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Advanced. Defence to 1NT Doubled & 4 th Suit Forcing. Defence to 1NT Doubled. If partner opens 1NT (12-14 HCP) And opponents double Showing 15+ HCP If we are weak we need an escape Because 1NT* will be a disaster After the * our bids are natural

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• Defence to 1NT Doubled

• &

• 4th Suit Forcing

• If partner opens 1NT (12-14 HCP)

• And opponents double

• Showing 15+ HCP

• If we are weak we need an escape

• Because 1NT* will be a disaster

• After the * our bids are natural

• So any 2 level bid shows 5 of the suit and is a weak take out

• But the strong hand becomes dummy

• Redouble (**) transfers to ‘s

• ‘s transfers to ‘s

• ‘s transfers to ‘s

• ‘s transfers to ‘s

• Opener then completes the transfer

• But often we will not have a 5 card suit

• There are other better methods

• The one we will look at is called Helmic

• This defence allows an escape with all weak hands except 4333 shape

• The 4333 shape occurs in theory 10.54%

• So, every 10th time partner opens 1NT and it is doubled you will have this shape hand

• But we can allow for this shape as well using a ‘forcing’ pass

• With 8+ HCP we are happy to play

• We have at least half the HCP

• So we would pass the double

• With fewer than 8 HCP

• We can re-double

• Or bid a suit

• If we re-double

• It says

• ‘I have a 5 card suit’

• If we bid a suit

• It says

• ‘I have 2 x 4 card suits’

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• Partner opens 1NT

• RHO doubles

• What do we bid?

• Pass

• We have 8HCP

• And a balance hand

• Happy to play

• Good luck partner!

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• Partner opens 1NT

• RHO doubles

• What do we bid?

• **

• We have 4 HCP

• 1NT* is a disaster

• Partner will bid 2

• To find out which is the 5 card suit

• And we bid 2 

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• Re-double the penalty *

• Opener relays by bidding 2

• Then bid the 5 card suit

• Or Pass if it is ‘s

• You must do this if you have a 5 card suit and fewer than 8 HCP

• The weaker you are the more important it is to get out of NT

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• Partner opens 1NT

• RHO doubles

• What do we bid?

• 2

• We have 2 HCP

• This bid says

• I have 4 ‘s

• And 4 of a higher suit

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J

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• We will be happy to find a 4/3 fit

• Bid the lower suit

• Opener Passes with 3 or more of the suit

• With only 2 of the suit

• Opener bids the next suit up

• NOT a higher 4 card suit

• Responder may only have 2 cards

• Then responder bids the 2nd 4 card suit

• Which is passed by opener

• Or responder passes if the next suit is it

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• Partner opens 1NT

• RHO doubles

• What do we bid?

• Pass

• We have 2 HCP

• This bid says

• I have either 4333 and weak

• Or 8+ HCP

• The Forcing Pass

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J

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• Opener bids 1NT and RHO doubles

• Responder passes

• Opener MUST re-double

• Responder then passes with 8+ HCP

• Now you are playing in game!

• Or bids 2 with 4333 shape and weak

• Opener bids the longest suit

• Which must be at least a 4/3 fit

• If opponents double your 1NT bid

• They are strong

• If you use the escape mechanism and they bid a suit

• Pass and let them play

• This is your best outcome

• Never try to bid on

• You will end up even deeper in the mire!

• If you use Helmic and find a fit

• And opponents then double again

• This is also for penalties

• Do NOT try to find another fit

• Or bid 2NT

• Things can only get worse

• And more painful!

• They will double whatever you bid

• The suit bid must be better than NT

• Technique to determine if a NT game is on

• When your side bid all 4 suits

• Last bid is above the 1 level

• There is enough for game

• e.g. 1 P 1 P

• 2 P 2

• Why did responder not bid NT?

• The last bid says:

• ‘If you have stops in ‘s bid NT otherwise bid another suit.’

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J

• Partner opens 1

• You bid 2

• Partner bids 2

• You know there is enough for game

• But if partner has no ‘s

• NT could be dodgy

• So bid 2

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• Only use this when you have enough for game

• Normally played as forcing to game

• Partner bids NT with a good stop (A or K)

• Or 2 smaller stops (QJx or JTxx)

• Very useful for avoiding bad NT contracts

• 1 Exception

• 1 P 1 P

• 1 P 1

• The responder has a weak 2 suited hand and is trying to find a cheap way out

• If responder had enough for game and wanted to find a NT contract

• The FSF bid would be 2