Alton Bridge Club
Release 2.19q
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Mon 3rd Jun 2024
1 - Why was the Slam not Bid

 

 

On the 7th December 1995 this hand was dealt and was chosen as hand of the week.

A slam can be made in Diamonds, Heards and No Trumps,

But do you bid it?

 

 

 

How the Bidding Went with Catherine and Graham

North East South West
Past 2 (1) Pass 3NT (2)
Pass Pass Pass

1 - Weak two

2 - Should have bid 2NT as a conventional strong enquiry with a reply of 3 ​ showing Heart feature and top range, the up to west to bid 6  or NT

North East South West

Another pair Bid

2 ♠ (1) Pass Pass 2NT (2)
Pass 3  Pass Pass (3)
Pass

1 - Weak 2

2 - Could have Doubled

3 - At least bid game.

​Most hands went Pass - Pass - Pass - 2NT Pass 3NT. West with 6 Diamonds, could have been bold and bid 5♦ (inviting slam) ​ knowing the strengh of the 2NT.

North East South West

What could have Happend

Pass 1  (1) Pass 4NT (2)
Pass 5 ​ (3) Pass Slam (4)

1) - Only 9 HCP's but Only 7 lossers and rule of 19 - worth an opening

2) - With 21 HCP look for slam - Blackwood.

3) - One Ace

4) Go for it .................