### Lesson 6 - Responders Rebidsx

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Prepared by Amanda Smith
Lesson Six
Responder’s Rebid
Ranking of the Suits
No Trumps
Hearts
Diamonds
Clubs




MAJOR suits
MINOR suits
Finding a Fit
 A Fit is 8+ cards in one suit between the two
hands
 If there is a fit in a major suit, then this will be
the trump suit
 If there is no fit, then choose No Trumps
Basic Rules for Opening bids
 You must have enough High Card Points
12-19
Basic Rules for Responder’s bids
 You must have enough High Card Points
6
or more
½ the
amount of
points you
need to
open
FIRST CHOICE: Support Partner’s suit
 Minimum (6-9) …
bid at the 2 level
 Nearly game (10-12) … bid at the 3 level
 Game (13+) …
bid at the Game level
These are limit bids … they are NOT FORCING
SECOND CHOICE: Bid your own suit
 Bid your own suit at the one level if you can
OR
 With 10 + points AND 5+ cards in the suit, bid your
own suit at the two level
These bids are unlimited … … they are FORCING
… partner MUST bid again
THIRD CHOICE: Bid No Trumps
 Minimum (6-9) …
 Nearly game (10-12) …
 Game (13-15) …
bid 1NT
bid 2NT
bid 3NT
These are limit bids … they are NOT FORCING
Basic Rules for Responder’s Rebid
This is most likely to be the final bid
of the auction
Responder has 2 decisions to make:
Choice of suit or No Trumps
Choice of level
Basic Rules for Responder’s Rebid
 Give preference to one of partner’s suits
… preferably a major
 Bid No Trumps with no fit and some strength in the
unbid suit(s)
 Rebid own 6+ suit
AND AT THE SAME TIME
Describe the quality of your hand
MINIMUM, NEARLY GAME
or GAME
What is the correct level?
 It depends on what partner has shown
GAME
18 - 19
CLOSE TO
GAME
16 - 17
MINIMUM
12 - 15
IF PARTNER HAS SHOWN MINIMUM
•If you are MINIMUM (6-9); pass or 1NT or
suit preference at lowest level
•If you are CLOSE TO GAME (10-12); invite
•If you have GAME (13+) values; bid to game
12 - 15
Minimum
Responder’s Rebid
Responder
Responder
1
PASS
Opener
Opener
1
2
Responder’s Rebid
Responder
Responder
1
2
Opener
Opener
1
2
Responder’s Rebid
Responder
1NT
Opener
1
Opener
2
Responder
2
Responder’s Rebid
Responder
Responder
1
3NT
Opener
Opener
1NT
1
Responder’s Rebid
Responder
Responder
2
3
Opener
Opener
1
2
IF PARTNER HAS SHOWN CLOSE TO GAME
•If you are MINIMUM (6 – 7 points);
•pass or;
• suit preference at lowest level
•Otherwise … bid GAME
16 - 17
Close to Game
Responder’s Rebid
Responder
Responder
1
PASS
Opener
Opener
1
3
Responder’s Rebid
Responder
Responder
1
4
Opener
Opener
1
3
Responder’s Rebid
Responder
Responder
1
3NT
Opener
Opener
2NT
1
IF PARTNER HAS SHOWN GAME VALUES
•Bid GAME (6 - 13 points)
•Consider SLAM (14+ points)
18 – 19
GAME
PLAYING TIPS
Ruffing in Dummy
Play of the Hand – Trump Contracts
 Draw trumps first
 Remember to count how many trumps are left out
 STOP drawing trumps when:
 Only the highest trump is left OR
 Your Opponents trumps have run out
BUT … There is an
EXCEPTION
Play of the Hand – Trump Contracts
 If dummy has a shortage in a side suit you may be
able to score extra tricks by ruffing with dummy’s
trumps
THIS MEANS YOU CAN’T DRAW ALL TRUMPS
STRAIGHT AWAY
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