Slam and Grand Slam Contracts

 in more than one denomination

 

 

 

 9 6 4

 

 

 

 

 Q 10 6 5

 

 

 

 

 A Q J 5 3

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

N

 

 

10 2

 

 

Q 8 7

9 3

 

W                         E

A 8 7 4

8 7 4 2

 

 

10

9 8 6 4 2 

 

 

Q J 10 7 5

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

 

A K J 5 3

 

 

 

 

K J  

 

 

 

 

K 9 6

 

 

 

 

A K 3

 

 

This hand came up from a recent  Crockfords Round 1 Match And you can see looking at all four hands you can make 12 tricks in Spades, Hearts, Diamonds and No Trumps. Our team bid and made 6 and the other team languished in a Game contract only.

 

This led me to thinking. Could a hand be produced where 7 of any denomination could be made ?

I think the following hand demonstrates that it is possible.

 

 

 

 A K Q 8 7

 

 

 

 

 6

 

 

 

 

 A K Q 7 6 5

 

 

 

 

 2

 

 

 

 

 

N

 

 

 6 5 4 2

 

 

J 10 9

J 10 9

 

W                         E

7 5 3 2

J 10 9

 

 

8 3 2

8 7 3 

 

 

J 10 9

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

A K Q 8 4

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

A K Q 6 5 4

 

 

W

N

E

S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7NT, 7, 7  and 7 7♣ can all be made by the North South hands

 

 

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