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When to bid NT and when not to

#1

S:AJ                H:AKJTx                    D:Qx               C:Axxx

I had this one yesterday. Wow 19 points and a beautiful five card major. Then your rho opens 1H. What do you bid? ................... 1NT

It is one point too many but you are going to need it partner canít have much. The shape isnít right but you can hardly bid your suit. You canít really double as partner will expect you to have a better spade suit or a really good suit of your own other than hearts.You canít pass you have half the deck.         

#2

There was a hand last week and opener bid 3C with this hand. Great bid.

S:x       H:xxx              D:xx                C:KQJxxxx   

Responder had     S:Qxx        H:AKJxxx     D:QTxx      C:void

Someone bid 3NT with this hand. Please donít. Will you make any tricks in dummy? NO you canít get there. Everything will be played out of your hand and you will be lucky to take three tricks.

#3

I had this hand on Monday and we talked about it. Someone suggested bidding 1NT with my hand.

S:Txx               H:Txx              D:9xxx            C:Qxx

1D                   x                      P                      ? ÖÖÖÖ.. your bid

Once again do not bid 1NT you do not have enough points. Lets do the arithmetic

You need 25+ points to make a game in 3NT

You have 2 points, partner may well have about 12 for a total of 14.

This leaves opponents with 26 points. Who has the best shot at making 3NT you or opponents?If they can take 9 tricks at NT it leaves you with four for down three. You have to bid 1 heart and hope partner has some help.

Last updated : May 25, 2010 10:06 CDT

The Wedgewood Room is in the Health Center. As you enter Pine Run there is a large 5 story building on the left hand side. This is the Health Center and at game time there is plentiful parking infront of the building

From the North:

Take Route 202 South to Route 313. Turn right onto Route 313. In 3 miles turn left onto Ferry Road. In 2 miles Pine Run Retirement community is on the left hand side

From Norristown/Montgomeryville:

From Norristown/Montgomeryville:

Follow Route 202 through Montgomeryville to Chalfont. At Chalfont traffic lightóturn left onto Route 152 North. Go 1/4 mile to Park Avenue. Turn right onto Park Avenue. At first stop sign (3 way intersection) make right turn onto Ferry Road. Fol-low Ferry Road approximately 2 miles to Pine Run on the right hand side. Take the second entrance that is sign posted

From the PA Turnpike at Willow Grove:

Follow Route 611 North. (approaching Doylestown stay left and take 611 Bypass). Follow Route 611 to exit for Route 313 (Dublin). Take exit for Route 313 and make a left onto 313 West. At 2nd traffic light make a left onto Ferry Road. Pine Run is approximately 2 miles left-hand side.

From the PA Turnpike at Willow Grove:

Follow Route 611 North. (approaching Doylestown stay left and take 611 Bypass). Follow Route 611 to exit for Route 313 (Dublin). Take exit for Route 313 and make a left onto 313 West. At 2nd traffic light make a left onto Ferry Road. Pine Run is approximately 2 miles left-hand side.

From the PA Turnpike at Willow Grove:

Follow Route 611 North. (approaching Doylestown stay left and take 611 Bypass). Follow Route 611 to exit for Route 313 (Dublin). Take exit for Route 313 and make a left onto 313 West. At 2nd traffic light make a left onto Ferry Road. Pine Run is approximately 2 miles left-hand side.

From the PA Turnpike at Willow Grove:

Follow Route 611 North. (approaching Doylestown stay left and take 611 Bypass). Follow Route 611 to exit for Route 313 (Dublin). Take exit for Route 313 and make a left onto 313 West. At 2nd traffic light make a left onto Ferry Road. Pine Run is approximately 2 miles left-hand side.

From the PA Turnpike at Willow Grove:

Follow Route 611 North. (approaching Doylestown stay left and take 611 Bypass). Follow Route 611 to exit for Route 313 (Dublin). Take exit for Route 313 and make a left onto 313 West. At 2nd traffic light make a left onto Ferry Road. Pine Run is approximately 2 miles left-hand side.

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Last updated : Feb 19, 2012 11:46 CST
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#1

......... INT

It is one point too many but you are going to need it, partner canít have much. The shape isnít right but you can hardly bid your suit. You canít really double as partner will expect you to have a better spade suit or a really good suit of your own other than hearts.You canít pass you have half the deck.     

Last updated : Mar 29, 2013 12:52 CDT
Weak Twos

You need a six card suit in diamonds, hearts or spades

You need 6 points in the suit (Jan)

You need two of the top three honours or three of the top five. 8 - 10 points when vulnerable. You can cut a few corners not vulnerable. (Jane)

You will see other people do it but you should not open a weak two with a weak suit and defence. e;g; S:Axx H:Axx  D:JTxxxx, C:x 

Do NOT open a weak two with a void. (Jane's teacher says so, I do what he tells me)

Do NOT open a weak two in first or second seat if you have a four card Major as you may miss a golden fit.

Opening a weak two is a preemptive bid you should not bid again unless partner forces you to do so. e.g. by bidding 2NT or 4NT.

Bidding after the weak two bid.

If you have about 10 scattered points and 3 of partner's suit raise to the 3 level to make it difficult for the opponents. This is not asking opener if they want to go to game.

You need an opening hand plus if you are responder to bid 2NT

2Nt is used by responder to find out if you have a maximum or a minimum for your weak two.

With 8 -10 points and two of the top three honours when partner bids 2NT you bid an ace or king in another suit. With <8 points re-bid your original suit

With AKQxxx in your suit bid 3NT. This tells responder exactly what you have and they can decide if they want to play 3NT or go to four of your major.  

Last updated : Mar 30, 2013 20:04 CDT