Daily Bridge Tip 38

You have a choice of bids 1 ♠ and 2 ♥

1 ♠ shows an unlimited hand, whereas 1 ♥ shows a limited hand.

When you have a WEAK hand and a choice between a limited bid and an unlimited bid, choose the limited bid.

BID 2 ♥

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2 months ago

Surely there is a danger that we could miss a 4-4 Spade fit? Suppose partner has two four card majors and a 16 count and otherwise balanced. Playing a weak NT, I was always taught that the correct opening with such hands was 1H.

Bill Aitken
Bill Aitken
2 months ago

We have always been taught that you need 4 to support first time round. As opener I would expect 2H to tell me partner has 4 hearts. I have one partner who will nearly always bid 4H after a 2H response, and a 4-3 split in trumps is bad news. So I would reply 1S and, if forced to bid again, bid H confirming weakness.

Club Manager
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2 months ago

Andrew Robson has been stressing recently that it is better to support a major with 3 to a picture rather than bid the dustbin 1NT. That I do agree with!