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Bridge Lessons Online - Acol Lesson 5

"Opener's" Rebids (the second bid)

If the responder changes suit this is a "forcing bid", so the opener must keep the auction going by bidding again. As the opening bidder ("opener") you have several choices:

  • Support "responder’s" suit if you can by bidding and raising their suit
  • It’s better to show a second suit of your own rather than rebidding your first suit (if you have another 4 card suit)
  • Rebid the first suit you bid
  • Bid notrumps (this will be covered in a later lesson)

Rebid Options

Raise Responders suit

Show your own second suit

Rebid your first bid suit

Bid No Trumps


What is your Opening bid and your rebid on the following hands?

Hand 4.

8 5
K J 10 7 6
A 6
A Q 4 3
Open 1   and bid 2 after partner’s 1 response



Hand 5.

K 8 7 2
K J 10 7 6
A 5
J 3
Open 1 and bid 2 because you have a fit



Hand 6.

K Q J 2
K Q J 7 6
A K 2
4
Open 1   and bid 4 after partner’s 1   response This time you have a fit and enough HCP to bid game (6+20 TP = 26)



Hand 7.

K 8
K J 10 7 6
A 6 5 4 3
4
Open 1 and bid 2 after partner’s 1   response



Hand 8.

K J 4 3
K J 10 7 6
K 6
A J
Open 1 and then bid 3 after partners's bid to show your partner that you have nearly enough points to bid "game"












               

Bridge Lessons Online - Acol Lesson 5

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