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 suitThe suit of cards with the highest ranking over the other suits in a particular hand
Usage – A card in the trump suit whose trick-taking power is greater than any other suit card.
In bridge the trump suit is determined by highest bid that wins the contra… More, a singleton may sometimes be counted as a King.

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.

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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

Hand 1. What is your response with this hand after partners 5♣ King asking bid ?
   5♦   5♥   5♠   5 NT
Hand 2. What is your response with this hand after partners 5♣ King asking bid ?
   5♦   5♥   5♠   5 NT
Hand 3. What is your response with this hand after partners 5♣ King asking bid ?
   5♦   5♥   5♠   5 NT
Hand 4. What is your response with this hand after partners 5♣ King asking bid ?
   5♦   5♥   5♠   5 NT
Hand 5. What is your response with this hand after partners 5♣ King asking bid ?
   5♦   5♥   5♠   5 NT