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McCabe Adjunct - After Opener's preemptive weak 2 bid, McCabe provides a mechanism to differentiate signoff 3 level bids in a new suit, and various invitational game asking bids. Responder's calls are conventional and alertable:

2D/H/S - 2N;

Method 1 - legacy:

1.

2N is conventional, forcing opener to rebid 3C.  Opener may then pass or correct to signoff in a new suit (similar to Lebensohl).  This scenario is commonly used over Right Hand Opponent overcall (suit bid or double)

2H - (2S) - 2N - (P);
3C -  (P)  - 3D - All Pass
 

2.

2N is conventional, forcing opener to rebid 3C. If responder makes a 3 level bid in opener's major, the bid is invitational to game:

2H - (2S) - 2N - (P);
3C -  (P)  - 3H
 


3.

 

Responder's new suit is forcing.  Opener's rebids are:

2H - (P) - 2S - (P);
 

a. Raise Responder's suit when holding 3 cards in the suit

2H - (P) - 2S - (P);
3S
 

b. Bid 3N with useful outside honors as a King and Queen in two side suits

2H - (P) - 2S - (P);
3N
 

c. Bid a side suit with a control in that suit

2H - (P) - 2S - (P);
3D
 

d. Rebid Opener's minor lacking any of the above

2H - (P) - 2S - (P);
3H
 


Method 2:

1.

A redouble forces opener to bid the cheapest suit available, used as a runout to opener's single-suited hand; responder may pass or correct.

2H - (X) - XX - (P);
2S - All Pass

2.

2N is a game try, opener's replies are Ogust

2H - (X) - 2N

3.

Responder's new suit is lead-directing only, typically a non-forcing raise of opener's suit.  See Ogust alternative treatment.

2H - (X) - 2S - (P);


Method 3:

1.

Responder's redouble is natural (to punish the Doubling opponent), with new suits "to play" at the 2 level.

2.

2N forces opener to bid 3C. Responder may pass or correct.

3.

Responder's new suit is lead-directing only, typically a non-forcing raise of opener's suit.

 

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