LESSON 6.6: REBIDS BY OPENER WITH A DISTRIBUTIONAL HAND
AFTER A LIMITED 1NT RESPONSE

a)

Dealer: South

South

A Q 10 8 6 5
Q J 7
K 3
J 9

South

West

North

East

1
?

Pass
 

1NT
 

Pass
 

2 (13-15 HCP   6+ ) limiting

Rebid a six-card or longer suit at the two level with a minimum 13-15 HCP hand; the sequence is not forcing since partner has limited his hand

b)

Dealer: South

South

A Q 10 8 6 5
A K 7
K 3
J 9

South

West

North

East

1
?

Pass
 

1NT
 

Pass
 

jump to 3 (16-18 HCP   6+ ) inviting

Rebid a six-card or longer suit at the three level with an intermediate 16-18 HCP hand; the sequence is not forcing since partner has limited his hand

c)

Dealer: South

South

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

South

West

North

East

1
?

Pass
 

1NT
 

Pass
 

double jump to 4 (19-21 HCP   6/7+ ) closing

After partner's limited 1NT response, jump directly to game with a strong 19-21 HCP and a very solid six to seven-card opening suit

d)

Dealer: South

South

A Q 10 8 6
Q J 7 5
K 3
J 9

South

West

North

East

1
?

Pass
 

1NT
 

Pass
 

2 (13-15 HCP   5+   4+ ) inviting

Declaration by opener of a new four-card suit at the two level is not forcing after partner's 1NT limited response; the sequence requests a preference between the two suits

e)

Dealer: South

South

A K 10 8 6
K Q 7 5
K 3
A 9

South

West

North

East

1
?

Pass
 

1NT
 

Pass
 

jump to 3 (19-21 HCP   5+   4+ ) game

Declaration by opener of a new four-card suit at the three level is forcing to game after partner's 1NT limited response; the sequence requests a preference between the two suits or for notrump

f)

Dealer: South

South

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

South

West

North

East

1
?

Pass
 

1NT
 

Pass
 

Pass (13-15 HCP   balanced hand) closing

Opener should pass with a minimum balanced 13-15 HCP over partner's limited 1NT response

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