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Practice making a negative response to 2C opening

Why do I have to bid to game after a 2C opening bid from partner


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Bidding

Partner opens 2C you make a 2D negative response showing 0-7 points any distribution. Despite what the hints say, you effectively have no points so do not bid a 4 card spade suit. (maybe a 5 card)

Acol Bidding

Partner opens 2C you make a 2D negative response showing 0-7 points any distribution. Despite what the hints say, you effectively have no points so do not bid a 4 card spade suit. (maybe a 5 card)

Plan Before You Play

Count your losers - 0 spades, 2 hearts, 0 clubs and 1 diamond. Looks like you can make 10 tricks.

The Play

A spade lead, win this and lead a low diamond which draws the AD. Win the spade return and lead a low diamond overtaking in hand. lead the 8H and make a deep finesse playing a low heart, the KH wins and returns another spade which is ruffed by west, who returns a club. Win with AC and draw the outstanding 2 trump cards and the rest of the tricks are yours.

Comment

You can make at least 10 tricks with this hand leaving you wondering 'why didn't I bid it?' In fact with the deep finesse you only lose 1 round of trumps but west gets a ruff in spades.

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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