RESPONSE TO 1 NT  BALANCED HAND
XXXXXXXXXXXYOUR PARTNER OPENS 1 NO TRUMP.
XXXXXXXXXXXWHAT IS YOUR RESPONSE?

XXXXXXXXXIXXPARTNER           YOU
   XXXXXXXXIXXX1 NT    ====>   ?
 
  YOU
HAVE
COMBINED
POINTS
YOU
BID
TIP: It is usually easier to make game in 3 NT then in 5 of a Minor.
  0 - 7
Points

10 -14
Points

17 - 18

Points

21 + 
Points

Less than 26 
No Game

26 - 31 Points
Game for sure

33 - 36 Points
Small Slam

37 + Points
Grand Slam

Pass
 

3 NT
 

6 NT
 

7 NT

Decisions at bridge are sometimes clear cut and sometimes not. Let’s look at the clear cut ones first. Combined points of 26 is Game; 33 is Small Slam; and 37 is Grand Slam. If the points are there bid the Game or Slam. Your partner will pass. If the decision is not that clear then invite your partner to bid (Game or Slam). If your partner has a MIN, 16 points or a bad 17, then he will Pass. If he has a MAX, 18 points or a good 17, then he’ll bid.

 
  YOU
HAVE

8 - 9
Points

15 - 16
Points

19 - 20
Points

COMBINED
POINTS

24 - 27   Invite 
to Game

31 - 33   Invite 
to Small Slam

35 - 38   Invite
to Grand Slam

YOU
BID

2 NT
 

4 NT
 

5 NT

PARTNERS REBID
(THE 1 NT OPENER)

Pass with MIN
Bid 3 NT with MAX

Pass with MIN
Bid 6 NT with MAX

Bid 6 NT with MIN
Bid 7 NT with MAX

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QUIZ 6 RESPONSE TO 1 NT

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXYOUR PARTNER OPENS 1 NO TRUMP.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXWHAT IS YOUR RESPONSE?

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXPARTNER           YOU
  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX1 NT   ===>    ?
 
  1. S  A Q J
H  8 4 
D  K J 3 2 
C  8 7 5 2
4.  S  K 9 4
H  8 3 
D  K J 10 9 7 
C  Q J 10
 
2.

S  A Q J
H  A 4 
D  K 4 3 2 
C  K 7 5 2

5. 

S  A Q J
H  A 4 3 
D  Q 4 3 2 
C  K 7 5 2
 
3.

S  Q 10 4
H  Q 7 
D  J 9 6 5 
C  Q 8 7 6

6. 

S  J 5 2
H  K 6 5 
D  Q 10 8 7 3 
C  Q 3

ANSWERS to Quiz 6

 

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