2 Diamonds

BRIDGECLUB GEEL


Lokaal:   Het Geels Brouwhuis

Nieuwstraat 41,    2440 Geel      047 0710214

                       

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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.