Bid the Grand Slam

Updated: Mar 18


A bridge hand


West is the dealer.

How would you bid the E/W hands?





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Gino's Suggestion(s)


Slam is certain. How should you bid the grand slam?


Option A - The practical auction


2NT-7NT

Pass


You have 37 HCP combined. You are not missing an ace.


Option B - The practical auction, using Gerber


2NT-4♣

4♠-5♣

5♠-7NT

Pass


Make sure you have all the kings and aces. Tip: discuss Gerber and follow ups with partner.


Option C - The creative auction


2NT-4♦

4♥-4NT

5♠-7NT

Pass


Use Texas transfer with only 5 hearts to be able to establish hearts as trump. Then bid 4NT as RKCB to discover whether partner holds the ♥Q, a most important card for the grand slam.






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