Join Bridge Winners
Slam Choice/Play Problem

North
A5
K964
AQ10
AQ73
South
KQ104
A53
K9876
5
W
N
E
S
2NT
P
3
P
3
P
3
P
3NT
P
4
P
4
P
5NT
P
6
P
P
P

 

This is a hand from our District 6 GNT Open Flight this past weekend. questions to be answered:

(1)  Which contract would you prefer to be in, 6 or 6NT? (naturally you'd prefer the strong hand to be playing it if system permits).  Remember this is IMPS, not matchpoints.

(2)  At our table, the auction proceeded as in the diagram.  Yes, some would not upgrade the North hand to 2NT.  What is your preferred line of play on the 10 (Rusinow) lead?  There seem to be plenty of options:  hook club at trick 1?  Dummy reversal? Try for hearts to split? Ruff a spade? Hook J?  Plenty of squeeze possibilities too...

(3) appreciate comments about our actual auction and your own preferred auction to get to either 6 or 6NT, unless you feel slam should not be reached at all.

12 Comments
Getting Comments... loading...
.

Bottom Home Top