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Roman Asking Bids - An Romex and Kaplan-Sheinwold method using an unusual jump shift to cuebid or query partner for controls held.  For instance, in auctions beginning as:

      1S - 3S;

Opener's rebid of 4C would be a cuebid or a bid of 5C would ask for controls.  Asking responses are:

Modern Treatment:

Bid

Meaning

1st Step

No Controls

2nd Step

Singleton

3rd Step

King

4th Step

Ace

5th Step

Void

6th Step

AK or AQ

Classic Treatment:

Bid

Meaning

1st

No Controls

2nd

King or Singleton

3rd

Ace or Void

4th

A, AK, or AQ

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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