PREEMPTS — WE DO IT
Only summaries are included below - see book for details
© 2001 - Marty Bergen
3 Out of 5 Ain’t Bad
don’t need 2 of the top 3 honors to open a weak two — 3 out of 5
is just fine.
Bid One More
favorable vulnerability, try to preempt “one more” than normal.
Seven Bad is Good Enough
the vulnerability is wrong for a preempt at the three level,
open a weak two-bid.
A Major on the Side
Preempting with an outside four-card major is neither illegal
Eight is Enough
first and second seat, a 4
preempt promises a weak hand with an eight-card suit.
Sock It To ’Em
Preempt in third seat as often as possible, especially when you
are not vulnerable.
Last But Not Least
fourth-seat preempt shows 9-12 HCP.
partner preempts, you don’t have to bid just because you were
dealt 13 HCP.
2NT response to a weak two-bid asks opener if he has a minimum.
The “feature” issue is secondary.
Partner’s Suit or Else
partner opens 3
forget about 3NT — either pass or raise.
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