John Leenders: 4D. Better to play in 5D (or six)
Samuel Krikler: 4D. 3NT rates to be vy risky. I do not have enough to bid 5D and I wd not stretch for game given the non VUL position.
Helena Dawson: 4D. 6D a possibility. Partner should start cue bidding now.
Paul Gipson: 4D. Partner appears to be 1354 (or similar) so I am worth a slam try with the ace of spades, fourth trump and heart shortage.
Paul Tranmer: 4D. On this bidding, 3NT cannot be the best contract. My style is that 4th suit followed by 3NT expresses doubt, so my H holding mitigates against a NT contract here. 6D however is getting to be a likely good bet, so we'll plough on with a few cue bids and see where we end up.
Eric Leong: 4D. 3NT could be going down on a heart lead if a minor suit finesse is off but 5D could be cold. Also, on a good day, partner might have something like: S x H Axx D AQxxx C KQ10x and 6D has a decent play. Bidding 4D also leaves open the possibility of playing 4S if partner bids 4S with a doubleton.
dean eidler: 4D. Huge hand.
Sam Arber: 4D. PARTNER DID NOT BID 3NT OVER 3D. SO 3NT PROBABLY FORWARD GOING. YOU HAVE SHOWN YOUR HAND SO MANY WOULD PASS, STILL LOOKING FOR 6D GIVE PARTNER CHANCE TO USE ACE ASK
Nick Bailey: 4D. With my fitting minor cards and stiff heart 6D might not be far off, and Id rather play 5D than 3NT
Tania Black: 4D. I would expect this to be an Ace ask with RKC type responses.
Ron Lel: 4D. If pd wanted to play 3NT she should have bid it instead of the 3H bid. To me, the 3H bid now shows concern about the H suit, in other words, she has a half stopper only.
Nigel Guthrie: 4H. Worth a feeble slam effort
Manuel Paulo: 4H. Diamonds is the strain, and slam is possible. This cue-bid shows that I have no club control and, as corollary, promises the spade ace.
Fraser Rew: 4H. Slam makes (with 3NT off) opposite as little as x/Axx/Qxxxx/AKQx, quite plausible on the bidding. But to cater for K/Kxx/Axxxx/KQxx I give partner the chance to try 4S, which has chances for D discards when one opponent has Qxx. My only concern with 4H is that I'm not sure that I've shown four diamonds (3D is a 3-bagger sometimes), though surely when I pull 3NT I must be unbalanced (i.e., not 6322) with at most 6 spades.
James Higgins: 4S. I reckon partners has 2254 shape with working values, but her 3NT has dampened my enthusiasm.
David Matthews: 4S. I would have rebid Spades initially. I don't think 3NT will go well once the Hearts are cleared. If partner has as little as the JS, that will be enough. If void in Spades he can pull it to 5D.
Stephen Bartos: 4S. on this bidding a heart lead is inevitable. partner could have it stopped only once, and if opponents have another entry, then 3NT is in trouble, reliant on the missing top spades being in the east hand
Zbych Bednarek: 4S. 4s - nice 6 cards in sp (play or correct to 5d)
Michael Smart: 4S. Partner isn't confident about his heart stop. 4S will have a play opposite a stiff honour or any doubleton. Partner can correct to 5D with a small singleton.
Roger Yandle: 4S. Looks like pard has a strongish hand with 1354 shape so slam in diamonds could be on. I'll cue bid my spade control then let pard make decision.
zbych bednarek: 4S. Opener has 5+d, 4+c, no more than 2sp.. his shape is 1354 or 2254.. In 2nd case i prefer 4s than 5d.. --> hand more oriented for suit play than NT.. Let him decide, 4S or 5D.. (maybe more easier wld be 4H with meaning --> your choice 4S or 5D... but.. i choose an easy 4S, practical bid)
ken berry: 5D. partner wasn't too sure about heart stop? if is 1 3 5 4 then no spade wastage.. What could be wrong? (I never bid slams)
Sid Kanter: 5D. P has long diamonds, some clubs, the ace of hearts and enough points to force to a game. If he wanted to rest in 3n, he'd never bid 3h.
David Matthews: 5D. Partner could be 0364 or 1354 but his hearts were not good enough to bid 3NT after 3D so I will put him the better game.
Barbara Hunter: 5D. 7 losers in diamonds , think this is a safer contract.
toby weinstein: 5D. close to bidding 4H
Gary Lane: 5D. This should be safer at imps
Josh Sher: 5D. Partner showed doubt as to NT, and I really don't have enough to bid 5D (This is a min for 3D) but the hands seem to fit very well. I expect a 1354 shape from partner.
Leigh Matheson: 5D. My 3D bid was forcing, so I’d like to know why partner bid 3H (instead of 3NT)? It may be because partner has something like Axx in hearts and wanted me to declare 3NT with Qx. As such the 4H cue for diamonds would be a very clever solution. But even with my youthful optimism I can’t envisage a slam on this one.
Paul Delaney: 5D. 3H followed by 3NT shows 1 stopper at best . 4D is forcing and shows slam interest so jump to 5D to end proceedings
Martin Eggins: 5D. With probably only 1 Heart cover & perhaps only S: x, H: Axx, D: Axxxx, C: KQxx, 5D looks like our limit. Unless pard has 6 Diamonds, we could be a bit short of ruffing values for 6D to be possible.
Ian Smith: Pass. I want to keep this partner
Ron Landgraff: Pass. He knows my hand.
Amiram Millet: Pass. My story is finished.
Frank Campbell: Pass. OK ruffing values dont help in NT. I can only assume North is 1 4 4 4 in shape or something similar with solid clubs and hearts but poor diamonds. Looks like 3NT is the best shot at game and my 3D bid will be ok in the postmortem.
Rex Fox: Pass. Partner should have 2 tricks in hearts as a stopper. 2H, 5D, 1A of spades and 1 club trick should add up to 3NT
sydney frish: Pass. I don't think I could have described my hand better - I'll trust that partner knows what he's doing.
Bridge Baron: Pass. Bridge Baron considers itself to have shown six spades on this auction; partner still picked 3NT. Bridge Baron doesn't think the spade suit is anything too special, so it will trust partner. (With AJT987 of spades, it would have bid 4S.)
Fred Altstock: Pass. Don't think we have slam. Partner has signed off in game.
David Hester: Pass. I wouldn't bid 3H with hearts, but partner has, and I've said it all.
Bastiaan Korner: Pass. nothing more to say
Bill Bennett: Pass. Although I hate the prospect of a Heart lead, and refrained from bidding NT myself, N insisted on NT, so I must assume he can tolerate a Heart attack. My hand is otherwise quite suitable for NT
Emil Battista: Pass. Partner will have hearts AQ with his 5 diamonds to the ace
Tim Trahair: Pass. We have told partner we have reasonable points and nothing much except Ss and Ds. Clearly he doesn't like Ss and may have a distribution something like -,4,5,4. He has opted not to continue in Ds and hopefully has double cover in Hs. Trust partner!
Richard Morse: Pass. What is partner doing? Whatever, he has a good picture of my distribution. Higher diamond contracts could be woeful on trump leads.