Weak & Strong 2 Openings : Examples

Ex. 1             Bidding : (W) 2♣ - 2♦ - 2♠ - 3♠ - 4♠
West
♠  A K Q 6 3
♥  A K 2
♦  K Q 9
♣  A 7
  East
♠  J 9 4
♥  9 7
♦  J 10 7 6 2
♣  Q 6 5


After East's negative response (2♦, showing 0-7 HCP) West bids his 5-card suit. With 3-card support East makes a single raise, leaving plenty of bidding space in case West wishes to investigate Slam.
(3NT can in this case be used as the Blackwood convention.)


Ex. 2       Bidding : (W) 2♣ - 2NT - 3♣ - 3♥ - 4NT - 5♦ - 6♥
West
♠  A Q 6 3
♥  K Q J 2
♦  K
♣  A K J 5
  East
♠  9 4
♥  A 9 7 4
♦  Q J 10 6
♣  Q 7 6


East's 2NT shows 8+HCP and denies a 5-card suit. Opener's 3♣ is Stayman and 4NT is Blackwood, East showing 4 hearts and one Ace.


Ex. 3             Bidding : (W) 2♥ - 4♥
West
- 6 2
- A Q J 10 6 5
- 8 3
- J 7 3
  East
- K 8 4
- K 7 4
- A Q
- A Q 10 6 5


With good trump support, a strong hand and only 6 losers, East can bid Game directly.


Ex. 4             Bidding : 2♠ - 2NT - 3♠ - 4♠
West
- K Q J 9 4 3
- 8 7 2
- 8 3
- K 6
  East
- 10 7 6 2
- A Q 10
- K Q 4
- A 4 3


Opener's response to Ogust 2NT shows a maximum hand plus a good suit.


Ex. 5             Bidding : 2♥ - 2NT - 3♣ - 3♥ - Pass
West
- K 7 5
- Q J 9 8 6 3
- 2
- 5 3 2
  East
- A 8 6
- 10 5 4 2
- A 4
- A Q 10 9


Opener's response to Ogust 2NT shows a minimum hand plus a poor suit.


© 2013 Michael Furstner