LESSON 12.5: OTHER FORCING BIDS

a) Is South bid forcing ?

Dealer: South

North

A J 7 5 2
5
J 5
10 9 7 6 4

South

West

North

East

1
2 (?)

Pass
 

1
 

Pass
 

2 is forcing

A reverse bid by declarer is forcing for one round after a one-level response and forcing to game after a two-level response

see Lesson 13. Reverses and cuebids

b) Is South bid forcing ?

Dealer: South

North

A J 7 5 4
5
J 5
10 9 7 6 2

South

West

North

East

1
3 (?)

Pass
 

1
 

Pass
 

3 is forcing

Opener's jump rebid in a new suit is forcing to game

c) Is South bid forcing ?

Dealer: South

North

A 7 5
J 9 5
J 5 3
10 9 7 6

South

West

North

East

1
4 (?)

3
 

Pass
 

Pass
 

4 is forcing

Opener's cuebid in an opponent's suit shows a 19-21 HCP hand and is forcing to game

d) Is South's bid forcing ?

Dealer: South

North

A Q 8
9 5
A J 10 5 3
10 9 5

South

West

North

East

1
3 (?)

Pass
 

2
 

Pass
 

3 is forcing

Any rebid in a new suit by opener is forcing for one round after partner's first response at the two level

e) Is South's bid forcing ?

Dealer: South

North

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

South

West

North

East

Pass
2 (?)

Pass
 

1
 

Pass
 

2 is forcing

A jump response in a new suit by a passed hand is forcing for one round; it is the only forcing bid that can be made by a passed hand, other than the cuebid in an opponent's suit

see Lesson 4.6 Responses with a passed hand

f) Is North's bid forcing ?

Dealer: South

North

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

South

West

North

East

1
3 (?)

Pass
 

2
 

Pass
 

3 is forcing

Any bid in a new suit after agreeing a suit as trump is forcing for one round

g) Is North's bid forcing ?

Dealer: South

South

K Q 4
K 7
A 10 8 6
J 10 9 7

South

West

North

East

1
1NT

Pass
Pass

1
2 (?)

Pass
 

2 is not forcing

Over opener's limited 1NT rebid, a new lower-ranking suit by responder is not forcing

h) Is North's bid forcing ?

Dealer: South

South

K Q 4
K 7 6
A 10 8
J 10 9 7

South

West

North

East

1
1NT

Pass
Pass

1
2 (?)

Pass
 

2 is forcing

Over opener's limited 1NT rebid, a new higher-ranking suit by responder is forcing for one round

i) Is North's bid forcing ?

Dealer: South

South

Q 4 3
Q 7
A 10
A J 10 9 7 5

South

West

North

East

1
2

Pass
Pass

1
2 (?)

Pass
 

2 is forcing

A new suit by responder is forcing for one round unless opener has limited his hand with a 1NT rebid; the new suit is forcing even when ranking lower than responder's first suit

j) Is North's bid forcing ?

Dealer: South

South

K Q 4 2
K 7
A 10 8
J 10 9 7

South

West

North

East

1
1

Pass
Pass

1
2 (?)

Pass
 

2 is forcing

Declaration of the fourth suit is forcing for one round; the call which may be artificial requests partner to further describe his hand

k) Is South's bid forcing ?

Dealer: South

North

7 4 3
8
A J 4 3
A J 10 9 2

South

West

North

East

1
3 (?)

Pass
 

2
 

Pass
 

3 is forcing

Over a two-level response, a jump rebid by opener in his original suit is forcing to game

l) Is South's bid forcing ?

Dealer: South

North

Q 4 3
Q J 7 2
3
J 9 7 5 3

South

West

North

East

1
3 (?)

Pass
 

1
 

Pass
 

3 is forcing

Opener's jump rebid in a new suit is forcing to game even over a response at the one level

m) Is South's bid forcing ?

Dealer: South

North

A Q 4 3
Q J
Q J 10 7 2
J 9

South

West

North

East

1
1

Pass
Pass

1
1 (?)

Pass
 

1 is forcing

Declaration of the fourth suit a the one level is forcing for one round; when declared at the two level, the fourth suit is usually considered as forcing to game

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