Bridge made simple

Weak Two Bids —What?

The weak two bid is a useful form of preemptive opening bid.

Keep in mind, we don’t plan on making a preemptive bid — PREEMPTIVE BIDS are USED to prevent the opponents from having an easy auction when you don’t have opening points.

Preemptive bids are nuisance bids!

DON’T FORGET:

AN OPENING TWO CLUB BID IS ALWAYS SHOWING A STRONG HAND —22+ POINTS —IF YOU HAVE A GOOD SIX CARD CLUB SUIT PREEMPT AT THE 3 LEVEL OR IF VULNERABLE JUST PASS.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO OPEN A WEAK TWO?

5-11 HIGH CARD POINTS

A GOOD 6 CARD SUIT

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WHAT QUALIFIES AS A “GOOD” SIX CARD SUIT:

TWO OF THE TOP THREE HONOURS –

THREE OF THE TOP FIVE HONOURS

RESPONSES TO A WEAK-TWO BID

***A raise of opener’s suit is to play – Opener must pass

***A jump to 3 no trump is to play – Opener must pass.

***A response in a new suit below game level is FORCING  FOR ONE ROUND AND SHOWS A 5 CARD SUIT   —OPENER RESPONDS AS FOLLOWS:

—WITH 3 CARD SUPPORT, OR DOUBLETON HONOR, OPENER RAISES RESPONDER’S SUIT

—WITH NO FIT, OPENER REBIDS ORIGINAL SUIT WITH A MINIMUM (5-8 POINTS) AND

—BIDS A NEW SUIT OR NO TRUMP WITH A MAXIMUM (9-11 POINTS)

***A response of 2NT is artificial and used as a FORCING BID, showing game interest and asking this question:  Opener do you have a weak hand ? (5-8 points) —if so rebid your original suit at the three level.

***With a MAXIMUM WEAK TWO (9-11 POINTS), opener bids another suit to show a FEATURE – USUALLY AND ACE OR KING IN THAT SUIT —with no outside feature, opener rebids 3 no trump to show a MAXIMUM HAND.

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