1. 27 pts Slam on splinter advantage

Played on 18.11.2010.Dealer South. Opening Lead H-2(best lead)

Bidding
W N E S
- 1 heart

(11-13 & no 5 cards major)
1 heart
(13+ pts, hence 1st relay for dist.)
2 heart
(4 cards H, denying 4 cards S)
3 spade
(Splinter in S)
4NT
(No wasted values in S,RKC for H)
5 heart
(2 key cards i.e. any 2 of C-A,D-A and H-K)
6 heart///
(1 Ace missing as splinter promises 1 honour in trump i.e. H-K)

Now interchange North and East hands.

(ii) Part game(23 pts.)

Bidding will be as follows

S W N E
1 heart P 1NT 2 heart
2NT///

2 (A) 34 pts Grand Slam with certainty

Played on 18.05.2006.Dealer South. Opening Lead C-6

Note: Actually C-K is superfluous thus it is virtually 31 pts GS.

Bidding
N S
- 1 heart
(11-13 & no 5 cards major)
1 heart*
(13+ pts, hence 1st relay for dist.)
1 spade(4 cards S)
2NT
(Spade matching & asking for singleton)
3 club
(Club singleton)
3 heart
(what is singleton?)
3 heart
(no honour)
4NT
(RKC for S)
5 heart
(2 key cards without trump-Q i.e. D-A & S-K)
5NT
(King asking)
6 heart
(1 king i.e. H-K)
7spade///
(5 in S, 2 in H, 3 in D & 2 in C and 1 Club ruff in dummy. Total 13 tricks)

* if N had 13-15 pts., he Should bid 2S showing 5 cards spade & bal. hand

2 (B) 26 pts Grand Slam with certainty.

Played on 17.12.2011 Dealer South. Opening lead C-Q

Bidding
N S
- 1 heart
(11-13 & no 5 card major)
1 heart
(Relay for Dist.)
1 spade
(4 cards S)
2NT
(Asking for singleton)
3 club
(Club singleton)
3 heart
(what is singleton?)
4 club
(Club-A,step IV reply)
4NT
(RKC for S)
5 heart
(one key card i.e. H-A. C-A already shown earlier)
5 heart*
(optional) (trump Q asking)
5NT
(Yes, Step II reply)
7 spade///
(7 in trumps, 2 in H, 1 each in D, C and two C ruffs in dummy. Total 13)

* Actually trump Q not required because of 11 cards of trumps with A and K.

3. 28 pts Grand Slam with certainty

Played on 20.09.2012 Dealer East. Opening Lead H-Q

Bidding
W E
- 1 heart
(11-13 & no 5 cards major)
1 heart
(13+ pts, hence 1st relay for Dist.)
2 heart
(5 cards Dia.)
2 heart
(2nd Relay for further Dist.)
3 heart
(6 Cards Dia, no other 4 card suit)
3 heart
(3rd relay for singleton)
3NT
(No singleton i.e. 6-3-2-2 dist.)
4NT*
(RKC in Dia., 6 cards suit)
5 heart
(2 key cards without trump Q i.e.H-A, D-A)
5NT**
(King asking)
6 heart
(One king i.e. H-K or S-K)
7 heart///
(If H-K then S-discard & if S-K then no spade loser) - Actually 16 tricks as card lies.

*If Dia is not matching then Ace asking bid will be by 4C gerber.

**No trump Q required as 11 cards of trumps with A-K.


Now if we interchange the South and West hands

(ii) GAME:- 23 pts Bidding will be as follows

W N E S
- - 1 heart Dbl
1 heart* 1 spade P 2 club
P 2 spade P 3 spade
P 4 spade///

*Natural, after dbl.,it is H suit. For relay bid, it will be redouble.