Weak 2 Openings

with Tina McVeigh

This lesson is about weak opening bids. Why would you open the bidding with a weak hand? Often, it's to be a nuisance to your partner.

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 - Weak 2 Openings in Bridge

Weak Opening Bids

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

Question 1: What do you do with the following hand?

♠3 AKJ982 972 ♣T84

Pass
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2 - A perfect weak 2 opener, showing a 6-card suit and less than an opening hand.

Question 2: What do you do with the following hand?

♠JT9754 632 AK8 ♣4

Pass
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Pass - Your suit is too bad to open. You need at least 2 honours.

Question 3: What do you do with the following hand?

♠4 KQJ763 QT8 ♣AJ9

Pass
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1 - You have too many points to make a weak 2 bid.

Question 4: What do you do with the following hand?

♠3 96 AQJT987 ♣862

Pass
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3 - A perfect pre-empt. You promise a good 7-card suit and not many points.

Question 5: What do you do with the following hand?

♠Q8 32 KQJ753 ♣843

Pass
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2 - Typical weak 2. Six diamonds and not many points.

Question 6: What do you do with the following hand?

♠9 AQT97432 953 ♣T

Pass
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4 - Get in there quickly! You show an 8-card suit with less than an opening hand. Can you figure out why you want to bid this as quickly as possible?

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