7
2
10
S 7
S 2
S 6
H 6
H 7
H 9
H 10
3rd
J
4
A
9
S 3
S 4
H 2
H 4
S 9
D 6
S J
4th
5
A
3
D 3
S 5
S 8
H 5
S 10
D 8
S K
Q
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
9 2
S
H Q 3
D 10 7 5
C A K Q J 8 7 6 5
TableS J 9 4 3
H A 8 4 2
D A 6 2
C 9 4
Bidding
Play
 
Weak jump overcall
Squeeze throw-in
Correct loser count
S K 10 8 5
H K J 5
D K Q J 8 3
C 2
5 C by West10 top tricksSouth is endplayedmade 5 -400


West

Pass
3 D
North

Pass
Pass
East

Dbl
3 NT
South
2 H
Pass
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S J 10 6 5 3
H 9
D 9 7
C Q J 10 9 8
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 W
5 W
6 W
7 W
8 E
9 E
10 W
11 E
Lead
H Q
D Q
D J
D 10
D 8
D 2
S 7
S K
S 2
C 3
H 7!
2nd
4
K
9
S 3
C Q!
C 8
5
9
C 6
9
10
3rd
9
A
3
4
6
C 5
A
8
Q
A
5
4th
A
7
5
H 2
H 3
C 2
4
6
10
K
C 10
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 Q 8 7
H 5 4
D A J 10 8 2
C 7 4 3
TableS A K 2
H A K 8 7
D Q 6 4 3
C A 5
Bidding
 
Play
Combat weak two-bid
Balancing double
Squeeze throw-in
S 9 4
H Q J 10 6 3 2
D K 5
C K 6 2
3 NT by East7 top tricksSouth is endplayedmade 6 -690


West
Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
1 C
2 NT
East
1 S
Pass
South
2 D
3 NT
Board 4
Both Vul
S A 7 5
H 8 5 3
D Q 9 7
C A Q J 2
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 S
8 S
9 S
Lead
S K
S J
D 7
D 3
D 9
D J
D 6
H A!
S 10!
2nd
3
9
4
8
C 7
H 9
C 5
7
C 6
3rd
4
6
K
Q
A
H 3
H 5
8
7
4th
5
A!
2
5
10
H 4
H 10
J
Q
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
7 2
S 6 4
H K Q 9 7
D 10 8 2
C 10 9 6 5
TableS K Q J 8 2
H J 10 4
D 5 4
C K 8 7
Bidding
Play
Rebid after 2-over-1
Squeeze throw-in
S 10 9 3
H A 6 2
D A K J 6 3
C 4 3
3 NT by North7 top tricksE endplayed, lose 2made 3 +600


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Practice 6E05 by Richard Pavlicek

Throw-In Plays II


West

3 NT
North
3 S
Pass
East
Dbl
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S A J 8 6 5 3 2
H 10
D 10 8 7 5
C 9
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 S
4 W
5 W
6 E
7 E
Lead
S 6
D Q!
D 9
C K
C 3
D A!
C 10
2nd
7
8
J
9
S 2
6
Q
3rd
Q
2
5
8!
A
H 2
4
4th
K
K
3
6
J
7
S 3
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
5 2
S K 10 4
H 8 4 2
D Q J
C K 7 5 4 3
TableS 9 7
H A Q 7
D A 4 3 2
C A 10 8 2
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
Combat preempt
Elimination technique
Unblocking play
Count signal
S Q
H K J 9 6 5 3
D K 9 6
C Q J 6
3 NT by West4 top tricksS endplayed, lose 2made 3 -400


West

Pass
All Pass
North

3 H
East
1 S
Pass
South
2 H
4 H
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 9 7 6 2
H K 7 4
D A 6
C Q 7 5 4
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 E
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 S
8 S
9 S
10 S
11 N
Lead
S 5
S A
S 10
H 3
H 4
H Q
H 6!
H 5
D K
D J
S 9!
2nd
2
Q
H J
10
D 3
9
D 2
C 2
8
9
J
3rd
K
4
D 10
K
A
7
C 4
C 5
6
A
C 3
4th
3
6
7
2
8
D 4
S 8
C 8
5
7
C 9
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 5 4
H 10 9 8
D Q 10 9 8 2
C 10 9 2
TableS A K J 10 8
H 2
D 7 5 4 3
C K J 8
Bidding
Play
 
Resp to suit overcall
Avert overruff
Squeeze throw-in
S Q 3
H A Q J 6 5 3
D K J
C A 6 3
4 H by South9 top tricksEast is endplayedmade 4 +620


West

Pass
All Pass
North

1 NT
East

Pass
South
Pass
3 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K 4
H 6 5 4 2
D A Q 4
C A Q J 3
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 S
4 N
5 N
6 S
7 N
Lead
H Q
H 7
C 4
C Q
H 5!
C 6
H 6!
2nd
3!
K
8
9
10
D 3
J
3rd
8
9
A
5
A
J
S 3
4th
2
4
2
D 2
S Q!
10
S 7
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
5 2
S Q J 10 9 7
H 9 8
D J 10 5 3 2
C 8
TableS A 6 2
H Q J 10 7
D K 9 6
C 10 9 2
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
Response to 1 NT
Holdup play
Throw-in play
Honor signal
S 8 5 3
H A K 3
D 8 7
C K 7 6 5 4
3 NT by North8 top tricksE endplayed, lose 2made 3 +400


West
Pass
2 S
North
Pass
Pass
East
1 S
4 S
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S J 3
H J 9 4
D 9 8 2
C A 9 6 5 3
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 S
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 E
9 E
10 W
11 W
Lead
C 2
C 6
D K
S 4
S 6
S 9!
S 10
S 7
C 4
C 10
D 5!
2nd
7
Q
A!
3
8
C 3
H 3
H 6
D 3
D 8
9
3rd
A
S 5
2
A
Q
K
H 5
H 7
J
D 7
J
4th
K!
8
4
2
J
H 2
C 5
C 9
H 4
D 10?
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 9 4
H 10 7 5
D A 6 5
C J 10 8 7
TableS A K 10 7 6
H A Q
D J 7 4
C K Q 4
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
Follow up major raise
Unblocking play
Squeeze throw-in
Suit preference signal
S 8 5 2
H K 8 6 3 2
D K Q 10 3
C 2
4 S by East7 top tricksSouth is endplayedmade 4 -620


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Practice 6E09 by Richard Pavlicek

Throw-In Plays III


West

Pass
All Pass
North
1 NT
2 D
East
Pass
Pass
South
2 C
3 NT
Board 1
None Vul
S A Q 3
H K 7 5
D K J 7 4
C A 5 2
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 E
8 E
Lead
H 3
H 9
C 2
C 7
C 5
H J!
H 8
H 4
2nd
10
K!
8
4
S 5
C 9
S 4
S 6
3rd
A
2
K
A
Q
7
D 3
D 6
4th
5
6
3
10
6
Q
D 4
S 3
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
4 2
4 3
4 4
S J 8 2
H A 9
D 10 8 6 3
C 9 6 4 3
TableS K 9 5
H Q 8 4 3 2
D Q 9 2
C 10 8
Bidding
Play
 
 
 
Stayman convention
Shun holdup play
Throw-in play
If fourth club is cashed
declarer is squeezed
S 10 7 6 4
H J 10 6
D A 5
C K Q J 7
3 NT by North7 top tricksEast is endplayedmade 3 +400


West

1 H
4 H
North

Dbl
All Pass
East
Pass
2 H
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K Q 10 9
H A
D J 8 6 2
C K J 8 4
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 W
4 N
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 W
9 W
10 W
11 E
Lead
S K
S 10
H Q
S Q?
H 8
H 3
H 10!
H 9!
D K
D 4
S 6!
2nd
2
3
A
4
D 2
7
D 6
D 8
J
C 8
C 9
3rd
8
7
2
J
K
J
C 5
C 6
3
A
C 3
4th
5!
A
5
H 4
6
C 4
D 10
C 2
7
9
9
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
8 3
S A 5
H Q J 10 9 8 4
D K 4
C A Q 3
TableS 6 4 3 2
H K 3 2
D A 5 3
C 7 6 5
Bidding
 
Play
 
Cope with T/O double
Follow up major raise
Avoidance duck
Squeeze throw-in
S J 8 7
H 7 6 5
D Q 10 9 7
C 10 9 2
4 H by West9 top tricksNorth is endplayedmade 4 -420


West

1 H
Pass
Pass
North

Dbl
3 H
5 C
East

2 H
Pass
All Pass
South
1 C
3 C
4 C
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K 5 4 2
H 5 4 3 2
D A Q 2
C K J
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 E
Lead
H K
C 4
H 3!
C 6
H 4!
S A
S 3
H 5!
S 6
S Q
2nd
2
7
9
8
10
8
9
Q
D 7
D 4!
3rd
8
K
C 5
J
C 10
2
K
C Q
4
D 8
4th
C 3
2
6
9
7
7
10
J
J
5
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
8 1
8 2
S 9 8
H A K J 7 6
D J 10 8 7
C 8 7
TableS Q J 10 7
H Q 10 9 8
D K 9 3
C 9 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
 
Negative double
Cue-bid general force
Elimination technique
Loser-on-loser play
Put long trumps to work
S A 6 3
H
D 6 5 4
C A Q 10 6 5 4 3
5 C by South10 top tricksEast is endplayedmade 5 +400


West
1 S
4 C
5 C
6 NT
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
2 NT
4 S
5 H
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S J 9 7 6 5
H J 9 5
D 9 7
C 7 6 3
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 W
4 W
5 W
6 E
7 E
8 E
9 E
10 W
11 E
Lead
D Q
S A
S K
C K!
C 5
C Q
C J
D K!
H 2
H 6
S 4
2nd
A
5
6
3
6
9
10
8
8
J
D 10
3rd
7
2
3
4
A
H 3
D 3
4
K
A
8!
4th
2
D 5
H 7
2
8
7
D 9
H 5
9
10
9
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 A K Q 10 8
H K 6 3
D A 4 3
C K 5
TableS 4 3 2
H A 4 2
D K 6 2
C A Q J 4
Bidding
 
Play
Resp to 1 of a suit
Gerber convention
Squeeze throw-in
S
H Q 10 8 7
D Q J 10 8 5
C 10 9 8 2
6 NT by East11 top tricksNorth is endplayedmade 6 -1440


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Practice 6E13 by Richard Pavlicek

Throw-In Plays IV


West

3 H
North
1 S
Pass
East
Pass!
4 H!
South
2 S
All Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S K Q 10 8 2
H Q 10 4
D A 10 2
C Q 6
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 E
10 N
Lead
S K
S 4!
H 9
S 5
H A
C 3
S 6!
C 7
C 4!
S Q
2nd
A
9
10
J
4
6
D 8
Q
10
C 5
3rd
3
H 5
K
H 6
3
K
H 7
A
H 8
C J
4th
7
2
2
8
C 2
8
10
9
H Q
D 5!
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
8 1
8 2
S 7
H A J 9 8 7 6 5
D K 6 5
C 7 3
TableS A 6 5 4
H K 3
D 7 4 3
C A K 5 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Choose defensive action
Choose best game
Elimination technique
Loser-on-loser play
S J 9 3
H 2
D Q J 9 8
C J 10 9 8 2
4 H by West9 top tricksN endplayed, lose 1made 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
North

1 NT
3 NT
East
1 H
Pass
All Pass
South
Pass!
2 NT
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A 9 6
H A 4 2
D 7 3 2
C A Q 8 5
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 N
4 S
5 S
6 N
7 N
8 S
9 S
Lead
H K
H Q
C 5
C J
C 4
C A
D 2
D A
H 10!
2nd
3
7
2
7
9
D J
Q
8
S 7
3rd
5
S 4
K
8
Q
S 2
K
3
4
4th
2
A!
3
6
S 5
10
6
H 6
J
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
7 2
S 10 8 7 4
H 5
D 10 9 8 6
C 10 9 7 3
TableS K J 5
H K Q J 9 8 6
D Q J
C 6 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Choose defensive action
Balancing bid
Placing enemy cards
Squeeze throw-in
S Q 3 2
H 10 7 3
D A K 5 4
C K J 4
3 NT by North8 top tricksE endplayed, lose 2made 3 +600


West

1 S
All Pass
North

Dbl
East

Pass
South
1 D
3 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 5 4 3
H A 6 5 3
D 5 2
C K Q 10 8
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 W
8 W
Lead
S K
S J
C 2
C 8
C 5
S 5!
S 9
S 8
2nd
3
4
3
7
D 4
H 2
H 3
D 2
3rd
6
7
K
A
10
10
H 7
D 7
4th
2
A!
6
4
9
Q
D 3
D 6
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
4 2
4 3
4 4
S K Q J 9 8
H Q 4
D K J 8 4
C 4 3
TableS 7 6
H 10 9 8 7 2
D 10 9 7
C 9 7 6
Bidding
 
Play
Negative double
Rebid by opener
Throw-in play
S A 10 2
H K J
D A Q 6 3
C A J 5 2
3 NT by South8 top tricksWest is endplayedmade 3 +400


West
Pass
3 NT
North
Pass
Pass
East
1 NT
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S J
H Q 10 8 7
D Q J 10 8
C Q J 10 8
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 N
4 N
5 E
6 N
7 W
8 E
9 E
10 W
11 W
Lead
S 6
D 4!
C Q
C J
H 3
C 8
D 2
D A
H 4
H A
S 3
2nd
2
6
2
K
2
5
8
S 5
9
10
C 10
3rd
J
9
4
6
5!
7
K
3
K
D 5
7!
4th
Q
10
3!
9
7
A
7
J
8
J
8
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
2 2
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
7 4
S 4 3 2
H A K 6 5
D 9 3 2
C A 9 3
TableS A Q 10 7
H 4 3
D A K 5 4
C K 5 2
Bidding
Play
 
 
Response to 1 NT
Elimination technique
Throw-in play
Single-suit throw-in
S K 9 8 6 5
H J 9 2
D 7 6
C 7 6 4
3 NT by East8 top tricksSouth is endplayedmade 3 -600


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Practice 6E17 by Richard Pavlicek

Throw-In Plays V


West

2 C
North
1 S
Pass
East
Dbl
4 H
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S K Q 8 7 6
H 4 2
D K 10 2
C A Q 4
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 E
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 E
8 E
9 E
10 E
11 E
Lead
S J
S 5
H Q
H 3
D 4
H A
H J
H 9
H 8
H 6
S 4!
2nd
2
9
7
10
2
C J
C 2
D 7
D 8
D 9
C 8
3rd
8
Q
5
K
Q
C 3
C 5
C 6
C 7
C 9
10
4th
3!
A
2
4
3
S 6
S 7
C 4
C A
C Q
K
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
9 2
S 10 9 2
H K 5
D J 6 4
C 9 7 6 5 3
TableS A 4 3
H A Q J 9 8 6 3
D A Q 5
C
Bidding
 
Play
 
Choose defensive action
Rebid by doubler
Correct loser count
Squeeze throw-in
S J 5
H 10 7
D 9 8 7 3
C K J 10 8 2
4 H by East9 top tricksNorth is endplayedmade 5 -450


West

Pass
North

4 S
East
1 H
All Pass
South
1 NT
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q J 10 7 6 3
H J 5
D Q 4 2
C A 2
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 S
8 N
9 N
10 N
11 N
Lead
H K
D 3
S Q
S 5
D 2
D A
S 9!
S 7
S 6
S 3
C A!
2nd
A!
5
K
8
J
7
D 8
C 8
C J
H 10
K
3rd
3
Q
A
J
K
4
10
H 2
H 4
C 5
6
4th
5
9
4
2
6
H 7
C 3
D 10
H 6
H 8
4
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
S 8 4
H 8 6 3
D 10 8 7 6 5
C 10 7 4
TableS K 2
H K Q 10 9 7
D J 9
C K J 8 3
Play
Defense
Squeeze throw-in
Try to fool declarer
S A 9 5
H A 4 2
D A K 3
C Q 9 6 5
4 S by North10 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 6 +680


West

1 H
All Pass
North

3 D
East

Pass
South
1 D
3 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 5 4 3
H 6 2
D A J 10 8 6 5
C A 6
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 W
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 N
10 N
11 N
Lead
S K
S Q
S 10
D 3
D 5
D 4
D 6
D 7
D 8
C A
H 2
2nd
3
4
5
Q
C Q
C 3
H 3
C 7
S J
8
8
3rd
9
7
8
A
K
J
9
10
C 2
4
9!
4th
2
6
A
2
H 4
C 5
H 7
H 5
C K
9
10
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 K Q 10
H K J 10 7 4
D Q
C K 9 7 3
TableS J 9 8 7
H 8 5 3
D 2
C Q J 10 8 5
Play
 
Correct loser count
Squeeze throw-in
S A 6 2
H A Q 9
D K 9 7 4 3
C 4 2
3 NT by South9 top tricksWest is endplayedmade 4 +430


West
1 H
4 H
North
Dbl
Pass
East
2 H
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S K Q 10 9
H 3
D J 10 9 6
C A J 10 7
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 W
4 W
5 W
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 E
10 W
11 W
Lead
S K
D J
H A
H K
D K
H 4
D 5
C 4!
H 8
H 5
C K!
2nd
4
3
3
D 6
9
C 7
Q
10
S 3
C J
A
3rd
2
8
2
6
4
J
H 9
Q
10
C 5
6
4th
5
A
7
Q
2
C 2
10
3
S 9
S 8
8
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
9 2
S J 6 5
H A K 10 9 5 4
D A K
C K 4
TableS A 7 4
H J 8 6 2
D 5 4 3
C Q 6 5
Play
 
Duck to retain entry
Squeeze throw-in
S 8 3 2
H Q 7
D Q 8 7 2
C 9 8 3 2
4 H by West9 top tricksNorth is endplayedmade 5 -650


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Practice 6E21 by Richard Pavlicek

Throw-In Plays VI


West

1 S
All Pass
North
Pass
2 H
East
1 D
2 S
South
1 H
4 H
Board 1
None Vul
S A 5
H Q 10 3
D 10 8 6 5
C Q 10 7 6
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 S
4 N
5 N
6 E
7 E
8 S
9 S
10 S
11 N
Lead
C 2
H A
H 7
H 10
D 5!
D K?
D 9
H K
C K
S 3
D 10!
2nd
6
5
4
S 7?
Q
4
H J
S Q
S 2
6
A
3rd
8
3
Q
9
3
7
J
S 5
7
A
S 4
4th
A
2
6
8
2
6
8
S 8
4
K
S 9
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
8 3
S Q J 10 9 6 2
H 8 5 4
D J 7 2
C 2
TableS K 8 7
H 6 2
D A K Q 9
C J 9 8 4
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Resp to suit overcall
Follow up major raise
Read enemy lead
Elimination technique
Try for a ruff
S 4 3
H A K J 9 7
D 4 3
C A K 5 3
4 H by South9 top tricksEast is endplayedmade 4 +420


West

Dbl
3 D
North

Pass
Pass
East
1 D
2 S
3 NT
South
1 S
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q 10 6
H 10 4 2
D 9 6 5
C J 10 6 5
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 S
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 E
10 E
11 S
Lead
S 7
S 10
S K
D 2
D 3
D 8
D 10
C A
C K
S 8!
S 3
2nd
5
4
H 5
4
6
H 8
H 2
8
Q
9
H 6
3rd
Q
J
6
A
K
Q
J
4
7
C 9
H 4
4th
2
C 3
A
5
7
9
C 2
5
6
C 10
H 3
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
7 3
7 4
S 5
H Q 9 6 5
D A Q 10 3
C 9 7 4 3
TableS A 8 4 2
H A 7 3
D K J 8 2
C A K
Bidding
Play
Negative double
Squeeze throw-in
S K J 9 7 3
H K J 8
D 7 4
C Q 8 2
3 NT by East8 top tricksSouth is endplayedmade 3 -400


West

1 S
Pass
North

2 C
3 NT
East

Pass
All Pass
South
1 D
3 C
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A 9 6 2
H J 10 6
D 7 6
C A K J 8
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 W
4 N
5 N
6 S
7 E
8 S
9 N
10 S
11 N
Lead
S 8
S K
S Q
C A
D 6
C 10
H 7
C 7
D 7!
C 9
S 9!
2nd
3
6
A
5
3
4
A
D 9
8
S 4
H 8
3rd
10
5
H 2
2
K
8
3
K
A
J
D 5
4th
2
7
D 4
3
2
Q
6
6
J
D 10
J
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
7 4
S K Q J 10 4
H Q 4 3
D J 9 2
C 4 3
TableS 8 5
H 9 8 7 2
D Q 10 8 3
C Q 6 5
PlaySqueeze throw-in S 7 3
H A K 5
D A K 5 4
C 10 9 7 2
3 NT by North7 top tricksWest is endplayedmade 3 +400


West
1 H
4 NT
6 H
North
2 S
Pass
All Pass
East
4 H
5 H
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q J 9 8 7 4
H
D 9 8 3
C K J 7 2
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 W
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 W
8 W
9 E
10 E
11 W
Lead
S Q
H A
H K
D 2
H 5
H Q
H 6
D 4
C A!
C 8
S 6!
2nd
3
S 4
S 7
3
8
C 2
D 9
C 7
9
10
8
3rd
2
3
10
K
9
C 3
C 4
A
6
H 4
5
4th
A
2
7
6
D 8
J
C 5
10
J
K
D 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 A K 10 6
H A K Q 9 6 4
D 4 2
C 6
TableS 5 3
H 10 5 3
D A K 7 5
C A 8 4 3
Bidding
Play
 
Blackwood convention
Squeeze throw-in
Elimination technique
S 2
H J 8 7 2
D Q J 10 6
C Q 10 9 5
6 H by West11 top tricksNorth is endplayedmade 6 -1430


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Practice 6E25 by Richard Pavlicek

Throw-In Plays VII


West

3 C
3 NT
North
2 D
Pass
All Pass
East
2 NT
3 D
South
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S A 9
H 10 9 8 7
D K J 9 6 5 3
C 4
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 E
4 S
5 E
6 N
7 E
8 E
9 W
10 W
11 W
Lead
D 10
D 8
H K
H 6
S 3
D K
S Q
H 5
S J
C A!
S 5!
2nd
2
C 3
A
3
4
A
7
C 2
D 3
4
D 5
3rd
6
9
2
7
K
S 6
2
J
D 7
7
C 8
4th
4!
Q
10!
Q
A
C 5
9
8
8
9
10
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
2 2
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
7 4
S K J 5 2
H J 4 3 2
D 2
C A 6 5 3
TableS Q 3
H K Q 5
D A Q 7 4
C K J 8 7
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Combat weak two-bid
Natural 2 NT overcall
Holdup play
Throw-in play
Honor signal
S 10 8 7 6 4
H A 6
D 10 8
C Q 10 9 2
3 NT by East4 top tricksSouth is endplayedmade 3 -400


West

Pass
Pass
North

1 S
3 NT
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 D
1 NT
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A 9 5 4
H A K 8
D K 10 4
C 5 4 2
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 E
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 N
11 N
Lead
C 7
D 2
S Q
D 7
D 4
D J
H 2
H 8
H 6
S A!
C 4
2nd
2
6
K
9
5
H 4
5
9
S 6
8
S 10
3rd
J
K
3
10
Q
S 5
A
Q
K
2
6!
4th
Q
A
4
3
C 3
8
3
7
10
7
8
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
9 2
S 7 6 3
H 7 5 4
D 9 6
C K 9 8 7 3
TableS Q J 10 8
H J 10 9 3
D A 8 5 3
C J
Bidding
Play
Resp to 1 of a suit
Squeeze throw-in
S K 2
H Q 6 2
D Q J 7 2
C A Q 10 6
3 NT by South7 top tricksWest is endplayedmade 5 +660


West

2 S
4 S
6 S
North

Pass
Pass
All Pass
East

3 H
5 H
South
2 H
Pass
Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 9 7
H 7
D Q 10 8 5
C Q 10 5 4 3 2
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 W
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 W
8 W
9 E
10 W
11 E
Lead
H 7
S 2
S K
S 4
S 8
S 10
S 6
D 4
D 7
C 7!
H 9!
2nd
K
3
9
C 2
D 2
C 4
D 5
8
C J
5
J
3rd
2
A
5
J
Q
D 3
C 8
K
A
A
4
4th
3
7
H 5
H 6
C 3
D 9
C 6
J
10
K
C 10
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 A K Q 10 6 4
H 4 3
D A 6 4
C 9 7
TableS J 8 5 2
H A K 10 9
D K 7 3
C A 8
Bidding
 
Play
Cue-bid general force
Cue-bid to show fit
Squeeze throw-in
S 3
H Q J 8 6 5 2
D J 9 2
C K J 6
6 S by West11 top tricksSouth is endplayedmade 6 -1430


West
1 H
Pass
All Pass
North
1 S
3 H
East
Pass
Pass
South
2 H
6 S
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q J 10 4 3
H A 9 7 5
D A J 2
C 4
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 S
Lead
H 2
S Q
C 4!
C 5
S 3
C K
C 6
S J!
S 8
S 6!
2nd
3
5
2
8
9
Q
D 7
D 3
H 8
3rd
J
2
A
S 10
A
D 2
S 4
K
H 5
4th
A
7
7
3
H 4
9
10
D 8
D 4
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
S 7
H K Q J 8 4
D K Q 8 7
C Q 8 7
TableS 9 5
H 2
D 10 9 5 4 3
C J 10 9 3 2
Bidding
 
Play
Note
 
Cue-bid general force
Ace-showing bid
Delayed-duck squeeze
Also can be made with
elimination endplay
S A K 8 6 2
H 10 6 3
D 6
C A K 6 5
6 S by North9 top tricksW squeezed, lose 1made 6 +1430


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Practice 6E29 by Richard Pavlicek

Throw-In Plays VIII


West

3 S
North
1 H
Pass
East
1 S
4 S
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S 3
H A 10 8 7 6 5
D K J 6
C Q J 10
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 S
4 W
5 W
6 E
7 E
8 E
9 E
10 E
11 W
Lead
H 2
H 8!
D 10
S Q
S 6
S K
S 8!
S 7!
C K!
C 5
D Q!
2nd
3
K
A!
3
H 5
J
D 7
D 8
2
4
K
3rd
A
S 2
6
4
A
9
C 3
D 3
6
A
4
4th
Q
4
2
5
10
H 6
C 10
C J
Q
D J
9
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 9 6
H J 9 4 3
D A Q 3
C A 6 3
TableS A K 8 7 4
H K Q
D 5 4 2
C K 7 5
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
Resp to suit overcall
Shun finesse
Throw-in play
Suit preference signal
S J 10 5 2
H 2
D 10 9 8 7
C 9 8 4 2
4 S by East8 top tricksNorth is endplayedmade 4 -420


West

Pass
All Pass
North

3 S
East
3 C
Pass
South
Pass
4 S
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A K Q J 9
H K 9
D 6 3 2
C Q 4 3
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 E
4 S
5 N
6 N
7 N
8 N
9 N
10 S
11 S
Lead
H 2
H 8!
D J
S 2
S K
S Q
S J!
S 9!
C 3
D A!
H 5!
2nd
3
K
K
6
C J
C 2
C 8
D 5
9
Q
6
3rd
A
S 4
7
A
3
7
D 4
C 7
A
3
D 6
4th
9
4
2
5
8
10
C 5
C 6
D 8
9
D 10
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 10 8 6
H A J 8 7 6
D Q 8 7
C 6 5
TableS 5 4
H 2
D J 10 9 5
C K J 10 9 8 2
Bidding
Play
Defense
Combat preempt
Throw-in play
Suit preference signal
S 7 3 2
H Q 10 5 4 3
D A K 4
C A 7
4 S by North8 top tricksWest is endplayedmade 4 +620


West

2 H
North

Pass
East

4 H?
South
1 S
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 10 6 2
H 4 2
D 10 9 6
C 9 7 6 5 2
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 W
4 W
5 W
6 E
7 E
8 W
9 W
10 W
11 W
Lead
S 2
C J
H A
H K
C 3
C K
H 8
H 10
H 7
H 5
S 9
2nd
7
Q
2
4
5
10
S 3
C 9
S 6
S 10
D 6
3rd
J
2
6
J!
A
D 2
9
D 3
D 5
S 8
K
4th
4
4
3
Q
8
6
C 7
S 5
D 7
S Q
A
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
9 2
S 9 4
H A K 10 9 7 5
D A 4 2
C Q 3
TableS K 8 7
H J 8 6
D Q 8 5 3
C A K 4
Note
 
Play
East probably should
bid 3 NT
Squeeze throw-in
S A Q J 5 3
H Q 3
D K J 7
C J 10 8
4 H by West9 top tricksSouth is endplayedmade 5 -650


West
Pass
Pass
North
Pass
3 NT
East
Pass
All Pass
South
1 NT
Board 4
Both Vul
S 6 4 2
H K 10
D K Q 6 5 3
C Q J 6
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 S
4 E
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 S
9 N
10 N
11 N
Lead
C 4
D 3
D 7
C 9
H 2!
H 10
H A
D 2
D 6
D 5
C J!
2nd
Q
8
9
A!
4
6
J
10
H 9
S 3
S 9
3rd
5
J
Q
2
K
Q
S 2
K
C 8
S 5
S 7
4th
3
4
A
6
3
5
7
H 8
C 7?
C 10?
K
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
9 2
S K 8
H J 5 4
D 10 9 4
C K 10 7 4 2
TableS J 10 9 3
H 9 8 7 6 3
D A 8
C 9 5
PlaySqueeze throw-in S A Q 7 5
H A Q 2
D J 7 2
C A 8 3
3 NT by South6 top tricksWest is endplayedmade 5 +660


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Practice 6E33 by Richard Pavlicek

Throw-In Plays IX


West

2 C
All Pass
North
Pass
Dbl
East
1 NT
Pass
South
Dbl!
2 H
Board 1
None Vul
S Q 4 3
H 5 4
D 8 7 5 2
C K J 8 7
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 E
4 E
5 E
6 S
7 S
8 S
Lead
C 4
D K
D A
D Q
H 6
H K
H Q
H 2!
2nd
J
9
10
J
A
C 3
S 6
C 6
3rd
A
3
4
6
3
5
C 7
C 8
4th
5
2
5
7
4
7
8
10
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
0 4
1 4
2 4
3 4
3 5
S 10 9 7 6
H 3
D 6 4 3
C Q 10 6 4 3
TableS K J 5
H 10 8 7 6
D A K Q
C A 9 2
Bidding
 
Play
Optional double
Penalty double
Trump sacrifice throw-in
S A 8 2
H A K Q J 9 2
D J 10 9
C 5
2 H by South7 top tricksEast is endplayedmade 2 +110


West

Dbl
4 H
North

Pass
All Pass
East
Pass
2 D
South
1 S
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 6
H 9 8 5
D 9 7 6 3
C Q 10 7 5 4
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 N
4 W
5 W
6 W
7 W
8 W
9 W
10 W
Lead
S 6
S 9
D 7
H A
H K
H Q
H J
H 10
H 2
C A
2nd
2
Q
4
5
9
C 7
C 4
D 3
D 6
5
3rd
A
H 8
10
6
7
C 2
C 8
D 5
C 9
D 8
4th
K
3
A
3
4
S 5
C 6
C J
C K
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
S K Q 10
H A K Q J 10 2
D A 2
C A 3
TableS J 4 3 2
H 7 6
D J 8 5 4
C 9 8 2
PlayStepping-stone squeeze S A 9 8 7 5
H 4 3
D K Q 10
C K J 6
4 H by West8 top tricksS squeezed, lose 1made 4 -420


West

Pass
1 NT
4 S
North

1 H
Pass
All Pass
East

1 S
3 S
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K 3
H A 9 8 7 6
D K J 10
C Q 5 4
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 S
4 E
5 W
6 W
7 E
8 E
9 E
10 E
11 E
12 E
Lead
H 3
H 9!
D 3
C 6
S J
S 2
S Q
S 10
S 9
S 8!
H Q
D 2
2nd
2
J
5
J
3
K
C 2
D 4
D 7
C 9
C 10
9
3rd
A
S 6
10
A
7
A
C 3
C 7
C 8
D 6
5
Q
4th
10
4
A
4
4
5
H 6
C 5
C Q
D J
7
K
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
9 2
9 3
S J 2
H K 5 4 2
D Q 6 5
C A 8 7 3
TableS A Q 10 9 8 7
H Q J 10
D A 8 2
C 6
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
Resp to suit overcall
Rebid by overcaller
Stepping-stone squeeze
Suit preference signal
S 6 5 4
H 3
D 9 7 4 3
C K J 10 9 2
4 S by East7 top tricksWin the last trickmade 4 -620


West
Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
2 C
4 NT
East
Pass
Pass
South
2 D
6 NT
Board 4
Both Vul
S A K 5
H A K 2
D K Q J
C A K Q 8
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 N
4 N
5 N
6 N
7 N
8 N
9 N
10 N
Lead
S Q
D K
D Q
C A
C K
C Q
C 8
H K
S K
H A
2nd
2
3
4
3
10
H 5
H 9
J
8
3rd
3
6
7
4
5
6
7
3
4
4th
A
2
H 4
2
9
J
H 6
7
6
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
S 7 6 3
H Q 10 8 7 6 4
D 2
C J 9 2
TableS Q J 10 8
H J 9 5
D 10 5 4 3
C 10 3
Bidding
 
Play
Opening 2 C & response
Quantitative 4 NT
Stepping-stone squeeze
S 9 4 2
H 3
D A 9 8 7 6
C 7 6 5 4
6 NT by North11 top tricksE squeezed, lose 1made 6 +1440


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Practice 6E37 by Richard Pavlicek

Throw-In Plays X


West

6 C
North
3 S
Pass
East
5 C
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S K Q J 10 7 5 4
H 6 3
D 10 8 2
C 10
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 E
4 E
5 E
6 E
7 E
8 E
Lead
S 9
S 6
C A
C K
C Q
C 9
C 8
C 7!
2nd
A
K
2
D 3
D 4
D 6
D 9
3rd
4
C J
3
4
5
6
S 8
4th
2
3
10
S 5
S 7
S 10
S J
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
S A 8 6
H K 7 4 2
D J 5
C 6 5 4 3
TableS 2
H A Q 5
D K 7
C A K Q J 9 8 7
Bidding
Play
Combat preempt
Delayed-duck squeeze
S 9 3
H J 10 9 8
D A Q 9 6 4 3
C 2
6 C by East11 top tricksS squeezed, lose 1made 6 -920


West

Pass
All Pass
North

3 H
East
1 S
Pass
South
Pass
4 H
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 5 3
H A K Q J 9 8
D A K 4
C J 2
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 N
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 N
8 N
9 N
10 N
Lead
S K
D 2
D K
D 4
H 2
H K
H Q
H J
H 9
H 8!
2nd
A
5
10
Q
3
S 2
C 6
S 8
C 8
3rd
J
A
6
H 10
A
S 4
S 6
C 3
C 4
4th
3
3
7
8
6
4
5
7
D 9
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
S J
H 7 5 4 3
D J 9 8 7 5
C 10 9 5
TableS K Q 10 8 2
H 6
D Q 10 3
C K Q 8 6
Bidding
 
Play
Balancing bid
Good jump overcall
Delayed-duck squeeze
S A 9 7 6 4
H 10 2
D 6 2
C A 7 4 3
4 H by North10 top tricksE squeezed, lose 1made 6 +680


West

2 S
North

5 H
East

5 S
South
2 H
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 2
H K 10 4 2
D A J 10 7
C 9 7 6 2
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 E
4 E
5 W
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 W
10 W
11 E
Lead
H 2
D 8
S J
S 3
S K
H 7
C Q
S Q
S 6!
C 3
D 4
2nd
J
5
4
7
D 10
10
K
H K
D J
6
2
3rd
A
7!
5
A
8
S 10
A
D 3
C 4!
10
9
4th
6
K
2
H 4
9
3
2
H 5
H 8
8
A
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
9 2
S A K Q 6 5
H 7 6
D Q 9 5
C A 5 3
TableS J 10 8 3
H J
D K 6 4 3
C Q J 10 4
Bidding
 
Play
Combat weak two-bid
Combat sacrifice bid
Delayed-duck squeeze
S 9 7 4
H A Q 9 8 5 3
D 8 2
C K 8
5 S by West6 top tricksWin the restmade 5 -650


West
1 H
Pass
All Pass
North
Pass
4 NT
East
Pass
Pass
South
3 NT
6 D
Board 4
Both Vul
S A 10 2
H 10 5 4
D J 10 5 4 3
C A J
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 S
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 S
8 S
9 N
10 S
Lead
H K
D A
D K
D 6
D 5
D Q
D 8
C 2!
C J
D 7!
2nd
4
H 8
H 9
C 4
H 7
S 3
C 8
10
9
3rd
2
3
4
J
9
10
S 2
A
K
4th
A!
2
H 3
S 4
C 7
C 3
C 5
6
Q
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
S K Q 3
H K Q J 9 8
D
C Q 10 8 7 4
TableS 9 8 7 6 4
H 7 3 2
D 2
C 9 6 5 3
Bidding
 
Play
Balancing bid
Quantitative 4 NT
Delayed-duck squeeze
S J 5
H A 6
D A K Q 9 8 7 6
C K 2
6 D by South11 top tricksW squeezed, lose 1made 6 +1370


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© 1994 Richard Pavlicek