Saturday, 13 December 2014
The fascination of bidding and playing a Grand Slam in Bridge is endless. So many aspire to be dealt a hand where they could stretch their bidding potential to the maximum and finally fulfil that glory of playing a Grand Slam in Bridge. Of course the stringent conditions laid down for a Grand Slam bid are pretty well known. Unless and until one is absolutely sure of 12 tricks and have the odds pretty well stacked in his favour for the possibility of extracting the 13th trick, no player of acumen will venture into an ambitious Grand Slam. This much is known to all that a Grand is never bid on a finesse because the ratio of success to failure becomes then pretty lopsided for you get a minus score in case of failure as against the sure plus score of a Little Slam which makes many Bridge players miss a Grand for fear of losing a Little Slam Bonus.