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Theatre of Absurd Revisited

Long time ago, in this galaxy, I think that I saw a Bridge World article by Jeff Rubens with the title Theatre of Absurd. One of the examples was a bidding problem with a hand similar to the following:

North
AQJ109
AK
AK
KQJ10
W
N
E
S
2
P
2
P
?

Now the obvious answer to the bidding problem is 7NT as partner has promised K and A. However, the correct answer is something else.

What scores better than 7NT? The answer is 7NTXX.

The auction target should not be 7NT but 7NTXX. North might achieve this by starting with 3 and then if this does not get support, suggest diamonds as trumps; surely partner has red suit support after which North can do some ace asking or cue bidding before jumping to 7NT. On a good day an opponent with red suit values doubles.

I was kibitzing Camrose on BBO. On board 11 North had the following bidding problem:

North
AKQJ942
AKQJ10
A
W
N
E
S
P
4
?

When the hand was displayed, I thought that I'm going to see multiple different kind of auctions with the target to 7XX. At "my" table, however, North solved the problem with 7. The North action from the other room was the same; actually five of the six Norths did bid 7 as their first call. At the sixth table the auction continued (NS bids only) 5-6-7; I don't know what North was trying to tell, maybe it was suggestion for South to bid 7NT with A.

However, the auction continued from 7 with P-P-X. Only one North redoubled. 

The hand was

West
10873
AQJ9875
32
North
AKQJ942
AKQJ10
A
East
65
6
987
J1087632
South
K10432
654
KQ954
W
N
E
S
P
4
7
P
P
X
XX
P
P
P
D
7XX North
NS: 0 EW: 0

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