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What does 4NT mean in each of the following cases?

(i)

S

W

N

E

1

-

4

4NT

(ii)

S

W

N

E

1

-

3NT

-

4NT

 

 

 

(iii)

S

W

N

E

1

-

1

-

1♠

-

3♣

-

3NT

-

4NT

 

(iv)

S

W

N

E

1

-

1

-

1♠

-

3♣

-

3NT

-

4♣

-

4

-

4NT

 

 

Solution:

(i)

5-5 minors

(ii)

Quantitative. 18-19 HCP

(iii)

Quantitative. A strong minor fit, but 4NT follows a bid of 3NT

(iv)

Blackwood, for , because responder has fixed the suit in saying 4♣.