Versus 2 opening which is a
preempt in a minor
Rating: 6 boards per segment/round
Double = 13-15 or good 18+ balanced or unbalanced.
Note: No direct bid for a 3-suiter exists, usually you pass and
make a takeout double later. However, with an 18+ 3-suiter you may double
directly to guard against a pass of 2
2NT = 16-18 (Respond as to a 2NT opening).
3 = Majors (3 asks for 5-card suit, bid singleton with 5-5 and
3 = Hearts. Bid 3 if you would pass a 3 overcall; 4 =
3 = Spades. Bid 3 if you would pass 3
overcall; 4 = cuebid.
3 = Shaped hand with minor. Responses:
3NT = To play.
4 = To play 4 or 4.
4 = Asks for minor.
4 = clubs. - 4 =
3NT = To play with minor (6-3-2-2 or 7-2-2-2).
- After 2 - Double - (Pass=spades):
Bid as after a takeout double of a weak 2.
- After 2 - Double - 3X:
- Pass = Non-forcing on a 13-15 HCP doubler.
- Double = Responsive.
- Suit = Natural and invitational.
- 4X = Cuebid.
- After 2 - Double - bid - Pass -
- After 2 - Double - Pass - Pass -
- Double = 18+
- Suit = Natural, 18+.
- Cuebid = 3-suiter, short in their suit, 18+.
- 2 - Pass: Later doubles by second
hand are takeout of suit doubled, 11-17.
- 2 - Pass - Pass: All bids are the
same as in immediate position except that
point count is a bit
lower. Similar continuations apply.
- 2 - Pass - 2NT: Bid as to a 2NT
which shows a minor preempt.
- 2 - Pass - natural suit: Bid as to
an opening 3-bid.
- 2 - Pass - 3 or 4 of minor which is
pass or correct: Double is takeout, suits natural.