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2NT or 2S the battle of the bidding systems



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Bidding

Open 1D, West makes a takeout double, partner responds 1S you can rebid 1NT(shows 12-14 HCP). Partner raises you to 2NT but you only have 13 HCP so you pass. All Pass.

Acol Bidding

Open 1NT, partner responds 1S . All Pass.

Plan Before You Play

In 2NT: Dummy goes down count your winners. Spades:1, Hearts:1; Diamonds:1, Clubs: 0. You need to develop 5 more winners to make your contract. Clubs should give you 2 maybe spades can give you 2 and diamonds maybe 1. Your spades are longer (with 7 of them) but your diamonds are stronger with only 2 honors out. try the diamonds first.

In 2S: Dummy goes down count your losers. Spades: 2, Hearts:1; Diamonds:2, Clubs: 1. You should make this contract.

The Play

In 2NT play your diamonds when ever possible.

In 2S draw trumps, play your diamonds using your hearts and clubs which the opposition give you back to regain control.

Comment

In 2NT you can make 8 tricks
In 2S you can make 9 tricks
In 2H you can make 9 tricks
In 1D you can make 7 tricks
In 1C you can make 7 tricks

The above commentary is intended as a guideline only. As with any Bridge hand there are many ways to bid and play any hand.

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