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Responding to Openers NoTrump Rebid

The only difference between responding to an Opening 1NT bid compared to responding to a 1NT Rebid is that the opener has shown a different point count. The NoTrump bidder usually leaves the final decision regarding the contract to their partner.

What is my second bid?

Responding to NoTrump rebids

These decisions are essentially the same ones as when you are responding to your partner’s opening 1NT. Responder simply calculates the total point count and decides…

  • whether or not to bid game
    25 HCP needed for game in No Trumps:
    26 TP for game in a Major Suit : 4♠ or 4♥
    27 TP for game in a Minor Suit : 5♣ or 5♦
  • whether to play the hand in a part game suit contract
  • whether to play the hand in a part game notrumps contract
Partners NoTrump
Rebid
Means that
Partners Count is
Your points …..Your Bid
1NT12-14 HCP0-10 HCP and no major ‘fit’ or 5 card suitPass
1NT12-14 HCP0-10 HCP and a 5 card suitBid your 5 card suit at the 2 level
1NT12-14 HCP11-12 HCP and no major ‘fit’2NT Invitational if partner has 14 HCP
1NT12-14 HCP13+ HCP and no major ‘fit’3NT
2NT17-18 HCP0-7 and no major ‘fit’ or 5 card suitPass
2NT17-18 HCP8+ HCP and no major ‘fit’3NT
2NT17-18 HCP8+ HCP and a 5 card suitBid your 5 card suit at the 3 level
3NT19 HCP6+ HCP and no major ‘fit’3NT
3NT19 HCP0-5 HCP no major ‘fit’ and a 5 card
suit with unbalanced hand
Pass
3NT19 HCP6+ HCP and no major ‘fit’3NT
3NT19 HCP6+ HCP and a 6 card major suit
with unbalanced hand
Game at the 4 level in your major suit

Exercise: Your partner opens 1♣ – you respond 1♦  your partner then rebids 1NT. What is your next bid with the hand below?

Your Hand

  • ♠ A K 7 6
  • ♥ K 6
  • ♦ J 6 4 2
  • ♣ K 5 2


Answer: Your bid is 3NT – your partner has shown you 12-14 HCP and you have 14 HCP and no major suit fit so game in NoTrumps
Practice Game for this lesson