This deal was from the Manchester Green Point Swiss Pairs held online earlier this month.
When the top two pairs played each other West, Chris Ryall opened one heart, Rodney Lighton overcalled two diamonds and Trevor Hails passed.
John Currie bid two hearts to show a good raise in diamonds which Chris doubled to show good hearts. Rodney now jumped to four hearts to show a shortage in hearts and slam interest. When John Currie cue bid a spade control Rodney knew that John must have something in clubs to go with the kings of diamonds and spades and leapt to six diamonds. Lucky or well reasoned? Anyway Rodney and John were the only pair to reach slam, there was nothing to the play and they scored a top to help them win this critical match.