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Blackwood, Gerber, Quantitative 4NT, and natural 4♣

Why is @Graeme holding a hammer?

When and how to best explore slam might be the most misunderstood aspect of the game.

Many players seem to forget that we have more than one tool in our tool belt. Watch the video as @Graeme will guide us through Blackwood, Gerber, Quantitative 4NT, and natural 4♣.

south hand and auction

How can you explore slam?

4♣ - Showing my clubs
4♣ - Geber asking for aces
4NT - Blackwood asking for aces
4NT - Quantitative bid inviting to slam
This is a great hand to bid 4NT - Blackwood, asking for aces.

south hand and auction

How can you explore slam?

4♣ - Showing my clubs
4♣ - Geber asking for aces
4NT - Blackwood asking for aces
4NT - Quantitative bid inviting to slam
This is a great hand to bid a natural 4♣, showing your clubs.

south hand and auction

How can you explore slam?

4♣ - Showing my clubs
4♣ - Geber asking for aces
4NT - Blackwood asking for aces
4NT - Quantitative bid inviting to slam
This is a great hand to bid Quantitative 4NT, inviting partner to slam.

south hand and auction

How can you explore slam?

4♣ - Showing my clubs
4♣ - Geber asking for aces
4NT - Blackwood asking for aces
4NT - Quantitative bid inviting to slam
This is a great hand to bid 4♣ - Gerber, asking for aces.

If you were unsure about the correct answer to any of these questions, be sure to watch the video in which each hand is discussed.

For more information and examples of Blackwood, Gerber, Quantitative 4NT, and natural 4♣ bids, check out our Learn page for lessons on Slam Bidding in Bridge.

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Comments

JBrown
JBrown says:
This is a great video boys, thank you so much!
IreneJones
Excellent lesson...... thank you.
hound
hound says:
Hey @graeme what are you doing with a Hammer. " I'm building a bridge over troubles waters Mom"
hound
hound says:
LOL. loved the whole video but Graeme as Calvin - Priceless.
Nelle
Nelle says:
Very important video. Slams don’t come around often so it’s easy to forget the rules.
romey78
romey78 says:
So useful to have a video covering slam alternatives - worth the sub not to mention the entertainment!
katfraley
katfraley says:
This is great when opponents do not intervene with a bid to mess up you using these tools. What do you do then—are these tools still meaningful?
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