M J Bridge

Theory and Conventions




Opponents opened a weak two

Most continuations will have been anticipated in your original overcall.

Furthermore, in most continuations partner will either have selected the final contract or instructed you to take a particular action.  This section will therefore be quite short.  For some continuations you may have to refer back to the sections overcaller’s first bid and advancer’s first response.

Remember throughout this area of bidding that you bid ‘strong over weak’, and that your primary aim is to locate the correct making contract your way - don’t be tempted into any competitive calls which might be taken by partner to be encouraging or invitational.

Beginner and above

Advancer’s first bid