I was the one bidding 3♥, I can tell you my reasoning. P is a passed hand, in a pairs game I judged to neglect the chances of us making game. I'd always compete to 3♥, so I might as well do it as fast as possible ...
Agree with the 4N-bidders -- just wanted to see how much sense doubling makes. I guess the problem is that partner will pull when he shouldn't = with ♣ length & red shortness(es), and not pull when he probably should = when bal, i.e. with fit.
Thank you for the votes. Turns out the 2 bidding problems I recently posted are related.
My partner held the following cards:
♠J3 ♥AQ53 ♦92 ♣KQ873
We both passed over 2♠, missing a making 4♥.
Other room the auction went (2♠) p (3♠) 4♥ (!)
Great analysis, thanks!
There is one distribution left unexplored: 3-3 ♦. (Ditch a ♦ on the ♥ return, ruff ♦ high, ♠A, ♠K, get rid of 2 ♣ on the ♥Q + 13th ♦.)
Looking at 3 ♦ might've tipped off RHO to return a ♣, though.
The inference from ...
- Against a strong club system where responder can have a strong raise, it's not at all likely that P has a heart void, so anything other than pass would be crazy.
- Against a standard system though, P rates to have a heart void as well as some points. P ...