QUERY 5:     21st July.   From James Grant, Johannesburg

At a recent GBU Teams event I picked up this hand 

S AKQ
H -
D AJ108xxx
C K10x

With no bidding from the opposition I open 1D and to
 my surprise my partner bids 1S. How do you proceed?



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QUERY 4:     5th July.   From James Grant, Johannesburg

No one vulnerable and no bidding from the opposition, 
playing 2/1 partner opens 1S and you hold
 
S AQ
H 854
D AQ1098
C K105
 
over your 2D, he bids 3D.
What’s your next bid and what does it mean?

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