LESSON 1.8: TRUMP SUPPORT


 Number of trumps required to support your partner's suit (to agree a suit as trumps)


          

Major suit: 3 to 4+ trumps Minor suit: 4 to 5+ trumps Preemptive suit: 1 to 2+ trumps Rebid suit: 2 to 3+ trumps


        

Dealer: South

North

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

South

West

North

East

1

Pass

?

 


a) Bid by North: 2 (6-9 HCP and 3+ cards in hearts)



Dealer: South

North

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

South

West

North

East

1

Pass

?

 

b) Bid by North: 2 (6-9 HCP and 5+ cards in diamonds)



Dealer: South

North

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

South

West

North

East

2

Pass

?

 

c) Bid by North: 3 (10-12 TP and 2+ cards in spades)

South's 2 bid showed a six-card or more suit

see 10 Weak openings



Dealer: South

North

K Q 10 8
Q 9
Q J 9 8 3
K 6

South

West

North

East

1
2

Pass
Pass

1
?

Pass
 

d) Bid by North: 3

(10-12 HCP, 4+ cards in spades and 2+ cards in hearts)



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