Index
Opener's Response to 1C-1D  w/wo Interference
Return
1H
1S/2C/2D




1N
2H/2S/3C/3D
2N
3H/3S

IH relay
5+ card suit (not forcing)
......Simple raise= 4-5 support points
......Double raise= 6-7 support points
......New suit= 5-7 hcp and 5 card suit, not forcing
......Jump shift= 4 card support, splinter
17-19 hcp, balanced (remember: 1C-1D-1H-1S-1NT= 20-21 hcp)
22+ hcp (= prior2C opening hand)
22-23 hcp w/o denying 5c major
Powerful hand in suit, asks for controls
......New suit= ace or void in that suit
......3NT = x or K (4C response asks where?)
......4H/S (return to suit) = no void, x, A, or K
............After any of the above responses, new suit by opener asks 3rd rnd control that suit
...................1st step = negative
...................2nd step = xx
...................3rd step = guarded Q


INTERFERENCE? 1C-P-1D-      1H or 1S

Pass
X
Suit bid
1N
2N
Cue bid


Balanced minimum w/o 5 card major
Take out with support in other suits
Natural, non-forcing
upper end of range (18-19 hcp) w a stopper
20-21 hcp w a stopper
Strong hand, no stopper
INTERFERENCE? 1C-P-1D-     1NT (usually for minors)
Pass
X
2C
2D
2H/S
2N

Balanced minimum hand
Penalty oriented
Hearts and extra values (unusual/unusual)
Spades and extra values (unusual/unusual)
Natural, not forcing
Upper end range (18-19 hcp) with minor stoppers


INTERFERENCE? 1C-P-1D-     X (usually showing diamonds)
Pass
1N
Suit bid
Balanced minimum w/o 5 card major
D stopper at upper end
Natural, non-forcing
INTERFERENCE? 1C-P-1D-     Upper level interference
Pass=

Balanced minimum
Other bids carry more weight
Unusual/Unusual over 2N still applies
......3C = Hearts and extra values
......3D = Spades and extra values