Bridge made simple

Gerber Convention (Baby Steps) and Quantitativei

First you need to understand Quantitative:

After Partner’s OPENING 1 No Trump bid – 4 NO TRUMP by responder

– shows a balanced hand by responder; and

– invites Opener to raise to 6 no trump with top of range 15-17

SO GO TO 6 NO TRUMP (SMALL SLAM) WITH 17 POINTS

or Pass with low end of range

If Responder KNOWS THERE IS 33 POINTS BETWEEN THE TWO HANDS AND KNOWS NO TRUMP IS WHERE TO PLAY, RESPONDER BIDS 6 NT, JUST DO IT!!!

Partner opens 2 NT – SHOWING 20-21 POINTS & Balance

– 4 NT BID BY RESPONDER SAYS GO TO SMALL SLAM WITH TOP OF RANGE

SO GO WITH 21 POINTS!

OPENER opens 2 CLUBS – RESPONDER bids 2 DIAMONDS

OPENER REBIDS 2 NT opener’s range is 22-24 and BALANCED HAND

– 4 NT BID BY RESPONDER SAYS GO TO SMALL SLAM WITH TOP OF RANGE

– SO GO WITH 24 POINTS!

Opener OPENS 1 DIAMOND – Responder bids a suit at the one level

OPENER REBIDS 2 NT – opener’s range is 18-19 AND BALANCED

– 4NT BID BY RESPONDER SAYS GO TO SMALL SLAM WITH TOP OF RANGE

SO GO WITH 18 POINTS

Opener opens 2 CLUBS – RESPONDER BIDS 2 DIAMONDS

OPENER REBIDS 3 NT – opener’s range is 25-27 & BALANCED HAND

4 NT BID BY RESPONDER SAYS GO WITH TOP OF RANGE

SO GO WITH 27 POINTS

NOW, TIME TO INTRODUCE GERBER CONVENTION:

GERBER can be used to discover how many aces/kings the partnership holds when partner’s no trump is a natural bid –

REPLIES TO GERBER 4 ♣️

4♦️ zero or all 4

4♥️ one ace

4♠️ two aces

4 NT  three aces

IF ALL 4 ACES – 5♣️ asks for KINGS

5 ♦️ zero

5 ♥️ one

5🖤two

5 NT three

6 ♣️ four kings

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