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Bidding a Grand

Please counsel/critique.

My crack partnership failed find to find a Grand (7S or 7NT) in this IMP match.

 

Below is our control steps bidding (we are rather new at it) and its meaning.

Partner's 6H was not discussed and I wimped out with a 6S bid.

I pondered, but confessed that perhaps I should have worked it out and bid 7S. Partner said "oh no --  I could have simply bid a grand but I'm sensitive to past partnerships that have have criticized me for going down in 80% grands."   I said, "I understand, Crane had a commandment that we don't bid grands unless we can count 13 tricks (yes, I know, Barry was a matchpoint genius, not a whiz at imps)."

Whatever, we've open to advice as to general principles:

To my reading, BWS 2017 does not address the question.

Nevertheless:

In this case (and others in principle ) should 6H specifically show the HK as well as the Ace and ask for a grand if holding the Q?

Presumably, in this case, North need not bid 5NT to ask for a King of anything (he knows that partner cannot have another).

North
A109764
AK4
4
AKQ
South
KQ2
Q1083
A8
J986
W
N
E
S
2
P
2
P
3
P
4
P
4
P
4
P
4NT
P
5
P
6
P
6
?

2S shows an Ace and a King somewhere; 4D shows a control; 5S shows two keys and the spade Queen.

(Ignore the West ?)

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