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Responder changes suit

with Tina McVeigh

In this lesson, Tina talks about responder changing suit. Watch the video to learn:

After you watch the video, go ahead and try playing these lesson hands. Hints will guide you through the auctions.

Beginners' Course Standard - Responder changes suit in Bridge

Review what you've learned by answering the questions below.

You open the bidding with 1. Partner responds 1. What do you rebid?

♠8 KQ85 AT874 ♣A94

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2 - showing a minimum opening hand.

You open the bidding with 1. Partner responds 1. What do you rebid?

♠KQ74 T2 AJ963 ♣A8

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1♠ - keep looking for a fit. Every bid describes your hand more to partner.

You open the bidding with 1. Partner responds 1. What do you rebid?

♠K85 !Q82 AQJT82 ♣2

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2 - you don't have a heart fit, because partner has only promised four hearts, but you have a long diamond suit. Tell partner you prefer diamonds.

You open the bidding with 1. Partner responds 1. What do you rebid?

♠65 AKT3 KQJ75 ♣AQ

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4 - Great! You opened your longest suit and then partner bid hearts. You have a fit as well as a very strong hand. You only needed 6 HCP from partner for game.

You open the bidding with 1. Partner responds 1. What do you rebid?

♠K6 6 KQ862 ♣AJ542

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2♣ - it is very important to show partner your second suit.

You open the bidding with 1. Partner responds 1. What do you rebid?

♠4 JT85 KQJ62 ♣AQ3

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2 - you have a heart fit but a minimum hand.

You open the bidding with 1. Partner responds 1. What do you rebid?

♠AK75 AT AJT653 ♣2

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1♠ - still looking for a fit. Partner could still have four spades.

You open the bidding with 1. Partner responds 1. What do you rebid?

♠KJ5 4 Q98653 ♣AKT

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2 - no fit and lots of diamonds. It is not the right shape to bid notrumps, so even though your suit is not very good, you do have six of them..

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