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It's a question of interpretation.

My interpretation is that 2♣ established a game force and 3♦ agreed trumps. Now that I've seen the North hand, I still can't comprehend what North intended with 4♦.

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Given the 2 card discrepancy and suit quality, I'm tempted to respond initially 2♦ and hope that 1 of the other players will bid something. Then I can bid 3♠ thus showing roughly my distribution and points.

Steve Myerson

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Asking for ❤️ stopper.If partner had a heart stopper, he would have bid 2N over 2♠.

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It's a question of interpretation.My interpretation is that 2♣ established a game force and 3♦ agreed trumps. Now that I've seen the North hand, I still can't comprehend what North intended with 4♦.

Or in this case he meant, that's all I have.So NOT bidding a suit shows a control?

Steve Myerson

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Passing is just conceding a good board to the opponents no matter if three diamonds is making or going down.Eric, you voted to pass 3♦. Is this contradictory to your post or am I reading it incorrectly?

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this hand is clearly an opener, but needs to show no encouragement after thatYou have no idea how strong partner is. Just bid your hand. 4♦ shows a source of tricks which you have. After that, let partner drive.

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My guess about this auction is that partner's 4♦ gummed up the works.Partner's 4♦ bid denied a spade and club control.

Gummed up the worksis too kind.Steve Myerson

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Once partner passes, slam is more remote.