M J Bridge
Opponents open with a natural strong two
This is a rare bird in tournament play in this day and age, but you must be prepared for it. In this situation you should exercise considerable discretion. Your opponents are already half-
Usually their opening will be in the form of a ‘strong two of a suit’.
I am perfectly satisfied with a simple approach:-
all suit bids are natural;
double will be a rare bid, but would be for take-
My suggestion is that you bid naturally on single-
Just occasionally you will meet a pair playing strong natural bids at other than the two-
T 8 2
A K J T 8 6 3
Opponents open 2♠ (natural and strong). I would bid 5♣ at favourable vulnerability.
Whether you would make this bid at other vulnerabilities is a matter of partnership style. Pass, intending to make your bid later is also possible on this opening hand.
And yes, I know that there is a risk involved.
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