3C shows Clubs & Hearts; 3D shows Diamonds & Spades
3C & 3D are passable
3C-3D & responses 3D-3H require completion of transfer to 3H &
3S which are passable (weak) or continue to game is a sound raise
3C¦D - 3H¦S is invitational (distributional)
3C¦D-3NT shows Hearts & Spades respectively. Maybe played in 3NT or 4Major. any other bid is showing slam interest.
3C¦D-4D¦4C Shows double fit!
3C¦D-4S¦4H Shows both minors (rare bid as 3NT is passed over)
3C¦D-3D¦3H-3H¦3S-4D¦4C Shows the other two suits i.e. D+S ¦ C+H
3C¦D-3D¦3H-3H¦3S-3S¦4H Shows both Majors
CDH (Clubs, Diamonds & Hearts)
2C Shows Clubs and One or Two higher suits 4-4 or better
2D Shows Diamonds and one or two Majors 4-4 or better
2H Shows Both Majors 4-4 or better
Rubinsohl (2NT, 3C, 3D, 3H, 3S)
Used over 1NT and weak twos - usually a 6 card suit or very good 5 card
All Rubinsohl bids are transfers & * is a T-O
Also used after 1NT * ?
All are transfers showing 5+ card suit & ** is a T-O showing
equal length in minors asking partner to choose, while 2C & 2D are
preference bids to stop.
Rubinsohl is also used after 1NT-2X-? with bids of 2N & 3-level transfers.
As above but transfer to X or indicated suit, shows 4 cards in a highest unbid major
All are transfers AND after 2NT-3C PASS,3D,H,S are to play & promising a guard in X or its indicated suit.
Usable in all positions.
Responder must bid 2C if RHO passes, 2D is available if Diamonds is the
anchor suit OR if RHO bids: PASS or * with support for anchor suit
2 Anchor suit To play
Promises the lowest 2 unbid suits (one of which is the anchor suit).
This is a weak 2-suiter. If Hearts is one of the suits 2H may be passed.
Promises the same 2 suits as 2H above, but is a strong 2-suiter.
Shows 14+ and the 3 suits other than the opponents opening suit
available) 2D must not be the anchor suit -
when it shows a weak pre-empt. Otherwise shows a 3 suited hand with:
anchor suit, Opponents suit, and highest unbid Major
3Anchor suit Strong (15)16+HCP, & 6+ card suit
3Opponents suit Strong 3-suited hand (same suits as 2S above) (17)18+ HCP
suits Strong 6+ card
suit, 16+ HCP, and 4+ cards in Anchor suit
2C Opening: Responses
Trump Request: responses
- 2D: 0-4 No Ace or King
- 2H: 1Ace or 1King or 2Kings
- 2S: 2Aces OR 1Ace + 1or 2Kings OR 3 or 4 Kings
- 2NT: 5+ No Ace or King
- 3NT: 5+ KC A=2, K=1
- 3X: No Ace or King 7 card suit
Step 1: Jx or less
Step 2: Jxx or less
Step 3: Jxxx or less
Step 4: Qxxx or more
Control Request: responses
Step 1: No 1st or 2nd control
Step 2: 2nd round control (King or Singleton)
Step 3: 1st round control (Ace or Void)
Step 4: AK or AQ or A singleton
Interference in 2C Sequences
Before responder (NT bids included)
Before Opener rebids (NT bids ignored)
- PASS: step 1
- *¦**: step 2
- Next: step 3
- Next+1: step 4
- PASS: Suit below
- *¦**: Suit non-adjacent
- Next: Natural