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Bridge for Beginners. Lesson 6 More about NT Openings. Homework. The hands you made up will have been different from my answers Because the possibilities are endless But they needed to conform to the requirements for the bidding. Hand 1. Dealer N Declarer W Lead N.

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Bridge for beginners

Bridge for Beginners

Lesson 6

More about NT Openings


Homework

Homework

  • The hands you made up will have been different from my answers

  • Because the possibilities are endless

  • But they needed to conform to the requirements for the bidding


Hand 1

Hand 1

Dealer N

Declarer W

Lead N

N E S W

P P P 1NT

P P P

 KQJ

 Q976

 J83

 T98

 AT43

 KJ

 KQ62

 J32

 965

 A85

 AT9

 Q654

N

W E

S

 872

 T432

 754

 AK7

W must be 12-14 HCP

And balanced

E must be <11 HCP

With no 5 card suit

N & S must be <12 HCP


Hand 2

Hand 2

Dealer E

Declarer E

Lead S

N E S W

1NT P 3NT

P P P

 QJ7543

 32

 J5

 942

 AT

 JT98

 A43

 AKT

 K98

 AQ75

 QT9

 J87

N

W E

S

 62

 K64

 K8762

 Q65

E must be 12-14 HCP

And balanced

W must be >12 HCP


Hand 3

Hand 3

N E S W

P P

1NT P 2NT P

3NT P P P

Dealer S

Declarer N

Lead E

 KQJ

 K74

 QJ98

 Q76

 A84

 862

 2

 KJ9532

 6532

 AT94

 KT76

 4

N

W E

S

 T97

 QJ3

 A543

 AT8

S & W must be <12 HCP

N must be 12-14 HCP balanced

S must be 11 HCP

N must be 13 or 14 HCP


Hand 4

Hand 4

N E S W

P

P 1NT P 4

P P P

Dealer W

Declarer W

Lead N

 JT5

 T54

 JT3

 A653

 KQ9843

 2

 AQ54

 87

 A7

 A863

 K82

 QT94

N

W E

S

 762

 KQJ97

 976

 KJ2

W & N must be <12 HCP

E must be 12-14 HCP and balanced

W must have 6 ’s, about 11 HCP and unbalanced


Hand 5

Hand 5

Dealer N

Declarer S

Lead E

 QJ6

 A95

 K92

 JT76

N E S W

P P 1NT P

2NT P P P

 K73

 T43

 A8

 AK842

 9842

 QJ82

 765

 53

N

W E

S

 AT5

 K76

 QJT43

 Q9

N & E must be <12 HCP

S must be 12-14 HCP and balanced

N must be 11 HCP

S must be 12 or 13 HCP


Hand 6

Hand 6

Dealer E

Declarer E

Lead S

N E S W

1NT P 7NT

P P P

 987654

 432

 2

 432

 AJT

 AQJ

 KQJ5

 AQJ

 KQ32

 K987

 A4

 T97

N

W E

S

 -

 T65

 T98763

 K865

E must be 12-14 HCP

W must have a monster

With 25+ HCP

Missing no Aces


1nt openings

1NT openings

  • This week

  • Different continuations

  • By responder

  • Re-bids by opener

  • Some extra things about the scoring


1nt opener

1NT Opener

  • Means what?

  • 12-14 HCP

  • No 5 card major

  • No singleton or void

  • Not more than 1 doubleton


Responses to 1nt openings

Responses to 1NT Openings

  • Last week we looked at

  • <11 HCP no 5 card suit we bid?

  • Pass

  • <11 HCP with a 5 card suit we bid?

  • 2 of that suit.Which is called?

  • A Weakness Take Out

  • 11-12 HCP balanced we bid?

  • 2NT Invitational

  • >12 HCP balanced we bid?

  • 3NT


Responses to 1nt

Responses to 1NT

  • But what if we have more than 10HCP

  • And the hand is not balanced

  • Today we will look at the bidding for these types of hand


Partner has opened 1 nt

Partner has opened 1 NT

5

4

  • This is your hand

  • You have 4 HCP

  • And 5 ’s

  • You bid 2

  • A weakness take out

  • Opener MUST Pass

J

8

7

6

3

T

6

3

K

3


Partner has opened 1 nt1

Partner has opened 1 NT

A

4

  • This is your hand

  • You have 14 HCP

  • And 5 ’s

  • You cannot bid 2

  • Partner will Pass

  • Bid 3

  • Showing 5 ’s

  • And enough for game

  • Partner can choose

K

Q

7

6

3

Q

6

3

K

3


Partner has opened 1 nt2

Partner has opened 1 NT

A

J

7

4

2

  • This is your hand

  • You have 11 HCP

  • And 5 ’s

  • You cannot bid 2

  • Partner will Pass

  • Bid 3

  • Showing 5 ’s

  • And enough for game

  • The 5 card suit adds enough for game

7

6

3

Q

J

3

K

3


Partner has opened 1 nt3

Partner has opened 1 NT

A

J

7

4

3

2

  • This is your hand

  • You have 11 HCP

  • And 6 ’s

  • You cannot bid 2

  • Partner will Pass

  • Bid 4

  • Showing 6 ’s

  • And enough for game

  • If you know what the contract is then bid it!

7

6

Q

J

3

K

3


Suit responses to 1nt

Suit responses to 1NT

  • With 11+ HCP

  • And a 5 card major

  • Tell partner about the major by bidding it at the 3 level

  • This is a Forcing bid

  • Partner MUST not Pass

  • But should select the game

  • With 6 of the major bid the game in that suit immediately


Partner has opened 1 nt4

Partner has opened 1 NT

A

J

7

  • This is your hand

  • You have 20 HCP

  • And a balanced hand

  • Game is certain

  • Slam may be on

  • If partner has 14 HCP

  • Bid 4NT

  • Partner Passes with 12

  • Bids 6NT with 14

  • Guesses with 13

A

K

3

K

Q

J

3

Q

8

3


Partner has opened 1 nt5

Partner has opened 1 NT

A

J

7

  • This is your hand

  • You have 22 HCP

  • And a balanced hand

  • Game is certain

  • Slam is on

  • Bid 6NT

A

K

Q

K

Q

J

3

Q

8

3


Slams in nt

Slams in NT

  • You need 33 HCP in the 2 hands for a small slam

  • That’s 12 tricks

  • 37 for a grand slam

  • 13 tricks

  • 33 ensures you are not missing 2 aces

  • 37 ensures you are not missing any

  • So a response of 4NT shows 19-20

  • A response of 6NT shows 21+


Openers next bid

Openers Next Bid

A

3

  • You have opened 1NT

  • Partner has bid 2

  • What is your next bid?

  • Pass

  • Partner has bid a weakness take out

  • You MUST pass

  • Partner may have 0 HCP

K

Q

4

2

K

3

2

Q

T

8

3


You have opened 1nt

You have opened 1NT

A

T

3

  • Partner has bid 2NT

  • What is your next bid?

  • Pass

  • Partner has 11-12 HCP

  • You have 12

  • Maximum is 24 HCP

  • Not enough for game

K

Q

4

2

K

3

2

T

8

3


You have opened 1nt1

You have opened 1NT

A

3

  • Partner has bid 2NT

  • What is your next bid?

  • 3NT

  • Partner has 11-12 HCP

  • You have 14

  • 25 or 26 HCP

  • Enough for game

K

Q

4

2

K

3

2

Q

T

8

3


You have opened 1nt2

You have opened 1NT

A

T

3

  • Partner has bid 3

  • What is your next bid?

  • 3NT

  • Partner has 11+ HCP

  • And 5 ’s

  • 3NT is easier than 5

  • With stops in other suits

  • NT is preferable to a minor

K

Q

4

2

K

3

2

T

8

3


You have opened 1nt3

You have opened 1NT

A

3

  • Partner has bid 3

  • What is your next bid?

  • Pass

  • Partner has 11+ HCP

  • You have 12

  • No stops in ’s

  • 3NT would be risky

  • 5 looks too high

K

Q

4

2

4

3

2

K

T

8

3


You have opened 1nt4

You have opened 1NT

A

3

  • Partner has bid 3

  • What is your next bid?

  • 3NT

  • Partner has made a forcing bid

  • Showing 5 ’s

  • And enough for game

  • With only 2 ’s you want to play in NT

K

Q

4

2

K

3

2

Q

T

8

3


You have opened 1nt5

You have opened 1NT

A

T

3

  • Partner has bid 3

  • What is your next bid?

  • 4

  • Partner has made a forcing bid

  • Showing 5 ’s

  • And enough for game

  • With 3 ’s you want to play in the major

K

Q

4

2

K

3

Q

T

8

3


You have opened 1nt6

You have opened 1NT

A

3

  • Partner has bid 4

  • What is your next bid?

  • PASS

  • Partner has 6+ ’s

  • And nearly enough for game

  • You have 12 HCP

  • Not enough to go to the 5 level

K

6

4

2

K

3

2

Q

T

8

3


You have opened 1nt7

You have opened 1NT

A

3

  • Partner has bid 4

  • What is your next bid?

  • 5

  • Partner has 6+ ’s

  • And nearly enough for game

  • You have 14 HCP

  • Bid the game

  • Partner has bid a ‘Mini-Maxi’

K

Q

4

2

K

3

2

Q

T

8

3


You have opened 1nt8

You have opened 1NT

A

3

  • Partner has bid 4

  • What is your next bid?

  • PASS

  • Partner has 6+ ’s

  • And enough for game

  • Now your hand is irrelevant

  • Partner has told you what the game is

K

Q

4

2

K

3

2

Q

T

8

3


You have opened 1nt9

You have opened 1NT

A

3

  • Partner has bid 4NT!

  • What is your next bid?

  • 6NT!

  • Partner has 19-20 HCP!

  • This is a ‘Mini-Maxi’

  • Inviting a slam

  • You have 14 HCP

  • So bid it!!

K

Q

4

2

K

3

2

Q

T

8

3


More about scoring

More about Scoring

  • Vulnerability

  • Each pair may be vulnerable or non-vulnerable

  • The vulnerability is set by board number

  • On the boards vul is red

  • non-vul is white

  • Vulnerability affects game bonuses and slam bonuses

  • And the undertrick score to defence


Scoring bonuses

Scoring Bonuses

Part

Score

50

50

Game

300

500

Small

Slam

800

1250

Grand

Slam

1300

2000

  • Non-vul

  • Vul

  • Non-vul

  • 50

  • Vul

  • 100

  • Undertricks

  • For each trick less than the contract bid you lose


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