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Would partner last train with kxx in hearts after no ctrled showed in hearts. Yet again give him a of spades k of hearts a of clubs at most. Were still short a ctrl.

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I decline slam on this one. It is clear partner has Ah or kh or both but is looking for more which kqs and qjc is not enough with the s control we already showed. Also if partner has ak of hearts that doesnt leave him space for another ace or else partner would go to slam.

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I like 3♦ with the proposed hand. In the case where partner has 54 in the majors, it is likely that you will want to be in a 7 cd spade fit if partner cant cover the diamonds. 3♦ also allows opener to bid his 5th heart and not think the partnership is heading towards a ♠ slam with his 55 when 2s has been bid.

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The full romex stayman that I play is:

3♦ = May have 5♠ –3♥ =Asks about ♠ and promiss at least 3♠ —-3♠ = Exactly 3♠ —-3N = Exactly 2♠ —-4x = Exactly 5♠, ctrl in that suit –3N = To play –4m = Natural 3♥ = Exactly 4♥ –3♠ = Relay to NT —-3N = Forced ——4x = Fit H, ctrl in that suit ——4♥ = Inv to slam, Likely a ♠ ctrl ——4N = RKC in ♥ –3N = Showing 4S, NF –4N = Quantitative with 4S 3♠ = Exactly 4♠ 3N = Exactly 5♥

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There is one bid here that I did not consider which I like a lot: 5♥ That would be like a sort of last train asking for extra cards… Here it's clear I would be asking for side queens.

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With 4 cards of ♠ I will be at ease of bidding 4♠

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3♦ = May have 5♠

–3♥ =Asks about ♠ and promiss at least 3♠

—-3♠ = Exactly 3♠

—-3N = Exactly 2♠

—-4x = Exactly 5♠, ctrl in that suit

–3N = To play

–4m = Natural

3♥ = Exactly 4♥

–3♠ = Relay to NT

—-3N = Forced

——4x = Fit H, ctrl in that suit

——4♥ = Inv to slam, Likely a ♠ ctrl

——4N = RKC in ♥

–3N = Showing 4S, NF

–4N = Quantitative with 4S

3♠ = Exactly 4♠

3N = Exactly 5♥

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