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Well, if we start with the assumption that Partner isn't an idiot, we could conclude that Partner has something to say that couldn't be expressed by 4NT,5 or 5. 5 I guess would show the K, so we know that's not it. 5 would show a complete lack of slam interest, so we know that's not it. 4NT would, I guess, be ace asking here, so we conclude that Partner is worried about something that can't be expressed by aces.

The two interpretations I can think of are: more clubs than indicated so far … or extra values (continued slam interest) but no controls worth cue bidding (maybe he's got all the top hearts, for example). Maybe AQJx of hearts and AQJ(xx) of clubs but two baby diamonds and whatever in spades.
Aug. 3, 2018
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While KJx is clearly good defense, it is also likely to be good offense as well.
Aug. 1, 2018
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Maybe we should all play 1m-1M-3 as showing 6 cards in my suit and 3 in yours with 16-18, and then this problem won't come up anymore :)
July 27, 2018
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Pard had xx/AJTxx/xx/AQxx and Declarer had Kxxxxx/xxx/KJxx/–. With both red aces onside, this went for a fat penalty for sure, but for the wrong side. -990.
July 25, 2018
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@David, you say you would not play this method. What do you prefer to play over 1m-(2m) showing the majors?
July 24, 2018
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You could also bid 2NT to show invitational strength with stoppers …
July 24, 2018
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I abstained for the reason you can intuit from my original comment. To put it another way, I wouldn't have doubled the previous round.
July 23, 2018
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2 would be “invitational strength” with diamonds.
July 23, 2018
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Personally I'd take it as “pick a minor”.
July 20, 2018
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In my methods, is double then clubs natural or a cue bid? If the latter then it seems I have no choice but 2 (unless I want to take a flight of fancy with 3NT).
July 4, 2018
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The value of showing a doubleton spade is because the 1 bidder shows 5 or 6, so they now know whether there's an 8 card fit or not.
July 4, 2018
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Your partners don't add a king to their hand to balance?
July 4, 2018
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See also https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/bidding-problem-2-ytr2tcd21l/
Preempter had –/A98742/KT7/QJ54 and Dummy had JT864/6/AJ843/AT and defending 3x+1 was … not a good score.
July 1, 2018
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See also https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/bidding-problem-2-lx4zjubye8/
Preempter had –/A98742/KT7/QJ54 and Dummy had JT864/6/AJ843/AT and defending 3x+1 was … not a good score.
July 1, 2018
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This is the hand they invented Gazzilli for.
June 29, 2018
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Except that it goes past 3
June 29, 2018
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This would've been a good hand to make an invitational jump shift.
June 29, 2018
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You mean you pause for a long time with a good hand and bid immediately with a bad hand? Or something else? Well, whatever it is, we don't play it.
June 27, 2018
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If I bid 3NT, West is on lead and knows to lead hearts where East is known to have good cards over whatever honor Partner might come up with in the suit.
June 26, 2018
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Maybe I should have thought of this problem before I made the asking bid?
June 25, 2018
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