Challenge the Champs

This challenge hand comes directly from the 2015 Bermuda Bowl Bridge World Championships.

Playing this hand, the best bridge players in the world ended up with a wide range of contracts and scores. See how you compare: can you bring home the gold medal?

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153 Comments

  1. Profile photo of graeme graeme says:

    Watch me guide @bajir through this fun hand. Let us know how you bid and played the hand?


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    P 2 P 6
    P P P

  2. For anyone interested, here is how the champs did at the Bermuda Bowl:
    42nd World Team Championships bridge

  3. Profile photo of jckspa jckspa says:

    Same game contract, though different bidding. Just lost the spade queen and the trump ace. Easy to make 10 tricks, 4 trumps, 2 clubs, 2 spades and a ruff in the short hand. The 11th trick comes because of the 3-3 spade split.
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    P 2 P 4
    P P P

  4. Profile photo of jckspa jckspa says:

    And the ace of diamonds!
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    P 2 P 4
    P P P

  5. Profile photo of dkd43 dkd43 says:

    Bid 6 hearts and made on a club lead. Removed trumps and played spades.
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    P 2 P 4N
    P 5 P 6
    P P P

  6. Profile photo of lolli9 lolli9 says:

    I bid 4 hearts and made 5.
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    P 4 P P
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  7. Profile photo of lolli9 lolli9 says:

    I would be very interested to see how they did at the B.Bowl but can’t read the score sheet.
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    P 4 P P
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  8. Profile photo of waxing2 waxing2 says:

    Initially bid 4H and was pleased to get 5. But then saw the 6H result so bid that and got it, after diamond lead by East and finessing the spades from South to North.
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    P 2 P 2
    P 3 P 6
    P P P

  9. Profile photo of peter peter says:

    Bid 6H. D lead from E taken with A. Lost H trick to the Ace then ruffed one lead of Ds Finessed the spades and played them out then took the Club winner with A and finished with the last H.made 6H
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  10. Profile photo of says:

    Bid and made 4H, 10 tricks only.
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    P 3 P 4
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  11. Profile photo of shurst shurst says:

    I bid 6H making them
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  12. Profile photo of rosie196 rosie196 says:

    Bid 4H, made 12 tricks. Would love to know how to bid 6H as some did.
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  13. Profile photo of farmer farmer says:

    I made 11 tricks on a four heart bid…enjoyed the game but should maybe have bid more were I more experienced
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  14. Profile photo of collar collar says:

    I bid my hearts and after pt’ner went to 2. I decided to ace ask. So bid 4c. He replied 4 hearts showing 2 aces so I bid to 6 hearts. I finessed. Spades Won 11 tricks going 1 down
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  15. Profile photo of galyer galyer says:

    Made 6 hearts straight off, only bid 4. Should have bid 6.
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  16. Profile photo of twocents twocents says:

    Bid 4H made 7
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  17. Profile photo of twocents twocents says:

    Typo – made 6!
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  18. Profile photo of patersj patersj says:

    Bid four and made 6 H on a club lead. Lost heart Ace then drew trumps after second club lead. Made diamond and spade winners then cross trumped.
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  19. Profile photo of gillrhodes gillrhodes says:

    Made 12 tricks but only bid 4 hearts
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  20. bid 4h
    and made six
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  21. Profile photo of esteeal esteeal says:

    Bid and made 6 H. Pleased with that.
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  22. Profile photo of zoepen zoepen says:

    bid 4 hearts made. 12
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  23. Profile photo of stephstone stephstone says:

    Bid 4 H made 12. Looked for possibility of slam by spade bid but when partner rebid 4 H passed
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  24. Profile photo of ted11 ted11 says:

    Bid 4 H, made 11.
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  25. Profile photo of asadha asadha says:

    I bid 6H and made 6; trumped two ds in hand, finises the Q hrts in dummy and overruffed, Norths trump on my club – 2nd last hand; and had K Hrts in hand for 12th trick…..wonder why no one bid 6H in the Bermuda Bowl?

  26. Profile photo of says:

    6H bid and made
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  27. Profile photo of snowwhite snowwhite says:

    Bid 4H and made 6. Wondered about 6H but didn’t know how to get there.

  28. Profile photo of jmveniot jmveniot says:

    Bid 4H…made 11 tricks…looks like I missed getting a trick!
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    P P P

  29. Profile photo of hermione hermione says:

    Bid 4H, made 11. Will try again to make 12.
    Thanks for really interesting lesson.

  30. Profile photo of pollydeb64 pollydeb64 says:

    After partner’s 2H used BlackWood and reached 6H and done.West lead Club Q but when West won the H Ace and returned small spade,made it easy for the contract.Poor defense.Why in Barmuda Bowl no body call 6H.
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  31. Profile photo of joanbrookes joanbrookes says:

    Initially, I bid to 4H and made 11 tricks. Then I saw that slam was possible, so tried again, bidding Hearts first and then showed my fourth suit, Spades. When partner went to 4H, I bid 4NT asking for Aces. He showed me two so I went to 6H and made 12. I did not win the first trick in dummy, but took it in my hand. 12 tricks was easy.

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    P 4 P 4N
    P 5 P 6
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  32. Profile photo of joanbrookes joanbrookes says:

    Sorry that should have read …and then showed my four-card suit.
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    P 2 P 2
    P 4 P 4N
    P 5 P 6
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  33. Profile photo of joanbrookes joanbrookes says:

    Have just watched Graeme’s video and do not understand why the bidding underneath the video showed 6H’s bid, but Graeme did not show Bajir how to bid and make 6H’s. Besides that, thanks for another great lesson on video. These are super for learning to think carefully about the play.

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    P 4 P 4N
    P 5 P 6
    P P P

  34. Profile photo of gwk760 gwk760 says:

    Bid 4 hearts and made 12 tricks. Could not judge sufficient point count to go to 6 hearts after north signed off in $.
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  35. Profile photo of rdp27 rdp27 says:

    bid 4 hearts by N and won 12 tricks – 680 points
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  36. Profile photo of valjef valjef says:

    Bid 4 hearts and made 11 tricks. I now see that some players made 6 hearts so am gping to play again and see if i cam make i2
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  37. Profile photo of polly58 polly58 says:

    Bidding went 1NT, P,4H, P,P,P. Made 11 tricks easily.
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  38. Profile photo of valjef valjef says:

    Yeah played again and called small slam. Bid blackwood 4 NT and ended up calling 6 hearts. Made 12!!!!!
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  39. Profile photo of arch arch says:

    Arch
    I do enjoy the daily session with Graham and Bajir. The children being noisy in the background lends it a homely touch.

  40. Bid 4 hearts and made 5 first hand I played
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  41. Profile photo of bevkaron bevkaron says:

    Bid 6 hearts and made 6 first try.

  42. Finally made 6 hearts. Took me a few tries
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    P P P

  43. Profile photo of grahamir grahamir says:

    Bid 6H after blackwood. Upon the lead of Q clubs I protected the K 10 in hand, praying the Ace Hearts was to my left, took with Ace on the table. Forced Ace of hearts on 1st trump round. West made life a little easier by returning a small spade, won with the 10 on the table. Drew trumps ending on the table, cleared the Ace of spades, back to hand with Ace of diamonds, when the queen of spades fell on the 3rd round, all over.
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  44. 4 hearts making 11.
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  45. Profile photo of sbc4453983 sbc4453983 says:

    Bid 4 hearts and made 12 tricks on diamond lead. Managed to discard a spade on Queen diamonds and had already flushed out queen of spades.
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    P 4 P P
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  46. Profile photo of says:

    Made 6 Hearts. Could able to finesse the Spade 10 from dummy by playing Spade 8 from the hand. Then the finishing tricks are easy as there is Spade K and two extra trump in the hand and another trump in the dummy….
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    P 4 P 6
    P P P

  47. Profile photo of firie firie says:

    Bid 6NT and went one down the first time as I tried to finesse the Q spade. Second attempt made 6NT.
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    P 5 P 6N
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  48. Profile photo of mike mike says:

    Yes made 5 without anything clever
    Mike
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  49. Profile photo of nevillet nevillet says:

    on my first attempt I bid 6H and went down one, I think I should have made it, however, I did not make a plan before playing… Thus, my first mistake… Sometime before the day is over I will try again and at that time I hope to make the 6H!!!!
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  50. Profile photo of diamond diamond says:

    Bid and made 11 tricks!
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  51. Profile photo of lauralk lauralk says:

    Bid 6 hearts and made 6.
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  52. Profile photo of nevillet nevillet says:

    As I said the next time I would plan and make the 6H, which I did one the next two possessions!!!!
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  53. Profile photo of jcjr1000 jcjr1000 says:

    Jcjr1000 bid 6 and made 6.
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  54. Profile photo of jcjr1000 jcjr1000 says:

    Foot note I can’t make 6 IF opp leads anything other than a club after taking the Ace of hearts.%uD83D%uDE00
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  55. Profile photo of jcjr1000 jcjr1000 says:

    Foot note I can’t make 6 IF opp leads anything other than a club after taking the Ace of hearts.%uD83D%uDE00
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  56. Profile photo of eviefox eviefox says:

    Bid 4 and made 6 on first attempt so bid six and made 6 on second.
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  57. Profile photo of spungee spungee says:

    Bid 6H and made it. I was worried about finessing spades to find the QS, needed it to get rid of club loser as couldn’t get past an Ace loser in trumps. Then West lead a spade which made for a cold contract. Bad defence by West, should have kept playing clubs to take out my last stopper.
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  58. Profile photo of jwwwh jwwwh says:

    Bid 6 H and made 11
    Second try made 12 because I cross trumped and the cards broke well
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  59. Profile photo of younglady younglady says:

    Bid and made 6 the first time around. Was very pleased with my playing.
    younglady
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  60. Profile photo of dianeg1128 dianeg1128 says:

    Thought slam was there so bid 6H. Would have made it too if I had tried the S finesse in the other direction. Down one.
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  61. Profile photo of state55 state55 says:

    Bid 6, made 11, Down 1
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    P 2H P 3S
    P 4H P 4NT
    P 5H P 6H

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  62. Profile photo of banksia9 banksia9 says:

    Made 12. Have to agree with @pollydeb64 and @grahamir.
    When west won A, shifting to 4 would seem to be an error.
    West has 10 HCP and NS are in slam! Partner is probably broke. Starting a new suit is likely to sort it out for declarer. That is exactly what happens.
    By simply playing second hand low, South gets 4 spade tricks. After drawing trumps, South can pitch x from the North hand on the 4th spade. Now, a club can be ruffed with dummy’s last trump.
    What if, after winning A, west exits x?
    Because trumps break 3-1, south appears unable to ruff both a club and a spade in the north hand. He will have to find Q for himself. Difficult.
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  63. Profile photo of michael102 michael102 says:

    Bid 4H but made 6. Next time I will bid Blackwood to get to 6H
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  64. Profile photo of navag8pat navag8pat says:

    I bid 5 hearts and made 6………Auction 1D 2C 2H 5H…………took 1st D led H J lost to Q trumped led D drew rest of Hearts finessed J S trumped D played rest of H and rest of spades dropping losers and took rest of C

    I think that is how I played hard to remember……..
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  65. Profile photo of mary1 mary1 says:

    Bid 6 h made
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  66. Profile photo of hoppide hoppide says:

    bid 6H and made.
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  67. Profile photo of navag8pat navag8pat says:

    Opened 1NT I bid 2C response 2H I bid 5H looking for small slam – Partner passed

    Took AD Led & lost JH trumped D lead called in rest of trumps finessed JS trumped Diamonds played Hearts played Spades dropping loser D & C played C and trumps took 6 tricks

  68. Profile photo of navag8pat navag8pat says:

    Opened 1NT I bid 2C response 2H I bid 5H looking for small slam – Partner passed

    Took AD Led & lost JH trumped D lead called in rest of trumps finessed JS trumped Diamonds played Hearts played Spades dropping loser D & C played C and trumps took 12 tricks

  69. Profile photo of navag8pat navag8pat says:

    Opened 1NT I bid Stamen 2C response 2H I bid 5H looking for small slam – Partner passed

    Took AD Led & lost JH trumped D lead called in rest of trumps finessed JS trumped Diamonds played Hearts played Spades dropping loser D & C played C and trumps took 12 tricks

  70. Profile photo of huntert huntert says:

    bid 4 hearts–made 6
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  71. Profile photo of corarossi corarossi says:

    i thought i should have gone to 4nt but unfortunately i chickened out
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  72. Profile photo of mahtab78 mahtab78 says:

    1 d 1 h 2 h bid 4 nt 5h auction 6 h made 6 h
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  73. Profile photo of rocky25 rocky25 says:

    rocky 25 sez

    Partner opened 1 D, I responded 2 H, Partner went 3 H,I went 4 NT
    Partner said 5 H, went to 6 H…MADE 12
    I should go to Bermuda…I’ve been there before…It’s beautiful!!!
    Not for bridge though..
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  74. Anonymous says:

    bid 4h but made 7! No way to tell ! Was going to jump bod telling psrtner had openers as well! But didbt know if parther woukd know ! Also short gor grabd slam ! But pkayed perfect !:)%uD83D%uDE1C
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  75. Profile photo of whizkid whizkid says:

    Bid and made 6 hearts. Played the ace of clubs on the first trick. Played to the ace of diamonds and small heart back to the board. West ducked the Ace so I thought I might have an end play possibility so I ruffed a diamond. East played the K of diamonds so it set up the queen for me. After one more round of hearts where west ducked again I dropped a club on the q of diamonds and pretty much crossed ruffed the hand. If the K of diamonds does not get played I figure I will throw in West with the Ace of hearts and see if I can get him to lead a spade or a club again. If he leads a diamond then I would try the Queen and hope it wins. If it doesn’t then I fall back on the spade finesse as my last chance.
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  76. Profile photo of whizkid whizkid says:

    For fun I played it again at 6H but this time ignored “gifts” by the defense. I really thought an end play was probably the best way to go. Took the first trick with the KC then cashed the diamond Ace. Played the J hearts which won the trick. Then played to the Ace of spades and ruffed a diamond. East played the King of diamonds but I ignored that it set up the Queen. I played the KS and then ruffed I ruffed a spade. Ruffed another diamond. My last four cards in dummy were Q,9 hearts and A,4 of clubs. Declarer had KH, JS, T7 of clubs. Played the JS and west ruffed with the 8H. I over ruffed with the 9 of hearts and then played the Q of hearts. West played the Ace and then was forced to lead a club and lead the J so my Ace and then T of clubs took the last two tricks.
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  77. Profile photo of judyjunkin judyjunkin says:

    I chickened out and stopped at 4 H. Should have bid 6 H. That is what I made. East West made it easy for me. No way you can make 7 H with the A of trumps out against you.

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  78. Profile photo of guyzer guyzer says:

    bid 6 H after blackwood and made 6 courtesy of the xS lead after the AH by W
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  79. Profile photo of davstevens davstevens says:

    Easily bid 6H. The play was lucky; when West was in with the Ace of hearts, West unthinkingly returned a spade. With the free finesse, the Queen tripleton with West, and the S9 dropping, twelve tricks were there. Without the silly spade return I have to hook the S10, and I get the same result.
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  80. 6 Hearts seemed optimal but I’m rusty and it seems like there’s always a “hot shot” who bids and makes something better. Fun hand. Thanks.


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  81. Profile photo of peterepeat peterepeat says:

    Bid only 4 hearts, but I made 6 hearts!
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  82. Profile photo of lynng lynng says:

    Bid and made 6 H. Lesson with Debbie was to get trump out and work on longest suit….spades. Able to finesse Q of spades and dump losing club. Yay!
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    P P P

  83. Profile photo of maryg maryg says:

    I bid 1 h on top of the 1d. pd stopped bidding
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  84. Profile photo of dianaosborne dianaosborne says:

    Enjoyed playing 4H after a 1NT,2C , 2H , 4H bidding and made 11′ Rebid to 3NT and made 9 so guess first bid was best
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  85. Profile photo of erparf erparf says:

    Easily made 6 Hearts
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  86. Profile photo of says:

    bid 4 but made 6

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  87. Profile photo of mdsh mdsh says:

    bid 4H and made 6
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  88. Profile photo of barb4414663 barb4414663 says:

    Bid 4 H, made 6.

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    P 4 P P
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  89. Profile photo of pdmenon pdmenon says:

    from 1D opening, I bid 2H, then the bid went to 3H, 4NT, 5H and ended up with 6NT.

    Comfortably made 6NT.
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  90. Profile photo of thetagal thetagal says:

    Bid 5 Hearts, made 6.
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  91. Profile photo of mohsinhaider mohsinhaider says:

    Bid 6 Hearts and made it.

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  92. Its easy enough to reach 6 hearts on this hand and if one is careful it is also easy enough to make it. Since I did so the first time I tried it, it cannot be too hard when one has 17 points facing an opening bid to think that there must be a 6 in here somewhere!!
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  93. b id and made 5 hearts
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  94. Profile photo of jackied jackied says:

    Bid 4H and made 12

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    P

  95. Profile photo of jane6543 jane6543 says:

    Bid 4H – Made 12 tricks. Easy to make 12 but I’m not up to bidding the slam, sadly…
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1N P 3
    P 4 P P
    P

  96. Profile photo of howardlhall howardlhall says:

    Bid and made 6H.

    W N E S
    1d P 1h
    P 2h P 4d
    P 4h P 4NT
    P 5h P 6h
    P P P

    Ran the finesse toward the board and west dropped QS (dumb move by computer).
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 1
    P 2 P 4
    P 4 P 4N
    P 5 P 6
    P P P

  97. Profile photo of mayroses mayroses says:

    Hmm I responded 1H then partner said 2H so I bid 4H and made it. Maybe I should have bid differently to get higher,
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 1
    P 2 P 4
    P P P

  98. Its an excellent deal to play but let me know the technique of play and bidding which i have missed it.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 1
    P 2 P 2
    P 4 P 4N
    P 5 P 6
    P P P

  99. Profile photo of ivam ivam says:

    Bib only 4H, Made 6 without a problem.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 1
    P 2 P 4
    P P P

  100. Profile photo of jb4400 jb4400 says:

    Bid 4H and made 6 but don’t see why anyone would bid 6
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 1
    P 2 P 4
    P P P

  101. Profile photo of duffbarbra duffbarbra says:

    BID 4 HEARTS, MADE 5
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 1
    P 2 P 2N
    P 3 P 4
    P P P

  102. Profile photo of batia batia says:

    BID 5 HEARTS, MADE 6

    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 1
    P 2 P 2
    P 4 P 5
    P P P

  103. I bid 4 hearts and made 6. Should have bid the 4 NT
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 1
    P 2 P 4
    P P P

  104. Profile photo of clareo clareo says:

    Enjoy the video. A good learning model.
    Can’t find out how to play the hand BEFORE i see the video

  105. Profile photo of probertt probertt says:

    Bid 4 hearts and made 6
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 2
    P 3 P 4
    P P P

  106. Profile photo of mikesardana mikesardana says:

    Bid 6 Hearts and made 6 hearts
    Auction
    – 1NT- 3H
    – 4H- 4NT
    – 5H -6H
    PPP
    Lead 2D.
    After one round of Trumps, played Spades and finessed.
    Discarded on Club from dummy on the Spade King.
    Only loose – Trump ace.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1N P 3
    P 4 P 4N
    P 5 P 6
    P P P

  107. Profile photo of juniper juniper says:

    Bid 4H, made 6 … easy to play but didn’t see 6 in the bidding
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 1
    P 2 P 2
    P 4 P P
    P

  108. Profile photo of cazza777 cazza777 says:

    First time playing a hand at Sky Bid 6 hearts MADE IT
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 1
    P 2 P 2
    P 4 P 4N
    P 5 P 5N
    P 6 P 6
    P P P

  109. Profile photo of mef64 mef64 says:

    I bid and made 6 hearts
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 6
    P P P

  110. Profile photo of sandra sandra says:

    Bid 4 hearts and made 12 ! but with only 29 points between us I didnt think would make a small slam! I did have a singleton ace diamonds though so maybe I should have gone for it!
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1N P 3
    P 4 P P
    P

  111. Profile photo of harrym harrym says:

    harrym (UK)
    using ACOL I bid to 6H including basic” Blackwood” to ask for aces but not kings with only 3 aces present.
    I initially used “Transfers” to show my 5 hearts followed by a spade bid to show my 5-4 ratio.
    Once NORTH bid hearts I then used “Blackwood”.Made 12 tricks.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1N P 2
    P 2 P 2
    P 3 P 4N
    P 5 P 6
    P P P

  112. Profile photo of lolli9 lolli9 says:

    @Graeme why did N just quit bidding. I see most others N went on bidding after 4. I made 6H
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 1
    P 2 P 4
    P P P

  113. Profile photo of najat najat says:

    First bid partner did not allow me to go to 6 H stopped at 4 made 6. second time i asked for aces and made it 6 H.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 1
    P 2 P 4N
    P 5 P 6
    P P P

  114. Profile photo of pamcook pamcook says:

    Bid 5h and made 6 !
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 1
    P 2 P 5
    P P P

  115. Profile photo of jaykay jaykay says:

    I wonder why N offered 2 S instead of 2 H when it has only 2 S cards.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1N P 2
    P 2 P 3
    P 4 P 5
    P P P

  116. Profile photo of mayroses mayroses says:

    Ok so this time I took it to 6H and easily made it and I’m not a very good player either. LOL
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 1
    P 2 P 6
    P P P

  117. Profile photo of joy1 joy1 says:

    called 4 H but got 11. nice hand!!
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 4
    P P P

  118. Profile photo of tmac tmac says:

    Bid and made 6H drawing 2 rounds of trumps and ruffing diamonds and spades.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 1
    P 2 P 2
    P 4 P 4N
    P 5 P 6
    P P P

  119. Profile photo of joueur007 joueur007 says:

    Bid $H and made 6H ruffing high two spades after 2 rounds of trumps. The rest was easy
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 1
    P 2 P 3
    P 4 P P
    P

  120. Profile photo of loeks loeks says:

    Bid 4H but made 6
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1N P 3
    P 4 P P
    P

  121. Profile photo of abby1932 abby1932 says:

    Bid and made 6 H.

    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 1
    P 2 P 2
    P 4 P 4N
    P 5 P 5N
    P 6 P 6
    P P P

  122. Profile photo of abby1932 abby1932 says:

    Made the last trick with the 2 of spades!
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 1
    P 2 P 2
    P 4 P 4N
    P 5 P 5N
    P 6 P 6
    P P P

  123. Profile photo of hujar hujar says:

    Bid
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1N P 3
    P 4 P P
    P

  124. Profile photo of hujar hujar says:

    Bid 4 hearts making 6
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1N P 3
    P 4 P P
    P

  125. Profile photo of elly elly says:

    Contract made 4H with 12 tricks I am a learner so pleased
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1N P 3
    P 4 P P
    P

  126. Profile photo of cacho cacho says:

    bid 6 and made 12 tricks.i ruffed one spade and the last spade make the 12th trick
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 1
    P 2 P 4N
    P 5 P 6
    P P P

  127. Profile photo of snargley1 snargley1 says:

    tried Blackwood; consequently with 2 other aces, I went 6NT. A little trepidation, but with the heart lead, my 10 of clubs swinging, and a successful finesse of the spade queen, it was all over but the shouting.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 1
    P 2 P 2
    P 4 P 4N
    P 5 P 6N
    P P P

  128. Profile photo of dlor dlor says:

    Bid and made 6 hearts, but p misread my Gerber bid.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 1
    P 2 P 4
    P 4 P 6
    P P P

  129. Profile photo of joanhunter joanhunter says:

    First time playing and learning the game!)
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 1
    P 2 P 4
    P P P

  130. Profile photo of davei davei says:

    Bjd 4 H made 10 tricks
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 1
    P 2 P 3
    P 4 P P
    P

  131. Profile photo of larry149149 larry149149 says:

    Tricky to get slam. Made 11 about 5 times, only made 6H once.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 1
    P 1N P 3
    P 4 P 6
    P P P

  132. Profile photo of baglady baglady says:

    Bid 4 H and made 12. Should have asked for Aces and gone for small slam.

    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 2
    P 3 P 4
    P P P

  133. Profile photo of venice venice says:

    Second time around, bid 5H made 11. I will try again!!
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 1
    P 2 P 3
    P 4 P 4N
    P 5 P P
    P

  134. Profile photo of reenastoch reenastoch says:

    bid and made 6 H
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 1
    P 2 P 4N
    P 5 P 6
    P P P

  135. Profile photo of lolli9 lolli9 says:

    Bid 4 hearts and made 6.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 1
    P 2 P 4
    P P P

  136. Bid 4 hearts and made 6 first try. I guess I could have gone 4NT to ask for A. But once I knew we were missing an A. Why ask for K. Just straight to 6 hearts. If I bid 5NT for K. I still end up in 6 hearts. I guess it gives me a little more info to work with but once dummy is down I see exactly what we have.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 1
    P 2 P 4
    P P P

  137. Bid and made 6 hearts for 1430 points
    This is something I need to learn so I can calculate the risk of bidding higher.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 6
    P P P

  138. Profile photo of jmveniot jmveniot says:

    Yes! Great Fun! Bid 6H and made 6 …Happy!
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 2
    P 3 P 6
    P P P

  139. Profile photo of sbc7241008 sbc7241008 says:

    BID 6H, made 6!

    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1N P 3
    P 4 P 6
    P P P

  140. Profile photo of joueur007 joueur007 says:

    Bid 4H and made 6
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 1
    P 2 P 4
    P P P

  141. Profile photo of nevillet nevillet says:

    I bid the 6H, however, I got ahead of myself and stopped calling trump and went down two…
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 1
    P 2 P 4N
    P 5 P 6
    P P P

  142. Straight in at 3 NT, made 11.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 3N
    P P P

  143. Profile photo of brigit brigit says:

    Fun hand! A query tho……had to bid stayman to keep bidding going……otherwise stopped at 2H. I thought stayman denied a 5 card suit?
    Bid 4h made 5.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1N P 2
    P 2 P 4
    P P P

  144. Profile photo of brigit brigit says:

    Just picked this up….thanks Graeme……….of course! A temporary memory hiccup!

  145. Profile photo of wolfie wolfie says:

    4H making 5
    Cant see how to get 12 tricks against best defence.
    QC lead helps of course!
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1N P 2
    P 2 P 4
    P P P

  146. Profile photo of wolfie wolfie says:

    @patriciarenee
    You must be psychic!
    @Brigit
    We play Stayman as asking for a 4 card major … doesn’t deny anything! (You can bid 5 card suit after a 2D denial)
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1N P 2
    P 2 P 4
    P P P

  147. Profile photo of nevillet nevillet says:

    We made it….
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 1
    P 2 P 4N
    P 5 P 6
    P P P

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