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Notrump Slam Bidding II


West

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

Play
 
Stayman convention
Quantitative 4 NT
Lead toward honor
Show-up finesse
S A 9
H K Q 6 5
D K J 6
C K 7 5 2
6 NT by North8 top tricksWin the last trickmade 6 +990


West

2 NT
3 S
4 NT
North

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


Play
 
Opening 2 NT & response
Slam decision
Discouraging 4 NT
Go after sure trick
Automatic squeeze
S A 7 6 3
H 8 5
D Q J 9 3
C 10 8 5
4 NT by West8 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 5 -460


West

1 NT
4 S!
North

2 H
Pass
East

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

Play

Defense 
Interference over 1 NT
Gerber convention
Set up dummy’s suit
Use trumps as entries
Lead partner’s suit
S 8 7 6 3
H 10 8 3 2
D A 5
C 8 5 3
5 D by East10 top tricksWin the restmade 5 -600


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

Play 
Opening 2 NT & response
Gerber convention
Trump coup
S K 10 9 8 7 6
H K Q 5
D 6
C K 3 2
6 S by South11 top tricksWin the restmade 6 +1430


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