2 Diamonds

2 Diamonds

Multi :

or weak (<26zp) with 6c M

or balanced 20-21hp

or semi-forcing in suit x (= 8 tricks)

 

Answers - undisturbed

 

 

  • 2♥ : P/C, searching for the major with 6 cards. An opener with semi-forcing values, bids 3x. If strong and balanced, he rebids 2NT, preparing a possible Niemeyer continuation.

 

  • 2 : P/C, holding a good hand for a hearts contract : opener passes with 6c , bids 3♥ when min with ♥, and 4♥ when max w. When holding a semi-forcing hand in a minor or spades, he will bid the suit on 3 level.

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

 

  • 3♣/♦: 6c ♥ / with 6-8 hp
  • 3♥/ : 6c ♠ / ♥ with 9-10hp . ATTENTION : mark the switch between the majors in order to let the strong hand play
  • 3NT : very unlikely, but the strong variant. Up towards slem !
  • 4♣/♦ : semi-forcing hand in the minor

 

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 10+hps may show slem ambition , especially when holding a 5+ card.