THIS WEEK'S LESSON
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When opener has a fit for responder’s first bid suit, the raise they make will reflect the strength of the hand.
When opener has a balanced hand and responder starts with 1NT, opener considers what responder is telling them, and their rebid will reflect this.
Try some extra hands in the important area of Opener’s Rebid. There are some new tips in this lesson too.
When opener starts with a minor and then rebids 1NT, responder sometimes needs a way to ask more about opener’s exact shape. New Minor Forcing is the way to do this.
Making an unnecessary jump in a side suit to show partner a good fit and shortage (singleton or void) in the side suit is a very descriptive way to bid. Jumping in the short suit is known as a Splinter Bid.
In this bidding style a single raise of opener's minor suit shows a good hand, whereas a jump raise shows a weak hand. This makes it easier for the partnership to judge whether no trumps or the minor is better.
Put what you have been learning to test with our monthly challenge hands.