This is a very special opening bid for 2 reasons:
1. Your hand is limited to a maximum of 17 instead of 21.
2. Your hand must be balanced.
A balanced hand may contain a 5-card minor but, if it does, it will have no other 4-card suit. Since the opening bid of 1NT is so specific, both in point count and shape, the opener rarely bids again. The responder is expected to take charge and choose the best contract.
|1.||Introduction To Bridge - Hand Evaluation|
|6.||Responder Suit Bids|
|7.||Responder No Trump Bids|
|9.||Responding To Overcalls|
|11.||Responding With Balanced Hands|
|12.||Responding With An Unbalanced Hand|
|14.||Responses To NoTrump Rebids|
|15.||Overcall Or Double|
|17.||Responses To Takeout Doubles|
|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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