There were a couple of biddable slams last Tuesday, a Viking’s cup of tea. Here’s one where our opponents helped bidding it.
My RHO opens 1 and I introduce my suit. LHO bids 2 and René jumps to the game (we were vulnerable against not). RHO isn’t done bidding yet and raises his partner’s to the five level. Well, I’m not done too yet, so 5. I wasn’t horny enough to "see" the singleton together with the Ace in René’s hand and jump to slam. LHO raises another level and René said something like: "What the hell? 6!". Right he was.
What a difference it makes if EW keep silent after 4. René and I both have extras, but without the opponents pushing us, we would never have reached the slam.
Another one, in two minutes we had to relay to slam (due to slow opponents).
How it should have been:
2. 12-14 balanced or 12+ with 5+
4. 12-14 balanced
5. 5 card suit
7. 2 Aces of the same rank
8. 1 King
9. 1 Queen
10. Superrelay (what Queen?)
11. The Queen in my "second" suit:
12. I can count to 12
This was the full layout.
If only we had time. With a little more than 20 seconds on the clock René decided me holding the Queen too unlikely, he jumped to the slam and claimed twelve tricks. But as you can see above, if he had continued relaying up to the superrelay, he would have gotten the (pairs)treasure he was looking for.