With only them vulnerable, right hand opponent dealt and opened two spades (weak).
I overcalled three hearts with the following: ♠ K8 ♡ AKQJ52 ♢J976 ♣ J. I thought of making a "big" double before overcalling, but considered my hand too weak.
Partner raised to four hearts. All the pairs with our cards (including us) made six, and all but us and another pair bid six, so we shared a bottom with the other pair. The salient reasons were:
- Partner had AQTxx of diamonds (giving us a double fit), and the K of diamonds was onside the finesses.
- The ace of spades was onside the finesse to the K8.
- Partner had the ace of clubs opposite my singleton.
How could this slam have been bid? Should it have been? For instance, could one have reasonably inferred from the opening bid that both finesses would have worked?
Or is it the case that we would have gotten a shared top if one of the finesses had failed and we did well to refrain from bidding slam despite the "poor" result?