Unusual 2NT
February 14, 2017
Rule of 11
February 14, 2017

Benjamin Acol

Benjamin Acol

1-level openings are the same as ordinary Acol but 2 level openings include weak 2 bids

  • 2 = 20-22 unbalanced.
  • 2 = 23+
  • 2, 2 = 6-10. Weak 2 bids
  • 2NT = 20-22 balanced

2 Opening

The Benjamin 2 opening promises a strong hand with any long suit and is forcing for one round.

Responses

2 = This is the most common response.
2, 3, 3, 3, = good 6-card suit- forcing to game

2 Opening

The Benjamin 2 opening replaces the Acol 2 and promises a hand strong enough to force to game.

Responses

2 = 0-7 HCP, could be any shape
2, 3, 3, 3, = 8+ HCP and a 5+-card suit, slam interest
2NT = 8+ balanced, slam interest

2, 2 Opening

Weak 2 bids showing a good 6 card suit and less than an opening hand

Responses

raise the suit
bid game with 4-card support
bid game with 16+ HCP and 2 or more trumps
change suit (rare)

2NT Opening

The Benjamin 2NT opening is the same an Acol 2NT opening bid showing 20-22 points and a balanced hand.

Responses

2NT – Pass = 0-4 HCP
2NT – 3, 3, 3, 3 = 5-card suit forcing to game
2NT – 3NT = 5+ balanced

0 Comments

  1. Profile photo of nyah nyah says:

    They made seven (7)….
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P 1 P
    1 P 4 P
    5 P P P

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