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Standard American Lesson 11
Responding to 1NT with balanced hands


Balanced Hands

Less than game            --- Pass

Possibly game              --- 2NT

Enough for game          --- 3NT



Practise Hands

Hand 1.
Your Hand
9 8 6
10 8 7
A Q 7 3 2
A 7
Your Bid
3NT You have 10 HCP and enough points together for game in NoTrumps



Hand 2.
Your Hand
8 7
Q 6 5
Q 9 8 3
A 9 8 4
Your Bid
With 8 HCP and a balanced hand bid 2NT, partner will raise to 3NT if they have the higher range of a 1NT opening



Hand 3.
Your Hand
10 9 3
A Q 10
9 8 6 5 4
6 4
Your Bid
Pass - you don't have enough points or a strong enough hand to bid



PREVIOUS LESSON - Opening 1NT    NEXT LESSON - Responding to 1 NoTrump with an Unbalanced hand 

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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