|PASSED HAND BIDDING|
|If you do not open the bidding then your
hand has an upper
limit of 12 points. But this does not mean that you can not bid
at a later date. Even after you have passed you can still enter the
bidding with an overcall, or a take-out double. And or course you can still respond to your partnerís opening bid with 6 or more points. The only difference is that after you pass your partner knows your handís upper limit.
The Maxi Pass
1 - 4 after you pass your partner opens 1 .
Opponents pass throughout.
w In EXAMPLE 1 show the Maxi by jumping to 2 . Jump to 2 No Trump.
w In EXAMPLE 2. This is a typical 2 No Trump response: 10 to 12 HCPs; a balanced hand; and no five card Major.
w In EXAMPLE 3 bid 1 (majors up the ladder) and hope that partner rebids so that you can continue.
In EXAMPLE 4 bid 1 No Trump. A standard response.
In EXAMPLES 5 - 7 you pass, your LHO passes, your partner passes and your HRO opens 1
w Double in EXAMPLE 5. You have support in the other three suits and a Maxi.
w In EXAMPLE 6 bid 1 . A Maxi with a five card suit with two honors.
w Pass in EXAMPLE 7. Maybe your partner can come up with a bid..
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