Final week, I performed my first session of bridge in about 5 years, that means that I used to be “rusty,” and I used to be additionally at a brand new membership with a accomplice I had simply met, who talked about “Commonplace American.”
Sitting South, neither aspect susceptible, and dealing, I had (s) QT94 (h) A7 (d) K764 (c) AJ6. I opened:
1D Go 1 Coronary heart Go
1NT Go 3 Hearts Go
At this level, I handed, giving my accomplice credit score for one thing like (s) 53 (h) KQJT32 (d) 93 (c) Q87. That could be a six card coronary heart go well with, and 6-9 factors. Since we might have had 20-23 HCP and solely eight hearts between us, I felt that 3 hearts was a lot, maybe too excessive, except he had seven hearts
Associate truly had (s) 53 (h) KQJT3 (d) A93 (c) Q87. He mentioned, “I had a gap hand reverse a gap hand, and also you had been presupposed to bid 4 hearts with at the very least three hearts, and 3NT in any other case.”
Who was appropriate underneath Commonplace American bidding? (I had taken that sequence to imply a gap hand and 6-7 card go well with when made solely by the opener (not responder). What do different programs (than Commonplace American) should say about this matter?