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Suit Slam Bidding


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North
1 D
3 S
4 H
6 S!
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP
South
1 S
4 D
5 H
Board 1
None Vul
S A 9 8 6
H A J 7 6
D K Q 7 6
C 10
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 S
7 S
8 N
9 N
10 S
Lead
D 2
S K
S 5
S 8
H K
H Q
H 3
H A
S 9
S 7!
2nd
6
3
4
D 4
2
8
9
C 2
C K
C 6
3rd
8
6
A
Q
6
7
J
C 3
10
C 10
4th
A
2
D 3
J
4
5
C J
10
C 5
?
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
S J 4 3
H 10 9 8 2
D 2
C 9 8 7 6 5
TableS 2
H 5 4
D J 10 9 8 4 3
C A K J 2
Bidding

Play
Defense 
Rebid by opener
Control-showing bid
Automatic squeeze
Choose lead vs slam
S K Q 10 7 5
H K Q 3
D A 5
C Q 4 3
6 S by South12 top tricksEast is squeezedmade 7 +1010


West

1 S
4 NT!
North

Pass
Pass
East
1 H
3 H
5 H
South
Pass
Pass
AP
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 10 7 3
H K 8 7
D 7 6 3 2
C A Q 10
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 N
4 W
5 E
6 N
7 E
8 W
Lead
D 10
C 4!
D 3
C 2!
H Q
H 8
H 3
C 6
2nd
4
3
Q
10
2
10
D 8
Q
3rd
2
K
5
H 9
5
C 7
A
H 4
4th
J
A
K
5
K
6
7
8
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
S K 9 4 2
H A 6 5
D K 4
C K J 6 2
TableS A J 5
H Q J 10 9 4 3
D A Q J
C 4
Bidding

Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Key-card Blackwood
Timing the play
Combine chances
S Q 8 6
H 2
D 10 9 8 5
C 9 8 7 5 3
5 H by East10 top tricksWin the restmade 5 -450


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

2 H
4 NT
6 H
East

3 D
Pass
AP
South
1 S
4 D!
5 C
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K
H A Q 8 7 2
D 9 7 6 5 4
C K 5
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 S
4 S
5 N
6 S
Lead
D K
D A
H J
C 4
D 6!
H 4
2nd
2
H K!
3
6
8
5
3rd
J
C 2
2
K
H 10
7
4th
4
5
D 3
3
C 8
C 7
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
S J 10 5 4
H 9 6 5 3
D J
C 9 8 6 2
TableS Q 9 3
H
D A K Q 10 8 3
C J 10 7 3
Bidding

Play
 
Cue-bid to show fit
Key-card Blackwood
Ruff in short hand
Avert overruff
S A 8 7 6 2
H K J 10 4
D 2
C A Q 4
6 H by North10 top tricksDraw trump, claimmade 6 +980


West
1 S
4 D
5 C
6 C
7 S!
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP
East
3 S
4 H
5 D
6 H
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 8
H 10 6
D J 8 7 6
C A 8 5 4 3 2
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 E
4 W
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 W
10 E
11 W
Lead
C A
S 3
S 6
S K
S 4
C J
H 3
H 8
H 4
D 3
D Q!
2nd
9
8
10
C 3
C 4
K
6
7
C 8
2
6
3rd
6
Q
A
7
J
S 9
A
Q
K
A
5
4th
S 2
5
C 2
C 7
H 2
5
5
10
9
8!
C 10
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 A K 9 4 3 2
H Q 4 3
D A Q 9 4
C
TableS Q J 7 6
H A K 8
D K 10 5 3
C J 9
Bidding

Play
Defense 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Control-showing bid
Count hand pattern
Try to fool declarer
S 10 5
H J 9 7 5 2
D 2
C K Q 10 7 6
7 S by West12 top tricksFinesse and claimmade 7 -2210


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