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Kickback - A variation of Roman Keycard Blackwood using one suit above four of the partnership's agreed trump suit as a keycard asking bid.  This method saves bidding space, particularly when playing 03 -14 Key Card Blackwood.

Kickback examples to explore slam include:

1C - 4C;          1C - 1H;          1C - 1D;
4D                   3H - 3S;           4H

Response

Meaning playing RKC

Meaning Playing 1430

1st step

0 or 3 Keycards

1 or 4 Keycards

2nd step

1 or 4 Keycards

0 or 3 Keycards

3rd step

2 without trump Queen

2 without trump Queen

4th step

2 with trump Queen

2 with trump Queen

Also see books on Slam and other slam conventions: 1430, Baby Blackwood, Blackwood, Controls, Exclusion Blackwood/Voidwood, Gerber, Grand Slam Force, Jacoby 2 Notrump, Key Card Blackwood, Kickback, Last Train,  NAMYATS, Pick a Slam, Quantitative Notrump Bid, Rolling Blackwood, Serious 3 Notrump, Slam Try - Stayman, Splinters, Opener Jump Shift, Strong Jump Shift, and legacy treatments as Roman Asking Bids, Roman BlackwoodRoman Gerber.  Slam treatments also include interference of an overcall by opponents, as Negative Slam Double, DOPI, DEPO, ROPI.


 

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