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1S-2S-3D

GAME TRY. HELP ME IN DIAMONDS, OR, HAS STRENGTH IN THE SUIT. 2S SHOWS SPADE SUPPORT AND 6-9PTS.
NOTE: HOWEVER, THAT IF OPENER THEN CONTINUES TO BID BEYOND GAME (4S), THE 3D IS A CUE BID DENYING CONTROL(S) IN CLUBS AND CONFIRMING CONTROL(S) IN DIAMONDS. THIS IS NOT THE CASE WITH A MAJOR (SEE BELOW).

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1S-2S-3H

GAME TRY. HELP ME IN HEARTS, OR, HAS STRENGTH IN THE SUIT.2S SHOWS SPADE SUPPORT AND 6-9PTS

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1H-2H-2S

THIS IS A GAME TRY. IT IS NOT A CUE BID AS THE BID 2S DOES NOT AGREE THE SUIT AS STILL AT THE TWO LEVEL. IT IS NOT A NT PROBE AS WE ARE IN THE MAJORS.

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1H-2H-2S 15PTS, RESPONDER SAJX

CAN YOU HELP IN SPADES? THIS HAND:
SX HAKJ10 15 PTS. RESPONDER SAJX, SO CAN BID ON TO GAME IN FOUR HEARTS.

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1H-2H-2S RESPONDER SXX

CAN YOU HELP IN SPADES? THIS HAND:
SX HAKJ10 15 PTS. RESPONDER SXX, SO CANNOT BID GAME SO SIGNS OFF IN THREE HEARTS.

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1H-2H-3C 9PTS CXXX

CAN YOU HELP IN SPADES? THIS HAND:
SX HAKJ10 15 PTS. RESPONDER SXX, SO CANNOT BID GAME SO SIGNS OFF IN THREE HEARTS.

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1S-2S-3H

THIS IS A GAME TRY WITH THE OPENER SHOWING HIS SECOND SUIT OF HEARTS WITH FOUR OR FIVE CARDS.

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1S 2C 2H 3D 3NT

NO TRUMP PROBE. THE 1S OPENER BIDDING 3NT SHOWS A DIAMOND STOPPER, EG SAKXXX,HKJXX,DKX,CXX 14PTS AND DIAMOND STOPPER. DO NOT BID NT UNLESS YOU HOLD A DIAMOND STOPPER.

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1C 3C 3H 3NT

NO TRUMP PROBE.SHOWS A STOPPER IN HEARTS IN THE PROCESS OF INVESTIGATING 3NT. 3NT CONFIRMS THE HEART STOPPER

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1C-3C-3H-3NT-4C.

NO TRUMP PROBE.SHOWS A STOPPER IN HEARTS IN THE PROCESS OF INVESTIGATING 3NT. HOWEVER, IF THE BIDDING CONTINUES AND RESPONDER BIDS 3NT AND OPENER THEN BIDS 4C, THE 4C BID SETS CLUBS AS TRUMPS (NOT SET BY THE 3NT BID) AND THE 3H CONVERTS INTO STRENGTH IN HEARTS.

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1C-3C-3H-3NT-4NT.

NO TRUMP PROBE.SHOWS A STOPPER IN HEARTS IN THE PROCESS OF INVESTIGATING 3NT. HOWEVER, IF THE BIDDING CONTINUES AND RESPONDER BIDS 3NT AND OPENER THEN BIDS 4NT, THE BID SETS NT AS A QUANTITATIVE BID AS 3NT WAS NATURAL AND THE 3H CONVERTS INTO STRENGTH IN HEARTS.

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1C-3C-3H-3NT.

NO TRUMP PROBE.SHOWS A STOPPER IN HEARTS IN THE PROCESS OF INVESTIGATING 3NT. HOWEVER, IF THE BIDDING CONTINUES AND RESPONDER BIDS 3NT AND OPENER THEN BIDS 4C, THIS SETS THE TRUMPS AS CLUBS AND 4D IS A CUE BID (4C IS NOT A CUE BID AND 5C WOULD BE A BAIL OUT AS CLUBS ARE TRUMPS)

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1C-3C-3H

NO TRUMP PROBE. SHOWS A STOPPER IN HEARTS IN THE PROCESS OF INVESTIGATING 3NT.

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1S-3S-4D

CUE BID AS CONTROL.OPENER’S CUE BID CONFIRMS THE TRUMPS AS SPADES, SHOWS A CONTROL IN DIAMONDS (DENIES IN CLUBS) AND INTEREST IN SLAM. WITHOUT A SLAM INTEREST OPENER WOULD BID 4S.

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1C-1S-3S-4D

CUE BID AS CONTROL IS A CUE BID CONFIRMING SPADES AS TRUMPS AND DENIES CLUB CONTROL, CONFIRMS DIAMOND CONTROL, AND OFFERS RESPONDER THE CHANCE TO CUE BID IN HEARTS OR BAIL OUT AT 4S.

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1C-1S-2S-3D

IS A GAME TRY AS WE CAN STILL STOP IN 3S.

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1C-1S-2S-4D

SPLINTER. IS A SPLINTER AS RESPONDER JUMPED. BY RESPONDER SHOWING SINGLETON/VOID IN DIAMONDS AND GOING FOR A SLAM (BUT CAN STILL STOP IN GAME). 10-15 PTS, 4 PIECE SUPPORT.

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1C-1H-1S-3D-3NT

IS A SPLINTER (NOTE THE JUMP) CONFIRMING SPADES AS TRUMPS AND SHOWING SINGLETON/VOID IN DIAMONDS. NOTE: THIS IS NOT FOURTH SUIT FORCING AS THIS IS A JUMP BID TO 3D (A 2D NON-JUMP IS FOURTH SUIT FORCING).10-15 PTS, 4 PIECE SUPPORT.

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1C-1H-1S-2D

IS FOURTH SUIT FORCING AS THIS IS NOT A JUMP (A JUMP SIGNIFIES A SPLINTER). A NT BID NEXT SHOWS A STOPPER IN DIAMONDS.

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1S-2S-4D

OPENER SPLINTERS IN DIAMONDS TO SHOW SINGLETON/VOID AND AGREES SPADES AS TRUMPS. THIS IS NOT A CUE BID AS PARTNER DID NOT JUMP IN SPADES. THE RESPONDER’S NEXT BID IS A CUE BID. OPENER MAKING THE SPLINTER. NEED 19-20 PTS OVER A ONE LEVEL RESPONSE, 17-20 OVER TWO LEVEL.

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1S-2H-4D

OPENER SPLINTERS IN DIAMONDS TO SHOW SINGLETON/VOID AND AGREES PARTNER HEARTS AS TRUMPS. THIS IS NOT A CUE BID AS THE TRUMPS WERE NOT AGREED. THE RESPONDER’S NEXT BID IS A CUE BID OR SIGN OFF IN 4H.10-15 PTS, 4 PIECE SUPPORT.

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1H-2H-3S

THIS IS A SPLINTER AS THE SPADES ARE A JUMP IN A NEW SUIT (SHOWING A SINGLETON/VOID IN SPADES). IT AGREES HEARTS AS TRUMPS. 4 PIECE SUPPORT. THIS IS OPENER MAKING THE SPLINTER SO NEED 17-19 PTS AT LEVEL TWO AND 19+ AT LEVEL ONE.

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1S-2S-4D

SPLINTER. CONFIRMING SPADES AS TRUMPS AND A SINGLETON/VOID IN DIAMONDS.

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1D 1S 2C 2H

FOURTH SUIT FORCING. RESPONDER’S HEARTS ARE EG HKX SO HE HAS A STOPPER, AND OPENER REBIDS 2NT/3NT DEPENDING ON STRENGTH.
WITH NO STOPPER IN THE FOURTH SUIT, OPENER SHOWS ADDITIONAL LENGTH IN A BID SUIT

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1H 1S 2C 2D

FOURTH SUIT FORCING. OPENER’S HEARTS ARE XXXXX BUT DIAMONDS ARE AKXXXX. THE OPENING BID SHOWS 5D, SO REBID OF DIAMONDS SHOWS SIX.

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1D 1H 1S 2C

FOURTH SUIT FORCING. 2C IS FOURTH SUIT FORCING. 2NT = STOPPER IN CLUBS. 3H BY 2C BIDDER MEANS JUST WANT TO MAKE A FORCING 3H BID (AS SEVEN HEARTS). IMMEDIATE BID OF 3H INSTEAD OF 2C WOULD HAVE BEEN HIGHLY INVITATIONAL, BUT FOURTH SUIT MAKES THE HAND GAME FORCING.

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NB 1C 1S 2D 2H

FOURTH SUIT FORCING. 2S IS NOT A NEW SUIT AND FORCING SO BID 2H AS FOURTH SUIT FORCING TO ENSURE PARTNER BIDS. RESPONDER REBIDS 3C (SHOWING 6C), OPENER 3S (MAKING THE SPADES FORCING). RESPONSE OF 4S GAME (EVEN THOUGH ONLY 1S).

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1S (5PIECE M) -2NT (JACOBY) -3C (CUE BID CONTROL- DOM RECOMMENDS AFTER JACOBY) 4S (GAME PTS)

OPENER RESPONDER
SKXXX AQXX
HKJX XX
DAXXX KXX
CKX CQXXX
HCPTS 14 11PTS
TOTAL 15 12PTS
4PIECE-S

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1S (5PIECE M) -2NT (JACOBY) -3S(CUE BID) PASS (MINIMUM RESPONSE)

OPENER RESPONDER
SKQJXX AXXX
HXXX QXX
DKQXX AXXX
CX CXX
HCPTS 11 10PTS
TOTAL 13 10PTS
4 PIECE-S

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1S (5PIECE M) -2NT (JACOBY) -3C (CONTROL IN CLUBS) 3D (1ST/2ND RND CONTROL IN DIAMONDS), 3H (H DITTO), 4C (DITTO CLUBS - NOTE AGREEMENT IS SPADES AS TRUMPS), 4D (1ST/2ND RND CONTROL), 4H (DITTO) 4NT (BLACKWOOD KEY) 5D (0 OR 3) 7 SPADES, MUST BE COLD, AND ONLY 31 HONOUR PTS.

OPENER RESPONDER
SKQXXX AXXX
HAX KX
DKQJXX AXX
CA CQKXX
3C NOTE IT REQUIRES A SINGLETON TO BID.
HCPTS 11 10PTS
TOTAL 13 10PTS
3 PIECE-S