# Another competitive problem

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### Ronald Kalf

Oct 1, 2023, 4:52:32 PM10/1/23
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The bidding starts 1m-(1S)-X-(2S). For me X simply replaces the uncontested 1H response. A tad stronger maybe because responder does not need to keep the bidding open. If you put more in that double, it’s even more difficult. I would like a structure that can also be applied after 1m-(p)-1H-(2S). Please help me out.

### Christopher Monsour

Oct 1, 2023, 5:13:42 PM10/1/23
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X = 16+-19 bal or nearly with fewer than four hearts
2NT = weak or strong, if weak then m rebid (or C rebid if m = D); responder's 3C is limited to 11 when m=D, less when m=C
3m = nat, NF, extras
3om = nat, extras (NF if D, 1RF if C)
3H = heart raise, limited to bad 16
delayed 3H = heart raise, 16+-18
delayed 3S = splinter raise of hearts
immediate 3S = stopper ask, often with running m
immediate 3NT = to play, based on running minor and a stopper
delayed 3NT = to play, 19+ with a stopper
4H = to play, some shape
delayed 4H = 18+-19 balanced with four hearts

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The bidding starts 1m-(1S)-X-(2S). For me X simply replaces the uncontested 1H response. A tad stronger maybe because responder does not need to keep the bidding open. If you put more in that double, it’s even more difficult. I would like a structure that can also be applied after 1m-(p)-1H-(2S). Please help me out.

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### Sansing, Richard C.

Oct 3, 2023, 12:48:30 PM10/3/23

Matchpoints, NV against V opponents. Dealer holds:

K954

AK

QT75

QJ8

Partner holds:

AQT

JT2

KJ862

A7

Opponents pass throughout. How would you bid these hands after 1D-2D-2NT?

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### judyorcarl

Oct 3, 2023, 12:56:14 PM10/3/23
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What system are you playing?

In KS, the response is not 2D, and the rebid is not 2NT.

### Christopher Monsour

Oct 3, 2023, 1:02:54 PM10/3/23
The response certainly is 2D.  The rebid is arguably 2S or 2N.

One possible auction is 1D-2D-2N-3S-4D (interest but no C control)-4H (kickback)-, which gets you to 6D.  Or responder bids 5C over 4D and maybe you stop in 5D.

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### Sansing, Richard C.

Oct 3, 2023, 1:11:34 PM10/3/23

Playing KS. Using https://www.bridgeworld.com/pages/readingroom/kaplansheinwoldupdated.html, B-1 indicates that 2D is the right response. B-22 suggests that both 2NT and 2S are candidate bids.

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### Martin Ambuhl

Oct 3, 2023, 1:18:34 PM10/3/23
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On 10/3/2023 12:56 PM, 'judyorcarl' via The Kaplan-Sheinwold Bidding
System wrote:
> What system are you playing?
>
> In KS, the response is not 2D, and the rebid is not 2NT.
> On Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 12:48:30 PM UTC-4
> richard....@tuck.dartmouth.edu wrote:
>
> Matchpoints, NV against V opponents. '
>
Dealer Responder

K954 AQT
AK JT2
QT75 KJ862
QJ8 A7

1D 2D
2NT     ?

I'm not sure why you think the response is not 2D, nor what you think it
should be. You are right that the rebid is not 2NT, which shows either
a 4=4=3=2 hand or a crappy 15 count.

### Martin Ambuhl

Oct 3, 2023, 1:24:32 PM10/3/23

On 10/3/2023 12:56 PM, 'judyorcarl' via The Kaplan-Sheinwold Bidding
System wrote:
> What system are you playing?
>
> In KS, the response is not 2D, and the rebid is not 2NT.
> On Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 12:48:30 PM UTC-4
> richard....@tuck.dartmouth.edu wrote:
>
> Matchpoints, NV against V opponents. '
>

### judyorcarl

Oct 3, 2023, 2:11:50 PM10/3/23
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"Likely 3-card m (could be balanced 15 with 4 cards, but poor for suit play)" No resemblance to opener's hand.

### Christopher Monsour

Oct 3, 2023, 2:18:04 PM10/3/23
It's a 15 count with only one keycard and 10 of the 15 points in short suits.  That's not wonderful for 5m, and you aren't playing a spade Moyse with two deuces to the K9.  So, it's reasonable to call it bad for suit play.

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### judyorcarl

Oct 3, 2023, 2:18:34 PM10/3/23
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In strong notrump systems, if there is a consensus about single raise of minor forcing (which I doubt), it is first to explore whether notrump is playable.

In KS, one first explores whether the fit is slam-suitable.

### judyorcarl

Oct 3, 2023, 2:20:52 PM10/3/23
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There is plenty of room to stop in 3NT or 4NT.

### Christopher Monsour

Oct 3, 2023, 2:22:41 PM10/3/23
It's bad enough that if you reversed the majors,  I might open 1N in an odd numbered seat...

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### Christopher Monsour

Oct 3, 2023, 2:23:50 PM10/3/23
I might actually rebid 2S at the table.   I just wouldn't call 2N "not KS".

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### judyorcarl

Oct 3, 2023, 2:24:29 PM10/3/23
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Sorry. I had the dealer and responder switched.

On Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 2:18:04 PM UTC-4 Chris wrote:

### judyorcarl

Oct 3, 2023, 2:27:59 PM10/3/23
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Now that I have the positions straight: the 2NT rebid would be clear without the diamond ten. With it, I would hate to de-emphasize the suit.

### Ronald Kalf

Oct 3, 2023, 5:12:17 PM10/3/23
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Richard, you (likely without malice aforethought) highjacked my thread.