SLAMS INTRODUCTION
  Bidding Slams can be risky business. Why not bid only a Game or a Part Score? Play it safe. Why bid Slams? Because they might be there. Not to mention the huge the huge bonus that  you get if you bid and make a slam.
GAME
3 NT
SLAMS
6 NT
7 NT
  Winning at Bridge is bidding the hands (you and your partner’s) to their maximum potential. Under bidders do not come out ahead. Not every Slam or Game that is bid will be made. If that were the case there would not be any need to play the hand. Just bid and score. (In Bridge heaven the Declarer makes every hand; and the Defender sets every hand. Quite dull. Try the other place.) If you make every hand you bid, then you are not bidding high enough.

SMALL SLAM
A Small Slam should be bid if combined partnership strength is 33+ HCPs. With 33 points between you and your partner, the opponents cannot have two Aces. Remember 40 total HCP and 8 HCP for the two Aces. 

GRAND SLAM
A Grand Slam should be bid if combined partnership strength is 37+ HCPs. With 37 points between you and your partner, the opponents cannot have one Ace.


 
 
COMBINED PARTNERSHIP POINTS

 
0 to 25
26 to 32
33 to 36
37 to 40
PART SCORE
GAME
SMALL SLAM
GRAND SLAM

SLAM ZONE

 
 

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