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Slam Bidding Judgment II


West

Pass
Pass
AP
North
2 NT
4 S!
5 C
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
3 H1
4 NT
6 S
Board 1
None Vul
S A Q 10 4
H A Q
D A Q 5 4
C K 5 2
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 N
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 S
9 N
10 S
Lead
H 2
S A
S Q
S 10
H 8
C 2
H K
C 4!
C 5
D 10
2nd
5
3
9
J
6
8
9
7
J
2
3rd
J
5
6
K
Q
A
D 4
K
S 7
5
4th
A
2
H 4
C 3
3
6
7
9
10
J
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
9 1
S 2
H J 9 6 4
D 8 7 2
C Q 10 7 6 3
TableS J 9 3
H 10 7 3 2
D K J 3
C J 9 8
Note 1
Bidding


Play 
Jacoby transfer bid
Key-card Blackwood
Jump to 4 S shows max
with 4+ trumps
Ruff/discard endplay
S K 8 7 6 5
H K 8 5
D 10 9 6
C A 4
6 S by North11 top tricksEast is endplayedmade 6 +980


West

2 S
3 H
4 NT
6 NT!
North

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

Play
 
Key-card Blackwood
South wins! (at poker)
Untangle tricks
Delayed-duck squeeze
S 7 6 4 3 2
H 7
D 7 4 2
C 7 5 3 2
6 NT by West11 top tricksWin the restmade 6 -990


West

Dbl
North

5 H
East

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

Defense
 
Combat weak two-bid
Combat sacrifice bid
Overtaking play
Force dummy to ruff
S 5 3 2
H Q J 9 8 7 4
D Q 9 8
C 4
5 H× by South5 top tricksLose 1 more trickdown 3 -500


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

Play
 
Shape-showing bid
Slam decision
Go after sure trick
Overtaking play
S 8 7 2
H A J 7 6 4
D 3
C Q 10 7 6
4 NT by East8 top tricksClaim the restmade 4 -630


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