Local Bridge: Unusual No-Trump Bid
The unusual 2NT bid is another way to bid 2 suits at the same time.
Earlier, we talked about the Michael’s convention. With that convention, if RHO bids one of a major suit and you repeat that suit you’re saying, partner I have the other major and an unnamed minor and if you repeat RHO’s bid of a minor suit you say partner I have both major suits. With the 2NT overcall over RHO’s bid of a major suit you are saying, partner I have both minor suits.
In order to bid both minor suits you must use the 2NT bid over RHO’s major suit bid. Both conventions are really cheap bids if used correctly.
Winners at the Friday, Feb. 1 Evergreen game: First, Dick Brisbin and Pat Featherston; second, Marie Pugh and Ruth Bowles; third, Lucy Brown and Joe O’Brien.
Monday’s Women’s Club winners were: First, Loyd Hill and Marie Pugh; second, Pat Macon and Judy Gealy; third, Gloria Bryant and Myrnie Mclaughlin.
This was board No. 13 at Friday’s game:North S A Q 8 H J 7 4 3 2 D Q 6 2
C A JWest East S 7 5 S K J T 9 4
H K Q 5 H 8 6D 9 8 7 5 D A K T 4
C Q 5 4 2 C K 3South S 6 3 2
H A T 9D J 3 C T 9 8 7 6The McLaughlins defeated their opponent’s 4DE contract 1 trick for the best N/S score and the Rimers defeated their opponent’s 3HN contract 3 tricks for the best E/W score. The lead on the 4DE contract was the Ten of Clubs and the lead on the 3HN contract was the Ace of diamonds.
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