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Suit Slam Bidding III


West

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

Play

Defense 
Limit raise
Control-showing bid
Ruff in short hand
Safety play
Make declarer guess
S 3
H A 10 7 5
D J 8 5 2
C A 9 8 6
6 H by North9 top tricksLose 1 trickmade 6 +980


West

3 D
3 NT
4 H
North

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

Play
Defense 
Follow up minor raise
Control-showing bid
Positional squeeze
When to split honors
S 9 8 6
H K Q 9 2
D 6 3
C Q J 9 5
6 D by East10 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 7 -940


West

Pass
Pass
North

3 H
4 H!
East

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

Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Control-showing bid
Avoid enemy ruff
Dummy reversal
S 4
H A J 10 9 7
D A K Q 6
C 10 6 4
4 H by South9 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +420


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

Play
Defense 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Control-showing bid
Dummy reversal
Fight declarer’s plan
S 6 3
H J 9 5 2
D J 10 9 7
C K 6 5
6 S by West11 top tricksClaim the restmade 6 -1430


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