In today's hand, East/West want help with the below hands.
♠️ 109 AK743
♥️ AKQ1073 85
♦️ A52 QJ109
§ K9 A7
East opens 1 Spade and West responds 2 Hearts to show his 5 or more Hearts, 10 or more points and to force partner to describe his hand. East rebids 2 No Trump and West raises to 3 No Trump. They easily take 12 tricks and want to know if there was a way to bid the slam. Where did they go wrong?
I think the key here is East's rebid. West has a lovely hand, but 2 No Trump is a real turn-off. West has shown at least 10 points and 5 Hearts, so East would surely bid 3 No Trump if he had 15-16 points and liked No Trump. West can't do much opposite the supposed minimum hand with only 5 Spades, so will pick a game.