The second session of the Rosenblum semifinals (the last for the Women & Seniors) delivered a plethora of potential slam deals:
I am pretty sure that after a positive response relays were in operation. the lack of entries to the South hand complicate matters, but the diamond position is such that declarer cannot go down. West cashed the A and switched to the 5,declarer winning with dummy’s king, unblocking the A, playing a spade to the ace, pitching a club on the K, ruffing a club and advancing the Q, +1430.
So, 13 IMPs to Woolfson in a desperately close match.
Naturally declarer took all the tricks.
Naturally declarer took all the tricks – and 13 IMPs.
An exchange of cue bids and some RKCB saw EW alight in 6.
South led the 4 and declarer won with the ace, crossed to the K and played a club to the ten, +1370.
North led the 7 and declarer put up dummy’s ten, so +690 and 12 IMPs to Aperol, keeping them in the match.