Lesson 33 - REVIEW


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BR 33.1 - Multi Cue bidding

We dealt with the convention of Cue bidding to locate 1st and 2nd round controls for a Slam contract in Lesson 23.3. This is a good method, especially if your hand contains a singleton or void, but it can eat up considerable bidding space and become at occasion rather awkward. Many experienced players have therefore ceased using this method, replacing it with bidding . . . . . . . . . . . .

After a trump suit has been . . . . . . . . . the bid of a new suit (usually at the 4 level) is a . . . . . . . , showing . . . . . . . or . . . . . . . . . . . control. The . . . . . . cue therefore shows (in the suit bid) :

an   . . . . . .   or a   . . . . . . . .   or a   . . . . . . .   or a   . . . . . . . . . .

Bypassing a suit denies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . As a consequence . . . . . . . . . . . . suits are quickly . . . . . . . . . . . .

After multi cue bidding has confirmed that . . . . . . . . . . . . . you can use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . to onck for the . . . . . . . . .

Here follow two examples.

Ex. 1     Opener (W)
♠ - A Q 9 8 5
♥ - K 8
♦ - 8 2
♣ - A K 4 2
  Responder (E)
♠ - K J 7 4
♥ - A Q 7
♦ - Q 10 3
♣ - Q 8 6
 

Comment
After Opener's multi cue of . . . . . . . . , Responder cue bids . . . . . . . . . . . , denying . . . . . . . . controls. This is revealing enough for the Opener to . . . . . . . . . . .


Bidding : (W) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Ex. 2     Opener (W)
♠ - K 8
♥ - A K 9 8 5
♦ - 8 3
♣ - A K 7 4
  Responder (E)
♠ - A 2
♥ - Q 7 4
♦ - A Q 10 3
♣ - Q 10 8 6
 

Comment
After Responder's show of a . . . . . . control, Opener is confident . . . . . . . is there. Through . . . . . . . . . Responder reveals holding . . . . . plus the trump . . . . . . . . , but lacking the . . . . . . . .


Bidding : (W) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .



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BR 33.2 - The Kabel 3NT Opening bid

It is not often that you are lucky enough to get a hand like this, but when it does occur : How are you going to bid this ?

♠ A K     ♥ A K Q 10 9 7 6 4 2     ♦ 7 4     ♣ -

Are you going to open 2♣ ? Or will you bid 4NT directly ? Neither may give you the answer to the only question your really want to know : has Partner got the A♦ ??   And if so, does he also has the K♦ ?

This is where the Kabel 3NT . . . . . asking opening bid comes in. It is specifically designed for freak hands containing . . . . . or more tricks.   Replies to Kabel 3NT are as follows :

  • 3NT - 4♣ = . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • 3NT - 4♦/4♥/4♠/5♣ = . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • 3NT - 5♦/5♥/5♠/6♣ = . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • 3NT - 4NT = . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • 3NT - 5NT = . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

When Opener rebids a suit it is a . . . . . . , if he rebids 4NT it is a . . . . . . . . . .
Responder's replies are :

  • 3NT - 4♦ - 4NT - 5♣ = . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • 3NT - 4♦ - 4NT - 5♦/5♥/5♠/6♣ = . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • 3NT - 4♦ - 4NT - 6♦/6♥/6♠ = . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • 3NT - 4♦ - 4NT - 5NT = . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • 3NT - 4♦ - 4NT = . . . . . . . . .

  • 3NT - 4♦ - 4NT - 7♣ = . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

If the 4NT bid is not available for a . . . . ask, 5NT is the . . . . asking bid.
Replies are :

  • - 5NT - 6♣ = . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • - 5NT - 6♦/6♥/6♠= . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • - 5NT - 6NT = . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • - 5NT - 7♣ = . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Here follow three examples.

Ex. 3     Opener (W)
♠ - A K
♥ - A K Q J 9 8 5 4 2
♦ - 8 2
♣ -
  Responder (E)
♠ - 9 7 4
♥ - 7 3
♦ - A J 10 7
♣ - Q J 9 8 6
 

Comment
East shows the . . . . . but no . . . .
West signs therefore off in . . . . . .


Bidding : (W) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Ex. 4     Opener (W)
♠ - A K Q J 10 8 2
♥ - 7
♦ - K Q J 10
♣ - 3
  Responder (E)
♠ - 3
♥ - A 9 8 7 4
♦ - 9 5
♣ - A Q J 8 6
 

Comment
East shows two . . . . . . . , which West recognises must be the . . . . . and . . . . . . . A contract of . . . . . . is therefore certain.


Bidding : (W) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Ex. 5     Opener (W)
♠ - A K Q J 10 8 2
♥ - 7
♦ - K Q J 10
♣ - 3
  Responder (E)
♠ - 3
♥ - K 9 8 7 4
♦ - 9 5
♣ - Q J 9 8 6
 

Comment
East shows to have . . . . . . . and West signs off in . . . . . .


Bidding : (W) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .




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