Opener's Rebid with Long Minor and Support
Author: Larry Cohen
Date of publish: 01/26/2017
Question from David S.
I'm playing with a new partner. My hand was
I opened 1 and my partner responded 1. I debated about bidding 4 but decided to bid 3. He went to 4 and when my hand came down he said "you should have bid 4, that shows exactly the kind of hand you have, 6 of your minor and four card support for me." I had never heard of this bid before and did not have a chance to discuss it with him after the game. My internet search on rebids generally showed 4 to show 7+ clubs and a good hand. Have you heard of my partner's 4 bid? If so, is it part of a system?
4m rebid is 6-4 (long good minor, 4-card support) with enough for game -- so about 19-20 in support.
4 new suit = Splinter bid (0-1 in the suit jumped in, 4-card support) with enough for game -- so about 19-20 in support.
Your hand was not nearly strong enough for a 4-level action. You did not have 19-20 in support. Change the clubs to AQJxxx and you could bid either 4C to show the 6-4 (I would) or, 4D Splinter (which I would reserve for something like 4=4=1=4 or 3=4=1=5).
With your hand, you were worth only 3 -- as you don't have enough to insist on game. Partner could have, say Qxxx Qxxx Qxx xx.