Saturday, January 28, 2012

Solid Suit and preemptive responses to 1C


1.1.1.  Responses above 2NT to 1C


The responses (a-g) are all Long Suits. 3©/3ª/4§/4are for pre-empts in §/¨/©/ª  While 3§/3¨/3NT are for Solid suits, 3¨ being a solid major and 3NT a solid minor. 
 

a)  3§ = A solid 6 card suit, headed by AKQJ, yes must have J, with or without an outside control.  Maximum outside controls are two, so zero controls, one king, one ace or two kings are possible.  Stronger hands should make a positive response.

            3¨/3©/3ª/4§ = agrees suit; asks for side controls

                        First step = none

                        Second = one king

                        Third = one ace

                        Fourth = two kings

                                                Cheapest suit step (but not trump); asks for shortness.

                                                            Bid short suit, or NT with none     

            3NT/4©/4ª = to play

      4¨ = bid long suit to play, or if the opener is not sure of the long suit

            After bid of long suit, new suit bid by opener = Special CAB

                        1st step = no control

2nd step = singleton

                        3rd step = king

                        4th step = ace

            5th step = void     

                 

b) 3 = A solid 7/8 card major suit, headed by AKQ, with or without an outside control.  Same rules as above, just longer primary suit

            3©/3ª = sets suit; asks for side controls; same structure, then short suit; as above

            3NT = to play

            4§ = bid long suit to play, or follow-up slam try

            After long suit response, new suit by opener is Special CAB, as above 



c) 3 = shows Clubs, constructive, pre-empt; 7/8 cards; 5-10 HCP; two of the top three honors, not AK, or three of the top five honors; no outside ace or king.

3ª = natural; forcing

3NT = to play

4§ = to play

4¨ = modified trump asking bid (TAB), new suits are now Special CAB

            4© = none of top two honors, thus QJ10xxxx

            4ª = one of top two honors; AJ10 or KJ10

            4NT = two of top 3 honors; AQ or KQxxxxx

4©/4ª/5§/5¨ = to play  

 

d) 3♠ = shows Diamonds 7/8 Cards, same as above

3NT = to play

4§ = modified TAB, new suits are now Special CAB

4¨/4©/4ª/5§/5¨ = to play     

e) 3NT: solid 7/8 card minor suit; game forcing; headed by AKQ; with or w/o side controls

   4§/4¨ = sets suit; asks for side controls, as above

               3NT(by passing)/4M/5m: to play
               4NT: asks for long minor
 

f) 4♣: shows Hearts; 7/8 card suit; 2 of the top 3 honors, or 4 of the top 5 honors.

            4¨ = modified TAB, new suits after TAB are Special CAB

            4©/4ª = to play

            4NT: to play 

            5♣/5: to play

 
g) 4: shows Spades; same as above 

            4© = modified TAB, new suits after TAB are Special CAB  

            4ª = to play

            4NT = to play

             5♣/5/5©: to play

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