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Responding to Weak 2 opening bids  

 
In the weak two's system not all the opening at the level of 2 bids are weak and 2 Clubs and 2NT are the signals that partner has a strong hand. Ensure you have remembered whether your partner's bid is long and weak, or strong. The advantage of Weak twos is that you have a lot more hands that can be described by a 2 level opening. The downside of this flexibility is that it allows for lots more misunderstandings and mistakes. For this reason absolute beginners usually prefer to play Strong Two's

Your Options

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Overview

Your partner has  6-10 TP along with an adequate six card suit. What you bid depends on how well your hand supports your partner's suit. As responder you will have either, a weak hand with less than 9 points, a medium hand with 10-13 points, or a strong hand with 14+ points.

Responding to your Partners Weak 2 Bid

Unless you have an independent suit that can play opposite a singleton without a problem.
1. With a singleton in partner's suit and no strong suit of your own, say nothing unless you have 16+ HCP.
2. With a doubleton in partner's suit, you will need 15 HCP to keep the bidding going and if you have an honor (Ax, Kx, Qx) in your doubleton of partner's suit , and a good hand in other suits 14 HCP is enough.
3. With three or four card support for partner usually you should raise partner to the three or four level.
NB: If you and your partner have a 9 card fit or longer your opposition will of necessity have a 8 card or longer fit in another suit.... but luckily with preemptive bidding..... you and your partner have found your fit first!









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