SURVEY for Advanced Lesson #14 – Rebids

Greetings Bridge Friends!

We will be producing Advanced Lesson #14, “Rebids, Part 1″ shortly¬† In the interim, we welcome your responses to the attached survey/questionnaire.¬† Good luck and happy hunting!

Click here to begin the slam bidding survey.

FYI – below is a copy of the survey questions and possible responses (click the above link to take the actual survey).

In our upcoming Advanced Video Lesson #14 in addition to our commentary including an assortment of hands to bid and play (with animation), we will share everyone’s consolidated survey results along with our feedback.

1.

1H – 2H;
2N…

Opener has invitational + values, non-forcing
Opener has invitational + values, forcing one round
Opener has invitational + values, game forcing
Opener is making a signoff bid

 

2.

1H – 2H;
2S – 2N;

Responder has interest in game, forcing bid, probably with a flat hand inviting 3N
Responder has interest in game, forcing to 3 Hearts
Responder has some interest in game, non-forcing bid
Responder is making a conventional, alertable bid according to your methods

 

3.

1H – 2H;

2S – 3S;

Responder has 4=3 in majors, asking opener to bid 4H or 3N without 4 Spades
Responder has 4=3 in majors, forcing 1 round & inviting 3N or 4H
Responder has 4=3 in majors, signing off in 3S
Conventional alertable bid by responder according to your methods

 

4.

1H – (1S) – 2S…

Obstructive/signoff bid, forcing opener to signoff in 3H
Mild game invite with 6-9 points and 2 Cover Cards
Invitational + game invite with 9+ points and 2.5 + Cover Cards
Inviational + 3N game invite with a stopper in Spades
All purpose cuebid – either #3 or #4

 

5.

1H – (1S) – 3S…

Cuebid showing Heart game+ support & Spade shortness, 3.5 + Cover Cards
Western cuebid with 1/2 stopper in Spades, asking opener to bid 3N with 1/2 stopper, otherwise bid 4H
Western cuebid with 1+ stopper in Spades, asking opener to bid 3N or 4H
Conventional alertable bid based on partnership agreements (highly unusual methods)

 

6.

1C – (X) – 2D…

Responder’s Jump Shift is strong (16+ points)
Responder’s Jump Shift is weak and preemptive (less than 6 points)
Conventional bid, partnership agreement required

 

7.
1H – (X) – 2D…
2D is 1 round forcing
2D is game forcing
2D is to play, a signoff bed
2D is an artificial conventional bed

 

8.

1D – 1S;

1N – 2H…

2H is non-forcing, showing 5=4+ in the majors
2H is forcing 1 round
2H is game forcing

 

9.

1D – 1S;

2D – 2H…

2H is non-forcing, showing 5-4+ in the majors
2H is forcing 1 round
2H is game forcing

 

10.

1D – 1S;

1N – 3H…

3H is non-forcing, showing 5=4+ in the majors
3H is forcing 1 round
3H is game forcing
3H is dependent on other methods (New Minor Forcing, Checkback, etc)

 

11.
1D – 1S;
2C – 2H…
(consider multiple selections if applicable)
2H is non-forcing,showing 5=4+ in the majors
2H is forcing 1 round
2H is game forcing
2H is natural, showing Hearts with no interest in 3N contract
2H is artificial, without promising any Hearts

 

12.

1C – 1D;
1H – 2S;

2S is natural, non-forcing
2S is artificial, forcing 1 round
2S is natural, forcing 1 round
2S is natural, game forcing
2S is artificial, game forcing

 

13.

(P) – P – (P) – 2H…

2H is preemptive, weak and obstructive
2H shows opening values, little/no outside defensive tricks on other suits
2H shows opening values, good 5+ card suit and 2+ defensive tricks on other suits

 

14.

P – 1D;
2H…

2H is weak, obstructive and preemptive
2H shows opening values, little/no outside defensive tricks in other suits
2H shows a good 5+ card suit and 2+ defensive tricks in outside suits
2H is an artifical, conventional bid

 

15.

1N – 3D; …

(Choose your favorite method with various partners)

3D is weak, premptive and “to play”
3D shows a good 5-6 card suit, invitating opener to bid 3N with extra or pass to play
3D shows 5-5 in the minors, forcing to 3N or 5 of a minor suit
3D is an artificial, conventional bid

 

16.

1N – 2C;
2D – 2H…

2H is natural, forcing 1 round
2H is natural, game forcing
2H show 4=5 in majors, asking opener to pass or correct
2H is an artificial, conventional bid

 

17.

1N – 2C;
2D – 3C…

3C shows a weak hand, to play
3C shows a strong hand wanting to explore slam in Clubs, at least forcing to 3N
3C is an artificial, conventional bid

 

18.

1N – (P) – 2D- (X);
2H …

Promises 3+ Hearts
Promises 17 points
Promises 3+ Hearts and a good 16 or 17 points
Opener must always accept transfer, opponent interference or not

 

19.

1N – (P) – 2H – (X);

XX…

Lacks 3 Spades, any 15 point hand
Lacks 3 Spades, any 17 point hand
Lacks 3 Spades, good Heart honors and suit length

 

20.

1N – (P) – 2D – (any);

3H…

Promises 5 Hearts
Promises 4 Hearts
Promises 4 Hearts and good 16 or 17 points
Promises 4 Hearts, good 16 or 17 points but lacking a side-suit doubleton

 

21.

1N – 2C;

2H – 4C…

4C promises great hand, Heart support and is a splinter bid showing Club shortness
4C is an Ace-asking Gerber bid, no trump agreement
4C is an Ace-asking Gerber bid, agreeing Hearts will be trump

 

22.

1N – 2C;

2H – 4N…

4N is an Ace-asking bid, no trump agreement
4N is an Ace-askig bid, agreeing Hearts will be trump
4N is a “quantitative” bid, with a minimum opener passes
4N is a “quantitative” bid, with a minimum opener corrects to 5H

 

23.

1N – 4D;

4H – 4N…

4N is non-forcing and “quantitative,” opener corrects to 5H with 3+ Hearts
4N is Ace-asking
4N begins a cuebid sequence, opener shows Aces up the line

 

24.

Assuming partners also play Texas Transfers:

1N – 2D;

2H – 4N…

4N is non-forcing, “quantitative,” opener corrects to 5H with 3+ Hearts
4N is non-forcing, “quantative,” opener may Pass, bid 5H, bid 6H or 6N with extras
4N is Ace-asking
4N begins a cuebid sequence, opener shows Aces up the line

 

25.

1N – (X) – P – (P);

2C

Opner is making a Stayman bid, Responder bids a 4 card major or 2D w/o support
Opener is bidding 4 card suit up the line, prepared to rebid without a fit
Opener has a 5 card Club suit or very good 4 card Club suit

 

26.

1.) 1N – (2C) – X…

2.) 1N – (X) – 2C…

1 is for penalty, 2 is Stayman
1 is for penalty, 2 is for penalty
1 is for Stayman, 2 is for Stayman
1 is for Stayman, 2 is a natural sign off

 

27.

1N – (X) – 2H…

(Select your favorite partnership method)

2H is to play, non-forcing
2H is natual and invitational to game
2H is natural and game-forcing
2H is a transfer to Spades

 

28.

1N – (X) – P – (P);

XX…

XX is to play, redoubling opponents for extra bonus points
XX is Stayman, asking Responder to bid a 4 card Major, otherwise respond 2D
XX is invitational, no trump agreement
XX forces responders to bid 2C, opener will pass or correct

 

29.

1C – (X) – P – (P);

XX…

XX is to play, redoubling opponents for extra bonus points
Opener’s “SOS” bid, responder bids 4 card suit up the line and/or partner may XX to continue looking for a fit
XX is invitational, no trump agreement
XX is game forcing to 1 Notrump or beyond

 

30.

(1C) – P – (P) – 1N…

1N shows 15-17 points, any shape
1N shows 15-17 points, stopper in LHO suit
1N may show 13-15 points, any shape
1N may show 13-17 points, stopper in LHO suit

 

31.
1C – (P) – P – (1H); 1N…
1N shows 13 -15 points with stoppers in LHO suit
1N shows 15 – 17 points with stoppers in LHO suit
1N shows 18 – 20 points with stoppers in LHO suit

 

32.

(1C) – P – (P) – 2N…

2N shows 15-17 points, any shape
2N shows 15-17 points, stopper in LHO suit
2N shows 18-20 points, any shape
2N shows 18-20 points, stopper in LHO suit

 

33.
1H – 3H…
(Select all that are correct)
3H is invitational with modern methods, 10 to bad 12 points, 3 cover cards
3H is weak playing conventional methods like Bergen Raises
3H is game forcing playing classic methods (Goren Bridge)

 

34.

1S – 3S;

4H…

4H is to play
4H is cuebidding Aces up the line
4H shows a second suit, forcing 1 round
4H shows interest in slam, asking partner to cuebid Aces with extras

 

35.

1D – 1H;

1S…

1S shows less than 16 points
1S shows less than 17 points
1S shows less than 18 points
1S shows less than 19 points

 

36.

1D – 1H;

2S…

2S shows a two-suited hand, Diamonds and Spades, invitational
2S shows a two-suited hand, Diamonds and Spades, 1 round forcing
2S shows a two-suited hand, Diamodns and Spades, game forcing
2S shows a short suit splinter bid, asking partner to rebid 2N signoff or 3N with stoppers and extras

 

37.

1D – 1H;

2N…

Less than 4 Hearts, 13 to 15 points
Less than 4 Hearts, 16 to poor 17 points
Less than 4 Hearts, 18 or a good 17 points

 

38.

1D – 1N;

2N…

2N denies a four card major, 13 to 15 points
2N denies a four card major, 16 to poor 17 points
2N denies a four card major, 18 or a good 17 points

 

39.

1D – 1S;

3D…

3D shows 4+ card suit, inviting 5D response
3D shows 5+ card suit, inviting 5D responses
3D shows 6+ card suit, any suit strength, usually inviting 3 Notrump
3D shows 6+ card siot. good suit with honors, usualy inviting 3 Notrump

 

40.
1D – 3H…
3H is a splinter bid, game forcing
3H is a natural bid, invitational with 6+ Hearts
3H is a natural bid, game forcing
3H is a natural bid, strong jump shift with 17+ points

41.

The following question (41-44) are extra credit questions… (Please limit your text to 50 characters) What is your favorite/most useful convention?_______________________________________________

42.

In a competitive auction when the opponents interfere by bidding a suit or making a Double, generally:

Making a freebid in direct seat shows extra values and game interest
Making a freebid in passout seat shows extra values and game interest
Making a freebid in direct seat denies extra values, competitive only
Making a freebid in passout seat shows extra values, competitive only
43.
On rebids, ‘slow shows, fast denies” means
Partners do not have a fit, still looking for a trump fit
Partners have a minor suit fit, still looking for a major suit fit
Partners have a trump fit, exploring game (Help Suit Game Try)
Partners have a trump fit, exploring slam with partner cooperation
44.

When partner makes an unexpected, potentially artificial bid, what is your general treatment?

Pass
Pass when opponents make an intervening bid or Double
Rebid your suit
Rebid partner’s suit
Consider the bid an undisclosed covention partner, make appropriate rebid
“ASBAF” All Strange Bids Are Forcing” – when in doubt make the cheapest available bid

 

Comments

  1. Ronald Smith says:

    Thank you for posting many thought provoking bidding sequences. Your questions underscore the complexity of this game. Partners must discuss many bidding and interference bidding issues to develop an effective “card.”

  2. BridgeHands says:

    Great point, Ronald! Yes, one of the joys of Bridge is learning to communicate effectively, and depending on the context of the bidding and partnership agreements, effort is required to develop agreed-upon methods (and a “card”) to ensure accurate methods.

    Or to quote one of my favorite sayings:

    THE PROBLEM WITH COMMUNICATIONS IS THE ILLUSION THAT IT HAPPENED AT ALL !

    Happy Bridge Trails, Michael

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