Weak Two Bid is used in conjunction with the strong 2
opening bid. By using the 2C bid for all strong hands the other 2-level bids are
available for other purposes. The 2-level bids are used as "small"
open 2D, 2H, or 2
S you require 5 to 11 HCPs and a reasonably good six card suit. You can
not hold a side-suit four card major.
is often used for other conventional treatments, such as Flannery.
sitting in the third or fourth seat the length requirements are relaxed, a
five-card suit can be bid, but bidding on a minimum HCP hand should be avoided.
Notrump = The only forcing response to a
weak-two bid. The bid shows interest in game and is forcing for one round.
Requires 14 pts., but can be less with good trump support.
the 2 Notrump response the opener describes his hand:
Two NT bidder now has a good idea where to place the contract. The bids
available now are:
of the suit you opened on a minimum
weak two-bid, in the range of 5-8 points
NT with a solid trump suit headed by
the AKQ or AKJ. This is an artificial bid indicating a solid trump suit, but
not indicating a desire to play notrump.
of a side suit 8-11 points and an Ace,
King, or Queen in a side suit
of a minor suit with a good four or
five card minor suit and a upper end point count bid
other responses, but Two Notrump, are not forcing. The bidding options to the
If opener has rebid his suit
higher level of partner's suit. Mildly
invitational to game. The opener should only bid game with a maximum hand.
other suit bid (not including game bids) Indicates
five-card suit and is forcing. Partner should raise with three card support
and or a doubleton honor.
game bid. A sign-off bid
partner's bid to the 3 level. Pre-emptive.
It does not invite to game. The opener is expected to pass.
a new suit indicates a six card suit
and no fit. This bid is not forcing, and partner should pass unless he has
support for the responder's suit.
to a new suit shows a self-sufficient
suit that is one playing trick below the bid.
bid ends bidding. Opener is required to