Weak Two Bids
General List of bridge competitions and awards. Its purpose is to request an unusual lead, never a suit bid by your own side. Then on the next round, responder may bid his 2nd suit unless opener's 3rd bid has indicated an obvious final contract. Bad hand with clubs and unknown other suit. After 1NT, General principles Another reason for not bidding higher than 2.
When it leads a suit bid by the opponents, this is almost always the reason. If it leads from a long suit, it leads 4th best but see above: When leading from 3 small, it leads low against both suit and NT contracts. It doesn't use any signals when making discards, it just tries to make safe discards. In a suit contract it will frequently discard from a short suit while it has trumps left.
Otherwise, it tends to discard from a long suit that's safe to shorten. When it's following to partner's opening lead , it will usually give an attitude signal: When it's trying to win the trick in third hand, it will play the lowest of equals. However, might overcall 1-major with decent hand and a strong 4-card suit. Michaels cue bid over a weak 2 in a major, 4 of the same major shows a good hand with both minors, while 4NT shows a weaker hand with both minors. Roman Key Card Blackwood. This designation, however, seems to have no relationship or connection to the concept itself.
With this understanding all holdings with a plus point range, balanced or unbalanced distribution, must be opened with the strong, artificial 2 Clubs opening. This is the definition provided by the Bridge World magazine. When playing a 5-Card Major Suit bidding system the following guidelines constitute the general partnership agreement:. These four bidding sequences illustrate the simplicity of showing balanced holdings with values between 20 high card points and 30 high card points.
The nature of a strong holding can be defined differently. With the concept of Kokish Relay bids the evaluation can be based solely on high card points , which is practically the only evaluation method for defining a balanced holding.
However, in the case that the opener holds a single-suited or even a two-suited holding , then the evaluation can be made on high card points, but may also, in addition, be based on the number of losing tricks.
It is generally an accepted and almost universal agreement to show such a strong holding with strong values with an strong, artificial 2 Clubs opening. Examine the following examples and review the following explanations of the bidding sequences:. In Example 1 the Kokish Relay bid was not employed since the holding does not require a relay to communicate the information that the holding is balanced with values of points.
In order to show a balanced holding with points the opener opens with a strong, artificial 2 Clubs and puppets the responder to 2 Spades in order to clarify the point range of the balanced holding. There are several variations of Kokish Relays , whereby the values of the No Trump differ by a Jack, or at a maximum a Queen.
This range difference is based on partnership agreement. In the case that Kokish Relay bids are employed as per partnership agreement the concept demands a certain bidding sequence first before the actual auction of communicating information begins.
As soon as the information has been communicated by the opener about a holding with substantial values, then these steps must first be performed and then the true information can then be exchanged. The actual Kokish Relay bid is first executed, followed by the corresponding puppet bid by the responder, i. Until these bids have been made the responder remains completely unaware as to the nature of partner's holding, as to whether the holding is balanced, or single-suited, or even two-suited.
Since the bidding sequence based on Kokish Relays resulting in the communicated information that the holding of the 2 Clubs bidder is balanced, then the partnership must place emphasis on the continuations. The following example illustrates possible continuations. The responder, South, has the information that partner holds 25 points to 27 points and balanced distribution.
However, in this and other examples the responder may attempt a slam try. The responder holds values for a small slam and could easily set the contract at 6 No Trump. The responder can also envision a grand slam in Spades if the cards are in the correct location. In attempting to ask for the number of Aces or Keycards a bid by the responder of 4 No Trump cannot be understood as quantitative , as this would be illogical.
Also, any form of the Gerber convention would be entirely unambiguous. Therefore, any continuations are based on the holding of the responder since the responder becomes the captain once partner has defined the holding.
When the opener shows a strong, balanced holding of 3 No Trump, then it becomes strongly recommended as to whether a bid by the responder of 4 Clubs is Stayman, Gerber, or even a cuebid of first-round control.
When the communicated information by the opener is that the holding is unbalanced, then the responder obtains the information that the holding is either single-suited or two-suited. The responder, South, following the prescribed bidding sequence in order for partner to clarify the holding, realizes that a slam in Spades is possible. Are you confused about what to lead from KJ10x? Have you forgotten what a reverse is?
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