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Bridge 7/12

Which is better, a 4-4 or a 5-3 fit?

    In yesterday's deal, North had an 11-count with three spades and four hearts. South opened one spade. North responded two diamonds, planning to support spades at the minimum level on the next round. When South rebid two hearts, though, North raised to three hearts, going with what he thought would be a 4-4 fit in preference to a 5-3 spade fit. Why?

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