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Interpreting Partner's Bid


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You sit down with a new partner and have enough time to say "2 over 1 and the usual stuff, standard carding." What's included in the "usual stuff" depends on what level you play, but for most intermediates, that includes Jacoby 2NT, Inverted Minors, New Minor Forcing, and Fourth-Suit Forcing.

That said, you have no fancy agreements. Unfortunately, this partner seems to think you have uncommonly good mind reading abilities and is making a lot of bids that you may not have thought about.

Let's see if you are on the same page when it comes to the "usual stuff".

P.S. It's sometimes easier to interpret what partner's bid means if you can see your own hand. For that reason, I have omitted your hand. You should try to understand partner's bid in the abstract rather than making guesses based on what you hold.

WestNorthEastSouth(YOU)
   1♠  Pass  2♠
 3♠  DBL?    
       

What does double show?

Choose One:

Hearts and clubs

Extra values

Do something intelligent

Penalties

WestNorthEastSouth
     1♠  1♠
 Pass  2♠    
       

Is 2♠:

Choose One:

Game forcing

Forcing for one round

Non-forcing

WestNorthEastSouth
       1♠
Pass  1♠  Pass  1NT
 Pass  2♠*  Pass  2♠
 Pass  3♠    
       

*New Minor Forcing

Is partner's 3♠ bid:

Choose One:

Game Forcing

Invitational

Weak

WestNorthEastSouth
 1♠  Pass  2♠  Pass
 Pass  2NT    
       

Is 2NT:

Choose One:

Natural

The minors

Two suits

This partner likes to cuebid (or has gone crazy). What does partner's 3♠ mean?

 

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

Natural

Support for hearts

Generic forcing--opener will bid 3NT with a club stopper

Showing a club stopper

WestNorthEastSouth
       1♠
 1♠  Dbl  Pass  1NT
 Pass  2♠    

Is partner's 2♠ bid:

Choose One:

Forcing

Invitational

To play

WestNorthEastSouth
   1NT  Pass  2♠
 Dbl  RDBL    

What does partner's redouble mean?

Choose One:

No four card major

Takeout of clubs

Desire to play 2♠ redoubled

17 points