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[King of Diamonds]
(This has been known for some time as the Gerber Convention.) For slam bidding, and especially for bidding a grand slam, information about aces and kings is vital. The Blackwood four-five no trump bid is excellent for this purpose and is still to be used. But when an opening bid has been made in no trump, the limitations of Blackwood can be utterly frustrating. If partner has only one ace, you want to avoid bidding a slam of any kind. If he has two aces, you want to get to a small slam. If he has three aces and a couple of kings, you want to bid a grand slam. But how are you to find out?