Is a Jumpshift by Opener to 2NT Forcing?

Author: Larry Cohen
Date of publish: 11/12/2015
Level: Beginner to Intermediate


Some books say that after a sequence such as 1 heart, 1 spade, 2NT  the 2 NT is forcing (beginning and intermediate lessons) .   Others say that the 2nt BID  (18-19 POINTS) is not.  Help..................we have been going round and round for weeks.

A: Some issues in bridge are debatable and can be treated in different ways.
This is NOT one of them.
The 2NT rebid is 18-19 balanced and is categorically not forcing.  A 100% NO.  Responder can surely pass with garbage.
I would be curious to know which book said otherwise --
Good luck,
Larry Cohen