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Suit Preference Signals


West

Pass
North
1 S
2 S
East
2 H
3 H
South
Pass
All Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S A K J 9 7 6
H 2
D 5 4 2
C A 6 5
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 N
4 E
5 E
6 W
7 E
8 S
9 N
Lead
S 2
S A
S 9!
H A
D 3
H 5
H 10
C J
S J
2nd
3
Q
H J
4
8
D 4
Q
3
H 7
3rd
K
D 6
D 7!
3
K
K
C 2
A!
H 8
4th
10
4
5
2
2
6
S 6
7
8
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
4 2
4 3
4 4
4 5
S 8 5 4 3
H 5 3
D K Q 10
C K 4 3 2
TableS Q 10
H A K J 10 9 7
D A J 3
C Q 7
Bidding
 
Defense
 
Reopening bid
Rebid by overcaller
Suit preference signal
Trump promotion
S 2
H Q 8 6 4
D 9 8 7 6
C J 10 9 8
3 H by East8 top tricksWin the restdown 1 +50


West

Pass
All Pass
North

2 NT
East
1 H
Pass
South
2 D
3 D
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K J 9 4
H Q 10 6
D J 6 5
C K J 7
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 E
4 W
5 E
Lead
H J
H K
H 8!
S 5!
H 2!
2nd
Q
7
9
J
C 9
3rd
A
5
D 3
A
D Q!
4th
4
6
10
2
S 4
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
0 4
0 5
S Q 8 6 5
H J 5
D Q 10 3
C 8 4 3 2
TableS A 10 7 3
H A K 8 3 2
D 4
C Q 6 5
Defense
 
Suit preference signal
Trump promotion
S 2
H 9 7 4
D A K 9 8 7 2
C A 10 9
3 D by South7 top tricksClaim the restdown 1 -100


West

Pass
3 S
North

1 H
4 H
East

1 S
All Pass
South
1 D
3 H
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 6 5 3 2
H Q J 8 6
D A 10
C Q 10 6
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 E
4 W
Lead
C 3
C J!
S 8!
C 7
2nd
4
Q
J
10
3rd
A!
H 3
K
H 2
4th
6
5
2
8
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
0 4
S K 10 7
H 7 5
D 8 3 2
C A J 9 7 2
TableS A Q 9 8 4
H 9 3 2
D Q 9 7 4
C 3
Bidding
Defense
 
Competitive auction
Suit preference signal
Underlead to partner
S J
H A K 10 4
D K J 6 5
C K 8 5 4
4 H by North6 top tricksWin the restdown 1 -50


West
1 S
4 S
North
Pass
Pass
East
2 S
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 9 7 5
H Q J 7 6
D 3
C J 9 6 5 2
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 S
4 N
5 S
Lead
D 3
S K
D 4!
C 5!
D 6
2nd
7
7!
5
7
J
3rd
2!
4
S 5
A
S 9
4th
A
A
8
3
10
W L
1 0
1 1
1 2
1 3
1 4
S K Q 10 8 3
H A 2
D A Q J 5
C Q 3
TableS J 6 4
H K 8 5
D K 10 8 7
C K 8 7
Bidding
Defense
Follow up major raise
Suit preference signal
S A 2
H 10 9 4 3
D 9 6 4 2
C A 10 4
4 S by West10 top tricksWin the restdown 1 +100


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Practice 6M05 by Richard Pavlicek

Suit Preference Signals II


West

Pass
North
1 H
Pass
East
3 C
Pass
South
4 H
Board 1
None Vul
S K 8 6
H A Q 10 3 2
D A J
C J 9 3
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 E
4 W
Lead
S 4
S 2!
C 8!
S 3
2nd
5
6
7
8
3rd
A
H 7
K
H 9
4th
K
10
3
J
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
0 4
S A 9 7 3 2
H 6 5
D 10 9 8 3
C K 6
TableS 4
H 9 7
D Q 7 2
C A Q 10 8 5 4 2
Bidding
Defense
 
 
 
Weak jump overcall
Suit preference signal
Underlead to partner
Without C K West should
always ask for diamond
S Q J 10 5
H K J 8 4
D K 6 5 4
C 7
4 H by North7 top tricksWin the restdown 1 -50


West

2 C
3 NT
North

Pass
All Pass
East
1 NT
2 D
South
Pass
Pass
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K Q 8
H 9 5 3
D K 8 6
C 9 8 6 5
Trick
1 S
2 N
3 N
4 E
5 N
Lead
S 5
S K
S 8
D J
H 3!
2nd
3
10
A
2
2
3rd
Q
J!
9!
7
A
4th
4
7
C 3!
K
4
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
1 3
1 4
S 7 3
H K 10 7 4
D A Q 10 9 7
C J 3
TableS A 10 4
H Q 8 2
D J 4
C A K Q 10 4
Bidding
Play
Defense
 
 
Stayman convention
Deceptive play
Suit preference signal
South plays high spades
to show heart entry
S J 9 6 5 2
H A J 6
D 5 3 2
C 7 2
3 NT by East7 top tricksLose 2 more tricksdown 2 +100


West

Pass
Pass
North

1 S
4 H
East

Pass
All Pass
South
1 H
3 H
Board 3
E-W Vul
S A K J 8
H 10 3
D Q 10 9 7
C 9 3 2
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 E
4 W
Lead
D 3
C K
D 4!
C A
2nd
7
6
2
3
3rd
A
Q!
H 5
5
4th
K
2
9
8
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
0 4
S Q 9 7 5
H 9 5 2
D 3
C A Q 10 7 4
TableS 10 4 3 2
H 7 4
D A 6 5 4
C K J 5
Play
Defense
 
 
Deceptive play
West’s D 3 is unreadable
but C Q is illogical
and a wakeup to East
S 6
H A K Q J 8 6
D K J 8 2
C 8 6
4 H by South8 top tricksWin the restdown 1 -50


West
1 H
4 H
North
1 S
Pass
East
2 H
Pass
South
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S A K Q 10
H 2
D Q 9 7 5 4
C J 7 2
Trick
1 N
2 N
3 N
4 W
5 W
6 W
7 S
8 E
9 W
10 W
Lead
S A
S K
C 2!
H A
H K?
H 3
C 10!
S 7
H J
H 8
2nd
5
6
3
2
D 4
D 5
6
8
D 7!
D 9!
3rd
2
4!
Q
4
6
10
7
H 7
C 8
S J
4th
3
9
K
5
9
Q
A
10
C 4
C 5
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
2 2
3 2
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
S 9 3
H A K J 8 7 3
D A J
C K 9 6
TableS J 7 6 5
H 10 6 4
D K 8 2
C A 8 3
Bidding
Defense
 
 
 
Choose defensive action
Suit preference signal
Break up squeeze
South would play S 8 at
trick 2 if prefer diam
S 8 4 2
H Q 9 5
D 10 6 3
C Q 10 5 4
4 H by West9 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 1 +100


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