LESSON 15.1: DEFENSE AGAINST AN OPPONENT'S WEAK OPENING

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a)

Dealer: West

North

J 7
A Q J 10
A J 5
Q J 10 6

South

West

North

East

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2

?

 

Double for takeout (13+ HCP   support for other suits) 1 round

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

see Lesson 18. Takeout doubles

b)

Dealer: West

North

A Q 9
K 10 7 2
A J 5
Q J 10

South

West

North

East

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2

?

 

2NT (16-18 HCP 1 +   stoppers in ) inviting

Bid 2NT with a balanced 16-18 HCP and 1 or more stoppers in the opponents' suit

c)

Dealer: West

South

J
K Q 8 4
Q 6
K 10 9 7 5 3

South

West

North

East

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?

2
 

2NT
 

Pass
 

3 (8+ HCP   4+ ) game

Responding to partner's 2NT overcall, a cuebid in the opponent's suit is the Stayman convention

see Lesson 8. Stayman convention

d)

Dealer: West

North

9 6
A K 10 7 2
A J 10 5
Q 10

South

West

North

East

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2

?

 

3 (13-15 HCP   5+ ) limiting

With 13-15 HCP, declare any five-card or more suit

e)

Dealer: West

North

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

South

West

North

East

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2

?

 

jump to 3 (16-18 HCP   5/6+ ) inviting

With 16-18 HCP, jump in any five-card or more suit

f)

Dealer: West

North

A K 9
K 10 7 2
A J 5
A J 10

South

West

North

East

-

2

?

 

jump to 3NT (19-21 HCP   1 + stoppers in ) limiting

Bid 3NT with a balanced 19-21 HCP hand and 1 or more stoppers in the opponents' suit

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