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DONT - A defensive bidding system against opponents 1 Notrump opening bid, whose acronym is Disturbing Opener's Notrump opening bid (occasionally call Bergen Over Notrump):

Bid

Meaning

Double

One suited hand; partner normally "puppets" by bidding 2C.  Overcaller then bids their suit or passes if Clubs was the long suit.

2C

Clubs & higher Suit

2D

Diamonds & higher Suit

2H

Hearts & Spades

2S

Spades, weaker than double followed by 2S

2N

Clubs and Diamonds

 

 


 



 

   (1 Notrump)
  Q 9 8
A J 10 9 6 4 3
2
5 4
 

(1N) - X

Double shows a one-suited hand;  if West passes, North normally bids 2C and South shows the long suit - Hearts.  The overcaller's 2 level bid is a signoff bid; however, with extra values, North may raise South to invite game.

 
 


 



 

   (1 Notrump)
  A K J 9 2
A J 6 4 3
2
5 4
 

(1N) - 2H

2H shows a two-suited hand, Hearts and Spades.

 
 


 



 

   (1 Notrump)
  A K J 9 8 7 2
2
3 2
5 4
 

(1N) - 2S

2S shows a weak hand with a long Spade holding - with a stronger hand, South might first double and later bid 2S.

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