~Specific Kings or Total Number?

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If after asking for keycards, partner bids 5NT, it shows that the partnership has all the keycards and asks for specific aces. Responder shows his lowest ranking king (bids up-the-line).

If instead of bidding 5NT, partner bids 6C, it also shows that the partnership has all the keycards but asks for the total number of kings not already shown. Responses:
~Six of the trump suit: No kings to show.
~6D: one king.
~6H: two kings (if spades are trumps).

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2 Responses to “~Specific Kings or Total Number?”

  1. Howard Wachtel Says:

    1. What if partner bids 5 NT, hearts are trump and the responder has the spade King?
    2. What if partner bids 6C and hearts are trump and responder has more than one king?
    Between specific kings and the # of kings, I don’t see a reason to prefer one over the other, it seems to be a tossup. That’s one of many issues with Blackwood.

  2. Guy Says:

    The solution to the problems is to use Kickback to ask for A and K .

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