LESSON 6.4: REBIDS BY OPENER WITH AN INTERMEDIATE HAND
AFTER A RESPONSE IN A NEW SUIT

a)

Dealer: South

South

10 8
A K Q 8
A K 10 8 2
Q 9

South

West

North

East

1
?

Pass
 

1
 

Pass
 

reverse in 2 (17-21 HCP   5+   4+ ) 1 round

Declaration by opener of a new suit ranking higher than his original suit shows a 17-21 HCP hand; opener promises at least one card longer in his first suit than in his second suit

see Lesson 13 Reverses and cuebids

b)

Dealer: South

South

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

South

West

North

East

1
?

Pass
 

1
 

Pass
 

jump to 3 (16-18 TP   3+   4+ ) inviting

Supporting responder's suit with a double raise is highly inviting but not forcing to game

c)

Dealer: South

South

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

South

West

North

East

1
?

Pass
 

2
 

Pass
 

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

A jump rebid by opener in his original suit is highly inviting but not forcing to game

d)

Dealer: South

South

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

South

West

North

East

1
?

Pass
 

1
 

Pass
 

1 (13-17 HCP   3+   4+ ) inviting

Declaration by opener of a new suit a the one level is inviting but not forcing

e)

Dealer: South

South

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

South

West

North

East

1
?

Pass
 

2
 

Pass
 

jump to 3NT (16-18 HCP   balanced hand) inviting

After a two-level response, a jump to 3NT by opener shows 16-18 HCP and tends to limit his original suit to exactly five cards; the sequence promises a two-card support for responder's suit and stoppers in the unbid suits

g)

Dealer: South

South

A K 10
Q 8
K Q 10 8
A 10 9 6

South

West

North

East

1
?

Pass
 

1
 

Pass
 

jump to 2NT (18-19 HCP    balanced hand) 1 round

A jump to 2NT by opener shows a balanced 18-19 HCP hand, a solid opening suit, a two-card support for partner's suit and stoppers in the unbid suits

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