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You are too strong to re­spond 3NT. The ideal so­lu­tion is to play “in­verted mi­nors”, where a 2C re­sponse is strong and forc­ing and a 3C re­sponse would be rel­a­tively weak. If you do not play this method, you must in­vent a re­sponse. It is dan­ger­ous to bid 1H or 1S be­cause part­ner may raise en­thu­si­as­ti­cally with four-card sup­port. Best is 1D. If part­ner re­bids 2D, show­ing a min­i­mum, you can bid 3NT then. Awards: 1D or 2C (if played as in­verted) – 10, 1S or 1H – 6, 3NT – 5, 3C – 2.

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