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1 IMPROVERS Lesson 3 No Trump Responses and Re-Bids

2 Week 1 was NT Opening Bids and responses Week 1 was NT Opening Bids and responses But what if the opening is a suit bid But what if the opening is a suit bid A number of NT responses with A number of NT responses with Specific point counts Specific point counts Plus other meanings Plus other meanings Today we look at these Today we look at these

3 No Trump Responses and Re-Bids This is your hand This is your hand Partner opens 1 Partner opens 1  Opponents Pass Opponents Pass What is your Bid? What is your Bid? 1NT 1NT K KK 6 3 55 44 99 88 77 JJ TT 77 55

4 No Trump Responses and Re-Bids 1NT 1NT I have 6 – 9 HCP I have 6 – 9 HCP I do not have a 4 card suit above yours I do not have a 4 card suit above yours K KK 6 3 55 44 99 88 77 JJ TT 77 55

5 If Partner had opened 1 If Partner had opened 1  Still Bid 1NT Still Bid 1NT Shows point count Shows point count Denies another 4 card suit Denies another 4 card suit 2 would be unhelpful 2  would be unhelpful Partner would not have another bid unless very strong Partner would not have another bid unless very strong K KK 6 3 55 44 99 88 77 JJ TT 77 55

6 Partner opens 1 Partner opens 1  Opponents Pass Opponents Pass What is your Bid? What is your Bid? 2NT 2NT Very descriptive Very descriptive HCP (10) HCP (10) Very flat hand usually 4333 Very flat hand usually 4333 No 4 card major No 4 card major K KK 6 3 55 44 KK 88 77 JJ TT 77 55

7 Partner opens 1 Partner opens 1  Opponents Pass Opponents Pass What is your Bid? What is your Bid? 3NT 3NT Very descriptive Very descriptive 13+ HCP (13) 13+ HCP (13) Very flat hand usually 4333 Very flat hand usually 4333 No 4 card major No 4 card major NB With a different 5+card minor and 10+ HCP bid the minor at the 2 level NB With a different 5+card minor and 10+ HCP bid the minor at the 2 level K KK 6 3 55 44 KK 88 77 JJ TT 77 KK

8 Partner opens 1 Partner opens 1  Opponents Pass Opponents Pass What is your bid? What is your bid? 1NT 1NT 6-9 HCP (7) 6-9 HCP (7) No 4+ card No 4+ card  support K KK 8 6 55 44 99 88 77 JJ TT 77 3

9 Partner opens 1 Partner opens 1  Opponents Pass Opponents Pass What is your bid? What is your bid? 2NT 2NT HCP (10) HCP (10) No 4+ card support No 4+ card  support NB 2 would show 5 NB 2 would show 5 K KK 8 6 55 44 KK 88 77 JJ TT 77 3

10 Partner opens 1 Partner opens 1  Opponents Pass Opponents Pass What is your bid? What is your bid? 3NT 3NT 13+ HCP (13) 13+ HCP (13) No 4+ card support No 4+ card  support NB 2 would show 5 NB 2 would show 5 K KK 8 6 55 44 KK 88 77 JJ TT KK 3

11 Partner opens 2 Partner opens 2  Opponents Pass Opponents Pass What is your bid? What is your bid? 2NT 2NT 8+ HCP (10) 8+ HCP (10) No 4 card major No 4 card major Positive response to 2 Positive response to 2  2  would be negative 2  would be negative K KK 8 6 55 44 KK 88 77 JJ TT 77 33

12 Partner opens 2 Partner opens 2  Opponents Pass Opponents Pass What is your bid? What is your bid? 2 2  <8 HCP (7) <8 HCP (7) Negative response to 2 Negative response to 2  Says nothing about Says nothing about  Re-bid NT on next round Re-bid NT on next round K KK 8 6 55 44 99 88 77 JJ TT 77 33

13 Partner opens 2 / Partner opens 2  / /  Announce “ Strong Forcing” Announce “ Strong Forcing” Opponents Pass Opponents Pass What is your bid? What is your bid? 2NT 2NT <8 HCP (7) <8 HCP (7) Negative response to 2of a suit Negative response to 2 of a suit Any shape hand Any shape hand K KK 8 6 55 44 99 88 77 JJ TT 77 33

14 Partner opens 3 Partner opens 3  Opponents Pass Opponents Pass What is your bid? What is your bid? 3NT 3NT 2 stops in other suits 2 stops in other suits Entries to pre-empt suit to run it Entries to pre-empt suit to run it Q AA J T QQ 44 AA QQ 99 88 33 5 66

15 Re-Bids by Opener When you open with a balanced hand and 15+ HCP When you open with a balanced hand and 15+ HCP Your next bid will show your HCP count Your next bid will show your HCP count A NT re-bid at the cheapest level shows HCP A NT re-bid at the cheapest level shows HCP A jump shows more A jump shows more

16 What is your opening bid? What is your opening bid? 1 – bid the major 1 – bid the major Partner responds 1 Partner responds 1  What is your re-bid? What is your re-bid? 1NT 1NT HCP (15) HCP (15) Balanced hand Balanced hand J AA T 6 55 44 AA KK JJ TT QQ 5 33

17 What is your opening bid? What is your opening bid? 1 – bid the major 1 – bid the major Partner responds 1 Partner responds 1  What is your re-bid? What is your re-bid? 2NT 2NT HCP (17) HCP (17) Balanced hand Balanced hand J AA T 6 55 44 AA KK KK TT QQ 5 33

18 What is your opening bid? What is your opening bid? 1 1 Partner responds 1 Partner responds 1  What is your re-bid? What is your re-bid? 3NT 3NT 19 HCP 19 HCP Balanced hand Balanced hand J AA T 6 55 44 AA KK AA KK 5 33 TT

19 What is your opening bid? What is your opening bid? 1 1 Partner responds 2 Partner responds 2  What is your re-bid? What is your re-bid? 2NT 2NT Lowest available NT bid Lowest available NT bid HCP HCP Balanced hand Balanced hand J AA T 6 55 44 AA KK QQ JJ 5 33 TT

20 What is your opening bid? What is your opening bid? 1 1 Partner responds 2 Partner responds 2  What is your re-bid? What is your re-bid? 3NT 3NT Game in NT Game in NT HCP (17) HCP (17) Balanced hand Balanced hand NB the 2 level bid by partner shows 10+ HCP – so game is on NB the 2 level bid by partner shows 10+ HCP – so game is on J AA T 6 55 44 AA KK KK QQ 5 33 TT

21 What is your opening bid? What is your opening bid? 1 1 Partner responds 1NT Partner responds 1NT What is your re-bid? What is your re-bid? PASS PASS = max 24 HCP = max 24 HCP Not enough to go on Not enough to go on J AA T 6 55 44 AA KK QQ JJ 5 33 TT

22 What is your opening bid? What is your opening bid? 1 1 Partner responds 1NT Partner responds 1NT What is your re-bid? What is your re-bid? 2NT HCP (16) 2NT HCP (16) = max 25 HCP = max 25 HCP May be game May be game 2NT is invitational 2NT is invitational Saying bid game with a maximum and Pass minimum (minimaxi) Saying bid game with a maximum and Pass minimum (minimaxi) J AA T 6 55 44 AA KK KK JJ 5 33 TT

23 What is your opening bid? What is your opening bid? 1 1 Partner responds 1NT Partner responds 1NT What is your re-bid? What is your re-bid? 3NT 18+ HCP (18) 3NT 18+ HCP (18) = min 24 HCP = min 24 HCP Should be game Should be game K AA T 6 55 44 AA KK KK JJ 5 33 TT

24 What is your opening bid? What is your opening bid? 1 1 Partner responds 2NT Partner responds 2NT What is your re-bid? What is your re-bid? No minimaxi available No minimaxi available Bid 3NT HCP Bid 3NT HCP With 14+ HCP bid game With 14+ HCP bid game With 13 or less PASS With 13 or less PASS K AA T 6 55 44 KK QQ QQ JJ 5 33 99

25 What is your opening bid? What is your opening bid? 2 2  Partner responds 2 Partner responds 2  Negative <8 HCP Negative <8 HCP What is your re-bid? What is your re-bid? 2NT 2NT Shows HCP (23) Shows HCP (23) Fairly balanced Fairly balanced K AA J 7 KK QQ AA KK JJ TT QQ 99 55

26 What is your opening bid? What is your opening bid? 2  Partner responds 2 Partner responds 2  Negative <8 HCP Negative <8 HCP What is your re-bid? What is your re-bid? 3NT 3NT Shows HCP (25) Shows HCP (25) Fairly balanced Fairly balanced K AA J 7 KK QQ AA KK KK TT QQ 99 55

27 Subsequent re-bids Are Natural Are Natural You open 1 You open 1  Partner responds 1 Partner responds 1  You bid 1NT You bid 1NT Partner bids 2 Partner bids 2  Partner is showing 5+ ‘s Partner is showing 5+  ‘s And 6-9 HCP And 6-9 HCP If partner had re-bid 3 If partner had re-bid 3  This would show 6 ’s with 2+ honours This would show 6  ’s with 2+ honours Inviting 3NT try on lower values Inviting 3NT try on lower values K AA J 7 99 44 AA TT KK TT 66 99 33

28 Summary All NT re-bids are quantitative All NT re-bids are quantitative Except when 4NT is Blackwood Except when 4NT is Blackwood Remember bidding priority Remember bidding priority Too few HCP get out as cheap as you can Too few HCP get out as cheap as you can Game in Major/ in NT/ in Minor Game in Major/ in NT/ in Minor NT bids deny 5 card major and often 4 NT bids deny 5 card major and often 4 Long Minor is useful in NT – but you must have entries! Long Minor is useful in NT – but you must have entries! Subsequent bids are natural Subsequent bids are natural


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