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Notrump Slam Bidding IV


West

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

Play

Defense 
Rebid after 2-over-1
Quantitative 4 NT
Lead toward honor
Communication/entries
Do not hop with ace
S A 5
H K 9 4 3 2
D K Q J 2
C J 10
6 NT by South9 top tricksWin the restmade 6 +990


West

2 C
4 NT
North

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

Play

Defense 
Stayman convention
Quantitative 4 NT
Finessing technique
Go after sure trick
Shift to proper card
S J 10 7 6
H 10 9 8 6
D 10 5 4
C Q 5
4 NT by East9 top tricksWin the restmade 4 -430


West

Pass
Pass
North

4 C
6 D
East

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

Play
 
Response to 1 NT
Gerber convention
Elimination technique
Ruff/discard endplay
S K 9 2
H K J 3
D A 6 4
C A 7 6 4
6 D by North11 top tricksWest is endplayedmade 6 +920


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

Play

Defense 
Stayman convention
Gerber convention
Avert overruff
Positional squeeze
Choose lead vs slam
S 7
H 10 9 8 6
D Q 10 9 8 6
C A J 7
6 S by West10 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 7 -1460


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