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I opened one diamond with 4441 and 13 points,partners response was 2nt with 13 points,what should be my response?
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It seems that 3NT would be the most reasonable response. With 26 points you should bid a game. Partner has probably denied holding a 4 card major so there is no 4-4 major suit fit and even if partner has a diamond fit, making 11 tricks in diamonds is usually a lot harder than making 9 tricks in NT. Partner rates to have some length and strength in clubs, probably with a stopper or two.

Furthermore, there are really no adequate bidding tools available to investigate any other alternative. If you bid 3 of a major that would show a distributional hand with at least 5-4 in diamonds and the major if not 6-4 or 6-5. Bidding 3D would tend to show a 6 card diamond suit and very likely a major suit singleton or void. So just bid your most likely game which is 3NT and hope for the best.

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I can answer questions on bidding and on cardplay with the caveat that the former may necessarily involve some subjectivity. I have been playing tournament bridge for over 20 years and I have won several regional tournaments.

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