The second round of Northern Bridge League matches on 19th August produced a lot of interesting deals.
Here is a bidding problem.
Game All IMPs Dealer West
You are playing a strong notrump system, so 2NT shows 12-14 balanced.
What do you bid now?
Partner may have had no option but to bid 2NT with an inadequate spade stop, or even no spade stop at all. So three spades is the recommended bid, asking partner if he has a decent spade stop to bid three notrump or otherwise to bid something else.
In the event partner held 9765, K96, AK96, A4 so he would bid four clubs and at least five clubs would be reached, though bidding the slam is quite tough.