It is our
practice to go to great limits to keep the bidding open with an advance part
score, but this would be going too far. Complications too often set in after
South's "sporting" bids of one no trump in situations such as this.
Partner has received no warning and tends to carry on the fight against the
expected competition, to his great disaster.
4 NO TRUMP—5 PTS. 2 SPADES—4 PTS. 4 HEARTS—2 PTS.
Since there can
be little concern about the texture of the trump suit, the only pertinent
factor is the number of aces held by partner. If he has three, a grand slam can
hardly be missed. If he has two, a small slam should be a cinch. If he has but
one, five hearts should be safe. Thus the Blackwood four no trump.
A TRUMP—5 PTS. DIAMOND K—3 PTS.
first taking a look with the king of diamonds you must start getting out
dummy's trumps so declarer will have less opportunity to ruff spades. When you
get in with a diamond, you will lead another trump in an effort to continue