Main   Practice 6F01 by Richard Pavlicek  

Trump Endings


West

1 S
Pass
Pass
North
1 D
2 D
3 H
5 D
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 H
3 D
4 D
Board 1
None Vul
S 2
H K Q 3
D A K 10 9 6 5
C J 8 2
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 N
4 N
5 S
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 N
10 S
11 N
Lead
S J
S K
D A
C 2
C A
H 2
C J
H 7
H 3
S 6!
D 10!
2nd
3
D 5
3
3
6
5
K
8
10
8
J
3rd
Q
5
2
Q
8
K
D 7
Q
A
D 6
8
4th
2
4
C 4
5
7
4
9
6
J
10
S 9
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 9 8
H J 8 5
D
C 10 9 6 5 4
TableS J 10 5
H 10 6 4
D Q J 4 3
C K 7 3
PlayTrump endplay S 7 6 4 3
H A 9 7 2
D 8 7 2
C A Q
5 D by North9 top tricksEast is endplayedmade 5 +400


West

1 H
4 H
North

Pass
All Pass
East
1 D
1 NT
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S J 10 8 4
H 8
D Q 7 6 5
C K Q 10 3
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 S
4 N
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 W
10 E
11 W
Lead
C K
C 3
C 8
S J
H 3
H 2
D 3
D 4!
S 2
D 8!
S 3
2nd
4
5
J
5
8
7
5
10
8
J
10
3rd
9
A
Q
6
Q
A
A
H 4
K
H 5
Q
4th
2
7
6
A
6
S 4
2
6
7
7
9
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
8 3
S A 3 2
H A K 10 5 4 3
D 3
C J 7 2
TableS K Q 5
H Q 2
D A K 9 8 4
C 6 5 4
PlayTrump coup S 9 7 6
H J 9 7 6
D J 10 2
C A 9 8
4 H by West11 top tricksWin last 2 tricksmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 NT
4 S
East

Pass
All Pass
South
2 S
3 C
Board 3
E-W Vul
S J 10
H J 7 2
D A K 8 2
C A Q 10 2
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 W
4 E
5 N
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 N
11 S
Lead
H K
H A
H 4
D J
S J
S 10
D 4!
D 2
C 5
D 8
C K
2nd
2
7
J
3
3
4
5
10
4
C 7
8
3rd
9
8
Q
6
5
Q
K
S 6
Q
S 8
A
4th
5
6
10
A
2
C 3
7
9
6
Q
J
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
8 3
S 2
H A K 4 3
D Q 9 6 5
C 9 8 4 3
TableS K 7 4 3
H Q 9 8
D J 10 7
C J 7 6
Bidding
 
Play
Resp to weak two-bid
Showing a feature
Trump coup
S A Q 9 8 6 5
H 10 6 5
D 4 3
C K 5
4 S by South10 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +420


West
Pass
3 S
North
Pass
Pass
East
1 S
4 S
South
3 C
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S J 10 9 7
H Q J 10 6 5
D 6 5 4
C 6
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 E
4 E
5 S
6 W
7 W
8 E
9 E
10 E
11 W
Lead
C K
S A
S Q!
C 2!
D Q
D A!
C 7
H A
H K
S 5
C 10!
2nd
3
8
C 4
J
K
6
H 5
7
8
D 10
H J
3rd
6
2
4
5
5
7
S 3
3
4
K
S 6
4th
A
7
9
D 4
3
2
8
6
10
10
9
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
10 1
S K 4 2
H 9 4 3
D A K 8
C 10 7 5 3
TableS A Q 6 5 3
H A K 2
D 9 7 3
C A 2
PlayElopement play S 8
H 8 7
D Q J 10 2
C K Q J 9 8 4
4 S by East10 top tricksLose the restmade 4 -620


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Practice 6F05 by Richard Pavlicek

Trump Endings II


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
1 S
2 H
3 S
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
2 D
2 S
4 S
Board 1
None Vul
S A 9 7 4 2
H Q J 4 2
D J
C A J 3
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 S
4 N
5 W
6 S
7 N
8 N
9 N
10 S
Lead
S Q
D J!
D 2
H 2
S 8?
D 3
H Q
H J
H 4
D 7
2nd
5
K
5
5
9
6
7
10
C 7
C 2
3rd
3
A
S 2
K
10
S 4
3
C 4
S 6
S 7
4th
A
4
8
A
K
10
6
8
9
Q
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S 8 3
H A 9 8 6
D 6 5 4
C K 10 9 2
TableS Q J 10
H 10 7 5
D K Q 10 8
C Q 8 7
Bidding
Play
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Crossruff
Elopement play
S K 6 5
H K 3
D A 9 7 3 2
C 6 5 4
4 S by North6 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 4 +420


West

4 C
6 D
North

Pass
All Pass
East
1 NT
4 H
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q J 9 5 3
H 10 8 7 6 5
D
C A 7 5
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 E
4 E
5 W
6 N
7 E
8 W
9 E
10 W
11 E
12 W
Lead
S Q
D J
D 9
S 6!
C 2
H 6
S 10
C 3
C 10
H 9
C Q
D 10
2nd
4
H 5
3
2
A
Q
K
5
9
7
D Q
3rd
8
K
5
D 6
4
4
D 7
K
D 8!
A
D A
4th
A
2
S 3
5
6
2
9
8
7
J
H 8
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
10 1
S A
H K 9 2
D A J 10 8 7 6 5
C 3 2
TableS 10 6 4
H A Q 3
D K 9
C K Q J 10 4
Bidding
Play
Gerber convention
Trump coup
S K 8 7 2
H J 4
D Q 4 3 2
C 9 8 6
6 D by West10 top tricksClaim the restmade 6 -920


West

Pass
All Pass
North

2 S
East

Pass
South
1 S
4 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S J 7 4 2
H J 6 5 2
D 8 3
C A 6 5
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 S
4 W
5 S
6 E
7 N
8 S
9 S
10 S
11 N
Lead
D 5
S A
H 3!
D 6
H 4
C 10
H 6!
C K
C Q
D 4
H J
2nd
3
D 2
10
8
8
2
A
4
8
7
S 9
3rd
9
2
2
10
5
3
S 3
5
6
S 4
S 5!
4th
A
8
7
K
Q
A
9
7
9
J
K
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
8 3
S
H K 10 9 8
D Q 7 6 5 2
C J 8 4 3
TableS Q 10 9 8
H A Q 7
D J 10 9
C 10 9 7
PlayTrump endplay S A K 6 5 3
H 4 3
D A K 4
C K Q 2
4 S by South9 top tricksEast is endplayedmade 4 +420


West
1 D
1 NT
2 H
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 H
2 C1
4 H
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q J 5 3
H 10 9 8 7
D Q 7 4
C 7 5
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 S
4 E
5 E
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 W
10 W
Lead
S 10
H 3
S 9
H A
D A
D 6
D 5
C 2
C A!
D 10!
2nd
A
7
4
C 3
2
8
Q
8
7
S J
3rd
5
Q
3
4
3
K
H 2
Q
4
H 5
4th
2
K
K
8
4
7
9
5
10
J
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S A 6 4
H 6 4 3
D K 10 5 3
C A Q 6
TableS K 7 2
H A Q J 5 2
D A 6
C 9 4 2
Note 1
Bidding
Play
new minor forcing
Opener’s third bid
Elopement play
S 10 9 8
H K
D J 9 8 2
C K J 10 8 3
4 H by East9 top tricksWin the high trumpmade 4 -620


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Practice 6F09 by Richard Pavlicek

Trump Endings III


West

2 NT
4 H
North
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 H
3 H
South
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S Q 9 8 6 2
H
D 9 7 6 5
C 10 9 6 5
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 S
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 E
10 E
11 W
Lead
S K
S A
S 7
H 3
D 2
D 4
D J
C K
C A
C 7
D Q
2nd
3
5
10
7
7
8
6
2
4
J
9
3rd
9
2
Q
A
A
K
H 4!
3
8
Q
H 6
4th
4
J
H 2
S 6
3
5
10
5
6
9
H 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 10 5 3
H A K 5
D K Q J 2
C Q 8 3
TableS J 4
H J 8 6 4 3 2
D A 4
C A K 7
Bidding
Play
Defense
Resp to 1 of a suit
Trump endplay
Attitude signal
S A K 7
H Q 10 9 7
D 10 8 3
C J 4 2
4 H by East12 top tricksSouth is endplayedmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
North

1 S
4 S
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 H
1 NT
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q J 9 7 4 3
H K
D A 7 2
C Q J 4
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 E
4 N
5 W
6 N
7 N
8 S
9 N
10 S
11 N
Lead
C 3
C 7
C 6
S 3
D 4
S Q
H K
H 2
D 2
H 3
D 7
2nd
2
J
9
2
A!
C 10
4
Q
9
D 6
J
3rd
A
K
5
K
3
5
A!
S 4
K
S 7
Q
4th
4
8
Q
A
8
6
10
5
5
7
10
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 A 10 8 6
H Q 10
D 10 6 5 4
C A 7 5
TableS 2
H 9 8 7 5 4
D J 9 3
C K 10 6 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Rebid by opener
Rebid by responder
Overtaking play
Trump coup
Choose lead at suit
S K 5
H A J 6 3 2
D K Q 8
C 9 8 2
4 S by North10 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +620


West

Pass
North

6 C
East

All Pass
South
3 C
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A K J 3
H A K 5 3
D A 4 3
C A 2
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 S
5 S
6 N
7 N
8 N
9 S
10 N
11 S
12 N
Lead
S 4
C 4
C 2
C K
H 2
S K
S A
S 3!
H 9
H 3
D J
H 5
2nd
J!
S 2
9
S 7
6
5
6
9
10
D 6
7
D K
3rd
Q
A
J
D 3
A
H 4
D 9
C 5
K
C 6
A
C 7!
4th
C 3
8
D 2
10
7
8
10
D 5
J
8
8
Q
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0
S 10 8 7 4 2
H Q 10 8 6
D Q 7 5 2
C
TableS Q 9 6 5
H J 7
D K 8 6
C Q 10 9 8
Bidding
 
Play
 
Response to preempt
Slam decision
Play to trick one
Elopement play
S
H 9 4 2
D J 10 9
C K J 7 6 5 4 3
6 C by South11 top tricksLose the last trickmade 6 +920


West
1 S
2 H
4 D
4 NT
6 S
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
2 C
3 S
4 H
5 H
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 6
H 8 7 6
D K Q 9 2
C Q 10 9 8 5
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 W
4 W
5 E
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 W
10 W
11 E
Lead
D K
S A
S K
C 6!
C K
C 2
H 2
C 3!
H K
H 3
C 4!
2nd
3
6
D 2
5
J
D 5
6
D 6
7
8
3rd
4
4
5
A
D 10
S 2
A
S 3
4
S 9
4th
A
8
10
7
8
9
5
10
9
J
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
S A K 7 3 2
H K 10 3 2
D A J 10
C 6
TableS J 9 5 4
H A 4
D 7 3
C A K 4 3 2
Bidding
 
Play
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Blackwood convention
Crossruff
Elopement play
S Q 10 8
H Q J 9 5
D 8 6 5 4
C J 7
6 S by West9 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 6 -1430


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Practice 6F13 by Richard Pavlicek

Trump Endings IV


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
1 C
3 C
3 H
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 H
3 D
4 H
Board 1
None Vul
S 4 3
H A K
D Q 7 3
C A K J 8 6 2
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 W
4 S
5 N
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 N
Lead
S 5
S 6
D 10
H 4
C A!
C 2!
H 6
C 6!
D 6!
C K
2nd
3
Q
3
10
5
9
S 2
10
4
H 9
3rd
A
K
2
K
4
H 5
A
H 7
Q
H J
4th
7
4
A
2
3
7
3
Q
5
S 8
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
S K 10 8 5 2
H 10
D 10 9 8 4
C Q 7 3
TableS A J 9 6
H Q 9 3 2
D 5 2
C 10 9 5
Bidding
Play
Defense
Opener’s third bid
Trump coup
Choose lead at suit
S Q 7
H J 8 7 6 5 4
D A K J 6
C 4
4 H by South11 top tricksLose 1 trump trickmade 4 +420


West

2 S
4 S
All Pass
North

Pass
Pass
East
1 S
3 S
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Dbl
Board 2
N-S Vul
S
H J 9 7 5 3 2
D 8 6 4 2
C K J 9
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 E
9 N
10 S
11 E
Lead
D Q
H 8
H A
H 6
D 7
D 9
C A
C 5
C J
S 8
C 8
2nd
5
4
3
J
10
6
2
Q
6
2
S 9
3rd
2
Q!
D 3
S 5
K
S 6
3
4
S 7
H 5
10
4th
A
2
K!
10
4
J
9
K
7
10
H 7
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
7 1
7 2
8 2
8 3
S 4 3 2
H A Q 6
D K 9 5
C 10 7 4 3
TableS A Q 10 6 5
H 8
D A 7 3
C A 8 6 5
Bidding
 
Play
Note
 
Follow up major raise
Penalty double
Trump endplay
South’s double costly
but hard to criticize
S K J 9 8 7
H K 10 4
D Q J 10
C Q 2
4 S× by East7 top tricksSouth is endplayedmade 4 -590


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

1 H
3 H
5 H
East

Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 D
2 NT
4 H
6 H
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A 6 3
H J 10 9 8 5 4
D 2
C A J 4
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 N
11 N
12 S
Lead
D K
H A
D 4!
H J
D 5!
C 4
C 3!
C J
D 8!
S A
S 3
D J!
2nd
A
7
3
C 2
C 6
5
8
Q
S 7
4
10
S J
3rd
7
4
H 8
K
H 5
K
A
H 2
H 9
2
K
H 10
4th
2
3
6
6
9
7
10
9
10
8
9
Q
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0
S J 9 8 7
H Q 7 6
D 7 3
C 9 8 7 6
TableS Q 10 4
H 3
D K Q 10 9 6
C Q 10 5 2
Bidding
 
Play
Rebid by opener
Bid of 5 in a major
Elopement play
S K 5 2
H A K 2
D A J 8 5 4
C K 3
6 H by North10 top tricksLose the last trickmade 6 +980


West
1 H
Pass
North
2 S
Pass
East
4 H
South
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S K Q 10 9 8 2
H 2
D 8 7
C J 9 6 3
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 N
4 E
5 W
6 W
7 S
8 W
9 E
10 W
11 E
Lead
S K
S 7
S 10
H 3
H K
D 3
C 8
D 6
D 9
C 10
D J
2nd
6
4
H Q!
5
S 2
7
A
8
4
J
5
3rd
A!
Q
C 2
A
4
Q
3
A
H 8!
Q
C K
4th
3
J
5
2
6
K
5
2
S 8
4
C 6
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
8 3
S 5 4 3
H A K J 9 8
D 6 3
C A K 10
TableS J 6
H Q 4 3
D A Q J 10 9
C Q 7 5
Bidding
 
Play
 
Defense
Weak jump overcall
Cope with overcall
Avert overruff
Trump coup
Overtaking play
S A 7
H 10 7 6 5
D K 5 4 2
C 8 4 2
4 H by West9 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -620


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Practice 6F17 by Richard Pavlicek

Trump Endings V


West

Dbl
3 S
North
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 S
2 S
South
2 C
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S Q 9 7 5
H 9 8 4 3
D K 7 4
C 8 6
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 S
4 W
5 E
6 E
7 E
8 W
9 E
10 W
11 E
Lead
C K
C A
C Q
S 10
S A
H K!
H J
H 6
D 2
H 7
D 3!
2nd
2
7
S J
Q!
C 4
2
Q
8
8
9
9
3rd
8
6
D 4!
K
D 5
5
A
S 3
A!
S 4
J
4th
3
10
J
2
5
3
4
10
7
C 5
K
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 J 10
H A 7 6 5
D A J 10 6 5
C 7 2
TableS A K 8 6 4 3
H K J
D 3 2
C J 10 3
Bidding
Play
Defense
Negative double
Trump endplay
Trump promotion
S 2
H Q 10 2
D Q 9 8
C A K Q 9 5 4
3 S by East8 top tricksN endplayed, lose 1made 3 -140


West

1 S
Pass
North

2 NT
4 H
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 H
3 H
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A 9 6 2
H A K
D 7 6 3
C 8 6 4 2
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 N
Lead
S K
S 2!
H 5
S 6
H 7
S 9!
2nd
A
5
3
8
C 5
C 7
3rd
3
H 4
A
H 6
K
H 8
4th
4
7
2
10
9
J
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
S K Q J 10 7
H 3
D Q 8 4
C K J 10 5
TableS 8 5 3
H J 10 9 2
D J 10 9 5
C Q 7
Bidding
Play
Cope with overcall
Elopement play
S 4
H Q 8 7 6 5 4
D A K 2
C A 9 3
4 H by South10 top tricksCash 4 more winnersmade 4 +620


West

3 H
North

Pass
East

4 H
South
3 D
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S Q 9 8 4
H J 9 8 4 2
D A
C Q J 9
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 W
4 W
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 W
10 E
11 S
Lead
D A
C Q
H A
S K!
S 10
S 6
H 6
S 7
C 6
C 4!
D K
2nd
8
2
2
4
8
J
4
D 5
J!
10
Q
3rd
4
8
5
5
A
H 3
Q
H 7
K
7
H 8
4th
6
A
D 2
2
3
9
D 3
Q
3
9
9
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 K 10
H A K 10 7 6 3
D Q 6
C A 7 6
TableS A 7 6 5
H Q 5
D 10 9 8
C K 5 4 2
Bidding
Play
 
Combat preempt
Trump management
Trump endplay
S J 3 2
H
D K J 7 5 4 3 2
C 10 8 3
4 H by West10 top tricksNorth is endplayedmade 4 -620


West
Pass
Pass
Pass
North
1 S
2 H
4 H
East
Dbl
Pass
All Pass
South
2 C
3 H
Board 4
Both Vul
S K 9 8 6 5
H K 9 8 3 2
D A K
C 3
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 N
4 E
5 S
6 N
7 N
8 N
9 N
10 S
Lead
C K
H Q
S 5
H J
C 5
D A
D K
S K
S 6
C 7
2nd
4
5
A
A
2
3
5
2
D 6
D 8
3rd
9
4
Q
D 2
H 3
9
J
C 6
H 6
H 8
4th
3
K
3
2
8
4
7
4
7
J
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
S J 10 7 4 3
H 4
D 10 8 7 4 2
C 9 2
TableS A 2
H Q J 10
D Q 6 5 3
C A K J 8
Bidding
Play
 
Defense
 
Cope with T/O double
Elopement play
Crossruff
Count signal
Shift to trumps
S Q
H A 7 6 5
D J 9
C Q 10 7 6 5 4
4 H by North6 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 4 +620


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Practice 6F21 by Richard Pavlicek

Trump Endings VI


West

Pass
All Pass
North
2 H
3 D
East
Pass
Pass
South
2 NT
4 H
Board 1
None Vul
S 8 4
H K Q 9 8 7
D K 4
C 8 6 5 4
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 S
4 N
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 N
10 W
Lead
S J
S 3
S 2!
D K
D 4
D 5
C 4
D 6
C 5
H 2
2nd
Q
8
5
7
Q
10
7
J
Q
K!
3rd
A
9
H 7
2
A
H 8
A
H Q
2
A
4th
4
K
6
3
9
C 3
9
C 10
K
3
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
7 2
7 3
S A 7 5 3
H 5 2
D J 10 9 3
C K J 9
TableS J 10 9 6
H A 6 4
D Q 7
C Q 10 7 3
Bidding
 
Play
 
 
Resp to weak two-bid
Showing a feature
Trump management
Threaten to establish
dummy or crossruff
S K Q 2
H J 10 3
D A 8 6 5 2
C A 2
4 H by North7 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +420


West

2 S
North

Pass
East
1 D
Pass
South
1 NT
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q 5 4
H Q J 10 5
D 10 7 6
C 10 5 4
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 S
9 S
10 N
11 S
12 S
Lead
H Q
H 6!
D 2
H 7
D 5
H 8
D 8
C K
S 3
C 10
C A
S 7
2nd
A
K
6
2
7
9
10
3
10
8
7
J
3rd
4
S 6
K
S 8
A
S 9
3
4
Q
J
5
4
4th
3
5
9
10
J
J
Q
2
2
6
9
D 4
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
6 1
6 2
6 3
6 4
6 5
7 5
S A J 10 9 8 6
H 3
D 8 5 2
C 7 6 3
TableS 2
H A 8 7 6
D A K 4 3
C Q 9 8 2
Bidding
Play
Cope with overcall
Trump endplay
S K 7 3
H K 9 4 2
D Q J 9
C A K J
2 S by West7 top tricksWin the last trickmade 2 -110


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

1 S
3 H?
East

Pass
Pass
South
1 H
1 NT
4 H
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A 10 7 4
H A 8 2
D 9 3 2
C A 8 3
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 S
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 W
11 E
Lead
C Q
S K
S 2
S 7
D A
D K
C 2
S 10
C 6
D J
H 3
2nd
3
6
8
Q
5
8
5
D 10
10
9
7
3rd
4
4
A
H 5
2
3
A
H 6
8
Q
K
4th
K
3
5
9
6
7
7
J
9
4
A
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
8 1
8 2
9 2
S J 9 8 6
H K 4
D J 8 5
C Q J 10 5
TableS Q 5 3
H Q 10 3
D Q 10 7 6
C 9 7 4
Bidding
 
Play
North probably should
raise to 3 NT
Trump endplay
S K 2
H J 9 7 6 5
D A K 4
C K 6 2
4 H by South9 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 4 +420


West
1 C
4 H
North
3 D
Pass
East
3 H
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 9 8 6
H
D K Q 10 9 8 7 6
C Q 10 8
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 E
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 W
10 N
11 S
Lead
D A
D J
H K
S 2
S 4
S 5
C 2
C 3
C 5!
D K
H J
2nd
2
3
3
3
8
J
8
9
Q
H 8!
5
3rd
6
Q
2
Q
K
A
A
K
4
H 10
D 8
4th
5
H 7
D 7
6
7
9
7
10
J
4
Q
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
7 2
7 3
8 3
S A Q 10 4
H A 5 2
D 4 3 2
C K 5 2
TableS K 5 2
H K Q 9 8 7
D 5
C A 6 4 3
Bidding
Play
 
Weak jump overcall
Trump endplay
Crossruff
S J 7 3
H J 10 6 4 3
D A J
C J 9 7
4 H by East10 top tricksCrossruff the restmade 4 -620


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Practice 6F25 by Richard Pavlicek

Trump Endings VII


West

Pass
North
1 S
4 S
East
Pass
All Pass
South
3 S
Board 1
None Vul
S K 10 9 8 7
H K J 2
D A 9 3
C Q 2
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 S
4 W
5 N
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 S
10 N
Lead
C J
H 8
C 4
H 4
D A
D 3
C 6
H 2
C 7
D 9!
2nd
3
J
A
K
2
4
5
10
H 6
J
3rd
K
Q
Q
9
5
K
S 7
S 6
S 8
6
4th
2
A
8
3
7
10
9
5
10
Q
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
7 3
S 3 2
H 8 7 6 5 4
D Q 10 7
C A K 5
TableS Q 5 4
H Q 10 9
D J 4 2
C J 10 9 8
Play
 
Avoid trump loser
Trump endplay
S A J 6
H A 3
D K 8 6 5
C 7 6 4 3
4 S by North8 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +420


West

1 S
3 H
North

Pass
All Pass
East
1 H
2 H
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q 6 2
H K 5 4 2
D Q 9 4
C K J 10
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 W
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 E
Lead
D 5
D 2
H Q
H 10
D 6!
S 5
D 10
S 7
2nd
3
7
2
4
Q
4
S 6
8
3rd
9!
K
3
6
H 8
A!
H 9
10
4th
A
4
7
C 6
8
2
J
Q
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
7 1
S A J 10 3
H Q 10
D K 10 6 3
C 9 5 2
TableS 7 5
H A J 9 8 6 3
D A 2
C Q 4 3
Bidding
Play
Defense
Rebid by responder
Trump endplay
Third-hand play
S K 9 8 4
H 7
D J 8 7 5
C A 8 7 6
3 H by East8 top tricksWin 2 trump tricksmade 3 -140


West

Pass
North

Pass
East

Pass
South
4 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 4 2
H A K 5 2
D 7 6 5 3
C A 5 4
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 N
9 S
Lead
D K
S A
H 3
D 5!
H 4
D 6
C 3
D 7
H 7
2nd
3
D 4
6
9
9
J
7
A
10
3rd
2
2
A
S 6
K
S 7
A
S 8
2
4th
S 5
3
8
8
J
10
2
Q
C J
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
8 1
S
H Q 10 9 6
D K Q 10 8 4
C Q 10 8 7
TableS Q 10 9 3
H J 8
D A J 9 2
C K J 2
Bidding
Play
Choose weak opening
Trump endplay
S A K J 8 7 6 5
H 7 4 3
D
C 9 6 3
4 S by South9 top tricksWin 2 trump tricksmade 4 +420


West
1 S
3 H
4 D
6 S
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
2 NT
3 S
5 C
South
Pass
Pass
Dbl
Board 4
Both Vul
S Q J 9 8
H 8 6 5
D Q 10 9
C J 5 2
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 W
7 E
8 W
9 E
10 W
11 W
Lead
C 2
S 3
C 4
C 7
D A
H 3
D 4!
H 7
D 8!
H A
H J!
2nd
A
C 6
5
Q
9
5
5
6
6
8
S J
3rd
10
A
K
S 2
3
K
S 4
Q
S 6
4
D K
4th
3
8
8
J
2
2
10
9
Q
10
D 7
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 7 6 4 2
H A J 7 3
D A
C 4 3
TableS 10 5 3
H K Q 4
D K 8 4 3
C A K 7
Bidding
 
Play
Control-showing bid
Lead-directing double
Trump endplay
S
H 10 9 2
D J 7 6 5 2
C Q 10 9 8 6
6 S by West13 top tricksNorth is endplayedmade 6 -1430


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