LESSON 11.5: REQUIREMENTS FOR USING THE BLACKWOOD CONVENTION

a)

Dealer: South

South

A K
K Q J 10 7 4
A Q J
J

South

West

North

East

1
4NT
?

Pass
Pass
Pass

3
5
 

Pass
Pass
 

6 (22+ TP   5+ ) closing

The 4NT Blackwood bidder must have agreed a suit as trump and be ready to bid slam if missing only one ace

b)

Dealer: South

South

A K Q
K J 10 9 7 4
A Q J 6

South

West

North

East

1
?

Pass
 

4
 

Pass
 

5 or 5 or 6 (22+ TP   5+ ) 1 round

The Blackwood convention must not be used when holding a void

see Lesson 11.7 Cuebids after reaching a fit
see Lesson 11.8 Raises to five of a major trump

c)

Dealer: South

South

A K
K Q J 10 7
7 5
A K J

South

West

North

East

1
?

Pass
 

4
 

Pass
 

Pass or 5 (22+ TP   5+ ) 1 round

The Blackwood convention must not be used when holding two losers in an unbid suit

see Lesson 11.7 Cuebids after reaching a fit

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