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Standard American Lesson 22
Responding to an Opening weak 2 2 2 Bid

Responses to Weak 2 Openings

 

Raise to 3  3-card support, no game interest
Raise to 4      4-card support   OR   16+ TP, and at least 2-card support
New suit   Good suit, 16+ TP
3NT       Good hand, 16+ HCP, good cards in all outside suits  
2NT           A FORCING inquiry as to partner’s strength

The only forcing responses are

  • A new suit response
  • 2NT response

If partner changes suit, support that suit if possible.

If partner bids 2NT, bid game in your suit if you are maximum (8-9) or a minimum rebid with less.

Partner Opens 2 , what do you respond

Hand 1.
Your Hand
A J 3
10 9 8
K Q 6
7 6 4 2
Your Bid
3
Comment: You have 3-card support and no game interest, the maximum points between you and your partner is 20 HCP


Hand 2.
Your Hand
A J 3
Q 9 8 7
K Q 6
K J 5
Your Bid
4
Comment: You have 4-card support AND 16+ TP so bid game


Hand 3.
Your Hand
A K
6
8 6 4 2
A K Q J 7 5
Your Bid
3
Comment: You have a good suit(at least 2 honour cards in the suit) and 16+ TP. You have no support for your partners suit and no interest in No Trumps as you have no stoppers in Diamonds


Hand 4.
Your Hand
K Q J
10 9
A Q J 3
A K 10 9
Your Bid
3NT
Comment: Bid 3NT, You have stoppers in all the outside suits a good hand, 16+ HCP, good cards in all outside suits


Hand 5.
Your Hand
A J 10
A J 10
K Q 6
7 6 4 2
Your Bid
2NT

Comment: 2NT.....A FORCING inquiry as to partner’s strength. With your 15 HCP you are interested in partner bidding game if they have the upper HCP's of their bid, if not they should sign off in 3




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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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