Quick summary

If you are balanced, do you have enough between you for a Small Slam in NT? (33+ HCP)

Invite (4NT) or assert Small Slam (6NT),

OR invite (5NT) or assert Grand Slam (7NT)

(Similar calculations apply when opener bids NT on his first re-bid).

If you are not balanced, a suit slam is very likely. Therefore describe your hand with a jump bid to one less than game (3 of the suit).

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Example Deal


«  0036  »

After 1NT, with a very strong hand, 19+

Looking for a Slam. . ..

Balanced

If you are balanced (and you already know your partner is), then NT Slam could be on. Now it's all about brute strength.

So, do you have enough between you for a Small Slam ? (33+ HCP). Do you have enough for a Grand Slam ? (37+ points).

Invite (4NT) or assert Small Slam (6NT),

  • 19-20 HCP: 4NT
  • 21-22 HCP: 6NT

OR invite (5NT) or assert Grand Slam (7NT)

  • 23-24 HCP: 5NT
  • 25+ HCP: 7NT

(Similar calculations apply when opener bids NT on his first rebid).

Unbalanced

If you are not balanced, a suit slam is very likely. Therefore describe your hand with a jump bid to one less than game (3 of the suit). Bidding to the 4 level in a Major is weaker, effectively saying "OK, just game", see unbalanced response to 1NT

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