LESSON 5.2: JUMP SHIFT RESPONSES WITHOUT TRUMP SUPPORT

a)

Dealer: South

North

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

South

West

North

East

1

Pass

?

 

jump to 2 then 3NT (19+ HCP   5=   balanced hand) slam

A jump shift response shows 19+ HCP and a solid five-card or longer suit; responder limits the length of his suit to exactly five cards by declaring notrump at his next turn to bid

b)

Dealer: South

North

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

South

West

North

East

1

Pass

?

 

jump to 2 then jump to 4 (19+ TP   6/7 ) slam

A jump shift response shows 19+ HCP and a solid five-card or longer suit; responder guarantees a very solid six or seven-card suit by jumping in his suit at his next turn to bid; the bidding sequence agrees the suit as trump and both opener and responder may then add their short-suit points to their high card points

c)

Dealer: South

North

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

South

West

North

East

1

Pass

?

 

jump to 3 then 4 (19+ TP   7+ ) slam

A jump shift response to three of a minor followed with a rebid of the same suit at the four level shows a seven to eight-card suit and a strong 19+ TP hand

d)

Dealer: South

North

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

South

West

North

East

1

Pass

?

 

jump to 3 then jump to 5 (13-17 TP   7/8+ ) closing

A jump shift response to three of a minor followed with a jump to game in the same suit shows a seven to eight-card suit and a limited 13-17 TP hand; opener should pass unless holding extra values

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