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Two no trump 5 points
The perfect bid is two no trump. The hand is worth 22 points when we add a point for possession of all four aces. The next best call is two clubs, which is forcing to game, and so would not work out quite as well if partner had a complete blank. Three no trump is allowed 2 points simply because it might prove the winning procedure with a timid partner. One point is allowed for the bid of a club merely because there is little risk of a pass-out, but no credit is given to an opening bid of one no trump, which will almost surely be passed by partner.
Two clubs 5 points
The maximum award is given for the bid of two clubs. This is conventional and requires the no-trump bidder to name a four-card major suit if he has one. If that situation develops, then surely a contract of four spades should be superior. The next best score is awarded for the bid of three no trump. The hand contains 11 high-card points and the partnership possesses at least 27. A bid of three clubs is acceptable because as a jump bid it is forcing to game. But it has the disadvantage of divulging too much information to the adversaries. We reluctantly award a point for the bid of two no trump simply because it is better than the call of two spades, for which we award the booby prize.
Four spades 5 points
Full credit is given to the bid of four spades, which is a sound gamble supporting a 16-point hand. Next in line comes three spades, which is forcing to game and is therefore equivalent to four spades, but it has the disadvantage of promising greater high-card strength than the hand contains. The slightest award is given to two spades simply because the holder took some action, but the pass with this highly unbalanced hand receives no credit at all. In fact, in a more severe moment, we might charge a demerit.