Bridge Chestnut 10 - "Always play in the safest contract at the slam level."

This should always be our goal, whether playing teams or pairs. At pairs, it is sometimes tempting to shoot out 6NT in the hope for a better score. This is generally a dangerous decision unless that you can count the tricks. At pairs, one has to consider what’s happening at other tables:-

  • Will other pairs find this slam?
  • Might it rely on ruffing?
  • Will pairs playing a different system find it?

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