What a hand! Beautiful strength. Beautiful shape. It will take you just a glance to wonder if you should take this one to slam.
It’s not normally a good idea to bid a slam missing two aces. But it’s not such a great idea bidding a slam when you have enough aces but not enough other good cards.
When you’re thinking of bidding a slam it’s important to consider what information you need from partner. It can be tempting to launch into ace asking immediately but it’s often not going to help.
A raise of partner’s suit to the 5 level can be a surprisingly simple and effective way of inviting to slam. It’s the same principle as inviting to game only you’re up a bit higher!
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