These are real hands where I wish I could have a do-over. See the first post for what this blog is about.
Did you have a way to redo it and see what would have happened with a different auction (a redo)?
Good point. I was able to download the PBN file and replay in wbridge5. The right auction would have gone;1S - 2H3NT (18-19 points, balanced with 5 spades)Now, the robot bids 4NT. The robot plays this as Blackwood, so the full auction:1S - 2H3NT - 4NT5H - 6SWest leads the Ace of clubs. Ruff and run the Jack of spades. Makes 13.
The replay is a powerful feature. Thanks for your response to my question.
Even without a re-do, transfer followed by 4M is usually a mild slam try. Surely you should evaluate and make a move (1hcp over a max, Qx of trump, 1st or 2nd round control in every side suit) ??
The robot doesn't play Texas transfers, so it may not be a mild slam try. But you are right, I should reevaulate my maximum hand with a long, establishable side-suit and make a slam try.