♠JT87x ♥KQTxx ♦xx ♣K
Partner opens 1nt. This is the second tournament since we gave up 3♥/3♠ showing 5-5 in the majors. Those hands did not happen often enough. Now those bids show splinters, and we are looking forward to pick up a suitable hand.
Is this a game going hand? I thought it was.
I bid 2 ♣ stayman, partner responds 2 ♦, and I bid 3 ♥ smolen, with the idea that it is better to have a weak suit as a trump.
Partner bids 3NT.
Turns out she had 3 cards of ♥.
How do you bid this?
Plus... it's free!