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Suit Slam Bidding IV


West

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

Play
 
Cue-bid to show fit
Key-card Blackwood
Set up dummy’s suit
Use trumps as entries
S 7 3 2
H K 7 6 4
D 9 6 5 4
C K Q
6 S by East9 top tricksWin the restmade 6 -980


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
AP
North

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

Play

Defense 
Rebid by opener
Control-showing bid
Avert overruff
Dummy reversal
Choose lead at suit
S A J 4 3
H J 8 7 4
D A K Q 5
C J
5 S by North10 top tricksWin the restmade 5 +650


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

2 D
4 NT
5 H
East

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

Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Key-card Blackwood
Survive bad break
Ruff winner for entry
S 10
H A J 9 8 6 5
D J 7 3
C K Q J
5 H by South10 top tricksWin the restmade 5 +450


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

Play
Defense 
Control-showing bid
Key-card Blackwood
Automatic squeeze
Choose lead at suit
S J 8 7 5 3
H 4 3
D K 10 9
C K 5 3
6 H by West10 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 6 -1430


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