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Defense to MULTI 2
Opening
## Rating: 6 boards per segment/round
Revised
7/27/08
*Note: Players must have both options available for their
opponents.*
__Option One__ Double = Takeout of spades. Respond as
you would to a double of a weak 2-bid, including lebensohl, if used.
2 = Takeout of hearts. Respond as to a
double of a weak 2-bid, including Lebensohl, if used. Pass, then
double = Light takeout of suit DBL’d. 2 ,
3 = NAT. A response in other major is a cuebid,
jumps natural. 2N = 16-18. Respond as to a 2NT opening. 3m =
Natural 3 = Strong and natural, 4 response is a cuebid. 4m = 5+/5+ in the suit bid and a major.
4 over 4 asks for the
major; 4 over
4 ¨ = pass if hearts or correct to
spades.
The following doubles are for
Takeout
2 - P - 2M – Double.
Responses same as after weak 2-bid 2 - P -
2M - P - P - Double Lebensohl applies if used. 2 - P - 2 - P - 2 - Double
After 2
- P - 2M
Double = takeout 2N = 15-18. Respond as to 2N
opening. 3M or 4M = Natural 4m = 5+/5+ in that minor and a major.
4 over 4 asks for the
major; 4 over = pass
if hearts or correct to spades
**After 2
- P - 2 - DBL -
** Double = Penalty opposite takeout of hearts. 3 = Natural assuming doubler is short in
hearts. 3 = Cue bid asking for spade
stopper.
After 2 - P - 2 - P - 2 - P - P -
Double = takeout of spades (same responses as 2 -P-P-DBL)
After 2 - P - P same as after a weak
2-bid in Diamonds **
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__Option Two__ Immediately over 2:
DBL = 13-15 BAL or any strong hand Note: with a T/O DBL of a major, Pass planning to DBL
on the next round; with a strong hand, DBL directly since 2 may be passed.
2M
= NAT. Response in other major is
cuebid, jump other M is NAT. 2N = 16-18. Respond as to a 2NT opening
bid. 3 of a minor = NAT. 3M = Strong (other major is a cuebid).
4 of a minor = 5^{+}-5^{+} in suit bid and a major. 4
( /4 asks; 4 / = pass or correct).
Note, added suits
(2 ) P (2M/3M/4M):
DBL = T/O All bids are NAT - Even 3M, 4M
(2 ) Pass (2M)
Pass (Pass) DBL T/O of bid Major
(2 ) DBL (2M) Pass
(Pass) DBL 18^{+}
(2 ) Pass (2 )
Pass (2 ) DBL T/O of
Spades
**Responses to all these doubles are the same as after a
double of a weak 2-bid. Lebensohl applies if you normally play it after
(2M) - DBL – (Pass). **
(2D) Pass (2M) ? 4 of a minor =
5^{+}-5^{+} that minor + a major. (4 over 4 asks for Major;
4 over 4 = P/
Correct) 2 NT =15-18 (respond as to 2N opening) 3M or 4M = NAT
(2 ) Pass (2 )
DBL (2 ) ? DBL = Penalty opposite T/O of
hearts 3 = NAT, assuming that doubler is
short in hearts 3 = Cue bid, asking for
stopper
(2 ) Pass 2 Pass (2 ) Pass (Pass) ?
DBL = T/O of spades (respond as to opening 2
-P-P-DBL)
(2 ) DBL (2M) ? (where 2M is
P/C) DBL = BAL, at least INV values; if FG stopper only in bid major.
Does not deny a 4-card major. 2 = NAT. 2NT
® 3 ; signoff or FG w/ minor.
3 = Stayman, FG, continuations as
after 2NT-3 3 or
3 = Transfers, at least INV 3 = Both minors, FG. 3NT = 11-15 HCP, stopper in
both majors. 4 of a minor = Strong invitation. 4M = NAT. 4NT = Blackwood.
(2 ) DBL (2M)
2NT (P) 3 = 13-15 BAL 3 , , = 18^{+}, NAT, FG 3NT = 18-23, NAT
(2 ) DBL (2M) 2NT (P) 3 (P) ?: 3 = to
play 3 = clubs, game-forcing 3 = diamonds, game-forcing 3NT = BAL with stopper only in major opponent did not
bid
(2
) DBL (Pass or RDBL) ? (where P/RDBL shows or tends to show
diamonds): 2M = To play 2NT
= Clubs (forces 3 with 13-15, then 3¨ =
forcing club 1-suiter, others NAT, with clubs) 3 = Stayman, game-forcing, continuations as after 2NT
- 3 . 3 or 3 = Transfers, at least INV . 3 = Game forcingART, FG, no
¨
stopper. 3NT = 11-15, stoppers in both majorsNAT 4 of a minor =
Strong invitation. 4M = NAT. 4NT
= Blackwood.
(2 ) DBL (3X) ? DBL = PEN. Suit = One round
force. 4X = Cuebid
(2 ) Pass (Pass) ? Bid as
over a weak 2D. |