2c Responses
An introduction to whet your appetite!
   

The Classic response is 2 most of the time. We think this is wasteful.  

Counting each Ace as 2 and each king as 1 cntrls - find the total then:
we suggest the following 4 step responses instead!

2        0 Cntrls
2         1-2 Cntrls
2         3-4 Cntrls
2N         5+ Cntrls

If  holding a 7 card suit (or 6 card headed by the Q) bid it at the 3-level  ONLY instead of bidding 2.

These responses to the 2 opening, provide the opener an early idea as to the bidding levels that can likely be reached.

There is  another benefit when investigating a possible slam with a 4NT bid that asks for the number of Kings held ,
Answer steps  0, 1 ,2, 34 Kings....NOT asking for Keycards!
This answer immediately gives the exact number of Aces; only if it is 3 or 4 Kings is there doubt - and even that is ambiguous only when the 4NT  bidder hasn't a king!

Although opponents interfere rarely over 2, although there is an increasing tendency to do this,  one still needs to know how to handle it. Beta advocates the following 4 step responses:-

PASS
***
Next suit
Next+1 suit

This schema can also be used over any intervention following a coded request e.g. a 4NT request!

Beta also uses this and more in a question answer style. Please see our innovative 2C system continuations.