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The opponents play the dreaded Multi 2t. Let's

look at how to deal with a couple of scenarios (for a

reminder go to English Bridge, June, p9):

WN E S

2t1 ?

1 Multi (a Weak 2 in a major, or a

strong minor, or 20-22 balanced)

WN E S

2t1 Pass 2™2 ?

1 Multi, 2 Pass or correct

WN E S

2t1 Pass

2™2 Dble Pass ?

1 Multi, 2 Pass or correct

WN E S

2t1 Pass

2™2 Dble 2´ ?

1 Multi, 2 Pass or correct

WN E S

2t1 Pass

2™2 Dble Pass ?

1 Multi, 2 Pass or correct

WN E S

2t1 Pass

2™2 2´ Pass ?

1 Multi, 2 Pass or correct

1 Double. Just a reminder that the mainstream

defence to the Multi is to use completely natural

bidding with an initial double showing either a

fairly balanced hand in the 12-15 HCP range or a

powerful hand, 19+ HCP - any distribution.

After the initial double partner should of course

incorporate Lebensohl style responses.

2 Double - This is best played as take-out (leading

to Lebensohl type responses as already

mentioned), rather than penalties.

3 2NT - Lebensohl style. You are not strong

enough to bid an 8-11 3® instead.

4 2NT - showing a desire to compete without a

fully fledged 8-11 HCP. Even though the pressure

is off after 2´ and you don't have to bid, it must

clearly be right to compete here, safe in the

knowledge that partner will recognise we are

bidding on light values and good shape via 2NT.

5 3t - Natural and constructive, approx 8-11 HCP.

6 3™ - Another aspect of defending against the

dreaded Multi is to use a bid of the other major as

an Unassuming Cue-Bid rather than a natural bid

when partner makes an overcall in one of the

major suits. Bidding 3™ here shows a good spade

raise (10+ HCP) whereas raising to 3´ instead

would be slightly less - this is known as a Courtesy

Raise.

The Lebensohl quiz continues opposite.

Neil Rosen's quiz on Lebensohl from page 10

ANSWERS

Hand 1

´ A 7 6

™ K 9 4 3

t K 9 8 5

® K5

Hand 2

´ A J 7 6

™ 9 4

t A 9 8 5

® A 7 5

Hand 3

´ 7 6 5

™ 9 4

t 8 5

® K Q 9 7 5 2

Hand 4

´ 7 6 5

™ 9 4

t 8 5

® K Q 9 7 5 2

Hand 5

´ J 6 5

™ 9 4 3

t K Q 4 3 2

® A 6

Hand 6

´ K 6 5

™ A 4 3

t A 9 7 6 2

® 8 6

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