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#1 User is online   ahydra 

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Posted 2019-March-16, 00:02

Cross-IMPs, green vs red.



You play weak NT with 5cM, so this sequence from partner shows 15-17, denies 5 cards in any suit other than clubs and denies 4 hearts.

Are you interested in finding a 5-3 heart fit, or do you just want to play 3NT?

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Posted 2019-March-16, 06:50

I'd make a NMF bid GF, if available.

Playing 2/1 with 5cM, weak NT normally in a field where strong NTs prevail, we play 2 way NMF so 2 shows invitational, 2 shows GF. (Jumps to 3 of a minor over the 1 NT rebid are signoffs.)

So 2 would be the bid.

Opener can make a descriptive bid (support first). We also have a proviso that a jump to 3 NT over 2 shows 3 of the bid major in some kind of a 4-3-3-3 hand. Leaving responder to pass or correct as seems right.
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Posted 2019-March-16, 07:28

Textbook action is to checkback or whatever method you use.

But danger in 4H is a 4-1 split, creating trump losers while making 9 tricks in NT are ok. The danger in 3NT could be the S (especially if the NT rebid denies 4 spades too, in which case, the likelihood of a 5-3 H increases), that I would ruff to stop opponents cashing winners in 4H.

Over a strong NT opening, Id just use Stayman to find a 5-4 fit, or get reassured about S. Even if partner denies 4S, he can still have Qxx or Kxx. So Ill just put the H6 below my other Ds when tabling dummy at 3NT😉
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Posted 2019-March-17, 22:31

Thanks. I used checkback as well, found the 5-3 fit in hearts, and went one off when partner had Tx JTx AQxx AKJx. -8 xIMPs with half the field in 3NT and one pair somehow making 4H. The reason I was asking was because maybe the hearts being so weak justifies playing in 3NT rather than 4H, but like apollo1201, I was worried about the spades.

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