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Bidding

Hands

You opened 1NT


You have given partner an accurate picture of your hand with your opening bid - now it is up to him.


The basic rule is simple - with just a few exceptions you do as you are told.


In the first place your actions, and more importantly you interpretation of partner’s action, will depend on whether


LHO passed


LHO doubled (showing strength)


LHO made a natural suit overcall


LHO made a conventional double


LHO made a conventional suit overcall


LHO overcalled at the three-level

Beginner and above

Responder’s first bid

Context  -  opener’s rebid.