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Keep calm and make your slam

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hound
hound says:
Choices? 6NT is the higher score but much harder to get.6♠ is much easier.
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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MrsMcG
MrsMcG says:
Yay. Did it first try.
4 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Weak NT.
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ceasercat
ceasercat says:
Also got it thanks to my partner
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT.
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marianturner
Thanks Graeme. Missed it first time. Fine second time
bridgergal
Got 13 on second go. Yay!!
JBrown
JBrown says:
Always love the videos.
I made it!
vals
vals says:
Thanks @graeme You were right I panic when it looks too easy , rush in and end up burned ! So easy when ou explain .
daisydealer
I made 6NT same bidding as cease cat above
4 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Weak NT.
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SimonJay
SimonJay says:
Tried to lose a spade (9) early, but it made. ended up with all 13. Sals, what explanation? Am I missing something? I really need help with bidding, Ideas? Anyone?
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Weak NT.
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Eggs
Eggs says:
Made it đź‘Ť
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Weak NT.
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jacquelineAstaphan
Made it the second time
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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Tonyaiw
Tonyaiw says:
After winning the club lead in the South hand, then realising the ten and Jack of Spades may be with West to play the 9 and let it run must be a good option to take because if it loses to East you still make your contract.
Baygon2014
Thought it was relatively straight forward. Win the club and play the top three spades. You then play a fourth spade west wins, you win the return play the last spade and all your remaining cards are top.
RDP27
RDP27 says:
got the 6 NT and won the 13 tricks- strong hands and transfers - needed to be slick on counting spades to close up the last couple of hands.
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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dwlease
dwlease says:
Made 7 when I played to lose a spade on the 2nd trick. West was asleep and let my 6 win.
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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Del
Del says:
6NT made 13 by taking a chance on the 9S which won the trick.
4 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Weak NT.
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rolester
rolester says:
I made 6NT - being very careful to be in the right hand
4 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Weak NT, Transfers.
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Sockstevens
Made 7 but how to get there with N bidding to 6, surely a better way to go 4NT, 5NT, then 7NT.
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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Poppingpopcorn
Playing yesterday & playing a strong nt, I opened 1nt. I then wanted to investigate Blackwood, but got the wrong answer. Although there was a change of suit, I take it that was because I’d opened 1nt.? Blackwood doesn’t work like that.? I think I played the hand in 4 spades.
Today I opened a diamond & got to 6 nt that way, but really only because I knew now ptns hand. I didn’t earlier.
Sorry if this rambles on...
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4 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Strong NT.
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Sockstevens
2nd time - seems to work full slam called and made. see bidding.
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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byronyeo
byronyeo says:
Blackwood bidding after 3S by partner seemed to work for me, to decide 6NT. Lost to the JS but had other suits covered.
byronyeo
byronyeo says:
PS I opened 1NT
Jo6030
Jo6030 says:
I simply cannot afford to pay for bridge here. I enjoy the games but my budget does not allow me to pay
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5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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tessybear
tessybear says:
Thanks all of you for your hints - a good lesson for me here - start with your longest suit and it made sense to try the finesse in ♠ early, when you had total control of the other suits. Down 1 first attempt - makes an easy 13 with the ♠ finesse.Love this sight to learn and reply and read your comments etc.
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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DexterMorrison
Hey Jo6030, Perhaps @graeme and co. Can give you a temporary PASs
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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DexterMorrison
@Poppingpopcorn. Do you not have too many points to open 1 NT? Hence the 1D bid by so many. Best
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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loulla
loulla says:
Six not is the easiest of all for me.
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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DexterMorrison
@Poppingpopcorn. I notice, both success and sadness. But, if you show one thing on a convention card, can you be challenged by the opponents, I.e., “director, please”, for not bidding as promised. Always enjoy your forays into the unknown. Makes me think of corn in a popper!
Gits
Gits says:
13 !! My lucky number ! Thank you!
5 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Strong NT.
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Poppingpopcorn
Oh, I wish it were me!
idoido
idoido says:
Made 6 NT
Umcentee
Umcentee says:
Made 6NT - had to watch the spades after east showed out - so kept control of other suits until my last spade was a winner
4 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Weak NT, Transfers.
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judyjunkin
I bid 6 S and made it. I am sure 6 NT is the better choice of suits. Will give it a try.
5 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Strong NT.
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LeeMajors
LeeMajors says:
Standard weak no trump bidding, 1D followed by a jump to 2NT indicating 17-18 points plus a flat hand. Partner with 17 points can go straight to 6NT.
Following a club lead there are 11 tricks off the top. If spades break 3, 2 then 13 tricks on. If they break 4, 1 then cannot help but lose to the T or JS. So, need to play two rounds of spades winning with A and K. When East discards on second round then it marks West with J, TS. Playing the 9S forces one of these out. Any return can be won, the QS drops East's last remaining spade meaning the fifth spade makes. So 12 tricks, 4 spades, 3 clubs, 3 hearts, and 2 diamonds. Only poor declarer play makes the contract fail.
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Weak NT, Transfers.
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johnwilliam
Graeme would you push this to 7NT, I got 6NT, but I might regret not playing 7NT later
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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Bateyes
Bateyes says:
I made it without watching the video. Hooray.
4 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Weak NT.
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Phil88
Phil88 says:
made 6 spades
4 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Weak NT.
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welshdog1
welshdog1 says:
Made 6N +1,attack spades first,finesse the 9 0n the second round J will fall under the ace.
13 tricks.....made my day.
4 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Weak NT.
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judyjunkin
I played 6 NT and made 7. Once I found out E was void in Spades, I finessed the J and that made for no losses.! Yes. LIke Welshdog1 , this made my day.
5 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Strong NT.
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crookedlane
Made 6n with a little bit of luck
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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chini
chini says:
Was happy 6NT made but see some made 13 tricks, will try again. Did it before watching video....
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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chini
chini says:
OK, easy when you let the 9 ride but would you do it? Would hope the spades split 3/2 not 4/1. 13 tricks are a lay down then. I was happy I made 12 the first time.
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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DexterMorrison
@graeme. Why with AKQ of spades would finess of the 9 make any sense (other than it is the winning play) The 3/2 split is more likely; and the finess requires both J and 10 to be onside.
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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kinghorn
kinghorn says:
Made 6nt love comments tu
4 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Weak NT.
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Kadiritf
Kadiritf says:
Made 7nt...
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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margui
margui says:
I usually make the mistake of playing my winners first as I am scared to lose the lead in NT. Thanks @Graeme for pointing out the importance of playing the longest suit first before playing all the top honors of the other suits.
4 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Weak NT.
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margui
margui says:
I enjoyed playing this hand as I easily won 13 tricks after concentrating on playing my longest suit first!
4 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Weak NT.
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Roberto
Roberto says:
Played 6 spades and made but will try 6 nt
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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Roberto
Roberto says:
Tried 6 NT and hurrah! Made
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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