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Common Game 2017-08-04 Board 6
West
AK842
QJ972
A42
North
Q9732
10
3
KQJ873
East
A65
QJ965
K1064
5
South
KJ1084
73
A85
1096
D
6

Analysis by Robert Todd

East is close to a Rule of 20 opener, but not quite, so he passes and waits. South also passes, so West opens 1. North makes a Michaels Cue Bid bid of 2, and East cuebids 2 to show his limit raise in . South can see the writing on the wall, so he jumps straight to 4 to put pressure on EW. West knows he needs to bid on, but also knows partner is a passed hand (and therefore the perfect cards for slam are a little less likely), so he chooses 5. That's probably enough for North and South, both of whom are probably a little concerned that they can't defend 6. The slam could be reached if East were to find a jump to 4 as a Splinter , after 2 from North. Now West can see that as long as East has the A or K, slam is very good.
As it turns out, the only way to beat 6 is to get North his ruff - which would be pretty easy if EW ever divulged that fit as well, but might be hard to find otherwise, although North might try the if EW reach slam.

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