LESSON 9.3: OTHER BIDS FOLLOWING THE TWO-CLUB STRONG OPENING

a)

Dealer: South

South

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

South

West

North

East

2
?

Pass
 

2
 

Pass
 

2 (22+ HCP   5+ ) 1 round

Opener uses his second bid to describe his strong opening; any bid in a suit at the two or three level shows a five-card or more suit and is forcing for one round

see Lesson 11. Slam bidding

b)

Dealer: South

South

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

South

West

North

East

2
?

Pass
 

2
 

Pass
 

2NT (22-24 HCP   balanced hand) limiting

A 2NT rebid by opener shows a balanced 22-24 HCP with stoppers in the unbid suits (the sequence is sometimes used even when lacking a stopper in one of the unbid suit)

c)

Dealer: South

North

10 8 7
5 4
J 5 3 2
8 6 4 3

South

West

North

East

2
2NT

Pass
Pass

2
?

Pass
 

Pass (0-2 HCP   balanced hand) closing

The 2 strong opening is no more forcing over 2NT or three of a major

d)

Dealer: South

North

5 4
10 8 7
J 5 3 2
8 6 4 3

South

West

North

East

2
2
3

Pass
Pass
Pass

2
3
?

Pass
Pass
 

Pass (0-2 HCP   balanced hand) closing

The 2 strong opening is no more forcing over 2NT or three of a major

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