1♠ You are too weak to bid 2♠ to show a strong hand with a six card suit and too strong to bid 2♠ to show a weak hand with a six card ♠ suit. So if you play Strong Jump Shifts you are too weak. If you play Weak Jump Shifts you are too strong.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Monday, March 19, 2018
Here is your hand: ♠QT9 ♥AK9432 ♦A ♣K32 You are Dealer and open the bidding 1♥. The Opponents are silent during the auction. Partner bids 1♠. What is your call now? Show Answer
How about 3♥? This shows 16 to 18 HCP with a GOOD six card ♥ suit. Your suit is pretty good and it does describe your hand. The problem with bidding 2♥ is that Partner will never believe you have this good of a hand.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Here is your hand: ♠KJ7 ♥AKJT2 ♦T5 ♣A32 Partner is Dealer and open the bidding 1NT. The Opponents are silent during the auction. You and your Partner have agreed to play Jacoby Transfers so you bid 2♦ which forces your Partner to bid 2♥. What is your call now? Show Answer
4NT This shows a slam invitational hand (16 or 17 HCP -- Partner, with a minimum hand "Pass" and with a maximum hand bid 6NT) with a five card ♥ suit. Partner can choose whether or not they want to be in a slam AND whether or not they have a ♥ fit. You will "Pass" whatever they now bid.