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Notrump Slam Bidding


West

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

Play
 
Response to 1 NT
Gerber convention
Try to steal a trick
Automatic squeeze
S K Q 10 9 8 7 2
H Q J 10
D A 2
C 8
4 S by South10 top tricksWest is squeezedmade 6 +480


West

2 NT
4 S
North

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

Play
Defense 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Gerber convention
Positional squeeze
Lead based on double
S 10 9 7
H 5 4
D K Q 9 5 4
C K 10 8
6 H by East10 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 6 -980


West

1 C
1 NT
6 NT
North

Pass
Pass
AP
East

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

Play
 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Quantitative 4 NT
Unblocking play
Play for best chance
S A 9 4
H Q 10 7 2
D 9 7 4 3 2
C 5
6 NT by West8 top tricksWin the last trickmade 6 -1440


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

Play 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Slam decision
Throw-in play
S A 5 2
H Q 5
D A 6
C A K J 10 6 5
6 NT by North11 top tricksEast is endplayedmade 6 +1440


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