LESSON 7.2: REBIDS BY RESPONDER AFTER A FIRST RESPONSE
IN A NEW SUIT AT THE ONE LEVEL

a)

Dealer: South

North

8 6
Q 7 5 2
K 6 3
Q 9 6 3

South

West

North

East

1
2

Pass
 

1
?

Pass
 

Pass (6-9 HCP 4=   4+   2- ) closing

South's 2 bid is not forcing

b)

Dealer: South

North

8 6
Q 7 5 2
K 10 3 2
Q 9 6

South

West

North

East

1
2

Pass
 

1
?

Pass
 

3 (6-9 HCP   4=   3+ ) limiting

South's 2 bid is forcing for one round; a single raise of opener's first suit shows a minimum responding hand

see Lesson 13. Reverses and cuebids

c)

Dealer: South

North

8 6
K Q 7 5
K 3 2
Q 9 6 3

South

West

North

East

1
2

Pass
 

1
?

Pass
 

3 (10-12 HCP   4+   4+ ) inviting

With 10-12 HCP, explore for game in notrump or in a minor

d)

Dealer: South

North

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

South

West

North

East

1
2

Pass
 

1
?

Pass
 

jump to 4 (13-15 TP   4+   4/5+ ) inviting

Invite to game with 13-15 TP and a good support for opener's second suit

e)

Dealer: South

North

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

South

West

North

East

1
2

Pass
 

1
?

Pass
 

2NT (10-12 HCP   stopper in ) inviting

When three suits have been declared, a notrump bid at the minimum level shows 10-12 HCP with a stopper in the unbid suit

f)

Dealer: South

North

Q 6
Q 10 9 7 5 2
K 3
10 9 6

South

West

North

East

1
2

Pass
 

1
?

Pass
 

3 (6-9 HCP   5+ ) limiting

South's 2 bid is forcing for one round; holding a minimum hand and no support for opener's suits, rebid a five-card suit at the minimum level

see Lesson 13. Reverses and cuebids

g)

Dealer: South

North

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

South

West

North

East

1
2

Pass
 

1
?

Pass
 

3NT (13-15 HCP   stopper in ) closing

When three suits have been declared, a jump to 3NT shows a 13-15 HCP hand with a stopper in the unbid suit

h)

Dealer: South

North

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

South

West

North

East

1
1

Pass
 

1
?

Pass
 

3 (10-12 TP   4/5+   4+ ) inviting

Invite to game because the partnership's total point-count ranges from 23 to 27 TP

i)

Dealer: South

North

A 6
Q 10 7 5 4
K 3
Q 10 9 6

South

West

North

East

1
1NT

Pass
 

1
?

Pass
 

2 (10-12 HCP   4/5+   4+ ) inviting

The 2 bid is not forcing because opener has already limited his hand; responder's rebid shows 10-12 HCP, denies support for opener's suit and requests opener for a suit preference or for notrump

j)

Dealer: South

North

A 6
Q 10 7 5 4
K 3
Q 10 9 6

South

West

North

East

1
1

Pass
 

1
?

Pass
 

2 (10+ HCP   4/5+   3+ ) 1 round

The 2 bid is forcing because opener has not yet limited his hand; the club suit may be artificial and requests opener to further describe his hand; the sequence often shows five cards in responder's first suit

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