Index
Response to 1D Opening Bid
   
1H/S











1N

2C
2D
2H/S
2N


3C
3D
3H/S/4C
3N
4D
4H/S

= 6+ hcp w 4+ card suit
Simple raise
=3+ card support;
1S over 1H  = 4 spades, denies 3 hearts (opener skipping this bid denies four spades)
1N= 8-10 hcp, may have 3 card support, possibly 3-3-2-5
     New suit other than 2C = 6-4 or 6-5, will rebid second suit if 6-5
     2C= unbalanced with minors, usually 5-4, (if over 1S, may have 1-4-4-4; 1-4-3-5; 1-4-5-3)
2D= 6+diamonds
2N= Good diamonds, balanced, suitable for NT game.
3C= Unbalanced minor at least 5-5, hcp's in minors
3D= Very strong diamonds, 6+
Jump raise pd's suit= 4 card support/distributional, usually with a singleton...next step asks where?
Double jump raise= 4 card support with void...next step asks where?
= 7-10 hcp w/o four card major
     Responses as above.
= Natural w 5+ clubs, 11+ hcp, game force
= As least limit raise in diamonds with five diamond, forces partnership to at least 2N or 3D
= Weak jump shift
= 11-12 hcp, balanced, probly w/o 4 card major (but is possible), not forcing.
        3C/3D= not forcing
        3H/3S= 4 card suit, suggesting diamond shortness/weakness
= Weak jump shift
= Weak prempt, 5+diam w singleton or void,, best with 6+ diamonds in unfavorable vulnerability
= Splinter w 5+ diamond support, slam interest
= 13-15 w/o four card major
= 6+ Diamonds, weak, preemtive, more shapely than 3D
= Single suited hand, to play, no slam interest.