LESSON 11.8: RAISES TO FIVE OF A MAJOR TRUMP SUIT

a)

Dealer: South

South

Q J 10 7 5 2
A J 7
A K 4
A

South

West

North

East

1
?

Pass
 

3
 

Pass
 

5 (22+ TP   5+ ) inviting

When only one suit has been declared by the partnership (facing silent opponents), a raise to five of the agreed major trump requests partner to bid slam when holding one of the top three trump honors

b)

Dealer: South

South

A J 10 7 5
A K 7 4
A Q
8 4

South

West

North

East

1
3
?

Pass
Pass
 

2
4
 

Pass
Pass
 

5 (22+ TP   5+   2 losers in ) 1 round

When only one suit has not been declared by the partnership, a raise to five of the agreed major trump requests information about the unbid suit


                      

Responses P Two quick losers in the unbid suit (clubs) 5NT King in the unbid suit (clubs) 6 Ace in the unbid suit (clubs) 6 Singleton in the unbid suit (clubs)


                    

c)

Dealer: South

South

A J 10 7 5
A K 7 4
8 4
A Q

South

West

North

East

1
3
?

2
Pass
 

3
4
 

Pass
Pass
 

5 (22+ TP   5+   2 losers in ) 1 round

When only one suit has been declared by the opponents, a raise to five of the agreed major trump requests information about the opponent's suit


                      

Responses P Two quick losers in the unbid suit (diamonds) 5NT King in the unbid suit (diamonds) 6 Ace in the unbid suit (diamonds) 6 Singleton in the unbid suit (diamonds)


                    

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