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Slam Bidding - Gerber King Asking 

 
After you have replied to your partners Ace ask they may want to know about your holding in Kings - to do this they will bid 5 and you will need again to count how many kings you have and bid according to the table below. If the Slam is in a trump suit, a singleton may sometimes be counted as a King.

Asking for Partners Kings - Gerber

If the partner who initiates Gerber subsequently then bids 5 , that means that they are asking for you to show the number of kings in your hand. Responses to 5 is same as your responses to 4(Ace asking) , but at one level higher. Responses for the kings are below.

 

Partners
Gerber Bid  
Your
Reply  
 What your response means   Bidding Sequence  
           
5 5  0 or all of the Kings  5 - 5
5 5  1 King  5 - 5
5 5  2 Kings  5 - 5
5 5 NT  3 Kings  5 - 5 NT

Table of responses to Partners King Ask



Practice your Gerber King Asking Responses


   5
   5
   5
   5 NT



   5
   5
   5
   5 NT



   5
   5
   5
   5 NT



   5
   5
   5
   5 NT



   5
   5
   5
   5 NT







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