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Semi-Forcing Notrump


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When playing 2/1 you need to do something as responder with 11 or 12 point hands that aren't good enough to game force. I recommend playing Semi-Forcing Notrump. This agreement means that 1NT by responder after an opening bid of 1♠ or 1♠ shows 6-12 points, and can be passed. This agreement is easy since the opener rebids naturally. Yes, you might occasionally miss a game, but it's much easier than playing the other popular treatment: Forcing Notrump. 

In conjunction with Semi-Forcing Notrump, I like to play that jump-responses to 3 of a lower-ranking suit are natural and invitational. If you have an unbalanced raise of partner, you can jump to 3-of-the-major. With a balanced limit-raise, respond 1NT and jump to 3-of-the-major. 

It's simple once you get the hang of it. Try it out in this quiz. Or read this article to learn why we play this way and review it. 

You might also consider getting Larry's book on 2/1 Game Force HERE or try Michael's 2/1 Webinar series which you can find HERE

 

You are South. What is your call? 

♠ J3  
♥ AJ9  
♦ K8765  
♣ Q32
 

WestNorthEastSouth
   1♠  Pass  ?
Choose One:

Pass

1NT

2♠

2NT

3NT

Other

You are South. What is your call? 

♠ K83  
♥ A942  
♦ Q752  
♣ 32
 

WestNorthEastSouth
   1♠  Pass  ?
Choose One:

Pass

1NT

2♠

2♠

2♠

3♠

You are South. What is your call? 

♠ K83  
♥ KJ9  
♦ Q1095  
♣ Q108
 

WestNorthEastSouth
   1♠  Pass  ?
Choose One:

1NT

2♠

2♠

2NT

3♠

You are South. What is your call? 

♠ 3  
♥ A109  
♦ KQ10985  
♣ Q32
 

WestNorthEastSouth
   1♠  Pass  ?
Choose One:

1NT

2♠

2NT

3♠

3NT

You are South. This time, you opened the bidding. What is your call? 

♠ 32  
♥ AJ972  
♦ KQ65  
♣ Q3
 

WestNorthEastSouth
       1♠
 Pass  1NT  Pass  ?
Choose One:

Pass

2♠

2♠

2NT

Other

You are South. What is your call? 

♠ AJ103  
♥ K10942  
♦ K5  
♣ Q2
 

WestNorthEastSouth
       1♠
 Pass  1NT  Pass  ?
Choose One:

Pass

2♠

2♠

2♠

Other

You are South. What is your call? 

♠ KJ3  
♥ 9  
♦ KQJ65  
♣ 5432
 

WestNorthEastSouth
   1♠  Pass  ?
Choose One:

1NT

2♠

2NT

3♠

4♠

Other