2 Clubs

2 Clubs

Multi :

or weak (<26zp) with 2x4+M

or balanced 22-23hp

Answers - undisturbed

 

 

  • 2♦ : NF, to play (5+c♦ ).Opener passes unless he holds the stronger variant : 2NT

 

  • 2♥/ : NF, best choice between the 2 majors. s. If opener rebids 2NT , he holds the stronger variant.

  • 2NT : RF, 14+ hp, interrogative . Opener has following options :

 

  • 3♣/♦: longer ♥ than / longer than ♥ . Partner chooses the best major, if possible 4M , else on 3M in which case opener only will enhance to game level with 9-10 hps (max).
  • 3♥/ : equal length in majors min/max (<9 / 9-10hp)
  • 3NT : very unlikely, but the strong variant

 

If opener rebids 2NT, showing the strong balanced hand, Niemeyer can be started (3) when holding at least a 3card M. Indeed, the opener possibly holds a 5 card major.

 

A partner with 8+hps may show slem ambition , especially when holding a 5+ card.