Sometimes a partnership can get into trouble with the best bidding in the world. The opponents are ready to pounce when they see the opportunity. If this happens, it is usually better to take a smaller beating than to give the world to your opponents.
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This week we look at examples of how you might respond to your opening partner’s major when your nuisance opponent has butted in. Your opponent has overcalled with the Unusual 2NT bid showing 5-5 in the minors.
It is very satisfying to be able to use an opponent’s bid for your own partnership competition.
This week we look at examples of how you might respond with an Inverted Minor bid after a standard One Diamond bid by opener.
Today’s convention, the Inverted Minor, is used for both offense and defense.
This week we look at examples of your responses to a Weak-Three level preempt bid by opener. The criteria is similar to that of a Weak-Two opening except responder must be aware that opener is at a level higher.
Preempts are good for offense and good for defense. The higher your preempt, the greater your gain and the greater the opponent’s pain if you are careful.
Ogust is a particularly useful Weak-Two convention for partnerships that like to ignore the “good suit” rule.