Preempts
February 14, 2017
Benjamin Acol
February 14, 2017

Unusual 2NT

Unusual 2NT

A jump overcall of 2NT shows 5 cards in each of the two lowest unbid suits.

  • 1 – 2NT = hearts and diamonds
  • 1 – 2NT = hearts and clubs
  • 1 – 2NT = both minor suits
  • 1 – 2NT = both minor suits

How strong does the hand have to be?

The most important point is that your suits must be good. A useful rule of thumb is that each suit should contain two of the top four honors. You don’t have to have an opening hand – just good suits, so the strength may vary. The reason that you need to have good suits is that the auction will be forced to the 3-level.



South shows both minors and when North bids 5, all East can do is double. 5 will go down by one, but that’s a good sacrifice for North and South because East and West would have made 4

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