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Two-suiters after (1S)-pass-(2S)

#1 User is offline   Kungsgeten 

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Posted 2017-April-10, 03:09

I think I've read somewhere (probably here or at BridgeWinners) about some clever way of showing two-suiters over (1)-pass-(2). Does anyone have a link (been searching, but can not find it)?

I guess the most common way is to play 2NT as minors, and with hearts + minor you need to make something up. I think the suggested method was something like this, but I'm not sure:

(1)-pass-(2)---
Dbl = Take-out or both minors. Advancer bids 2NT with a preference for hearts.
2NT = Hearts + minor. Advancer can bid 3C as p/c.

Not sure if this is what I read though, and if it is then you have to give up 2NT as Lebensohl/Scrambling or whatever you play.
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Posted 2017-April-10, 03:29

just play 2nt as hearts and a minor and x as take out. 3S is minors if you ever get dealt it.
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Posted 2017-April-10, 04:43

Yes 2NT is Michael's for me. Worth adding that we can double with 1=4=2=6 as well and then 2NT by responder asks. Minors is fairly rare so as wank says 3S will do for that.
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Posted 2017-April-24, 20:27

View PostKungsgeten, on 2017-April-10, 03:09, said:

I think I've read somewhere (probably here or at BridgeWinners) about some clever way of showing two-suiters over (1)-pass-(2). Does anyone have a link (been searching, but can not find it)?

I guess the most common way is to play 2NT as minors, and with hearts + minor you need to make something up. I think the suggested method was something like this, but I'm not sure:

(1)-pass-(2)---
Dbl = Take-out or both minors. Advancer bids 2NT with a preference for hearts.
2NT = Hearts + minor. Advancer can bid 3C as p/c.

Not sure if this is what I read though, and if it is then you have to give up 2NT as Lebensohl/Scrambling or whatever you play.


Search for Kit Woolsey as he is the one who advocates playing 2N as showing a two-suiter with diamonds and (IIRC) a 2N response to a t/o X as showing primary D. (He uses the same method over 4.) It was intriguing but I decided playing 2N (and 4N) as Michaels was easier and better including because anchoring to the highest-ranked unbid suit seems more effective if there is further competition.
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