LESSON 4.3: RESPONSES TO ONE OF A MAJOR WITH TRUMP SUPPORT

a)

Dealer: South

North

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

South

West

North

East

1

Pass

?

 

2 (6-9 TP   3+ ) limiting

With a minimum holding and a three-card trump support, limit your hand by raising partner's major to the two level (single raise)

see Forcing 1NT convention

b)

Dealer: South

North

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

South

West

North

East

1

Pass

?

 

jump to 3 (10-12 TP   4+ ) inviting

With a four-card trump support and 10-12 TP, invite to game by jumping to three of partner's major (double raise or limit raise)

c)

Dealer: South

North

A K 8
10 8 7
Q 10 9 5 4
J 7

South

West

North

East

1

Pass

?

 

2 then single raise in spades
(10-12 TP   4+   3= ) game

With 10-12 TP and a limited three-card trump support, first declare a four-card minor at the two level and then raise partner's major at your next turn to bid (a two over one response in hearts requires a five-card suit)

d)

Dealer: South

North

A J 10 8 6
10 8 7
J 9 7 3
9

South

West

North

East

1

Pass

?

 

double jump to 4 (0-8 HCP   5+ ) closing

With long trumps and few highcard points, jump raise to game (preemptive triple raise); the biding sequence usually shows a singleton in a side suit

e)

Dealer: South

North

A K 8 3
A 8
Q 10 9 5 2
J 7

South

West

North

East

1

Pass

?

 

2 then jump in spades (13-18 TP   4+   3+ ) slam

With a 13-18 TP distributional hand, first declare a new suit at the two level and then jump raise partner's major at your next turn to bid

see 4.7 Jacoby 2NT convention

f)

Dealer: South

North

Q 10 9 5 2
A Q 8 3
J
A 8 7

South

West

North

East

1

Pass

?

 

2 then jump in hearts (13-18 TP   4+   3+ ) slam

With a 13-18 TP distributional hand, first declare a new suit at the two level and then jump raise partner's major at your next turn; when your side suit ranks higher than opener's major, you may improvise a two-club bid to avoid a jump response that would show 19+ points

see Lesson 5. Jump shift responses
see Splinter convention
see 4.7 Jacoby 2NT convention



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