A limit raise by responder to a 1♥️ or 1♠️ opening by partner should make opener very keen to bid game. Responder is showing four trumps, and 11 - 12 points (including shortages) and couldn’t quite bid game themselves. But they would really like opener to, if possible.
To make a limit raise, try to have some shortage, even a doubleton, to allow partner to gain extra tricks by trumping
A 10 point hand is not always good enough to make a jump, even with four trumps (eg 4-3-3-3, 10 high card points, not worth a limit raise, better to make a single raise)
Four trumps with shortage will allow declarer to trump losers from their hand
A limit raise asks opener to bid game with not much more than a minimum
Now it’s your turn to put this lesson into practice. Play each of the bridge hands and then watch the review videos for additional tips and an example on how to approach the hand.
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