LESSON 10.2: REQUIREMENTS FOR A WEAK OPENING

a) Required length and points

   2-level:    6 trumps and 6-12 total points

   3-level:    7 trumps and 0-9 highcard points

   4-level:    7+ trumps and 7-12 highcard points
b) Required offensive tricks

   2-level:    5/6+ offensive tricks

   3-level:    6/7+ offensive tricks

   4-level:    7/8+ offensive tricks

c)

Dealer: South

South

A Q J 8 6 5
10 8
Q 9 7
9 7

South

West

North

East

?

 

 

 

2 (6-12 TP   6+ ) limiting

Standard holding for a weak opening at the two level

d)

Dealer: South

South

A J 8 6 5 2
Q 10 8 7
Q 9
9

South

West

North

East

?

 

 

 

Pass

Avoid a weak opening when holding a singleton or a four-card major

e)

Dealer: South

South

J 7 8 6 5 2
A 10 8
Q 9
Q J

South

West

North

East

?

 

 

 

Pass

Avoid a weak opening in a worthless suit

f)

Dealer: South

South

K Q 10 8 6 5 2
10 8
9 4
9 7

South

West

North

East

?

 

 

 

3 (0-9 HCP   7+ ) limiting

Standard holding for a weak opening at the three level

g)

Dealer: South

South

A K Q 10 8 6 5
10
9 4 2
9 7

South

West

North

East

?

 

 

 

4 (0-9 HCP   7/8+ ) limiting

Standard holding for a weak opening at the four level



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