A hand from the Cumbria Swiss Pairs in September.
North-South vulnerable Dealer North
Two spades is weak and two notrump is an enquiry, three hearts shows a maximum weak two and a feature in hearts.
What do you bid now?
Various slam trys spring to mind now. You could bid 5 diamonds exclusion key card Blackwood if you're playing that, or 5NT grand slam force again if that's in your armoury. Neil Thomas chose a rather more direct route to slam - he bid seven spades, reasoning that if partner had a heart holding of say Qx or Kxx the clubs would provide sufficient discards. Partner held AJ10852, K3, 92, 1093 so thirteen tricks were easy. Surprisingly only one other pair bid this grand slam.