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Pre-emptive opening bids  

 
Preemptive bids can level the playing in that they make it much more difficult for the opposition to bid. and this is the point of them, to give your opponents lots of difficult bidding situations to deal with.

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Choose your opening bid with the following hands


  1 NoTrump (1NT)
  1 Spade (1S)
  2 Spades (2S)
  3 Spades (3S)
  4 Spades (4S)




  1 NoTrumps (1NT)
  1 Club (1C)
  2 Clubs (2C)
  3 Clubs (3C)
  4 Clubs (4C)



  1 Diamond (1D)
  2 Diamonds (2D)
  3 Diamonds (3D)
  4 Diamonds (4D)




  1 NoTrump (1NT)
  1 Heart (1H)
  2 Hearts (2H)
  3 Hearts (3H)
  4 Hearts (4H)




  1 NoTrump (1NT)
  1 Club (1C)
  2 Clubs (2C)
  3 Clubs (3C)
  4 Clubs (4C)




  1 NoTrumps (1NT)
  1 Heart (1S)
  2 Hearts (2H)
  3 Hearts (3H)
  4 Hearts (4H)




  1 Spade (1S)
  1 Heart (1H)
  2 Spades (2S)
  3 Spades (3S)
  1 NoTrumps (1NT)




  1 Heart (1H)
  2 Hearts (2H)
  3 Hearts (3H)
  4 Hearts (4H)
  Pass (P)




  1 Heart (1H)
  1 Club (1C)
  2 Clubs (2C)
  3 Clubs (3C)
  Pass (P)
  1 NoTrump (1NT)
  2 Hearts (2H)



Practice Bidding and Playing Pre-Emptive Hands

With commentary
Responder has an opening hand and support but you need to squeeze to make this contract Responder has an opening hand and support but you need to squeeze to make this contract Responder has an opening hand and support but you need to squeeze to make this contract Members Only Responder has an opening hand and support but you need to squeeze to make this contract Members Only
Rebidding your pre-emptive long suit Rebidding your pre-emptive long suit Rebidding your pre-emptive long suit Members Only Rebidding your pre-emptive long suit Members Only
Responding to partners weak 3 bid - when can I? Responding to partners weak 3 bid - when can I? Responding to partners weak 3 bid - when can I? Members Only Responding to partners weak 3 bid - when can I? Members Only
Should I open a weak two or a 1 level bid Should I open a weak two or a 1 level bid Should I open a weak two or a 1 level bid Members Only Should I open a weak two or a 1 level bid Members Only
Find the correct opening bid for this hand Find the correct opening bid for this hand Find the correct opening bid for this hand Members Only Find the correct opening bid for this hand Members Only
Pre-empt and stop the opposition finding their fit Pre-empt and stop the opposition finding their fit Pre-empt and stop the opposition finding their fit Members Only Pre-empt and stop the opposition finding their fit Members Only
The opposition can make 4H if you don't pre-empt. But will they bid it? The opposition can make 4H if you don't pre-empt. But will they bid it? The opposition can make 4H if you don't pre-empt. But will they bid it? Members Only The opposition can make 4H if you don't pre-empt. But will they bid it? Members Only







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