LESSON 7.3: REBIDS BY RESPONDER AFTER A FIRST RESPONSE
IN A NEW SUIT AT THE TWO LEVEL

a)

Dealer: South

North

9 8
5
K J 9 6 5 2
A Q 7 4

South

West

North

East

1
2

Pass
 

2
?

Pass
 

3 (10-12 HCP   5+ ) closing

Even with little hope for game, responder can't pass because his first response at the two level promised another bid; responder rebids his minor suit showing a limited holding and inviting opener to pass

b)

Dealer: South

North

A 8 4
7 2
Q J 7
Q J 9 6 5

South

West

North

East

1
2

Pass
 

2
?

Pass
 

2NT (10-12 HCP   4+   stopper in ) inviting

When three suits have been declared by the partnership, a notrump bid denies support for opener's suits and shows a stopper in the unbid suit

c)

Dealer: South

North

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

South

West

North

East

1
2

Pass
 

2
?

Pass
 

2 or 3 with 5+ cards (10-12 TP   4/5+   3+ ) limiting

After a first response in a new suit at the two level, a single preference for opener's major shows a minimum hand; responder may sometimes raise with a two-card support only

d)

Dealer: South

North

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

South

West

North

East

1
2

Pass
 

2
?

Pass
 

3 (10-12 HCP   5/6+ ) closing

Lacking support for opener's suits and without a stopper in the unbid suit, responder rebids his five-card or more suit

e)

Dealer: South

North

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

South

West

North

East

1
2

Pass
 

2
?

Pass
 

jump to 3 (16+ TP   4+   3= ) slam

After a first response in a new suit at the two level, a jump raise of opener's major shows exactly three trumps; the sequence is forcing to game and invites to slam

f)

Dealer: South

North

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

South

West

North

East

1
2

Pass
 

2
?

Pass
 

double jump to 4 (13-15 TP   4+   3= ) closing

After a first response in a new suit at the two level, a double jump raise of opener's major shows 13-15 TP and exactly three trumps

g)

Dealer: South

North

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

South

West

North

East

1
3

Pass
 

2
?

Pass
 

4 (10-12 HCP   4+ ) closing

After a first response in a new suit at the two level, a jump rebid by opener in his original suit is forcing to game

g)

Dealer: South

North

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

South

West

North

East

1
2

Pass
 

2
?

Pass
 

3 (10-12 HCP   3=  4+) inviting

Following opener's limited rebid, responder invites to game with an intermediate supportive hand; opener accepts the invitation with a good 14-15 HCP hand

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