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#1 User is offline   maris oren 

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Posted 2020-August-27, 07:38

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What is the meaning of my partners 3 and how should I have responded?
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Posted 2020-August-27, 08:08

View Postmaris oren, on 2020-August-27, 07:38, said:

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What is the meaning of my partners 3 and how should I have responded?


Game force opposite a constructive response to a takeout double. Probably fishing for 3NT, wants to know if you have a heart stop. QJX is just enough, so you bid 3NT and make ten tricks assuming a heart lead. If partner is looking for a club slam he will bid on over 3NT.
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Posted 2020-August-27, 08:15

View Postmaris oren, on 2020-August-27, 07:38, said:

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What is the meaning of my partners 3 and how should I have responded?


Forcing, continue describe your hand. Since cue-bid opener suit, then one more meaning if you have (half)stopper in that suit, you may bid NT.
In this case you can bid 3NT and make the contract with no doubt.
Other suit showing Control(Ace or void/singleton), if nothing, rebid your first bid suit.
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Posted 2020-August-27, 09:05

View PostAL78, on 2020-August-27, 08:08, said:

Game force opposite a constructive response to a takeout double. Probably fishing for 3NT, wants to know if you have a heart stop. QJX is just enough, so you bid 3NT and make ten tricks assuming a heart lead. If partner is looking for a club slam he will bid on over 3NT.


As far as I am aware - please correct me if I'm wrong - a 3 bid here is known as a Western Cue Bid, and is searching for a stopper or half-stopper in s to play 3NT (as described above.) Whether it is forcing to game is another matter entirely. Surely that is by agreement. Give responder Q Jxx Qx KQxxxxx and I would still bid 3 in response to a Dbl. If partner now bids 3 you end up in 4 going one down - unlucky - instead of 3NT going two down.

East's hand shape 4342 isn't quite suitable for a Dbl. but I expect most players would bid this way given that you have 15HCPs, no stopper, and a 4 card suit. With just 12HCPs only I would pass though.
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