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Other Notrump bids

with Tina McVeigh

Last lesson, we learned about opening 1NT. In this lesson, Tina will teach you about other notrump bids. We learned that an opening bid of 1NT shows 12-14 HCP. What should you do if your hand is stronger?

In this video, Tina will discuss:

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

Beginners' Course Acol - Other Notrump bids in Bridge

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

Question 1: You open 1 and partner responds 1♠. What is your rebid?

♠Q875 AJ98 K74 ♣AJ

1NT
2♣
2♠
2NT
3♠
4♠
2♠ - show partner your spade fit, rather than bidding notrumps.

Question 2: You open 1 and partner responds 1♠. What is your rebid?

♠QJ6 AK63 A852 ♣A4

1NT
2♣
2♠
2NT
3♠
4♠
2NT - the jump to 2NT shows 18-19 HCP.

Question 3: You open 1 and partner responds 1♠. What is your rebid?

♠AK8 KQ76 QT3 ♣QJ3

1NT
2♣
2♠
2NT
3♠
4♠
1NT - showing 15-17 HCP and a balanced hand.

Question 4: This is the same hand as Question 3. You open 1 and this time partner responds 2♣. What is your rebid?

♠AK8 KQ76 QT3 ♣QJ3

1NT
2♣
2♠
2NT
3♠
4♠
2NT - showing 15-17 HCP and a balanced hand.

Question 5: You open 1 and partner responds 1♠. What is your rebid?

♠Q853 ♠KT96 AJ2 ♣AK

1NT
2♣
2♠
2NT
3♠
4♠
3♠ - you have a fit and more than minimum points.

Question 6: You open 1 and partner responds 1♠. What is your rebid?

♠J84 AJ76 KJ32 ♣A4

1NT
2♣
2♠
2NT
3♠
4♠
Actually, you don't have a bid because you should have opened 1NT. A 1NT rebid would now show 15-17 HCP; you can't support partner because you only have three trumps; and you can't pass because partner is unlimited in strength.

Question 7: You open 1 and partner responds 1♠. What is your rebid?

♠J8 AJ KJ632 ♣A874

1NT
2♣
2♠
2NT
3♠
4♠
2♣ - show your second suit. You have now shown at least five diamonds and four clubs.

Question 8: You open 1 and partner responds 1♠. What is your rebid?

♠A874 A765 AJ7 ♣AJ

1NT
2♣
2♠
2NT
3♠
4♠
4♠ - you have a fit and enough for game.

Question 9: You open 1 and partner responds 1♠. What is your rebid?

♠AK8 KQ32 KQJT ♣J9

1NT
2♣
2♠
2NT
3♠
4♠
2NT - promising 18-19 HCP and a balanced hand.

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Comments

GaryWilby
GaryWilby says:
question 6 there is no pass option you can not bid because you have messed up your first bid
Karamellon
@Tina
To question 5:
It is written ♠Q853 ♠KT96 ♦AJ2 ♣AK instead of ♠Q853 ♥KT96 ♦AJ2 ♣AK, which is a little misleading at first glance.
I hope you can fix it for the other new users in near future.
Anyways, I am glad you did those videos, which are a huge help, in fact.

Best wishes
Karamellon
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