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Ask/Show side Queen - RKC idea

New idea for an RKC/1430 extension?  At least I've never seen it used.

For those of you that now play 6 of a suit on the 2nd round of RKC asks for 3rd round control.   How about if we modify it slightly to an ASK/Show sequence.

It either shows the Queen, or asks for 3rd round control.

Consider:

1 2 2 3...    Responder has shown something in diamonds.   Opener ends up bidding RKC.   All the keycards are known, and opener has the diamond Queen so can count 12 tricks if responder has the diamond King, 13 tricks if responder has a 4th diamond winner.

The normal method is to ask for the King, then wonder....  Can't ask for the Queen, because we have it.. or can we.

So, we ask for the Queen when we have it (partner has bid the suit so a doubleton is out).    If partner has neither the King, nor the Queen, partner will sign off.   If partner has the Queen, we check the backs of our cards.   The interesting situation arises if partner holds the King.    If partner holds the King, our Queen ask is "impossible."   So partner can work out we are showing the Queen.   So with    KJxxx partner should know my AQ will fill in the suit.

 

North
K109765
54
AQ
A109
South
AQ2
A32
KJ10432
2
W
N
E
S
1
P
2
P
2
P
4
P
4
P
4
P
4NT
P
5
P
6
P
7NT
?

Thoughts?

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