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Responding to Opener's Rebid in a Suit

Opener has rebid a second suit - what's my bid?

Bidding

Partner opens a major - you respond with 1 NoTrumps your partner rebids the other major - all things being equal usually the first bid suit is the longest so you with two of each of the majors - return your partner the opener to their first bid suit at the lowest level possible.. All pass.

Acol Bidding

Partner opens a major - you respond with 1 NoTrumps your partner rebids the other major - all things being equal usually the first bid suit is the longest so you with two of each of the majors - return your partner the opener to their first bid suit at the lowest level possible.. All pass.

Your Plan

Dummy goes down - In a suit contract always count your losers. so in spades 1 loser in hearts 1 loser in diamonds 1 loser and in clubs 1 or maybe 2 losers. Six losers! and you can only afford 5. The best chance is that east has KH and you can finesse against it with TH; the other possibility is that east will lead out clubs and so your KC makes and if you are lucky (skillful) you may make the JC as well.

The Play

Finesse the TH hoping east has east has it. Draw trumps - three rounds clears them all out. Play AD and then 8D. Lose your losers then the last 4 tricks are yours.

Comment

You can make 9 tricks if you avoid leading out the club suit waiting for the oppostion to underlead their high cards

NOTE: The above commentary is intended as a guideline only. As with any Bridge hand there are many ways to bid and play any hand. Beginners should also make extensive use of the 'Hint' button. The hints are computer generated and quite conservative, but are often useful if you are looking for a good suggestion.

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