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Should You Bid Notrump?


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Newer players are often afraid of bidding notrump. They'll look for reasons not to bid notrump: I don't have a stopper, I have a five-card major, I don't want to have to play it, etc. As we improve, we should flip that approach. We default to bidding notrump (if we can't find a fit in a major) unless we're hit over the head with a reason not to. See if you find the right situations to bid notrump on these problems. 

We'll start with an opening bid. None vul, what's your call? 

♠ AKJ108  
♥ K98  
♦ 54  
♣ AJ5
 

 

Choose One:

Pass

1♠

1♠

1NT

2♠

2NT

You are South. None vul. What's your call on the auction below? 

♠ 542  
♥ KJ52  
♦ J3  
♣ AKJ2
 

WestNorthEastSouth
       1♠
 Pass   1♠  Pass  ?
Choose One:

Pass

1NT

2♠

2♠

2♠

Other

None Vul. You are South. What is your next call on this auction? 

♠ AQJ5  
♥ 87  
♦ KQ53  
♣ AK10
 

WestNorthEastSouth
       1♠
 Pass  1♠  Pass  ?

 

Choose One:

1NT

2♠

2NT

3♠

3NT

4♠

4NT

You are South. None vul. What is your call on the auction below?

♠ KJ75  
♥ 76  
♦ QJ3  
♣ Q932
 

WestNorthEastSouth
   1♠  1♠  ?

 

Choose One:

Pass

Double

1NT

2♠

2♠

Other

You are South. Both vul. What is your call on the auction below? 

♠ J5  
♥ A73  
♦ KQ1093  
♣ 764
 

WestNorthEastSouth
   1♠  2♠  ?
Choose One:

Pass

Double

2♠

2NT

3♠

Other

You are South. None vul. What is your call on this auction? 

♠ A5  
♥ 7  
♦ AKQJ10963  
♣ 98
 

WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass  Pass  2♠  ?
Choose One:

Double

Pass

3♠

3NT 

4♠

5♠

Other

You are South. None vul. What is your call on the 2/1 Game Forcing auction below? 

♠ QJ2 
♥ J8  
♦ 64  
♣ AKQ1087
 

WestNorthEastSouth
   1♠  Pass  2♠
 Pass  3♠  Pass  ?
Choose One:

Pass

3♠

3♠

3♠

3NT

4♠

5♠