What is a grand slam in bridge?
The Grand Slam Force is a bidding convention in contract bridge that was developed by Ely Culbertson in 1936. It is intended to be used in cases where the combined hands of a partnership are so strong that a slam (winning at least 12 tricks) is a near-certainty and a grand slam (winning all 13 tricks) is a possibility.
How many points is a grand slam in bridge?
a small slam, or successful contract to win 12 of 13 tricks, earns a bonus of 500 points if not vulnerable and 750 points if vulnerable; a grand slam, or successful contract to win all 13 tricks, earns a bonus of 1000 points if not vulnerable and 1500 points if vulnerable.
How many tricks make a grand slam in bridge?
13 tricksSlam-seeking conventions are codified artificial bids used in the card game contract bridge. Bidding and making a small slam (12 tricks) or grand slam (13 tricks) yields high bonuses ranging from 500 to 1500 points.
How many points do you need to bid a small slam in bridge?
The two hands must combine to be able to produce twelve (small slam) or thirteen (grand slam) tricks. This roughly equates to 33+ and 36+ points for the two types of slam including distribution points in a suit contract.