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Slam Bidding Judgment III


West

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

Play
 
Opening 2 C & response
Bid of 5 in a major
Placing enemy cards
Delayed-duck squeeze
S 10 8 6 2
H K 10 3
D K Q 7 2
C 7 2
6 NT by South11 top tricksWin the restmade 6 +990


West

1 S
3 H
North

Pass
Pass
East
1 D
1 NT
3 NT
South
Pass
Pass
AP
Board 2
N-S Vul
S 6
H J 8 7 5 3
D A 10 9 8 7
C 6 4
Trick
1 S
2 E
3 W
4 E
5 W
6 W
7 W
8 E
9 N
10 E
11 E
Lead
C 10
S 2
D 2!
S 9
H A
H K
C 3
D Q
D 10
C A!
D 6!
2nd
2
5
7
10
5
7
6
4
J
9
S 7
3rd
4
J
K
Q
2
4
J
S 3
5
Q
S K
4th
K
6
3
H 3
C 5
C 7
8
A
S 4
D 9
8
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
7 1
8 1
9 1
9 2
S K Q J 4 3
H A K Q 10
D 2
C Q 3 2
TableS 9 2
H 9 6 4 2
D K Q J 6
C A K J
Bidding
Play
 
Slam decision
Lead toward honor
Throw-in play
S A 10 8 7 5
H
D 5 4 3
C 10 9 8 7 5
3 NT by East6 top tricksNorth is endplayedmade 5 -460


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
North

2 H
4 C
5 H
East

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

Play

Defense 
Control-showing bid
Bid of 5 in a major
Combine chances
Set up dummy’s suit
Choose lead at suit
S A K J 8 6
H Q 10 2
D Q J
C 5 4 3
5 H by North10 top tricksWin the restmade 5 +450


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

Play
 
Slam decision
Key-card Blackwood
Read enemy lead
Use trumps as entries
S J
H J 10 9 8 3
D K Q J 3
C Q J 2
6 S by West10 top tricksSouth is squeezedmade 7 -1460


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