Crowhurst 2♣ (12-15) : Examples 1 - 4
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CR 1             Bidding : 1♦ - 1♠ - 1NT - 2♣ - 2♥* - 4♥ - Pass
Opener
8 5
A Q 9 7
K 9 3 2
A 6 4
  Responder
A Q 7 6 3
K 10 5 4
8 6
K 8


* Opener's 2♥ reply to Crowhurst shows 12-13 points and a 4-card heart suit (which he was unable to bid up the line).
With 14½ points and 4 hearts himself Responder raises to 4♥.


CR 2             Bidding : 1♦ - 1♠ - 1NT - 2♣ - 3♠* - 4♠ - Pass
Opener
K 8 5
A 9 7
K 9 7 3 2
A 6
  Responder
A Q 7 6 3
K 10 5 4
8 6
K 8


* Opener's 3♠ shows 14-15 points and 3-card support for Responder's spades.   Responder, with 5 spades, bids 4♠.


CR 3             Bidding : 1♦ - 1♠ - 1NT - 2♣ - 2♠* - 2NT - Pass
Opener
9 8 5
A Q 9
K 9 7 3
A 6 5
  Responder
A J 10 6
K 5
8 6 2
K 8 7 3

* Opener's 2♠ shows 12-13 points and 3-card spade support. Responder, with only 4 spades himself and a minimum hand bids 2NT. This is not an invitation bid, Opener must pass !


CR 4             Bidding : 1♦ - 1♥ - 1NT - 2♣ - 2♠* - 3NT - Pass
Opener
K Q 9
7 6
A J 9 2
K 8 5 3
  Responder
J 6
K Q 5 3
K 4 3
A 10 9

* Opener's 2♠ shows 12-13 points and a stopper in spades. It is not a 4-card spade suit, because Opener did not bid spades up the line when he had that chance (as his first rebid).



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