Saturday, January 28, 2012

Bidding after a positive major suit response to 1C


1.1.1.  1H Response to 1C, +ve 4+ Spades


POSITIVE 1: 8+ HCP transfer to Spades, 4+ Spades GF, if 4-card suit has 4(432) dist.(9-13 HCP) or 4(441) but not a longer 5 card minor. From a passed hand this shows 7-10(11) HCP. With 4 Hearts and 4 Spades show Spades first.

1♠: 4+ Spades, 30/14 ask, sets trump and has interest in slam.  Cue-bidding is possible after keycard response.

1NT: Balanced hand or 22+ HCP 1444 distribution (23+ 3rd/4th seat).
               Responder bids a second 4+ card suit. With a second 5 card suit, 11+ HCP and 3+ controls should jump-shift. With 6 Spades responder rebids Spades in preference to showing a 4-card side suit. However a 5-5+ card suits show second suit, jumping with 11+ HCP and 3+ controls.  With 11+ HCP, 3+ controls and a 6+ card semi-solid trump responder jumps in his suit.
Should opener show preference to Spades(3+ Spades) this is 30/14. With the possibility of responder having only 4 Spades, TAB would be prudent on next round. 
With 5(332) dist. responder bids 2NT(12-14 HCP 7-9 PH), 3NT(9-11 HCP10-(11) PH), 4NT(15-16 HCP).
With 4(432) dist. show your second 4 card suit.
               
2♣/2/2: A 5+ card suit and SAB if responder is an unpassed hand, otherwise shows degree of trump support as over 1♣-2. When choosing a suit to SAB in the usual rules apply, bidding the longest suit first. Then if responder denied support a second 4 card suit could be shown after which natural bidding occurs. 30/14 would still apply if opener can bid a responder’s suit below 3NT.
2♠: 17-18 HCP, 4 card support and a balanced hand with limited slam interest.
2NT: 19-21 HCP 1444 distribution and 4+ controls (20-22 3rd/4th)
   3♣/3/3: Sets trump and is now Beta(by responder with opener guaranteeing 4 controls).
   3♠: 6+ card suit no 4 card suit
   3NT: to play
   4♠: 6+ card suit no 4 card suit no interest in slam
3♣/3/3: A strong hand with a solid or semi-solid suit asks for cue-bidding. see 19.6
3♠: no meaning specified
3NT: 16-18 HCP 1444 dist. (17-19 3rd/4th)
               4♣/4: sets trump and is Beta (by responder)
4♣/4/4: 16-18 HCP, 4+ card support with singleton or void in bid suit
Should a fit be found even through SAB, if opener bids the agreed suit below game this is RKCB 30/14. This can occur even late into an auction.
Example Hands:
Opener § A87  KQJ82  4 ♠ AKT2 Responder § Q2  T7  AT62 ♠ QJ764
1§(16+)-1(Spades)-1♠(RKCB)-2§(1KC)2♠(TAB)-3§(5 Spades)-3(Q ?)-4♠(Q no side Kings)-6♠ (should be a laydown slam)
Opener § AJ8  Q98  K52 ♠ AK73 Responder § void  AT7  A876 ♠ J98652
1§(16+)-1(Spades)-2♠(4 card balance Spade raise)-3§(cue bid of void)-3(cue bid K)-4§(cue bid total control)-4♠(no cue bid available wasted values in Clubs)
Opener § A87  QJ92  AKT ♠ Q98 Responder § J32  KT3  J6 ♠ AKQ74
1§(16+)-1(Spades)-1NT(balanced or str 4441)-2(temporizing)-3♠(balanced 17-18hcp 3 card raise)-4NT(RKCB)- 5(2KC)-6♠(turns out to be on 1 of Heart  or Club finess)
Opener § QJ7  AKJ  KQ75 ♠ JT3 Responder § K2  AJT8  J6 ♠ K98765
1§(16+)-1(Spades)-1NT(balanced or str 4441)-2(4+hearts)-3(KC could do 4 but possibility of double fit suggest slam possible)-3N(1 KC)-4(sign-off off 2 aces)
Opener § AJ  AQT3  KQJ4 ♠ T42 Responder § Q5  K4  A973 ♠ 97653
1§(16+)-1(Spades)-1NT(balanced or str 4441)-2(4+hearts)-4(need a lot of cards for slam)
Opener § QT  K73  AQJT4 ♠ A85 Responder § AJ2  QJ  9876 ♠ KJ74
1§(16+)-1(Spades)-2(SAB)-3(11+HCP 3+ controls xxxx)- 4(minimum)-pass(minimum)
Opener § QJ83  AJ82  AT ♠ KQ6 Responder § AT95  T43  76 ♠ A985
1§(16+)-1(Spades)-1NT(bal.)-2♣(4♣)-3NT(minimum) not the greatest contract but we will be in game all 17 opp. 8
Opener § AJ42  Q  J973 ♠ AKJ9 Responder § QT9  K982  AQ ♠ Q732
1§(16+)-1(Spades)-4(min. splinter)4♠(wasted values in and queeny hand)
Opener § KQ72  QT2  AQ2 ♠ A72 Responder § J953  AK4  K5 ♠ QT86
1§(16+)-1(Spades)-1NT(bal.)-2♣(4♣)-3NT(min.)-pass(even 13 pts. opp. 18 pts. is not a good slam
 

1.1.2.   1S Response to 1C, +ve 4+ Hearts


POSITIVE 1♠: 8+ HCP transfer to Hearts 4+ Hearts GF, if 4-card suit has 4s432 dist.(9-13 HCP) or 4s441 but not a 5 card minor . From a passed hand this bid shows 7-10(11) HCP.

1NT is a balanced hand with 2 Hearts or 4144 with 22+ HCP and singleton Heart (23+ 3rd/4th seat).
Rebids follow same methods as 1♣-1. However, if responder rebids Spades they have at least 5 Hearts.
2♣: 5+ Clubs and is SAB if responder is an unpassed hand, otherwise show degree of trump support as over 1♣-2-3♣
2: 5+ Diamonds SAB if responder is an unpassed hand, otherwise shows degree of trump support as over 1♣-2-3.

2: 4+ Hearts, 30/14 ask, sets trump and has interest in slam. This shows some slam interest. Further Keycard ask or cue-bidding possible.

2♠: 5+ Spades SAB if responder is an unpassed hand, otherwise shows degree of trump support as over 1♣-2-2♠.
2NT: 19-21 HCP, 4144 dist. with singleton Heart and 4+ controls (20-22 3rd/4th)
               3♣/3/3♠: Sets trump and is now Beta(by responder with opener guaranteeing 4 controls).
   3: 6+ card suit no 4 card suit
   3NT: to play
   4: 6+ card suit no 4 card suit
3♣-3-3♠: shows a strong hand with a self-supporting suit and ask for cue-bidding 
               see 19.6
3: 17-18 HCP, 4 card support and a balanced hand with limited slam interest.
3NT: 16-18 HCP 4144 dist. (17-19 3rd/4th)
               4♣/4: sets trump and is Beta (by responder)                                                                          
4♣/4: 16-18 HCP, 4+ card support with singleton or void in bid suit
Should a fit be found even through SAB, if opener bids the agreed suit below 3NT this is RKCB 30/14. This can occur even late into an auction.
Example Hands:
Opener § AKQ  KJ92  AT93 ♠ J3 Responder § J  AQ4 KQJ876 ♠A98
1§(15+)-1♠(hearts)-3(17-18 balanced 4 hearts)-4♠(RKC by responder)5 (2KC)-5♠(have all KC looking for 7)-6§(K§)-6(A)-7(K)-7N(can count to 13)
Opener ♣QJ KQ93 QJ ♠AJT62 Responder §84 764 AK9873 ♠KQ
1§(15+)-1♠(hearts)-2♠(SAB)-3§-(11+HCP 3+ con no support)-3(Natural)-3(5+)-4(if opener had bid 3NT would bid 4♠)
Opener ♣KQJ 874 AKJ ♠KT74 Responder §A43 AJ QT987643 ♠void
1§(15+)-1♠(hearts)-1NT(17-18  bal.)-2(6+)-3§(cue)-3(cue)-3♠(cue)-4NT(RKCB)-5(2KC no Q)-6(makes as long as KC aren’t A♠ & Keven then has chances)
Opener ♣K3 QJ876AK ♠AQ87 Responder §Q A T876532 ♠K642
1§(15+)-1♠(hearts)-2(SAB)-2(9-11 hcp no support)-2♠(natural)-3♠(support)-4 (show good heat support for bidding)-5(asks for really good trump)-5NT(yes pick a slam)-6♠(goes for extra trick from ruff) This is probably optimistic 4or 4♠ more likely.
Opener ♣T AKJT6 AK54 ♠JT7 Responder §43 Q954 QJ97 ♠AKQ
1§(15+)-1♠(hearts)-2(SAB)-3(11+hcp 3+ controls Qxxx oor better sup)-3(ambiguous)-3♠(cue)-4§(cue)-4♠(cue)-6(surprise I have 4 Hearts)

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