Main     Study AN17 by Richard Pavlicek    

Slam Contracts Contested

These deals were played on BBO by Richard Pavlicek and Jim Munday against expert opponents (with rare exceptions). Deals are selected to match the conditions below and displayed in reverse chronological order (most recent first).

1. Our side declared a six or seven-bid.
2. Opposing side interfered with at least one bid.
3. Opening bid was one of a suit or 1 NT.
4. Contract was undoubled (omit sacrifice bids).

Deals are not handpicked or edited, so don’t expect perfection. What you see is the way it happened at the table. Our bidding follows the Pavlicek System. For ease in viewing, deals have been rotated if necessary so Richard is South, and actual board numbers are replaced with sequential numbering.

A running score for NS and EW is shown two ways: (1) Actual IMPs won, and (2) IMPs won against par. For an explanation of how par scores are determined, see Par for the Course.

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Harmon
West

3 H
Pass
All Pass
Jim
North

4 H
5 C1
Ira
East
1 H
Pass
Pass
Richard
South
2 H
4 S
6 C
Board 1
E-W Vul
S K 8
H A J
D Q J 8 6
C A K J 7 4
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 N
Lead
D A
H K
C K
2nd
4
5
H 6
3rd
2
4
4th
6
A
W L
0 1
1 1
S 10 6 4 3
H 9 4 3 2
D K 9 2
C 6 5
TableS J 7 5
H K Q 10 8 6
D A 10 7 5 3
C
1. pass or correct (or raise)
S A Q 9 2
H 7 5
D 4
C Q 10 9 8 3 2
NS +9.27  NS 9.27 EW 06 C North =+920 Par +920TieNS 0EW 0


David
West

2 D
Pass
All Pass
Jim
North
1 H
4 D
5 D
John
East
Pass
Dbl
Pass
Richard
South
1 S
4 S
6 S
Board 2
None Vul
S A Q 9 3
H K Q 9 8 7
D
C A K Q 8
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 N
4 N
5 N
6 W
Lead
D 5
C A
C K
C Q
C 8
H A
2nd
S 3
5
3
9
J
7
3rd
6
2
D 7
D 9
S 5
2
4th
2
4
7
6
S 10
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
S 10
H A J 6
D K Q 10 5 4 3
C 7 6 4
TableS J 4 2
H 10 3 2
D A 6
C J 10 9 5 3
S K 8 7 6 5
H 5 4
D J 9 8 7 2
C 2
EW +8.60  NS 9.27 EW 8.606 S South -1-50 Par +980EW +14NS 0EW 14


Harmon
West

2 S
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Jim
North

3 D
4 C
5 D
Glenn
East

Pass
Pass
Pass
Richard
South
1 C
3 S
4 NT
6 C
Board 3
None Vul
S 10 5 2
H K Q
D K Q 9 2
C A 8 7 3
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 S
5 S
6 N
7 S
8 S
9 S
10 S
11 N
Lead
S K
C 2
C 3
C Q
H 10
H K
H J
C 9
C 6
D 6
D 2
2nd
2
4
10
S 6
3
7
8
D 3
S 8
4
J
3rd
7
A
K
7
Q
A
S 5
8
S 10
K
A
4th
A
5
S 3
J
2
6
4
H 5
S 9
5
S J
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
S K Q J 8 6 3
H 9 8 6 3
D 4 3
C 4
TableS 9 7
H 7 5 4 2
D J 10 7 5
C J 10 5
S A 4
H A J 10
D A 8 6
C K Q 9 6 2
NS +8.73  NS 18 EW 8.606 C South =+920 Par +990EW +2NS 0EW 16


Jeff
West
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Jim
North
1 C
3 D
4 D
Jon
East
2 D
Pass
Pass
Richard
South
Dbl
3 H
6 C
Board 4
E-W Vul
S A K 9 8
H J 7 5 3
D A
C A Q 9 7
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 S
7 N
8 N
9 S
Lead
S 10
S 9
C 5
S 8
C K
D 7
C A
H J
H 2
2nd
5
7
4
D 3
J
2
D 5
K
6
3rd
6
C 2
Q
C 8
7
A
D 8
A
7
4th
A
2
3
4
6
4
10
4
10
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
8 1
S Q J 6 4 3 2
H 9 6 4
D 2
C J 10 4
TableS 10 7
H K 10
D K J 10 6 5 4 3
C 6 3
S 5
H A Q 8 2
D Q 9 8 7
C K 8 5 2
NS +4.33  NS 22.33 EW 8.606 C North =+920 Par +1510EW +11NS 0EW 27


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Jeff
West

3 H
Pass
All Pass
Jim
North
1 C
4 H
5 NT1
Jon
East
2 H
Pass
Pass
Richard
South
Dbl
5 C
6 C
Board 5
None Vul
S A K 6 5
H A
D A 10 9 6
C A Q 3 2
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 S
4 E
5 N
6 S
7 S
8 N
9 N
10 N
11 S
12 N
Lead
H 10
D 6
C 8
D 4
C 3
D Q
C 6
D 10
S A
C 2
S J
S 5
2nd
K
3
9
2
5
8
H 4
H 9
4
H 8
Q
H 3
3rd
2
K
Q
J
J
9
A
S 2
7
7
K
4th
A
5
K
A
10
7
H 7
H 5
3
H 6
10
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
10 1
S Q 8 3
H J 6 5 4 2
D J 8 5
C 10 9
TableS 10 4
H Q 10 9 8 7 3
D 7 4 3
C K 5
1. pick a slam
S J 9 7 2
H K
D K Q 2
C J 8 7 6 4
NS +10.27  NS 32.60 EW 8.606 C North =+920 Par +980EW +2NS 0EW 29


Steve
West

4 S
All Pass
Jim
North
1 H
5 D
Tom
East
2 S
Pass
Richard
South
3 H
6 D
Board 6
None Vul
S A
H A Q J 8 4
D A K 10 4 2
C 6 5
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 N
4 N
Lead
S J
D K
D A
H 4
2nd
7
3
8
2
3rd
3
5
7
K
4th
A
6
J
3
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
S K 4 3
H 5 3
D J 6
C A J 10 7 3 2
TableS Q J 10 6 5 2
H 10 9 2
D 8 3
C Q 8
S 9 8 7
H K 7 6
D Q 9 7 5
C K 9 4
NS +12  NS 44.60 EW 8.606 D North =+920 Par +800NS +3NS 3EW 29


Rich
West
Pass
Pass
Pass
Jim
North
1 C
4 H
6 H1
Kevin
East
1 S
Pass
All Pass
Richard
South
Dbl
4 NT
Board 7
None Vul
S
H Q 9 7 2
D 6 3
C A K J 8 7 6 2
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 S
4 S
5 N
Lead
S K
H A
H K
C 9
C 8
2nd
A
5
6
4
10
3rd
2
2
7
A
H J
4th
D 3
3
S 5
3
5
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
S 8 3 2
H 10 8 6 5
D 7 5 4
C Q 5 4
TableS K Q 10 9 7 5
H 3
D A J 9 2
C 10 3
1. 1 or 3 + void
S A J 6 4
H A K J 4
D K Q 10 8
C 9
NS +11.20  NS 55.80 EW 8.606 H North =+980 Par +990TieNS 3EW 29


Glenn
West

Pass
Pass
Pass
Jim
North

1 S
4 NT
6 S
John
East

2 H
Pass
All Pass
Richard
South
1 C
4 H
5 S
Board 8
None Vul
S 10 8 7 6 3
H A J 5
D 4
C A K 7 5
Trick
1 E
2 S
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 S
Lead
D 7
S A
H 6
H 5
D 2
H J
S Q
2nd
A
2
2
3
5
K
9
3rd
8
3
A
S 4
S 6
S J
7
4th
4
5
4
9
J
7
K
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
6 1
S 9 2
H 9 8 7 2
D 10 8 6 5 3
C 10 6
TableS K 5
H K Q 10 4 3
D K J 7
C 8 3 2
S A Q J 4
H 6
D A Q 9 2
C Q J 9 4
NS +7.87  NS 63.67 EW 8.606 S North =+980 Par +1510EW +11NS 3EW 40


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Adam
West

Pass
3 C
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Jim
North

1 S
4 C
4 H
5 H1
Larry
East

Dbl
Pass
Pass
Pass
Richard
South
1 H
2 H
4 D
4 NT
6 H
Board 9
E-W Vul
S K 10 9 7 6 5 3 2
H 6 5 2
D A
C A
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 S
4 E
5 N
6 S
7 S
Lead
D J
H 2
S J
C 3
H 5
H Q
S 4
2nd
A
4
8
8
3
C J
Q
3rd
7
K
2
2
A
6
4th
3
8
A
A
C 4
7
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
S Q 8
H 8
D J 10 6 2
C J 10 7 5 4 2
TableS A
H 7 4 3
D Q 9 7 5 4
C K Q 6 3
1. 2 key cards, does not deny HQ
S J 4
H A K Q J 10 9
D K 8 3
C 9 8
NS +7.60  NS 71.27 EW 8.606 H South =+980 Par +980TieNS 3EW 40


Martin
West

1 H
Pass
Jim
North

1 S
6 S
Leuben
East
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Richard
South
Pass
4 H
Board 10
None Vul
S A 9 6 4 3
H A J 9 8 5
D
C A 10 9
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 S
4 N
Lead
C Q
S 4
S 2
C 10
2nd
5
8
10
J
3rd
K
Q
A
4
4th
A
5
J
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
S 10 5
H K Q 10 7 3
D K Q 9 4 3
C K
TableS J 8
H 6 4
D J 8 7 6 5 2
C Q J 2
S K Q 7 2
H 2
D A 10
C 8 7 6 5 4 3
NS +10.53  NS 81.80 EW 8.606 S North =+980 Par +980TieNS 3EW 40


Michael
West

Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Jim
North
1 H
3 C
4 H
5 D2
Don
East
1 S
Pass
Pass
Pass
Richard
South
2 S1
3 H
4 NT
6 H
Board 11
None Vul
S J 4 3
H K J 8 4 2
D 6
C K Q J 10
Trick
1 E
2 S
Lead
H Q
H 5
2nd
A
S 7
3rd
6
K
4th
4
9
W L
1 0
2 0
S Q 7 2
H 6
D J 9 8 7 5 4
C 8 4 2
TableS K 10 9 6 5
H Q 9
D K 2
C A 7 6 3
1. balanced GF, spade stopper
2. 1 or 4 key cards
S A 8
H A 10 7 5 3
D A Q 10 3
C 9 5
NS +11.80  NS 93.60 EW 8.606 H North =+980 Par +450NS +11NS 14EW 40


Drew
West

Pass
All Pass
Jim
North
1 S
5 S
Wayne
East
3 H
Pass
Richard
South
4 S
6 S
Board 12
Both Vul
S Q J 9 5 2
H 10 4
D A K 8
C A K 10
Trick
1 E
2 N
Lead
C 5
S J
2nd
3
3rd
8
4th
K
W L
1 0
S 6 3
H A
D Q 7 6 5 3
C 8 7 6 4 2
TableS 8
H K 9 8 7 5 3 2
D J 10 4 2
C 5
S A K 10 7 4
H Q J 6
D 9
C Q J 9 3
NS +8.33  NS 101.93 EW 8.606 S North =+1430 Par +1400NS +1NS 15EW 40


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Costel
West
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Jim
North
1 C
4 D1
5 C2
Petur
East
1 D
Pass
Pass
Richard
South
1 H
4 NT
6 H
Board 13
None Vul
S A 5
H K Q 10 6
D J
C A K J 9 8 7
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 N
4 S
5 S
6 N
7 S
Lead
S 3
H K
D J
D K
C 2
H 6
C 6
2nd
A
D 6
2
8
5
D 5
Q
3rd
4
5
A
S 5
A
8
K
4th
2
2
4
3
3
3
10
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
S Q 8 6 3
H 7 4 3 2
D 10 8 4
C Q 5
TableS K 10 9 7 4
H
D Q 9 6 5 3 2
C 10 3
1. splinter 2. 0 or 3 key cards
S J 2
H A J 9 8 5
D A K 7
C 6 4 2
NS +7.73  NS 109.66 EW 8.606 H South +1+1010 Par +1520EW +11NS 15EW 51


China1
West

Pass
4 D
Pass
Jim
North

2 H
4 NT
7 S
China2
East
Pass
2 NT
5 D
All Pass
Richard
South
1 S
3 S
5 S1
Board 14
E-W Vul
S A 9
H A K 9 8 3 2
D 9
C A K 7 6
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 S
Lead
D 4
D 6
C A
C 6
D 10
C 7
S K
2nd
9
3
4
9
7
10
2
3rd
K
S A
3
S 3
S 9
S 8
H 2
4th
A
2
5
8
5
2
4
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
S 7 6 5 2
H Q 6
D Q 7 4 3
C 8 5 2
TableS 4
H J 5
D K J 8 5 2
C Q J 10 9 4
1. 2 key cards + SQ
S K Q J 10 8 3
H 10 7 4
D A 10 6
C 3
NS +12.07  NS 121.73 EW 8.607 S South =+1510 Par +1520TieNS 15EW 51


John
West

3 D
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Jim
North

4 D
5 C1
6 D2
David
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Richard
South
1 S
4 NT
5 NT
6 S
Board 15
N-S Vul
S A K 9 5
H A K 10 9
D K 3
C 10 9 5
Trick
1 W
2 N
3 N
Lead
H Q
S A
S 5
2nd
A
6
7
3rd
2
3
Q
4th
7
2
H J
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
S 2
H Q J
D Q J 10 6 5 4
C J 7 4 3
TableS 10 7 6
H 8 6 5 4 3 2
D 7
C K 8 6
1. 0 or 3 key cards 2. diamond king
S Q J 8 4 3
H 7
D A 9 8 2
C A Q 2
NS +8.73  NS 130.46 EW 8.606 S South +1+1460 Par +2220EW +13NS 15EW 64


John
West

Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Jim
North
1 C
3 NT
5 C
6 C
David
East
3 H
Pass
Pass
Pass
Richard
South
3 S
4 H
5 D
6 S
Board 16
None Vul
S 9
H 10 8 7 4
D 5 3
C A K Q J 10 3
Trick
1 W
Lead
H A
2nd
4
3rd
6
4th
2
W L
0 1
S 10 7 2
H A J
D 10 8 7 6 4
C 7 6 5
TableS
H K Q 9 6 5 3
D J 9 2
C 9 8 4 2
S A K Q J 8 6 5 4 3
H 2
D A K Q
C
NS +0.80  NS 131.26 EW 8.606 S South =+980 Par +980TieNS 15EW 64


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Adam
West

3 D
Pass
Pass
Jim
North

3 S
6 D
7 H
Carlos
East
Pass
4 D
Pass
All Pass
Richard
South
1 C
5 H
7 C
Board 17
E-W Vul
S A Q 10 8 3 2
H Q 10 5 4
D A K
C 8
Trick
1 W
2 S
Lead
S 7
H K
2nd
3
2
3rd
6
4
4th
K
6
W L
1 0
2 0
S J 7
H J 7 2
D Q J 9 8 7 5 3
C 6
TableS 9 6 4
H 6
D 10 6 4 2
C J 10 9 7 5
S K 5
H A K 9 8 3
D
C A K Q 4 3 2
NS +9.93  NS 141.19 EW 8.607 H South =+1510 Par +1520TieNS 15EW 64


Jiang
West

3 D
Pass
Pass
Pass
Jim
North

3 H
4 NT
5 D
6 NT
Xiaodong
East
Pass
3 S
Dbl
Pass
All Pass
Richard
South
1 NT
4 D
5 C
6 C1
Board 18
None Vul
S A 6
H K J 6 4 3
D 7
C Q J 10 9 4
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 S
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 N
Lead
S 7
D K
C K
C 5
C 10
C 8
C Q
H 3
2nd
6
A
2
3
D 8
D 6
S 5
2
3rd
K
3
4
9
A
J
D 2
A
4th
4
7
7
6
D Q
D 4
D 9
5
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
S Q 8 7
H 9 5
D Q J 10 9 6 3
C 3 2
TableS K J 10 5 3
H 10 8 2
D K 8 4
C 7 6
1. heart queen + club king
S 9 4 2
H A Q 7
D A 5 2
C A K 8 5
NS +8.13  NS 149.32 EW 8.606 NT South =+990 Par +1400EW +9NS 15EW 73


Rich
West

Pass
3 S
Pass
Pass
All Pass
Jim
North

2 C1
4 D
4 NT
5 NT
Floyd
East

2 S
Pass
Pass
Pass
Richard
South
1 C
3 C
4 S
5 D
6 C
Board 19
None Vul
S 9
H A 10 9
D A 6 5
C A K Q 5 3 2
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 S
Lead
S 4
C 6
C 2
D J
2nd
9
8
D 3
2
3rd
10
A
J
5
4th
A
S 5
10
K
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
S K 8 4 3
H J 8 7 4 3
D 9 2
C 10 8
TableS Q J 10 7 5
H Q 6 5
D K 10 8 7 3
C
1. inverted
S A 6 2
H K 2
D Q J 4
C J 9 7 6 4
NS +7.73  NS 157.05 EW 8.606 C South =+920 Par +800NS +3NS 18EW 73

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