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What does the 5D bid mean in this example?

edited May 2009 in All Things Bridge
I have taken the hand below from one of the games/auction on the recent Sky Arts Bridge Program. The details of the possible auction, given by the experts is also listed. Being fairly new to the game I do not understand the bid of 5D by South. I have asked some friends and looked up some references, but it does not appear to match the requirements of a slam cue-bid. Perhaps someone can explain.
The details are:

Dealer South

North
S 96
H 109853
D AKJ75
C A

South
S None
H AKQJ642
D Q1086
C J8

West
S AJ8754
H None
D 3
C Q107642

East
S KQ1032
H 7
D 942
C K953

Auction suggested by the 'experts'

South 1H, West 1S, North 4H, East 4S, South 5D, West 5S, North 6H, East 6S, South Pass, West Pass, North Double, All Pass

Comments

  • RMBRMB
    edited 2:41PM
    5D was showing a suit. This sort of bid is best played as showing length and inviting partner to bid 6H over 5S with a fit for diamonds (as a well as hearts).

    Robin
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