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Standard American - Lesson 5
"Opener's" Rebids

If the responder has bid a different suit this is a "forcing bid", so the opener must keep the auction going by bidding again. As the opening bidder ("opener") you have several choices:

Support responder’s suit if you can

It’s better to show a second suit of your
own rather than rebidding your first suit

Rebid your first suit

Bid notrumps (in a later lesson)





Hand 1.
You (North)
8 5
K J 10 7 6
A 6
A Q 4 3
Bidding
North East South West
1 P 1 P
2 P P P


Comment: Open 1   and bid 2 after partner’s 1 response



Hand 2.
You (North)
K 8 7 2
K J 10 7 6
A 8
J 3
Bidding
North East South West
1 P 1 P
2 P P P


Comment: Open 1 and bid 2 because you have a fit



Hand 3.
You (North)
K Q J 2
K Q J 7 6
A K J
4
Bidding
North East South West
1 P 1 P
4 P P P


Comment: Open 1   and bid 4   This time you have a fit and enough   HCP for game (6+20 TP = 26)


 

Hand 4.
You (North)
K 8
K J 10 7 6
A 7 6 4 3
4
Bidding
North East South West
1 P 1 P
2 P P P


Comment: Open 1 and bid 2 after partner’s 1   response



Hand 5.
You (North)
K J 4 3
K J 10 7 6
A 6
A J
Bidding
North East South West
1 P 1 P
3 P P P


Comment: Open 1 and bid 3 after  partner’s 1 response. You have nearly enough for game


  PREVIOUS LESSON - Responding to an Opening Bid    NEXT LESSON - Responding in a Suit  
1. Introduction To Bridge - Hand Evaluation
2. Opening Bids
3. Bidding Game
4. Responder Bidding
5. Opener Rebids
6. Responder Suit Bids
7. Responder No Trump Bids
9. Responding To Overcalls
10. Opening 1NT
11. Responding With Balanced Hands
12. Responding With An Unbalanced Hand
13. NoTrump Rebids
14. Responses To NoTrump Rebids
15. Overcall Or Double
16. Takeout Doubles
17. Responses To Takeout Doubles
18. Opening 2NT
19. Responses To 2NT
20. Opening Strong 2 Clubs
21. Responding to a Strong 2 Club Opening
22. Responding to an Opening Weak 2 Bid




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