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Bidding and making a small slam (12 tricks) or grand slam (13 tricks) yields high bonuses ranging from 500 to 1500 points.
However, the risk is also high as failure to fulfill the slam contract also means failure to score the bonus points for a game (300-500).
In addition to the rare redouble that follows a penalty double, bridge features a far more common use of the redouble.
It occurs after your partner opens the bidding, the next hand makes a takeout double, and you have 11 HCP or more.
This redouble usually spells big trouble for your opponents!

Waiting for Slam

April 2018

2 Ann Rowston
2 Anne-Marie Marias
2 Helmy Bakermans
2 Linda Lee
2 Val Matthews
1 Ali Nur
1 Bill Caulfield
1 Kay Withnall
1 Rosemary Robbins
1 Sharon Parsonson
1 Ray Walton
1 Yasmin Barnes


MARCH 2018
2 Ali NurTop Cat Slammer
2 Ann RowstonTop Cat Slammer
2 Judith HutchingsTop Cat Slammer
2 Philippa HockeyTop Cat Slammer


1 Linda Lee
1 Ray Walton
1 Tom Jelly
1 Val Matthews


FEBRUARY 2018
2 Judith HutchingsTop Cat Slammer
2 Kay WithnallTop Cat Slammer

1 A Friend
1 Anne-Marie Marias
1 Barbara Pollock
1 Bill Williams
1 Debbie Wann
1 Janice Woods
1 Julian Schüller
1 Karen Stringer
1 Nadia Clemens
1 Philippa Hockey
1 Sharon Ninham
1 Tom Jelly


JANUARY 2018
4 Philippa HockeyTop Cat Slammer



2 Ali Nur
2 Clare Hart
2 Helmy Bakermans
2 Judith Hutchings
2 Kay Withnall
2 Linda Lee
2 Liz Temple
2 Ray Walton
2 Steve Jackson
2 Tom Jelly
1 Ann Rowston
1 Anne-Marie Marias
1 Debbie Wann
1 Robert Bradshaw
1 Val Matthews


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