: 1C X / 2H
: / 2S / 3D
: / 4C / 4H
: / 4S / 4NT
4C is a
cuebid, agreeing D as trump suit.
nonforcing, you may have something like this:
DAKxx cx, 4S just suggests a game contract if partner has some basic
partner may have something like this:
DQJxxx Cxxx, 6D has some play.
DJxxxx Cxx, I'd ratner play 4S with this hand.
For the hand
you list above, I'd rather rebid 4S over 3D because 4S seems a
reasonable spot. it's true that sometimes you may have cold 5D,
however, you might also miss some very good 4S when you try to support
pd's diamond suit. Anyway, bridge is still a major suit oriented game.
denies a C control I believe. Anyway, it's not an easy hand to bid.
many experts may have different opinions.
4NT is RKC
partner 3D usually shows 5+ diamonds or very good 4 diamonds. If
partner has 5 good hearts, 4D, he would probably bid 3H over 2S. if
partner has 4 hearts or 5 so so hearts, 4D, he would probably bid 2NT
with C stopper or 3C, without stopper. If 3S is forcing, we may have a
much better life. However, it's not. also, you need a perfect hand
from partner to make 6D, with that hand, he might not bid 2H over your
double. Anyway, I am sure there are some experts would bid 4C with
your hand. I usually tend to set up trump suit as early as I can.
That's why I choose 4S here. Of course, I may miss some excellent 6D
isn't very bad. he does have some extra value. I'd not bid 3D with his
hand though. perhaps 3NT over 2S.
little bid overbid. but not horrible. The worst bid is perhaps 3D.
Here, I think one should play canape style. so 3D garantees a better
suit than H. because we sometimes even bid 2H with:
the bidding sequence, perhaps it's better to bid 3S over 3D, then
later support 4D if possible. 3S should be forcing here. so the
bidding goes like:
1C x p 2H
2S p 3D
3S p 4S
rather to bid 2NT over 2S with your partner's hand. Because his
diamonds are not that good. 2NT would allow partner to bid 3D or 3H,
then you still can find the right spot.
So the ideal
1C x p 2H
2S p 2N
3S p 4S
I'd rebid 3S
to show about 8-8.5 tricks hand. so partner can decide how to bid
next. he may even try 3NT with a C stopper.