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Weak 2 Openings

Weak 2 Openings

These openings show 6-10 HCP + a 6-card suit and are designed to obstruct your opponents.

  • less than an opening hand
  • good 6-card suit
  • 2 honours in the suit

2D, 2H, 2S Openings

Suit quality is important. A good rule of thumb is that you should have 2 of the top 4 honours. Intermediate cards are also important. KQ10975 is better than KQ5432. Having opened a weak 2, you should not bid again unless partner makes a forcing bid. Partner has enough information to know what to do.



This is the perfect hand to open 2S. You hope to make it difficult for your opponents to find their likely heart fit.


This is too strong to open 2S. Just start at the 1-level.

Responding to to a Weak 2 Opening

A weak 2 opening shows less than an opening hand so responder needs a good hand, or good trump support, to enter the auction.

With 3-card trump support it’s worthwhile raising partner, even with a weak hand, to make it harder for opponents to know what to do.



A perfect raise which South makes purely to be a nuisance. With four card support South could even bid game.

3 Comments

  1. caroleye says:

    Would responder to a weak opening ( should he have 15 points be ) 2 nt? And opener would then let responder know his point count?

  2. caroleye says:

    Would responder to a weak opening ( should he have 15 points be) 2 nt? And opener would then let responder know his point count?

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