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Perhaps not. But if he opens the best minor with 3-3 it might.
I know some open 1C with 3m-3m and 1D with 4m-4m and if that is std I suppose it can never be a 4-3 fit.
Dec. 1
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How about 1 vote for a T/O double instead of risking 3D on a 4-3 fit?
Nov. 30
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Bidding clubs with 55 in the minors is what Belladonna did on a famous deal.
His opps were not happy if I understood the after talk.
That was after 1s pass 1NT ? so not the same auction, but still …
Nov. 2
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“ But unless it is very clear that the 4♥ call would have woken you up as to what happened, you cannot be permitted to take another call. ”

I do think this might be clear on the OPs auction. 2NT 3NT, 4H is VERY rare and odd.
If someone plays this convention, I do think he probably would wake up.
If that is enough to allow him to pull I do not know.

I recall this bidding 20 years ago.

pass 1D 2D Dbl
4S Dbl ?

The 1D was precision (1+), and the 2D bidder did not have Michaels.
But 2D was alerted and explained as Michaels.
2D bidder pulled, and the jury allowed him as 4S by a passed hand was so ‘alarming by a passed hand’ as he would probably wake up.
Oct. 31
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I assume in IMPs only and not in MP or BAM.
But even in IMPs 7H -1, even if a ruff at trick 1 is highly unlikely, is bad compared to 7NT=
Oct. 26
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Not where I live. 5NT asks for kings up to the trump suit, unless the responder just can bid a grand himself with the knowledge all key cards are present.
Oct. 25
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In my book about RKCB, if south asks with 5S, 6C says yes about the spade queen and also confirms the CK. 5NT would confirm the SQ but deny a minor suit king.
Oct. 25
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Hehe. Every board is hand shuffled before play starts. :)
Oct. 24
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Yes, the op was wrong about the bidding.
Oct. 24
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1s 4NT is old fashioned Blackwood for real aces over here. To set spades you start with 2NT.
To set spades as trumps is imo very dangerous.
Oct. 24
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7NT is safe vs a minor suit king. Why not look for that if you will bid 7 regardless?
Oct. 24
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To which the answer is: He was looking for a 100% safe 7NT.
Oct. 24
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There was no UI. Only a hypothetical discussion about IF north would gave huddled, would south be barred from bidding on.
Oct. 24
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This hand is from St Erik’s bridge club in Stockholm three days ago.
Oct. 24
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66% bid 7H. 7% passed
Oct. 24
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5S after 5H would ask for third round spade control. Without it, North would reject, even with a minor suit king.
North at the table did not huddle.
But someone did criticise the 5NT call because of a hypothetical huddle and then 6H. What was suggested was to bid 7H immidiately if that is what south would do after 6H (no minor suit king).
Hearts was trumps for both North and South, but despite this, south did not dare to ‘ask’ with 6S just in case there would be a misunderstanding.
Oct. 24
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Hmm. Forget about the (4H minimum club control) It was not how it went and I made a mistake in my bidding text. Pls focus on the problem instead.
Oct. 24
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Page 2, only 12 cards for Mr Roth when he passed the T/O double of 2H.
Oct. 19
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3 days ago the bidding went:

1S 2C 3C 5C
5S 6C P P
6S

Opener was Qxxxxxxx AKxx x -
If now West had bid 7C North would have had a nasty lead problem with
KJTx JTxx Qxxx x

So a 5H (or 6H) call by opener would have been better than 5S + 6S.
Oct. 17
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“Even in the expert games that Rosenberg frequents surely you might assume that RHO has the ACE.”

Yes, I agree completely, even if I once saw Peter Bertheau lead low from the spade ace vs Iceland in 6NT in the europeans 2010.
Obviously declarer did not think it was from the ace and he went down as almost all declarers did with a different lead.
No one else led from the ace in 6NT as one can imagine.

http://db.eurobridge.org/Repository/competitions/10Ostend/asp/BoardAcross.asp?qboard=014.22..821
Oct. 13
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