Roman Keycards Blackwood
1. RKC replies can be used with 3NT or 4NT Blackwood, Minorwood and Voidwood.

2. RKC Blackwood is especially effective after a Multi-Cues bidding sequence.

3. There are 5 keycards : the 4 Aces plus the Trump King.
The Trump Queen can also be shown.

4. RKC replies are:
• Step 1 = 1 or 4 keycards
• Step 2 = 0 or 3 keycards
• Step 3 = 2 keycards without the trump Queen
• Step 4 = 2 keycards with the trump Queen

5. For example :
 After 1♥ - 3♥ - 3NT - ? 4♣ = 1 or 4 kaycards 4♦ = 0 or 3 keycards 4♥ = 2 keycards without the Q♥ 4♠ = 2 keycards with the Q♥ After 1♦ - 3♦ - 4♦ - ? 4♥ = 1 or 4 keycards 4♠ = 0 or 3 keycards 4NT = without the Q♥ 5♣ = 2 keycards with the Q♥
6. After a Step 1 or Step 2 reply, the cheapest bid, except for the trump suit, asks for the Trump Queen.
1. Next step = "I don't have the trump Queen"
2. Following step = "I do have the trump Queen"

7. Asking for Kings is the same as for standard Blackwood, but the trump King is not counted.

© 2016 Michael Furstner