How High is the Moon
This deal from the second round afforded NS an opportunity to bid a playable but by no means laydown slam:
Here is an example of a successful auction from the match between Switzerland and India in the Bermuda Bowl:
West led the K and declarer won perforce in dummy, played a heart to the ace and a heart for the ten and jack. East returned the 5 and declarer won with the ace, ruffed a club, ruffed a heart with the 10, went to dummy with the K, drew trumps and claimed, +1430 and 13 IMPs when compared with 4+2 at the other table, West having overcalled 4.
If West leads a diamond at trick one declarer can play to ruff a club in dummy, but will then need to get the hearts right.
In the BB pairs bid and made 6, all collecting 13 IMPs. One pair attempted 6.
In the VC no one bid a slam and it was the same story in the d’Orsi Trophy.
In the Wuhan Cup UAE were the only team to bid 6 for the regulation 13 IMPs.