LESSON 12.2: FORCING RESPONSES TO OPENING BIDS

a) Is North's response forcing ?

Dealer: South

North

J 7 5 2
Q 5
A J 5 4
10 6 3

South

West

North

East

1

Pass

1 (?)

 

1 is forcing

Any unlimited response at the one level is forcing for one round

b) Is North's response forcing ?

Dealer: South

North

A 7 5 2
Q 5
A J 5 4
K 6 3

South

West

North

East

1

Pass

2NT (?)

 

2NT is forcing

Jump responses in a new suit or in 2NT are forcing to game

see Jacoby 2NT convention

c) Is North's response forcing ?

Dealer: South

North

J 7 5
Q 5
A J 5 4
10 6 3 2

South

West

North

East

1

Pass

1NT (?)

 

1NT is not forcing

A 1NT limited response is not forcing

see Forcing 1NT convention

d) Is North's response forcing ?

Dealer: South

North

A 7 5
5
A Q J 5 4 3
K 6 3

South

West

North

East

1

Pass

4 (?)

 

4 is forcing

A direct raise to four of a minor is forcing to game

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