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Improvers Week 13 Review Suit Bidding (Part 4). Review Suit Bidding (Part 4) More about opener’s re-bids More about opener’s re-bids When we open 1 of.

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1 Improvers Week 13 Review Suit Bidding (Part 4)

2 Review Suit Bidding (Part 4) More about opener’s re-bids More about opener’s re-bids When we open 1 of a suit When we open 1 of a suit and partner has responded 2 of the same suit and partner has responded 2 of the same suit New bid called a Trial Bid! New bid called a Trial Bid!

3 We Open 1 We Open 1  Partner responds 2 Partner responds 2  What has partner got and not got? What has partner got and not got? 6-9 HCP or 9 LTC 6-9 HCP or 9 LTC 4+ ‘s 4+  ‘s No 4 card major No 4 card major Nothing worth saying in other minor Nothing worth saying in other minor Usually you Pass Usually you Pass But can go on with a strong hand But can go on with a strong hand

4 We Open 1 We Open 1 Partner responds 2 Partner responds 2 What has partner got? What has partner got? 6-9 HCP or 9 LTC 6-9 HCP or 9 LTC 4+ ‘s 4+ ‘s Agreement in a major Agreement in a major Often you Pass Often you Pass But can go on with a strongish hand But can go on with a strongish hand NB Continuations with a major fit are different from minor fits. NB Continuations with a major fit are different from minor fits.

5 Opener’s Re-Bids You open ? You open ? 1 1 Partner bids 2 Partner bids 2 You have 12 HCP LTC 7 You have 12 HCP LTC 7 What is your re-bid? What is your re-bid? Pass Pass Partner’s LTC is 9 Partner’s LTC is 9 8 tricks will be tough enough 8 tricks will be tough enough We do not want to go any further We do not want to go any further 99 88 KK A Q QQ T JJ 5 4 66 33 22

6 Opener’s Re-Bids You open ? You open ? 1 1 Partner bids 2 Partner bids 2 You have 15 HCP LTC 6 You have 15 HCP LTC 6 What is your re-bid? What is your re-bid? 3 3 I know you have a weak hand but I have LTC 6 and 5 ‘s I know you have a weak hand but I have LTC 6 and 5 ‘s Do you fancy game? Do you fancy game? In a minor you would Pass In a minor you would Pass KK 88 KK A Q QQ T JJ 5 4 66 33 22

7 Opener’s Re-Bids You open ? You open ? 1 1 Partner bids 2 Partner bids 2 You have 18 HCP LTC 5 You have 18 HCP LTC 5 What is your re-bid? What is your re-bid? 4 4 I know you have a weak hand I know you have a weak hand I have a good hand and LTC 5 or less I have a good hand and LTC 5 or less Now all I have to do is make it! Now all I have to do is make it! KK 88 KK A Q KK T QQ 5 4 66 JJ 22

8 Opener’s Re-Bids You open ? You open ? 1 1  Partner bids 2 Partner bids 2  You have 14 HCP LTC 6 You have 14 HCP LTC 6 What is your re-bid? What is your re-bid? 5 bit of a gamble 5  bit of a gamble I know you have a weak hand I know you have a weak hand Pre-emptive Pre-emptive They have a fit in both majors They have a fit in both majors TT 88 AA K 4 AA TT 99 QQ JJ 22 55 44

9 Opener’s Re-Bids You open ? You open ? 1 1  Partner bids 2 Partner bids 2  You have 16 HCP LTC 6½ You have 16 HCP LTC 6½ What is your re-bid? What is your re-bid? 2NT 2NT Looking for game in NT Looking for game in NT Shows HCP Shows HCP Fairly balanced Fairly balanced Asks partner to bid 3NT with 8 or 9 HCP Asks partner to bid 3NT with 8 or 9 HCP Pass or bid 3 with less Pass or bid 3  with less QQ 55 KK K Q KK 8 QQ 44 JJ 99 77 33

10 Opener’s Re-Bids You open ? You open ? 1 1  Partner bids 2 Partner bids 2  You have 19 HCP LTC 5 You have 19 HCP LTC 5 What is your re-bid? What is your re-bid? 3NT 3NT Looking for game in NT Looking for game in NT Shows HCP Shows HCP Fairly balanced Fairly balanced Partner would normally pass but may bid 5 with long and low HCP Partner would normally pass but may bid 5  with long  and low HCP KK QQ KK K Q KK 8 QQ 55 JJ 99 77 33

11 Opener’s Re-Bids You open ? You open ? 1 1 Partner bids 2 Partner bids 2 You have 16 HCP LTC 6½ You have 16 HCP LTC 6½ What is your re-bid? What is your re-bid? 2NT 2NT Looking for game in NT Looking for game in NT Shows HCP Shows HCP Very balanced (4333) Very balanced (4333) Asks partner to bid 3NT or 4 with 8 or 9 HCP Asks partner to bid 3NT or 4 with 8 or 9 HCP Pass or bid 3 with less Pass or bid 3 with less QQ 55 KK K Q KK 8 QQ 44 JJ 99 5 TT

12 Opener’s Re-Bids You open ? You open ? 1 1 Partner bids 2 Partner bids 2 You have 19 HCP LTC 5 You have 19 HCP LTC 5 What is your re-bid? What is your re-bid? 3NT 3NT Looking for game in NT Looking for game in NT Shows HCP Shows HCP Very balanced (4333) Very balanced (4333) Asks partner to pass with a fairly balanced hand Asks partner to pass with a fairly balanced hand Or bid 4 if very unbalanced Or bid 4 if very unbalanced KK QQ KK K Q KK 8 QQ 44 JJ 99 5 TT

13 Bidding another suit after suit agreement A new suit after agreement in a minor is an attempt to get to NT and is showing cover in the new suit A new suit after agreement in a minor is an attempt to get to NT and is showing cover in the new suit A new suit after agreement in a major is a Long Suit Trial Bid A new suit after agreement in a major is a Long Suit Trial Bid

14 Minor Suit Agreement You open 1 You open 1  Partner bids 2 Partner bids 2  You have 16 HCP LTC 6 You have 16 HCP LTC 6 What is your re-bid? What is your re-bid? 2 2  Looking for a NT contract Looking for a NT contract Good hand Good hand Shows stops in ’s and 3+ Shows stops in  ’s and 3+ Shows lack of stops in ‘s Shows lack of stops in ‘s Asking for NT with stops Asking for NT with stops Or bid 3 if NT is not on Or bid 3  if NT is not on KK QQ KK Q KK 8 QQ 44 77 33 TT JJ 99

15 Minor Suit Agreement You open 1 You open 1  Partner bids 2 Partner bids 2  You have 18 HCP LTC 5 You have 18 HCP LTC 5 What is your re-bid? What is your re-bid? 3 3  Looking for a NT contract Looking for a NT contract Good hand Good hand Shows stops in ’s and 3+ Shows stops in  ’s and 3+ Lack of stops in ‘s & ‘s Lack of stops in ‘s &  ‘s Asking for a major bid with stops Asking for a major bid with stops Or bid 3 if NT is not on Or bid 3  if NT is not on QQ AA A KK 8 QQ 44 77 33 TT KK 99 33

16 Major Suit Agreement You open 1 You open 1 Partner bids 2 Partner bids 2 You have 16 HCP LTC 6 You have 16 HCP LTC 6 What is your re-bid? What is your re-bid? 2 2  Long Suit Trial Bid Long Suit Trial Bid After major suit agreement you would expect to play in that suit or NT After major suit agreement you would expect to play in that suit or NT Any new suit bid must mean something else Any new suit bid must mean something else 88 77 AA K KK Q QQ 44 TT JJ J 6 5

17 Long Suit Trial Bid I have a goodish hand 6 or less LTC I have a goodish hand 6 or less LTC I have 3+ cards in this suit I have 3+ cards in this suit They are not very good They are not very good I have 2 probably 3 losers in this suit I have 2 probably 3 losers in this suit How many losers do you have in this suit? How many losers do you have in this suit? With 0 or 1 loser bid game in the agreed major With 0 or 1 loser bid game in the agreed major With 2+ losers bid 3 of the major With 2+ losers bid 3 of the major

18 Long Suit Trial Bid Partner opened 1 and we bid 2 Partner opened 1 and we bid 2 Partner then bid 2 Partner then bid 2  What is your next bid? What is your next bid? 88 55 22 K T 9 7 KK QQ JJ TT 88 22 KK QQ 22 J T 9 7 44 33 JJ TT 88 22 KK K T 9 7 99 66 JJ TT 88 22 2 4

19 Major Suit Agreement You open 1 You open 1 Partner bids 2 Partner bids 2 You have 16 HCP LTC 6 You have 16 HCP LTC 6 What is your re-bid? What is your re-bid? 3 3  Long Suit Trial Bid Long Suit Trial Bid Please bid 3 with 2+ losers in ‘s Please bid 3 with 2+ losers in  ‘s Or 4 with 0 or 1 loser in ‘s Or 4 with 0 or 1 loser in  ‘s AA AA K JJ Q 88 77 JJ J 6 5 22 44

20 Major Suit Agreement You open 1 You open 1 Partner bids 2 Partner bids 2 You have 17 HCP LTC 5 You have 17 HCP LTC 5 What is your re-bid? What is your re-bid? 3 3  Splinter bid Splinter bid Game forcing Game forcing Partner must bid again Partner must bid again Likely to be 4 but might go on with shape Likely to be 4 but might go on with shape NB 2 would be a Long Suit Trial Bid NB 2  would be a Long Suit Trial Bid 3 is a Splinter 3  is a Splinter 22 AA K AA Q KK 77 44 J 6 5 22 44

21 Major Suit Agreement You open 1 You open 1 Partner bids 2 Partner bids 2 You have 16 HCP LTC 4 You have 16 HCP LTC 4 What is your re-bid? What is your re-bid? 4 4  Splinter bid Splinter bid Game forcing Game forcing Partner must bid again Partner must bid again Likely to be 4 but might go on with shape Likely to be 4 but might go on with shape NB 3 would be a Long Suit Trial Bid NB 3  would be a Long Suit Trial Bid 4 is a Splinter 4  is a Splinter KK AA K Q KK J 6 5 88 44 22 44 22

22 Major Suit Agreement You open 1 You open 1 Partner bids 2 Partner bids 2 You have 18 HCP LTC 4 You have 18 HCP LTC 4 What is your re-bid? What is your re-bid? 4NT 4NT RKCB RKCB If partner has A bid the slam If partner has A bid the slam Expecting to lose a Expecting to lose a  AA AA K Q J 6 5 TT 99 88 AA 88 22

23 Summary If you open 1 of a suit and partner bids 2 of the same suit If you open 1 of a suit and partner bids 2 of the same suit Remember partner is weak Remember partner is weak You need a good hand to go on You need a good hand to go on When you bid again make sure partner knows what you mean When you bid again make sure partner knows what you mean Normally you do not go on when partner agrees a minor Normally you do not go on when partner agrees a minor

24 Summary Bidding a new suit after partner agrees a minor is an attempt to get to a NT contract Bidding a new suit after partner agrees a minor is an attempt to get to a NT contract Bidding a new suit after partner agrees a major is: Bidding a new suit after partner agrees a major is: A Long Suit Trial Bid if the bid is at the cheapest level A Long Suit Trial Bid if the bid is at the cheapest level A Splinter if the bid is a jump bid A Splinter if the bid is a jump bid SO: Do NOT bid a new suit after partner agrees your major just because you have this suit as well SO: Do NOT bid a new suit after partner agrees your major just because you have this suit as well


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