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Standard American Lesson 20
Opening Strong 2

2 opening is an artificial bid. It shows 23+ TP and is forcing to game. Partner must keep bidding until game is reached, even with no points at all.

What would you open with these hands

Hand 1.
Your Hand
A K 4
A Q J 8 5
K Q J 10
K 4
Your Bid
2



Hand 2.
Your Hand
A K Q 10
K J 9
A K 2
A 6 3
Your Bid
2



Hand 3.
Your Hand
A K Q
A J
A K J 10 9 8
A 7
Your Bid
2



Open 2 on all of these hands. All you are saying is that you have an extremely strong hand. You say nothing about clubs.



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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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