2 Benji Acol Becoming very popular Pre-emptive at the 2 level instead of 3Note:Must be agreed beforehand with partnerNeed a new way of bidding strong TwosNo change to other parts of your system1 Level and 3 Level openings remain as they were
3 Benji Acol Invented by Albert Benjamin In a nutshell: 2 is an ‘Acol Two’ in any suit2 is 23+ points or Game Force (Acol 2)2 is 6-10 points and 6 Hearts2 is 6-10 points and 6 Spades
4 We will discuss the weak 2 openings in the next session 22Today we concentrate on the strong openings22And balanced hand bidding
5 2 OpeningsUsed to show any hand worthy of a Strong Two opening in any suit8 Playing tricks for a major(Because you can show the suit at the 2 level)9 Playing tricks for a minor(Because you have to show the suit at the 3 level)
6 Response to 2 Openings 2 ALWAYS! Says – tell me more In particular – which suit?NOTE – this is a relay not a negative
7 After 2 - 2 2 = 8 playing tricks in Hearts 2 = 8 playing tricks in Spades3 = 9 playing tricks in Clubs3 = 9 playing tricks in Diamonds(See later for balanced hand bidding)
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