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Bridge Tutorial - Opening Strong 2's
Acol Lesson 18

Opening   2

Opening at the level of 2 indicates to your partner that you have a very strong hand. 2 opening is an artificial bid. It shows 23+ TP and is forcing to game. Partner must keep bidding until game is reached, even with no points at all.



Opening a strong 2

23 + HCP

An unbalanced hand - any shape

The bid says nothing about your club suit



Practice Opening 2

Hand 1.
Your Hand
A K 4
A Q J 8
K Q J 10
K 4
Your Bid
You have 23 HCP - Open 2 on this hand. All you are saying is that you have an extremely strong hand. You say nothing about clubs.






Hand 2.
Your Hand
A K Q 10
K J 9
A K 2
A 6 3
Your Bid
You have 24 HCP - Open 2 on this hand. All you are saying is that you have an extremely strong hand. You say nothing about clubs.







Hand 3.
Your Hand
A K Q
A J
A K J 10 9 8
A 7
Your Bid
You have 26 HCP - Open 2 on this hand. All you are saying is that you have an extremely strong hand. You say nothing about clubs.















Bridge Lessons Online - Opening 2 Bids Acol Lesson 18

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