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


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.