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Slam Bidding Judgment


West

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



Play 
Opener’s third bid
Simple preference bid
West is discouraged by
heart and club kings
Throw-in play
S 8 3
H Q J 10 7
D J 9 8 7
C 10 8 7
4 S by East9 top tricksNorth is endplayedmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
North

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



Play 
Opener’s third bid
Control-showing bid
North is encouraged by
ideal club holding
Seven-card trump fit
S A 9 7 4
H K 8 2
D A K J 8 3
C 3
6 H by North9 top tricksWin the restmade 6 +1430


West

1 C
3 H
6 C
North

Pass
Pass
AP
East

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



Play
 
Follow up minor raise
Strength-showing bid
West is encouraged by
East’s spade strength
Ruff in short hand
Keep trump control
S A 10 9 3
H 9 6 5 3
D Q 9 6 3 2
C
6 C by West8 top tricksDraw trump, claimmade 6 -1370


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



Play
 
Combat weak two-bid
Resp to takeout double
South is cautious with
strength in enemy suit
Lead toward honor
Avoidance duck
S A Q J 10 9
H A K
D J 6 4
C 10 7 6
4 S by South9 top tricksWin the restmade 5 +650


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