Main   Practice 6H01 by Richard Pavlicek  

Counting on Defense


West

2 S
4 S
North
1 NT
3 H
Dbl
East
Pass
3 S
All Pass
South
2 H
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S K 4
H K 10 6
D A K 9 8
C A 8 6 5
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 N
4 E
5 W
6 N
7 E
8 W
9 E
Lead
D K
D A
D 9
S 2
S J
C 5!
C 7
S 5
C 10
2nd
4
10
J
H 2
K
K
4
D 8
J
3rd
7!
3
6
A
3
3
S 9
Q
S 8
4th
2
Q
5
4
C 2
H 8
6
H 3
8
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
S A J 10 9 8 6 5
H A J 8
D Q 5 2
C
TableS Q 7 3 2
H Q 9
D J 10 4
C K Q 10 7
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
 
Competitive auction
Penalty double
Ruff/discard endplay
Place high cards
Count decl’s tricks
S
H 7 5 4 3 2
D 7 6 3
C J 9 4 3 2
4 S× by West7 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 +100


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

2 C
2 S
4 S
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 NT
2 D
3 S
Board 2
N-S Vul
S J 10 9 8 7
H K 10 7 2
D 2
C K J 6
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 N
4 W
5 W
Lead
C 10
S J
S 10
D K!
D 4!
2nd
4
3
H 3
2
3rd
Q
4
K
10
4th
K
2
A
3
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
2 2
S A Q 5 2
H 9 8
D K 7 5 4
C Q 7 3
TableS 3
H 6 5 4 3
D A 10 9 8
C 10 9 8 2
Bidding
Defense
 
Stayman convention
Place high cards
Count hand pattern
S K 6 4
H A Q J
D Q J 6 3
C A 5 4
4 S by North10 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 1 -100


West

Pass
North

3 NT
East

All Pass
South
1 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K 3 2
H 10 7 5
D K Q J 9
C J 6 4
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 W
5 E
6 W
7 E
Lead
S J
D 4
C 4
H 2!
H 3
H K
H 8
2nd
2
5
3
5
6
10
C 7
3rd
4
J
Q
Q!
J
A!
D 6
4th
Q
2
K
4
7
9
C 6
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
2 2
2 3
2 4
2 5
S J 10 9 8
H K J 2
D 7 6 5
C K 8 2
TableS 7 6 4
H A Q 8 3
D 8 3 2
C 10 5 3
Defense
 
Place high cards
Count decl’s tricks
S A Q 5
H 9 6 4
D A 10 4
C A Q 9 7
3 NT by South8 top tricksClaim the restdown 1 -50


West
Pass
2 S
North
Pass
Pass
East
1 S
4 S
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 3
H J 6 5 4 3
D Q 7 6
C A K 6 2
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 N
4 E
5 E
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 S
10 E
Lead
C 5
C A
S 3!
S A
H A!
H 2
H 10
S 6
C 8!
D 10
2nd
4
Q
K
10
7
8
5
Q
D 3
2!
3rd
K
3
7
5
9
K
S 4
9
H 6
K
4th
10
7
2
C 2
3
4
Q
C 6
S 8
6
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
5 3
6 3
7 3
S J 9 5 2
H K 10 9
D K 9 4 3
C 7 4
TableS A K 8 6 4
H A 2
D A 10 8 5
C Q 10
Bidding
Defense
 
Follow up major raise
Passive defense
Count hand pattern
S Q 10 7
H Q 8 7
D J 2
C J 9 8 5 3
4 S by East8 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 +100


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Practice 6H05 by Richard Pavlicek

Counting on Defense II


West

Dbl
4 H
North
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
1 C
3 H
South
1 S
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S J 6 3
H 9 4 3
D Q 10 9 7 5 4
C 3
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 S
4 W
5 S
Lead
S K
S A
C 2!
H 5
C 5
2nd
9
Q
10
4
J
3rd
3
6
3
K
H 3
4th
4
10
4
A
6
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
1 3
1 4
S Q 9
H J 8 6 5
D A J 8 6
C Q J 10
TableS 10 4
H K Q 10 7
D K 2
C A K 8 6 4
Bidding
Defense
 
Negative double
Count hand pattern
Try for a ruff
S A K 8 7 5 2
H A 2
D 3
C 9 7 5 2
4 H by East10 top tricksWin the restdown 1 +50


West

Pass
Pass
North

4 NT
5 H
East
1 D
Pass
All Pass
South
2 H
5 D
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A K 8 6 5
H Q 10 2
D A K 10 6
C 9
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 N
5 E
6 E
Lead
D 2
S 3
S K
C 9
H A!
D 3
2nd
6
2
Q
K
6
H 7
3rd
7
A
D 5
5
5
C 2
4th
Q
9
4
8
2
10
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
3 2
4 2
S J 10 7 4 2
H 5 4 3
D 2
C 10 8 4 2
TableS Q 9
H A
D J 9 8 7 4 3
C A K 7 3
Bidding
Defense
 
Key-card Blackwood
Count decl’s tricks
Shift to trumps
S 3
H K J 9 8 7 6
D Q 5
C Q J 6 5
5 H by South10 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 -100


West

1 S
3 S
North

Pass
Pass
East

2 S
4 S
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 10 9 6
H Q J 9 3
D 10 8 6
C A 6 2
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 N
4 E
5 W
6 W
7 W
8 E
9 W
10 W
Lead
H Q
H 2
H J!
S 4
S K
S Q
C 4
D 2
S 7
S 2
2nd
K
8
S 3
J
9
10
2!
5
C 6
D 8
3rd
A
9
6
A
5
8
K
K
C 9
C 10
4th
4
5
10
6
C 8!
C 3
5
6
C 7
D 4
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
S A K Q 7 2
H 10 8 4
D A K 3
C J 4
TableS 8 5 4 3
H K 5
D J 9 2
C K Q 10 9
Bidding
Defense
 
Follow up major raise
Force dummy to ruff
Count signal
S J
H A 7 6 2
D Q 7 5 4
C 8 7 5 3
4 S by West7 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 1 +100


West
Pass
Pass
North
1 NT
Pass
East
Pass
Pass
South
3 NT
Board 4
Both Vul
S 9 6 3
H A K 9 8
D Q 10 4
C A Q J
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 S
4 N
5 E
6 E
Lead
H 2
D 4
D 5
D Q
S 10!
S 5
2nd
4
2
H 3!
A
4
K
3rd
Q
J
10
7
8
A
4th
A
3
6!
C 5!
3
6
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
3 2
3 3
S A Q J 8
H Q 7 6 3
D 3
C 9 8 6 5
TableS 10 5 2
H J 10 5 2
D A 6 2
C 10 4 3
Bidding
Defense
 
Response to 1 NT
Discard signal
Shift to proper card
S K 7 4
H 4
D K J 9 8 7 5
C K 7 2
3 NT by North5 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 1 -100


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Practice 6H09 by Richard Pavlicek

Counting on Defense III


West

2 D
Pass
All Pass
North
1 C
Pass
3 H
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1 S
2 H
4 H
Board 1
None Vul
S K 5 3
H Q J 8 4
D J 5 4
C A Q 7
Trick
1 W
2 W
3 W
4 N
5 W
Lead
D K
D A
S 2!
H Q
S 7!
2nd
4
5
K
3
3
3rd
3
6
4
7
H 2
4th
2
9
6
K
9
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
1 3
1 4
S 10 8 7 2
H K 5
D A K Q 8 7
C 10 9
TableS 4
H 6 3 2
D 10 6 3
C J 8 6 5 4 2
Bidding
 
Defense
 
Cope with overcall
Rebid by responder
Count hand pattern
Try for a ruff
S A Q J 9 6
H A 10 9 7
D 9 2
C K 3
4 H by South10 top tricksWin the restdown 1 -50


West

2 NT
North

Pass
East
1 D
3 NT
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S J 10 9 7
H A J 8 7
D 8 2
C J 9 2
Trick
1 N
2 E
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 N
Lead
S J
C 4
H 10!
H 7
H 4
H 8
2nd
A
A!
K
5
9
D 3
3rd
2
3
A
Q
J
S 3
4th
4
2
3
2
6
C 10
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
1 3
1 4
1 5
S Q 5 4
H K 9 2
D A 5 4
C K Q 10 3
TableS A K
H 6 5 3
D K Q J 10 3
C 8 6 4
Bidding
Defense
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Place high cards
Count decl’s tricks
S 8 6 3 2
H Q 10 4
D 9 7 6
C A 7 5
3 NT by West8 top tricksWin the restdown 1 +50


West

Dbl
North

4 H
East

4 S
South
1 H
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 4 3
H Q J 10 7 3
D Q 5 4
C Q 7 6
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 E
4 W
5 E
6 N
7 W
8 W
9 W
10 E
11 W
12 S
Lead
H K
H 6
S 9
S 6
C 2
C 7!
C 10
C 8
D 2
S 10
D 10
D 9
2nd
5
8
2
4
4
3
6
H 3
4
H 9
Q
7
3rd
Q
10
A
Q
J
K
5
D 3
J
K
K
5
4th
4
S 7
3
5
Q
A
9
H 2
6!
H 7
A
8
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
8 3
8 4
S A K 8 6
H 8 5
D 10 7 2
C A J 10 8
TableS Q J 10 9 7
H 4
D K J 8 3
C 5 3 2
Bidding
 
Defense
 
Weak jump raise
Resp to takeout double
Count hand pattern
Holdup play
S 5 2
H A K 9 6 2
D A 9 6
C K 9 4
4 S by East6 top tricksWin the last trickdown 1 +100


West
Pass
Pass
North
1 S
4 S
East
Pass
All Pass
South
3 S
Board 4
Both Vul
S A Q J 9 7
H Q 10
D 9 7 5
C A 3 2
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 S
4 N
5 N
6 S
7 E
8 W
Lead
H 4
D 6!
S 3
S A
S 7
C Q
D 2
D J
2nd
K!
7
6
H 2
H 5
4
K
9
3rd
A
8
Q
4
K
2
A
3
4th
10
Q
2
5
8
K
5
4
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
4 2
4 3
4 4
S 8 6 5
H A 8 7 3
D A J 6
C 7 5 4
TableS 2
H 9 6 5 4 2
D 10 8 3 2
C K 9 6
Bidding
 
Play
Defense
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Follow up major raise
Deceptive play
Count decl’s tricks
Active defense
S K 10 4 3
H K J
D K Q 4
C Q J 10 8
4 S by North6 top tricksWin the restdown 1 -100


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Practice 6H13 by Richard Pavlicek

Counting on Defense IV


West

Pass
All Pass
North
Pass
3 S
East
Pass
Pass
South
1 S
4 S
Board 1
None Vul
S Q J 9 2
H J 5 4
D A J
C Q J 8 7
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 W
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 W
8 W
Lead
D 6
S Q
H 10!
S 6
D J
H 3
H K
C 10
2nd
A!
3
J
7
4
9
5
J
3rd
3
4
Q
J
K
4
6
2!
4th
8
A
A
5
2
2
8
4
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
4 2
4 3
5 3
S A 7
H K 10 9
D Q 10 7 6 2
C 10 9 6
TableS 5 3
H Q 7 6 2
D 9 5 4 3
C K 3 2
Bidding
Play
Defense
 
 
 
Passed hand response
Deceptive play
Active defense
Read suit layout
Attack hearts before
clubs are established
S K 10 8 6 4
H A 8 3
D K 8
C A 5 4
4 S by South8 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 -50


West

2 H
3 S
North

Pass
Pass
East
1 S
2 S
4 S
South
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A 3
H 8 7 5 4
D Q 9 8
C A Q 10 3
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 E
4 W
5 N
6 W
7 S
8 E
9 E
10 E
11 E
Lead
C 5
H 4!
S 2
S J
H 5!
D J
C 4
S K
S Q
D A
D 4
2nd
2
10
8
A
2
8!
6
7
C 7
2
7
3rd
A
9
10
5
3
3
Q
C 9
H J
5
10
4th
K
6
3!
4
A
K
S 6
H 7
H 8
9
Q
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
7 4
S J 10
H A K Q J 6
D J 10 5
C 9 6 2
TableS K Q 9 6 5 2
H 10 2
D A 6 4 3
C K
Bidding
Defense
 
 
 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Attack dummy’s entry
Duck to deny entry
Lead hearts early to
kill discards later
S 8 7 4
H 9 3
D K 7 2
C J 8 7 5 4
4 S by East11 top tricksWin the restdown 1 +50


West

1 NT
North

Pass
East

3 NT
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A J 9 5
H J 9 7
D J 10 9 7
C K 8
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 E
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 N
Lead
D J
H 3
C J
S J!
S 7
S A
S 5
2nd
4
7
3
Q
8
3
H 4
3rd
2!
A
2
K
9
4
D 3
4th
A
5
K
6
2
10
C 9
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
2 2
2 3
2 4
2 5
S 10 8 6
H K 3 2
D A K
C A Q 10 9 2
TableS Q 3 2
H A Q 10 4
D Q 6 4
C J 6 4
Bidding
Defense
 
 
 
Response to 1 NT
Place high cards
Entrapment play
North places West with
H K D A-K C A-Q
S K 7 4
H 8 6 5
D 8 5 3 2
C 7 5 3
3 NT by West7 top tricksClaim the restdown 1 +100


West
Pass
Pass
Pass
North
1 H
4 NT
6 H
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
3 H
5 H
Board 4
Both Vul
S 2
H A K 10 8 4
D K Q 4
C A 10 9 4
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 N
4 N
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 N
9 E
10 N
Lead
S 6
H J
H K
D K
D 4
S 9
D Q
H 8!
S 8!
C 10
2nd
A
7
6
2
5
K
J
Q
C 2
5!
3rd
7
A
2
3
A
H 4
9
3
J
K
4th
2
5
S 3
8
6
4
7
S 5
H 10
6
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
7 1
8 1
9 1
S K J 7 5 3
H 7
D 10 8 7 6
C Q 7 6
TableS Q 10 8 6 4
H Q 6 5
D J 5 2
C J 5
Bidding
Play
Defense
 
 
 
Blackwood convention
Ruff/discard endplay
Count hand pattern
When to cover honor
North counts 1=5=3=4
so ruff-sluff no help
S A 9
H J 9 3 2
D A 9 3
C K 8 3 2
6 H by North10 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 -100


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Practice 6H17 by Richard Pavlicek

Counting on Defense V


West

3 C
6 S
North
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
2 NT
3 S
South
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S 9 6 2
H J 10 4
D Q 2
C 8 6 5 4 3
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 E
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 E
8 W
9 S
10 E
Lead
C K
S K
S Q
S 8
H 6
H K
H 8
C 10
C 9!
D 10
2nd
2
3
7
H 2
4
5
7
4
D 4
3!
3rd
3
4
5
A
A
9
Q
J
5
A
4th
A
6
2
9
3
10
J
Q
S J
2
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
7 1
8 1
9 1
S A 10 5 4
H Q 9 6
D A 7 5 4
C 10 2
TableS K Q J 8
H A K 8
D K 10 9 6
C A J
Defense
 
Count hand pattern
Do not cover honor
S 7 3
H 7 5 3 2
D J 8 3
C K Q 9 7
6 S by East10 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 +50


West

4 D
North

4 S
East
2 D
All Pass
South
Dbl
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K 10 7 6 4
H 8 5 4
D Q
C A J 7 5
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 W
7 S
8 S
9 S
Lead
D J
D 4
S 6
S 2
H 4
H 6!
H A
H J
C 10
2nd
5
S 4
5
J
3
5
7
10
Q!
3rd
A
2
A
K
Q
2
8
C 5
A
4th
Q
6
3
9
K
9
D 3
D 9
2
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
S J 3
H K 10 7 6
D A 8 7 4
C Q 8 6
TableS 9 5
H 3 2
D K J 10 9 3 2
C K 9 2
Bidding
 
Defense
 
Resp to weak two-bid
Combat weak two-bid
Count hand pattern
Don’t break new suit
S A Q 8 2
H A Q J 9
D 6 5
C 10 4 3
4 S by North7 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 1 -100


West

Pass
Pass
North

2 C
4 H
East

Pass
All Pass
South
1 H
2 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A 10 4
H Q J 7
D 3
C K J 10 9 7 6
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 N
4 E
5 W
Lead
C 2
S 9!
H 7
C 4!
S K
2nd
J
2
A!
8
4
3rd
A
J
5
H 8
3
4th
5
A
2
6
6
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
1 3
1 4
S K J 7 5
H 8 2
D 10 8 7 6 5 4
C 2
TableS 9 8 3
H A 4 3
D Q J 9 2
C A 4 3
Bidding
Defense
 
Rebid by opener
Timing the defense
Active defense
S Q 6 2
H K 10 9 6 5
D A K
C Q 8 5
4 H by South7 top tricksWin the restdown 1 -50


West
1 NT
2 S
North
Pass
Pass
East
2 C
4 S
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S K 6 3
H Q 9 6
D Q 8 2
C Q 9 7 3
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 S
4 E
5 W
6 W
7 N
Lead
C 3
S 2
H 3!
D 3
D K
D 5
H 9
2nd
4
3
2
6
8
Q
3rd
10
J
Q
A
4
9
4th
A
A
A
2
7
10
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
4 2
S Q 8 7 2
H 8 7 2
D A K 5
C A K 8
TableS J 10 9 5
H A K 10
D J 9 4 3
C 5 4
Defense
 
 
Active defense
Attack hearts before
diamonds are set up
S A 4
H J 5 4 3
D 10 7 6
C J 10 6 2
4 S by West8 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 1 +100


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Practice 6H21 by Richard Pavlicek

Counting on Defense VI


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
2 C
2 S
4 H
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
2 D
2 NT
4 S
Board 1
None Vul
S A K Q J 8
H K Q J 8 4
D Q 4
C A
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 E
4 N
5 N
6 E
7 S
8 S
Lead
D K
D A!
S 5!
C A
H J
S 4!
C K
D J
2nd
5
7
9
7
A
10
2
S 6
3rd
3
2
3
3
5
2
H 4
S J
4th
Q
4
A
9
3
8
6
6
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
S 6 3 2
H 10 7 3 2
D 3 2
C Q 9 8 2
TableS 7 5 4
H A 9
D A K 10 6
C J 10 7 6
Bidding
 
Defense
 
 
 
Opening 2 C & response
Simple preference bid
Count hand pattern
Place high cards
North 5=5=2=1 so cash
then stop heart ruff
S 10 9
H 6 5
D J 9 8 7 5
C K 5 4 3
4 S by North7 top tricksLose the last trickdown 1 -50


West

1 H
2 D
4 H
North

1 S
Pass
All Pass
East
1 C
Pass
2 H
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A K J 9 3
H 9 8 6
D 6 3
C A J 7
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 N
9 N
10 E
Lead
S K
H 9!
C 5
S 5
H 7
S 7
C 9
C A
H 8!
D 8
2nd
4
3
7
6
6
10
J
6
Q
4!
3rd
2
4
K
H 2
A
H K
4
8
C 10
K
4th
Q
J
3
3
5
9
2
Q
10
3
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
5 2
5 3
6 3
7 3
S Q
H K J 10 7 2
D K Q 9 5
C Q 9 5
TableS 8 7 5 4
H A Q 3
D A 8 2
C K 6 4
Defense
Note
 
 
Count hand pattern
Spade lead at Trick 2
lets 4 H make via
dummy reversal
S 10 6 2
H 5 4
D J 10 7 4
C 10 8 3 2
4 H by West8 top tricksLose the last trickdown 1 +50


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

1 H
3 D
East

Pass
Pass
South
1 D
1 S
3 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A Q
H 9 8 7 6 3
D K Q 10 2
C 8 4
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 W
Lead
C 2
H 2!
H 5
2nd
4
K
6
3rd
A
A
10
4th
5
3
C 6
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
S 9 8 3
H A 5 4
D 9 8 6
C Q J 7 2
TableS 7 6 4 2
H Q J 10 2
D 7 5
C A 10 3
Defense
 
Read partner’s lead
Count hand pattern
S K J 10 5
H K
D A J 4 3
C K 9 6 5
3 NT by South8 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 1 -50


West
Pass
6 NT
North
Pass
Pass
East
3 NT
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S J 10 9 8
H Q 7 6 3
D A 3
C 9 8 4
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 E
4 N
5 W
6 E
7 E
8 E
9 E
10 E
11 E
Lead
H 2
D 2
D Q
H Q!
C 2
C K
C Q
C J
S A
S K
S Q
2nd
K
3
5
J
4
5
10
H 8
2
6
H 10
3rd
7
K
4
4
A
6
7
S 3
4
5
H 5
4th
9
6
A
A
3
8
9
H 3
J
8
9
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
10 1
S 5 4 3
H A K 5
D J 7 4 2
C 7 6 2
TableS A K Q 7
H J 9
D K Q 10
C A K Q J
Bidding
 
Defense
 
Opening 3 NT & response
Slam decision
Read suit layout
Attack dummy’s entry
S 6 2
H 10 8 4 2
D 9 8 6 5
C 10 5 3
6 NT by East9 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 +100


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Practice 6H25 by Richard Pavlicek

Counting on Defense VII


West

2 S
3 S
North
Pass
3 C
All Pass
East
1 S
3 D1
South
2 C
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S J 4 3
H 10 9 7
D 8 7 6 3
C A Q 9
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 W
4 S
5 N
6 S
Lead
C 7
H 10!
S 9
C K
H 7
H J
2nd
2
3
4
10
Q
5
3rd
Q!
6
6
A
K
9
4th
3
A
K
4
2
4
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
1 3
1 4
1 5
S 9 8 5
H A 8 5 2
D Q 9 5 4
C 10 2
TableS A Q 10 7 6
H Q 4 3
D A K J
C 4 3
Note 1
Defense
 
competitive game try
Read partner’s lead
Lead thru declarer
S K 2
H K J 6
D 10 2
C K J 8 7 6 5
3 S by East8 top tricksWin the restdown 1 +50


West

Pass
North

Pass
East
1 NT
Pass
South
2 H
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 8 6 5 3
H 6 4
D Q 4
C A Q 10 6 5
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 E
4 S
5 E
6 E
7 N
8 W
9 E
Lead
S 2
D 2
H Q!
C 2
S K
C 4!
C A
D 3!
C 9!
2nd
3
7
A
8
4
3
7
4
H 7
3rd
J!
Q
5
10
7
J
D 6
A
H 10
4th
A
K
4
K
5
Q
H 3
8
5
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
2 2
2 3
3 3
3 4
3 5
3 6
S Q 10 7 2
H 10 5 3
D J 9 7 3
C J 8
TableS K J 9
H Q J
D A K 10 5
C K 9 7 4
Defense
 
Discovery play
Fight declarer’s plan
S A 4
H A K 9 8 7 2
D 8 6 2
C 3 2
2 H by South7 top tricksWin the restdown 1 -100


West

Pass
All Pass
North

1 S
East

Pass
South
1 D
4 S
Board 3
E-W Vul
S Q 9 8 7 5
H K 9 2
D 10 6 4 2
C 5
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 N
4 S
5 S
6 S
7 E
8 S
Lead
C Q
C 7
S 9
D A
D K
S 2
D 9!
D J
2nd
K
S 7
3
5
8
J
Q
C 8
3rd
A
2
A
2
4
Q
C 3
10
4th
5
4
4
3
7
K
6
C 6
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
4 2
5 2
6 2
S J 4
H A 6 4 3
D 8 5
C A 10 8 7 3
TableS K 3
H J 10 7
D 9 7 3
C Q J 9 6 2
Defense
 
Count hand pattern
Passive defense
S A 10 6 2
H Q 8 5
D A K Q J
C K 4
4 S by North7 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 1 -50


West
1 S
2 H
4 S
North
Pass
Pass
All Pass
East
2 C
3 S
South
2 D
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 10 7 6
H Q 6 4
D 10 7 2
C 10 9 8 7
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 S
4 E
5 W
6 S
Lead
D 2
D A
D Q!
S 3
S 5
D 5!
2nd
8
4
H 3?
4
6
S 8
3rd
J
7
10
K
J
S 10
4th
3
K
S 2
7
A
H 2
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
2 3
2 4
S K Q 9 8 5
H K 8 5 3
D 4 3
C A 2
TableS J 3 2
H A J 2
D K 8
C K Q J 6 5
Defense
 
Place high cards
Trump promotion
S A 4
H 10 9 7
D A Q J 9 6 5
C 4 3
4 S by West10 top tricksWin the restdown 1 +100


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Practice 6H29 by Richard Pavlicek

Counting on Defense VIII


West

Pass
Pass
North
1 D
1 NT
3 NT
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
South
1 S
2 NT
Board 1
None Vul
S K 3
H K J 8 5
D K 9 4 2
C A 4 3
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 E
4 N
5 S
6 S
7 E
8 W
Lead
H 3
H 9
S J!
D 2
D A
D 6?
S 6
H 7
2nd
2
J
2
5
7
8
4
K
3rd
A
Q
9
J
4
9?
Q
4
4th
5
6
K
3
Q!
10
3
C 2
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
3 3
3 4
4 4
S Q 9 5
H A 9 7
D 8 7 3
C Q 10 8 5
TableS J 10 8 6
H Q 10 4 3
D Q 10 5
C J 9
Defense
 
Return proper card
Play known card
S A 7 4 2
H 6 2
D A J 6
C K 7 6 2
3 NT by North6 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 -50


West

1 S
3 D
4 S
North

2 H
Pass
All Pass
East
1 C
Pass
3 S
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A 9 2
H A K 10 9 6 5
D 10 9 7
C 3
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 N
4 E
5 N
Lead
H K
H A
H 5!
S 6
H 6!
2nd
3
Q
S 4
3
C 5
3rd
2
7
J
J
S 10!
4th
4
8
D 3
A!
S Q
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
1 3
2 3
S K Q J 7 5
H 8 4
D A Q 8 3
C 8 2
TableS 8 6 4
H Q 3
D K J 6
C A K J 7 5
DefenseUppercut S 10 3
H J 7 2
D 5 4 2
C Q 10 9 6 4
4 S by West10 top tricksLose 1 trump trickdown 1 +50


West

Pass
Pass
All Pass
North

1 D
3 D
East

Pass
Pass
South
Pass
1 H
3 NT
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A Q 6
H 10 4 3
D A K Q 9 8 5
C 4
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 W
Lead
C 6
C 7
H 2!
C 3
H A!
2nd
4
10
4
Q
10
3rd
K
J
K
A
5
4th
5
H 3
6
D 5
8
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
0 4
0 5
S 9 8
H A 7 2
D J 10 3
C A J 8 6 2
TableS J 10 5 4 3
H K 9 5
D 6 4
C K 7 3
Defense
 
 
 
Return proper card
Place high cards
Shift to H 2 succeeds if
East has H K or S K
S K 7 2
H Q J 8 6
D 7 2
C Q 10 9 5
3 NT by South6 top tricksWin the restdown 1 -50


West
1 C
3 C
4 S
5 H
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
Dbl
East
1 S
3 S
5 D
6 S
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 8 6 2
H K 8 6 4
D Q 10 6 5
C 4 3
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 E
4 E
5 W
6 W
7 E
8 S
Lead
H 10
S 3
S Q
C 2
C Q
C J
D 3
H 7
2nd
A
6!
H 5
6
4
S 8!
9
2
3rd
8
K
4
A?
H J
S 9
4
K
4th
3
5
2
3
7!
8
5
S 7
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
6 1
7 1
S A 4 3
H A 2
D 8 4
C A Q J 10 9 5
TableS K Q J 10 9 7
H J 3
D A J 7 3
C 2
Defense
 
Ducking play
Fight declarer’s plan
S 5
H Q 10 9 7 5
D K 9 2
C K 8 7 6
6 S by East9 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 +100


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