3NT: Slam try with 5-5+ in the majors
Saturday, February 18, 2012
New way to make a Slam try in Majors over 2NT
4♣/4♦: Good hand for Hearts/Spades bidding cheapest suit is a retransfer. Kickback possible now or after retransfer
4♥/4♠: Better hand for named major but not a great slam hand
4NT: would be an off-shape hand usually 2-2 in majors
bidding 5 of a minor by responder would be exclusion key card over any bid agreeing trump.Obviously this means one cannot bid 3NT directly but must use puppet Stayman. Most hands respobder will want to do that anyways to find a 5-3 major suit fit.