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After partner

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has rebid

1NT

WHEN your partner rebids in no-trumps opened with 1®, you responded 1™ and

you know a tremendous amount about his partner rebid 1NT. With Hand 1, you should June Booty

hand, both in terms of points and distri- rebid 2™. This is a sign-off (partner should

bution. If your partner opened with 1®, pass whatever he is holding) and shows a

you responded 1™, and partner rebid 1NT, weak hand with at least five hearts, usually this 2NT rebid will come in handy when

you would know that he had 15 or 16 six. You know partner has at least two you have exactly 9 points as then you will

points and a balanced or fairly balanced hearts because he has rebid no-trumps. not be sure whether your partnership has

hand with two or three hearts and two or With Hand 2, you should rebid 4™. This the required 25 points to bid a game in

three spades. If he had four hearts he is also a sign-off: partner should not look no-trumps or a major. If partner has 16

would have supported you, as playing in for a slam whatever he is holding as he has points and two hearts, he should bid 3NT

an eight-card major fit is always our first made a limit bid (a bid with a closely but if he has 16 points and three hearts he

choice. If he had four spades, he would defined point range) and it is therefore should bid 3™, as this will enable you to

have rebid in them in preference to rebid- your decision as to whether to look for then bid 3NT if you have only four hearts

ding in no-trumps. He would not have slam or not. You know you have at least (as in Hand 5) but to bid 4™ with five

rebid in no-trumps if he had a singleton eight hearts between you and that together hearts (as in Hand 6).

or void. you have 26 or 27 high-card points. This is why with Hand 6 your rebid

After an auction such as this, you should With Hand 3, you should bid 3™. This should again be 2NT. You are prepared to

usually be able to decide either what the jump bid is forcing (partner must bid play there if partner has a minimum, and

final contract is, or invite your partner to again) and shows enough points for game will be able to find whichever game is

choose between two options. (at least 10 because partner has at least 15) better if partner has a maximum.

and exactly five hearts (with six or more With Hand 7 you should pass and leave

hearts you can bid straight to 4™ since you partner to play in 1NT as you are balanced

Hand 1 Hand 2 know you have at least eight hearts and have insufficient points for game.

´ 94 ´ K2 between you). It asks partner to choose

™ A97532 ™ A J 10 9 3 2 between 3NT if he has only two hearts,

t 10 8 2 t 983 and 4™ if he has three card support. Summary

® Q4 ® K7 With Hand 4, you should bid 3NT as

you have enough points for game, have a • After partner has made a no-trump

Hand 3 Hand 4 balanced hand, and know that you and rebid, responder should usually

´ A94 ´ K872 partner do not have eight cards in either either be able to set the contract by

™ A9732 ™ AJ32 major. passing or making a sign-off bid, or

t 10 8 2 t 983 With Hand 5, you should rebid 2NT. be able to invite partner to choose

® Q4 ® K7 This is an ‘invitational’ bid, inviting between alternatives.

partner to bid game with a ‘maximum’ • The decision as to whether to look

Hand 5 Hand 6 point count of 16 or to pass with a for slam or not should lie with the

´ K94 ´ Q52 ‘minimum’ point count of 15. Although responder and not the player

™ A532 ™ AJ932 you do not need to remember the point making the limit bid. r

t 10 8 2 t 983 count, as it is the concept that is important,

® Q94 ® Q7

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