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Standard American Lesson 21
Responding to a Strong 2 Club Opening

If your partner opens 2, you can warn partner that you have a weak hand by responding 2 which shows 0-7 TP.   It is an artificial bid and you don’t promise any diamonds. You’ve still got to keep bidding to game but at least your partner won’t be expecting anything from you.


 

Partner opens 2. What do you respond?

Hand 1.
Your Hand
A 8 4
Q J 8 4
10 7 6 5
J 4
Your Bid
2NT
Comment: 2NT Shows you have more than 7 TP and your hand has a balanced shape


Hand 2.
Your Hand
6 5 4 3
6 4 3
3 2
6 5 4 3
Your Bid
2
Comment: You are only saying to your partner that you have less than 7 TP, this bid says
nothing about your suits



Hand 3.
Your Hand
A 9 8 7 6
K 8 7
8
J 7 6 4
Your Bid
2
Comment: 2 Shows your partner your 5 card major suit AND that you have more than 7 TP




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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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