The very first board I looked at gave me food for thought. I have always avocated that a 5-3 major suit fit with game values should be preferred to 3NT. The problem is that not everyone has the ability to locate a 5-3 fit, nor
MrQ: 3♣ was actually Checkback Stayman and West should have responded 3♠ to show 5 spades (and lack of 4 hearts – as we play it) but East thought 3♣ is natural. Anyway Checkback Stayman would work here. But if we didn’t play Checkback Stayman
Bidding: W opens 1♦ – 1♠ – 1NT – 2♠ – all pass Guru: When West rebids 1NT, East should pass. MrQ: Yes, I (East) should have passed 1NT rebid. Shouldn’t W rebid 2♥ – reverse with 17HCP and 4 hearts – instead of 1NT?
MrQ: This time the bidding went without interference from opponents. After W opened 1♥ and rebid 1NT, my thinking was: she shows me 15-17 HCP, she has at most 3 clubs and at most 3 diamonds, 4 hearts, so at least 3 spades if not