In a bridge game it isn’t always possible to support your partners opening bid. Sometimes you have to explore for a better fit. (A fit means that you have 8 trumps between you).
If you bid in a new suit this is is forcing on your partner to keep bidding going (a "forcing" bid) for one round. You promises you have at least 4 cards in the suit bid.
If you bid a new suit at the 1-level -this shows your partner you have at least 6 HCP.
Keep the bidding as low as you can to leave more room to explore for a fit.
Partner opens 1 ♥ and you have the hands below what do you bid:
|1.||Introduction To Bridge - Hand Evaluation|
|6.||Responder Suit Bids|
|7.||Responder No Trump Bids|
|9.||Responding To Overcalls|
|11.||Responding With Balanced Hands|
|12.||Responding With An Unbalanced Hand|
|14.||Responses To NoTrump Rebids|
|15.||Overcall Or Double|
|17.||Responses To Takeout Doubles|
|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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