Recently my partner and I started playing canapé jump overcalls over their minor openers to show hands with a four card major and a specific long minor.
For example, over their 1♦ a direct jump to 2♥ shows exactly four hearts and at least 5♣s in the 11-15 hcp range. These do come up pretty often. We like the natural feel of the CJO's, but having played them for a short time only, that's more a theoretical like then anything else.
Raptor 1NT is of course another way to show these hand types.
Might be that a very flexible takeout double approach is gaining popularity, combined with equal level conversions all the way.
Question: what is your preferred approach with these 4M5(+)m hand types, if any?
Interested in your reasons (gains or losses from a practical viewpoint?) and especially experiences using canapé jump overcalls! Not so many people play them, I guess. So, what do you think?
Plus... it's free!