Posts by Richard Pavlicek

Trump Control By Richard Pavlicek

By Richard Pavlicek • 28 June, 2016

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Declarer’s goal in the great majority of suit contracts is to maintain trump control, the ability to draw the enemy small trumps and enjoy his winners in the side suits.

Overcoming a Blocked Suit by R. Pavlicek

By Richard Pavlicek • 26 February, 2014

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Today’s deal occurred in a secondary event of the 2009 NABC in San Diego, in which most of the participants were average players

Counting To Avoid a Guess

By Richard Pavlicek • 24 September, 2012

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Today’s deal from a local club game provides a good lesson in declarer-play technique.

Endplays

By Richard Pavlicek • 24 September, 2012

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When the declarer has an abundance of trumps — usually nine or more — there are many situations where a trick can be gained by putting an opponent on lead.