# General Principles Flashcards

1
Q

1C

A

1C - few natural bids, all can be followed by relays

```- one 2-suited bid 8-10
(2N - minor and major)
- one 2-suited 11+
(2S - 5/4 minors & 3/1 M）
- after 1C-1D-1H,  three two suited bids available    ```

(2H - 5/5 majors, 2S - 5/5 minors, 2NT - 5S/4H)

2
Q

1C-1D (except 1H)

A

1C-1D-1S-2NT (5/5 minors),
- 3C,D,H (6-card suit alongside 4-card support)
1C-1D-1NT-2NT (5S/4H),
- 3D,H,S (6-card suit alongside 4-card support)
1C-1D-2C-2NT (5S/4H),
- 3H, S (6-card suit alongside 4-card support)
1C-1D-2D no 2-suited bids
1C-1D-2H,S start TAB & CAB

3
Q

1C-1H-1S

A

Inquiry - bid below suit held
(1NT=C, 2C=D,2D=H,2H=S)

• 2S (minors 5/4 & (3/1)
• 2NT (minors 5/5)
• 3D, 3H, 3S, is 6C & 4 in next highest suit
• 3C is relay to 3D for same with 6D

cf 2S opener - 2NT :

3C shows D suit (& short C)
3D up C suit (& short D)

4
Q

1C-1S

A

8+ balanced, no 5-card suit

1NT asks for point count and shape, then groups, then pinpoint suits

5
Q

1C-1D-1H

A

1H is H or NT

• 1S balanced, weak or contains 3H
• 1NT is S (5-cards)
• 2C,D are 5-card suits
• 2H (5/5 majors)
• 2S (5/5 minors)
• 2NT (5S/4H)
6
Q

1C-1NT continuations

A

Weak 2 or 3-suited

1C - 1NT - 2C

• 2D (weak 2 in H)
• 2H (weak 2 in S)
• 2S (5440 - 5 minor)
• 2NT (4441)
• 3C,D,H,S (5440 - 5 major and void in suit bid)
7
Q

1D

A

11-15 could be short

• If major response, support if max and 3 cards with
• 2NT - 5/4 minors
• 3NT - 5/5 minor
• If minor response, priority is stops unless very distributional
8
Q

1H

A

Forcing “1NT” is 1S

(So 1NT shows S suit)

(And raises to 3/4 pre-emptive/distributional)

Forcing 2NT 16+ balance

9
Q

1S

A

Forcing “1NT” is 1NT

Forcing 2NT 16+ balance

10
Q

1NT

A

Stayman, red suit transfer, 2S forcing asks for shape, 2NT for minors

11
Q

2C

A

2D, 2H, 3C next suit up
2S strength inquiry
2NT transfer 3C (weak or game force in next suit bid)
3 Other 6-card suit, not much else

12
Q

2D continuations

A

H or S bids show raise in either, level as indicated

Otherwise bid the singleton

If H or S bid, bid the suit below the singleton, then relay asks for point count

13
Q

2H

A

11-15(17) both majors 4441 or 5440

• shortage is D
• unless 3C first,
• 3D is single A or K
• 3H/S 4441 min/max
• 3NT/4C Min 5440 minor/S
• 4C/4DMax 5440 minor/S
14
Q

2S

A

S + minor 5/5 6-9

15
Q

2NT

A

22-23 5-card Stayman