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Raising on three

Many years ago I believe it was expert practice to raise partner's major to two on three trumps, eg in the auction 1c-1h; 2h, when partner has only implied a four card heart suit.  Opener might prefer 1nt on a 4333 but with an outside doubleton, would raise to 2h.  I remember an article in the Bridge World by Jeff Rubens which espoused this style.  

I would like to know what players regard as 'best practice' these days, in a five card major environment where responder will frequently bypass 1d and bid one of a major on xxxx.  What action should opener take with a minimum 5332, three card support for partner and an outside doubleton.  Do you raise the major on three or bid 1nt?

As Part 2 of this article, I would like to know how you should bid the East- West hands which I played recently.  At the table, partner opened 1c, I bid 1s, she rebid 2c and I passed.  Clearly spades is a better contract at matchpoints and at IMPS also, if you can reach four.

 

West
K94
AJ10
A
Q109753
North
J6
9742
Q10974
AK
East
Q10732
K6
KJ62
42
South
A85
Q853
853
J86
D

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