What should I bid? (May 2019)


What should I bid? (May 2019)

The best submission for May came from Barbara Conquest. She wins a voucher of $30 funded by TBIB, toward any purchase made at the Bridge Shop or Paul Lavings Bridgegear.


1 : 2
2 : 3
3 : 3NT


Basic System is Standard American.

I would like to know the correct bidding to describe the length of the two major suits to my partner.

Hi Barbara,

The best bidding description of the hand would be to open 1, and if partner responds 2, make a jump rebid to 3 to emphasise a 5-5 shape. If partner supports the hearts, that’s good, we’ll play in hearts, but say partner rebids 3NT (no fit for either major). I still wouldn’t want to play in 3NT, so I will then make another rebid of 4 and this should show a 6/5 (or 7/5) shape.

Hope that helps,

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