Asking for Aces : 9 - 12
9             Bidding : 1♥ - 3♥ - 5♣* - 5♥ - 6♥
Opener
K 5 2
A K J 9 8 4
K J 10 9
-
  Responder
A Q 6
Q 10 2
Q 5
A 8 6 4 3

*A jump shift to a new suit after trump suit agreement is Voidwood. It asks for Partners Aces outside the void suit. In thgis case Responder's reply should only show one Ace (the A♣ is excluded).
Likewise after a subsequent enquiry for Partner's Kings the void suit King should be excluded from the answer.


10             Bidding : 1♠ - 3♠ - 5♦ - 5♥* - 5♠
Opener
K Q 10 8 7 5
K Q 3
-
A J 10 5
  Responder
J 9 3
J 4
A K 6 5 2
K Q 8

* Again Responder's Ace in Opener's void suit should not be included in his reply to Voidwood.


11             Bidding : 1♥ - 3♠* - 3NT - 5♣# - 6♥
Opener
8 7
A Q 9 7 6
A J
K J 10 4
  Responder
-
K J 4 3
K Q 10 9 4
Q 7 5 2

* After Responder's Jump reply to the 3NT Blackwood, it is clear to Opener that Partner's earlier Splinter raise suit shows a void in Spades rather than a singleton.


12             Bidding : 1♦ - 1♠ - 2♠ - 4♥ - 5♣ - 5♦* - 5♠ - 7♠
Opener
K J 10 6
9 4 2
A Q 8 3
A 5
  Responder
A Q 8 5 4 2
-
K 9 4
K 10 9 7

* The next suit bid (excluding the trump suit) after the Aces reply asks for Partner's Kings. In this case Opener shows 2 Aces and 1 King outisde Responder's void suit.



© 2013 Michael Furstner