LESSON 14.3: FREQUENT COMPETITIVE BIDDING SEQUENCES

a)

Dealer: South

North

6 3
8 5
A Q J 9 4 3
A K 5

South

West

North

East

 

2

?

 

3 (13-15 HCP   6+ ) inviting

With a 13-15 HCP distributional hand, declare a five to six-card suit over an opponent's weak opening

see Lesson 15. Defense against aa opponent's weak opening

b)

Dealer: West

South

A Q J 10 8
8 5 3
9 4
A 10 5

South

West

North

East

-
?

1
 

Pass
 

Pass
 

1 (9-15 HCP   5+ ) inviting

Avoid letting an opponent play at the level of one of a major; a fourth-seat bid is reasonable with as few as 9 HCP and a good five-card suit

see Lesson 16 Balancing

c)

Dealer: South

North

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

South

West

North

East

 

1

?

 

2 (10-15 HCP   5+ ) inviting

With 10+ HCP, declare at the two level any good five-card or more suit

see Lesson 17. Overcalls

d)

Dealer: South

North

K Q 8 6
A 8 5 3
9
A 10 9 7

South

West

North

East

 

1

?

 

Take-out double (13+ HCP   soutien autres couleurs) 1 round

Double for takeout with 13+ HCP and support for the unbid suits

see Lesson 18. Takeout doubles

e)

Dealer: South

North

8 6 3
A 5 3
9 7 4
Q 10 5 4

South

West

North

East

1

Double

?

 

2 (6-9 TP   3+ ) limiting

Over an opponent's takeout double, raise partner's suit with a three-card support and a minimum responding hand

see Lesson 19. Responding over an opponent's takeout double

f)

Dealer: South

North

J 8 6 3
K J 10 5
9
A K 5 4

South

West

North

East

1

2

?

 

Penalty double (10+ HCP   4+ ) closing

Over an opponent's overcall at the two level, double for penalty with good defensive values and shortness in partner's suit

see Lesson 20. Penalty doubles
see lesson 14.4 Negative doubles

g)

Dealer: South

North

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

South

West

North

East

1

Double

?

 

Redouble (penalty   10+ HCP) limiting

A redouble shows a defensive 10+ HCP and tends to deny any support for opener's suit

see Lesson 22. Redoubles

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