gszes, on 2012-June-03, 13:02, said:
IMO after 1s responder has no fear of rebidding 1n. The bidding does not require
responder to be balanced here they merely have promised 1 dia stop and no
spade raise. From responder POV there is no reason 4h cant still be a viable game
so they need to make a bid that allows hearts to be found yet still keeps the bidding
as low as possible in case there is a misfit (like this hand). I would give some credit
to a 2s bid (huge favorite to be a 3 card raise since we did not neg x) but that puts
the partnership in a bind when opener has a much more balanced minimum type
hand and also makes finding hearts much more difficult if opener is a bit stronger.
I pretty much agree with gszes's assessment of why you should respond.
It is possible that opener could hold something like ♠
KJ10xx and 4 ♥
even has a play.
As for opener, the hand has only 14 HCP but is a 4 loser hand. The outstanding feature is the ♣
suit, so there's no reason not to tell partner that with your rebid. 3 ♣
looks about right because it's just possible you might have 3 ♣
losers if the hand is a misfit.
Responder then can cooperate in finding the best spot. Responder will know that any ♣
honors held even a stiff can carry full value. Unfortunately, in this case, responder should just pass.
It's a good bidding policy to never place cards in partner's hand until bridge logic tells you they are there.