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Responding to Weak 2-Bids


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If you have enough for game or slam, just bid it (or use Blackwood). You can also respond with a new suit (forcing). If you are interested in game and want to know more about partner's hand, respond 2NT (see Larry's article on FEATURE).

But, in most cases, you won't have game interest. Should you pass? Not if you have 3+ card support. Raise to the appropriate LAW of Total Tricks level.

With 3-card support, you know your side has 9 trumps. Raise to 3. This is not invitational (you didn't bid 2NT).

With 4-card support, raise to the 4-level (10 trumps).

Follow this advice blindly? No. If you are vulnerable and/or very flat (4-3-3-3) and/or full of queens/jacks, you don't have to do it!

With neither side vulnerable, what do you South do here:

WestNorthEastSouth
   2♠ Pass ??

♠ Q32  
♥ 32  
♦ A6542  
♣ K107
 

Your Choice:

Pass

2NT

3♠

4♠

With neither side vulnerable, what do you South do here:

WestNorthEastSouth
   2♠ Pass ??

♠ 2  
♥ KJ72  
♦ A652  
♣ KJ107
 

Your Choice:

Pass

2NT

3NT

Other

With neither side vulnerable, what do you South do here:

WestNorthEastSouth
   2♠ Double ??

♠ 832  
♥ 2  
♦ KQ72  
♣ J10765
 

Your Choice:

Pass

2NT

3♠

other

With both sides vulnerable, what do you South do here:

WestNorthEastSouth
   2♠ Pass ??

♠ J432  
♥ QJ2  
♦ QJ5 
♣ K107
 

Your Choice:

Pass

2NT

3♠

4♠

With neither side vulnerable, what do you South do here:

WestNorthEastSouth
   2♠ 3♠ ??

♠ A832  
♥ A2  
♦ A10542  
♣ 73
 

Your Choice:

Pass

3♠

3NT

4♠

4♠