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Kickback Konfusion

South
Ax
AKJxx
xxx
A10x
W
N
E
S
1
P
1
P
1NT
P
2
P
2
P
3
P
3
P
4
P
4
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This will take a bit of explanation. Imps. South dealer.

1C strong

1S 8+hcp, 5+ spades

1N relay, typically balanced hand

2D 12+hcp, 4+minor

2H relay

3D 5 diamonds

3H no conventional agreement

4H no conventional agreement

4S? Your agreement is that, when you have major suit agreement, 4M+1 is KCB, but if 4M+1 is a known 5+ card suit then 4M+1 is natural unless support was previously denied.

South intended 4S as KCB. North thought 4S was natural and passed. To add insult to injury, spades were 5-1 and went down. 6H was cold. North was

North
KJxxx
Qxx
KQJxx

4S is to play, 4N is KCB in hearts
4S is to play, 4N is natural
4S is KCB in hearts, 4N is a spade replacement cuebid
4S is KCB in hearts, 4N is natural
Other ("confusion" is misspelled)

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