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Opening 2 Bids Acol Lesson 17

 

Responding to your partners Opening 2NT

These responses are similar to responding to other Opening notrump bids. When opener bids 2NT responder only needs 4 TP is enough for game.

Bid 3NT directly with a balanced hand

Bid 4 or 4 directly with a 6-card major

Bid 3 , 3 with a 5-card major


Your Partner is Opener 2NT You are Responder

Hand 1.
Opener (N)
A 9 4
A Q J
K Q J 10
K 4 3
Bidding
North East South West
2NT P 3NT P
P P

Responder (S)
J 7 3
9 5 4 2
7 6
Q J 10 6

Comments: As responder 4 TP is enough for game so bid 3NT directly if your hand is balanced



Hand 2.
Opener (N)
A K Q 10
K J 9 2
A 7 2
A 6
Bidding
North East South West
2NT P 4 P
P P

Responder (S)
6 3 2
10 8 7 6 3 2
K 5 3
Q

Comments: With a 6 card major suit and 5 TP you can bid 4 This jump to game is a shutout bid so opener will not continue bidding



Hand 3.
Opener (N)
Q J 7
A J 6
A K J 10 8
A 7
Bidding
North East South West
2NT P 3 P
4 P P P

Responder (S)
A 9 4 3 2
8 6
7 4
J 8 5 2

Comments: Responder bids a 5 card , opener knows that partner has 5 cards in and he has 3 cards in so raises to game because they have a fit



Hand 4.

Opener (N)
A K Q 10
A 6
A 7 2
K J 9 2
Bidding
North East South West
2NT P 3 P
3NT P P P

Responder (S)
7 3 2
J 9 4 3 2
9 6 5
A 3

Comments: Responder shows Opener his 5 card suit but opener only has 2 cards in , they don't have a fit so opener corrects back to 3NT




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