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Controls plus Tricks can produce slam on less than 33 points

By Kitty Cooper
On 25 January, 2013 At 12:03

Category : Intermediate @en, Intermediate 3

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I. Controls plus Tricks can produce slam on less than 33 points

Point count is not very accurate with unbalanced hands that have a good fit. Tricks and controls, or controls with distribution and lots of trump are the hand types that make slam easily with less than 33 points. Here are the two hands from the post on slam bidding repeated to illustrate this point. Notice how the well-placed shortness makes slam on both of them.

West East   West East
 
AJ3 KQ10987   AJ987 KQ1065
KQJ1085 A97   4 A9854
A3 965   A7652 5
85 6   A7 63

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