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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.

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

♠8 KQ85 AT874 ♣A94

1♠
2♣
2
2
2♠
4
2 - Showing a minimum opening hand.

Question 2: You open the bidding with 1. Partner responds 1. What do you rebid?

♠KQ74 T2 AJ963 ♣A8

1♠
2♣
2
2
2♠
4
1♠ - Keep looking for a fit. Every bid describes your hand more to partner.

Question 3: You open the bidding with 1. Partner responds 1. What do you rebid?

♠K85 Q82 AQJT82 ♣2

1♠
2♣
2
2
2♠
4
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.

Question 4: You open the bidding with 1. Partner responds 1. What do you rebid?

♠65 AKT3 KQJ75 ♣AQ

1♠
2♣
2
2
2♠
4
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.

Question 5: You open the bidding with 1. Partner responds 1. What do you rebid?

♠K6 6 KQ862 ♣AJ542

1♠
2♣
2
2
2♠
4
2♣ - It is very important to show partner your second suit.

Question 6: You open the bidding with 1. Partner responds 1. What do you rebid?

♠4 JT85 KQJ62 ♣AQ3

1♠
2♣
2
2
2♠
4
2 - You have a heart fit but a minimum hand.

Question 7: You open the bidding with 1. Partner responds 1. What do you rebid?

♠AK75 AT AJT653 ♣2

1♠
2♣
2
2
2♠
4
1♠ - Still looking for a fit. Partner could still have four spades.

Question 8: You open the bidding with 1. Partner responds 1. What do you rebid?

♠KJ5 4 Q98653 ♣AKT

1♠
2♣
2
2
2♠
4
2 - No fit and lots of diamonds. It is not the right shape to bid notrumps. Even though your suit is not very good, you do have six of them.

1NT Response

1NT response is a special bid with a specific message. It denies the ability to bid a suit at the 1-level and it also denies the strength to bid at the 2-level. This means that it may not be balanced. You are keeping the auction open in case partner is very strong.

Note: always bid a major suit if you can before bidding no-trumps.

Question 9: Partner opens 1. What is your response?

♠A2 65 K98652 ♣985

Pass
1♠
1NT
2
3NT
You are not strong enough to bid 2. You must bid 1NT.

Question 10: Partner opens 1. What is your response?

♠A842 65 K986 ♣985

Pass
1♠
1NT
2
2♠
Bid 1♠, not 1NT.

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DonSchoen
DonSchoen says:
Good probing questions
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