Over Opponent’s Takeout Double

 

 

 

 

This is where you must indicate to your opponents the meaning of your bids after they
double for takeout. [1
¨ – Dbl – ? …]. 

 

For example, is [1¨ – Dbl – 1© …] forcing in your system of bidding?

 

Is [1© – Dbl – 2§ …] forcing? 

 

What does a bid of 2NT mean in this auction [1¨ – Dbl – 2NT …]? 

 

Is a jump shift (a bid in a new suit one level higher than necessary) Weak? Invitational? Forcing?

 

As you see in the author’s section at the right, new suits should be forcing one round, unless responder is a passed hand.

 

Jump responses, as always, should be weak.  (recommended)

 

The Jordan 2NT Convention can be used to show a Limit Raise, as all direct raises should be weak at all times. This is not a Limit Raise as all direct raises are weak.


[1
© – Dbl – 3© …].  This is a Limit Raise, using the Jordan convention [1© – Dbl – 2NT* …]

 

See Lessons on Limit Raises, Limit Raises in Competition and Jordan 2NT in Chapter III for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(c) Bob McConnell, 2010