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YBTJ Missed Slam

North
5
AK102
A985
KJ83
South
642
QJ975
KQ43
A
W
N
E
S
1
P
2NT
P
3
P
3
P
4
P
4
P
P
P

 none vul.  20 imp VPs

second of 8 boards,  probable small pickup on bd.1

2/1  5 Card Majors

2N = forcing raise     Simplest of J2N:  3M xtras, 3N balanced minimum, 3a shortness, 4a second 5 card suit with 3 of top five

3 = shortness

3 = cuebid

4 denies either the A or K and promises the K or A

 

North says South HAD to cuebid 4. Even if ambiguous: club void or A  North will employ RKC to find out

South says without the A or K, AK, A  he doesn't have an opening bid without the A

South said he would attempt to sign off in 4 over 3 holding the QJx QJxxx KQxx x  only 1 quick trick

South wonders why North didn't make an immediate splinter with 3 which will quickly elicit the A or a nonserious 3N

 

Caveats:  Not interested in hearing about sophisticated Larry Cohen or other  3C=minimum structures which might have been helpful

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