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WN E S

1® Pass 1´ Pass

?

2®. With a minimum opening,

you are too weak to reverse. 2™

would show this shape but also

upwards of 16-17 points. If you have a heart fit, you

can still find it because partner can rebid 2™ over

2®. Playing a weak no trump opening, a 1NT rebid

is not an option because that would show a hand

too good to open 1NT.

WN E S

4´ Pass Pass

?

4NT. In a vigorously competitive

situation like this with no suit

agreed, 4NT does not ask for

aces. It shows a two-suited hand and asks partner to

bid, bearing in mind that you have not promised

support for all three suits. You might reasonably

plan to raise a reply of either 5® or 5t to a slam,

playing partner for one useful card.

WN E S

1® 1™

1´ Pass 3® Pass

?

3NT. You have the hearts stopped

and rather more than the five or

six points that you might have had. You cannot bid

3™ because, following the earlier 1™ overcall, it

would ask for, rather than show, a heart stopper. It

is unlikely that the diamonds are wide open because

partner has shown a good hand - and you expect a

heart lead.

WN E S

1´ Pass 1NT Pass

?

2t. By rebidding 2t, you show a

fifth spade and a four-card

diamond suit. With your

singleton, a suit contract is likely to play better than

1NT. Since the singleton ™K is not pulling full

weight, game is unlikely even if partner is

maximum.

WN E S

1t Pass 1™

Dble 1´ 3® 3t

?

5®. Although your initial double

showed some club support, your hand did not need

to be this suitable. You have a fifth trump, a void in

one of the opposing suits and fast winners in

partner's short suits. Remember, partner did jump to

3® and so must have some playing strength. A 4™ bid

ought to show the void and is the alternative.

WN E S

1t Pass 1´ Pass

?

3t. With significantly better

than a minimum opening bid

and a good six-card suit, this jump rebid describes

your hand nicely.

While you could consider a rebid of 1NT or

even 2NT, not only would this risk wrong siding

the contract - if partner has the ™K or the ®Q for

example - but might also make it hard to find a

diamond slam. r

Hand 1

´ 9 6

™ A Q 10 4

t 7 3

® A Q 10 8 5

Hand 2

´ A

™ A 9

t A K Q 10 9

® K Q J 8 6

Hand 3

´ K Q 6 5 3

™ A 10 6 3

t 9 3

® 10 8

Hand 4

´ Q J 10 9 5

™ K

t K J 9 4

® A Q 9

Hand 5

´ A 6 5 3

™ -

t A K 7 3

® K 9 8 7 5

Hand 6

´ A

™ 9 4 2

t A K J 10 4 2

® A 8 6

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