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Standard American Lesson 18
  Opening   2NT

The 2NT opening bid is similar to the 1NT opening, only much stronger- 20-22 HCP.

It’s not forcing. The responder normally chooses the final contract immediately.

Hand 1.
Your Hand
A 9 4
A Q J
K Q J 10
K 4 3
Your Bid
2NT



Hand 2.
Your Hand
A K Q 10
K J 9 2
A 7 2
A 6
Your Bid
2NT



Hand 3.
Your Hand
Q J 7
A J 6
A K J 10 8
A 7
Your Bid
2NT



Open 2NT on all of the hands above. Responder simply calculates the total point count and decides whether or not to bid game and also whether to play the hand in a suit contract or NoTrumps.



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1. Introduction To Bridge - Hand Evaluation
2. Opening Bids
3. Bidding Game
4. Responder Bidding
5. Opener Rebids
6. Responder Suit Bids
7. Responder No Trump Bids
9. Responding To Overcalls
10. Opening 1NT
11. Responding With Balanced Hands
12. Responding With An Unbalanced Hand
13. NoTrump Rebids
14. Responses To NoTrump Rebids
15. Overcall Or Double
16. Takeout Doubles
17. Responses To Takeout Doubles
18. Opening 2NT
19. Responses To 2NT
20. Opening Strong 2 Clubs
21. Responding to a Strong 2 Club Opening
22. Responding to an Opening Weak 2 Bid




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