Thursday, May 26, 2011

New Approach to Asking bids using RKCB 30/14


1.1.       RKCB 30/14 as a Asking Bid and Kickback


There are 5 Keycards, the 4 Aces plus the king of proposed trump. RKCB (often referred to as 30/14) is used in three situations, The first is in place of 4N RKCB and is called Kickback. It uses 4 of the next highest suit or 4N for Spades. So 4 for Clubs, 4 for Diamonds, 4♠ for Hearts and 4N for Spades is the Kickback ask. To use Kickback the player must have one keycard. If it isn’t clear what trump is, you should make a forcing bid which announces trump. Barring that bidding 4N as 30/14 and will use last suit bid/shown as trump. The second place 30/14 is used when 1♣ has been opened and responder has made a simple suit response and opener makes a simple raise of a major suit or bids 2N over a minor suit. The four sequences are 1♣-1-1♠, 1♣-1♠-2, 1♣-1N-2N, 1♣-2♣-2N. The third place 30/14 can occur in later rounds of bidding after a 1♣ opening by opener bidding a suit shown by responder below game. responder has made a response for flat or balanced hands the suit must be bid below 3N as sec. 19.7 applies to 4♣/4. Where responder is being asked about it’s 1st bid suit where it may be a 4-card major trump suit then cheapest NT is used to show a 4-card major with the higher steps being displaced. After NT, ask may now bid cheapest ♣ as 30/14 with the same trump as previous ask, with later bidding cheapest NT (at least 3N) being to play. Bidding the major suit is 4-card trump ask with the cheapest bid skipping 3N or 4M is 3014 ask.

After 30/14, if the Queen of trump was not shown, the next ask is for Queen of trump by using the next step above the 30/14 response unless it is NT or trump. Bidding cheapest step denies the Queen, bidding the next step shows the Queen. At any point in the asking process the Asker can, bid NT saying we are off 0 or 1 KC but need extras from responder, make a cue bid instead if still interested but not sure of a small slam (or even for a grand) to avoid 2 losers in a suit and asks for cue-bidding of Kings and singletons, jumping for singletons(where convenient) or jump to game which says were off 2 KC or 1 KC and trump Queen. Responder should be careful about cue-bidding with 8-10 HCP as an unpassed hand and just repeat trump or NT especially where partnership may be in a 4-3 fit. This is because with just two Aces and no further points, opener could get overly excited.  After asking for Queen of trump next step, skipping NT and trump announces partnership has all the KC and Queen of trump and asks for specific Kings, responder bidding trump denies an outside King, bidding NT shows K of ask suit. TAB is still possible by bidding trump suit below game after 30/14, but it is only for length, quality is obtained from 30/14.

Responses are:

1st step
0 or 3 keycards
2nd step
1 or 4 keycards
3rd step
2 keycards without Q of trump
4th step
2 keycards with Q of trump
5th step
2 keycards and a void (step is trump suit if trump was the ask)
Jump in suit or
Jump over 5th step
1 keycard and void in named suit
Double jump
3 keycards and void in named suit
Jump in NT
4 keycards and a void (this is close to impossible)
If a jump would take you past 6 of trump then bid 6 of trump

With zero keycards and a void you bid the make normal response and hope to show the void later. If the opener bids game in the major, it is a sign-off, signaling the partnership is off 2 or more keycards or 1 keycard and Q of trump. If after agreeing to a minor if opener bids 3N, it is a sign-off. So any mention of steps for the 30/14 bidder would not include 3N over a minor.

 

Case: 0 or 3 keycards(void possible with 0 keycards)

The asker can make a TAB ask in trump below game (this bumps up a step the Queen ask, can only occur with 2N ask with Diamonds as trump) and still ask for Queen of trump later.

1st step asks for the trump Q

            Responses: bid trump without Q and no void

                        Bid next step without Q and with a void. Bidding next step asks for void.

Bids 2nd step with the trump Q, but with a void(Can now bid 1 step above trump to ask for

the void suit, NT=ask suit and bids 2 steps above trump to declares that partnership has all keycard and Q of trump and asks for cue-bidding of Kings and singletons, jumping for singletons.)

                        Cue bid a King(up to 2 Kings)  with Q

                        Bid NT with Q and three Kings

                        Jump in trump with Q but no Kings and at least one more trump than bidding indicated

                        Jump in no-trump with Q but no Kings and minimum trump for previous bidding

Cue-bidding possible as is announcing all keycards plus Queen of trump (see above).

 

Case: 1 or 4 keycards(no void)

The asker can make a TAB ask in trump below game and still ask for Queen of trump later.

1st step asks for the trump Q

            Responses: bid trump with no Q

                        Cue bid a King(up to 2 Kings) with Q

                        Bid NT in NT with Q and three Kings

                        Jump in trump with Q but no Kings and at least one more trump than bidding indicated

                        Jump in no-trump with Q but no Kings and minimum trump for previous bidding

Cue-bidding possible as is announcing all keycards plus Queen of trump (see above).

 

Case 2 keycards with or without trump Q

The asker can make a TAB ask in trump below game and still ask for Queen of trump later..

Cue-bidding possible as is announcing all keycards plus Queen of trump (see above).

 

Case: 2 keycards and a void  Note: must have 5 trump if 1st suit bid.

The asker can make a TAB ask in trump below game and still ask for Queen of trump later.

1st step(not trump or 3N): Asks for the Q of trump. Without Q bid trump, with Q bid the void suit.

2nd step(not trump or 3N): above trump asks for the void suit(NT=ask suit)

Cue-bidding possible as is announcing all keycards plus Queen of trump (see above).

 

Case: 1 keycard and void in named suit

Note: must have 5 trump if 1st suit bid.

The asker can make a TAB ask in trump below game and still ask for Queen of trump later..

1st step (not trump) asks for the trump Q

            Responses: bid trump with no Q

                        Cue bid a King with Q

                        Jump in trump with Q but no Kings and minimum trump for previous bidding

                        Jump in no-trump with Q but no Kings and at least one more trump than bidding indicated

Cue-bidding possible as is announcing all keycards plus Queen of trump (see above).

 

If there is interference use D0P1 below 5 of trump then use DEPO. Also use R0P1.

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