LESSON 6.2: REBIDS BY OPENER AFTER A RAISE

a)

Dealer: South

South

A J 9 8 6 4
J 8 7
K
A 9 3

South

West

North

East

1
?

Pass
 

2
 

Pass
 

Pass (13-15 TP) closing

After responder's single raise of your opening suit, agreeing the suit as trump, revalue your hand using the total-point method, adding highcard points and short-suit points; pass with a minimum 13-15 TP (no hope for game)

b)

Dealer: South

South

8 7 2
A
A K J 9 8 4 2
A K

South

West

North

East

1
?

Pass
 

2
 

Pass
 

double jump to 4 (19-21 TP   6/7+ ) inviting

After partner's single raise of your minor opening, invite to game by jumping to the four level with a strong distributional 19-21 TP; invite to slam by jumping to game with a 22+ TP

c)

Dealer: South

South

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

South

West

North

East

1
?

Pass
 

2
 

Pass
 

3 (16-18 TP   6+ ) inviting

After partner's single raise of your major opening, invite to game by rebidding a six-card or more suit at the three level when lacking a four-card side suit

d)

Dealer: South

South

Q J 9 8
A Q
K J 6 2
A J 9

South

West

North

East

1
?

Pass
 

2
 

Pass
 

2NT (16-18 HCP   balanced hand) inviting

After partner's single raise of your minor opening, invite to game in notrump with a balanced or near-balanced 16-18 HCP with stoppers in the unbid suits (stoppers in at least two of the unbid suits); game in 3NT is usually more attractive than in five of a minor

e)

Dealer: South

South

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

South

West

North

East

1
?

Pass
 

3
 

Pass
 

3 or 4 (16-18 HCP   stopper in ) 1 round

After partner's double raise of your minor opening, invite to game in notrump by showing your lower-ranking stopper in a suit; responder will respond to this forcing sequence by showing a stopper or by declaring notrump or by bidding to four or five of the agreed minor depending on his strength and distribution

f)

Dealer: South

South

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

South

West

North

East

1
?

Pass
 

3
 

Pass
 

4 (16-18 TP) closing

Accept partner's game invitation with a hand revalued to 16-18 TP

g)

Dealer: South

South

A Q J 8 6
Q 8
Q 10 9 2
A 9

South

West

North

East

1
?

Pass
 

2
 

Pass
 

3 (16-18 TP   5+   4+ ) 1 round

With a 5-4 distributional hand worth 16-18 TP, invite to game by declaring a new suit at the three level; the bidding sequence invites responder to revalue his hand taking into account opener's distribution and strength

h)

Dealer: South

South

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

South

West

North

East

1
?

Pass
 

3
 

Pass
 

3NT (16-18 HCP   balanced hand) game

With a balanced 16-18 HCP and stoppers in the unbid suits, request a preference between game in notrump or in the agreed major trump

i)

Dealer: South

South

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

South

West

North

East

1
?

Pass
 

2
 

Pass
 

jump to 4 (19-21 TP   5/6+ ) closing

After partner's single raise of your major opening, jump to game with solid trumps and 19-21 TP

j)

Dealer: South

South

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

South

West

North

East

1
?

Pass
 

2
 

Pass
 

2NT (16-18 HCP   balanced hand) inviting

After partner's single raise of your major opening, a 2NT rebid shows a balanced 16-18 and stoppers in the unbid suits; this non-forcing sequence invites to game in notrump or to four of the agreed major trump

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