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Notrump Slam Bidding III


West

Pass
Pass
North
2 NT
3 H
4 NT
East
Pass
Pass
AP
South
3 D1
4 C
Board 1
None Vul
S K Q 7 3
H Q 2
D A K Q 4
C A 3 2
Trick
1 E
2 W
3 N
4 S
5 E
6 N
7 N
8 N
9 N
10 S
11 N
Lead
S 5
S 9
C 2
H 6!
S J
D A
D K
D Q
H 2
C 4
C 3
2nd
2
K
D 2
4
H 7
6
8
9
10
6
H J
3rd
A
4
K
Q
8
3
5
H 8
A
A
8!
4th
3
H 3
5
K
Q
7
10
H 5
9
S 6
10
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
2 2
3 2
4 2
5 2
6 2
7 2
8 2
8 3
S A 9 8
H 9 5 4
D 10 7
C J 10 7 6 5
TableS J 10 6 5 4
H K J 10
D J 9 8 6 2
C
Note 1
Bidding
Play
 
Jacoby transfer bid
Slam decision
Combine chances
Throw-in play
S 2
H A 8 7 6 3
D 5 3
C K Q 9 8 4
4 NT by North7 top tricksWest is endplayedmade 4 +430


West

2 C
4 C
4 NT
North

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

Play

Defense
 
Stayman convention
Gerber convention
Correct loser count
Automatic squeeze
Discard signal
Holdup play
S J 9 8 6
H A J 10 5
D
C 10 9 8 6 4
4 NT by East6 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 4 -430


West

Pass
Pass
AP
North

2 NT
4 S
East

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

Play

Defense 
Resp to 1 of a suit
Gerber convention
Pursue extra chance
Double squeeze
Choose lead vs slam
S K 9 3
H K 2
D A K Q 10 6 5 4
C 2
6 D by South11 top tricksW then E squeezedmade 6 +920


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

Play
 
Stayman convention
Quantitative 4 NT
Elimination technique
Throw-in play
S 8 2
H Q 7 5
D 10 9 5 4
C 7 6 3 2
6 S by West10 top tricksNorth is endplayedmade 6 -1430


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