M J Bridge
A totally different approach is suggested by David Gold in the April 2017 edition of English Bridge.
To the best of my knowledge this approach represents his own ideas. For that reason I have attached his name to it.
On the assumption that anyone who publishes their own ideas will welcome any attempt to spread those ideas I repeat the main gist of that article here. Hopefully I am not in breach of copyright. Let me know if I’m wrong.
The structure suggested will work best facing a game-
In essence the method is as follows -
in response to an artificial and game-
2♦ is artificial, 4+ points, not suitable for anything else;
2♥ is artificial, 0-
2♠ is natural, 5+-
2NT shows 5+ hearts, 7+ points;
3 of a suit promises at least a six-
3NT any solid 6+-
These responses sit particularly comfortably alongside the ‘Kokish’ convention.
You will frequently get an opportunity to show other long suit holdings following an initial 2♦ response and the 2♥ relay rebid by opener.
I have never played this method, but I have little doubt that in the hands of a serious partnership which is prepared to put some effort into refining its system this method will repay its efforts, and will locate some elusive slam contracts with great accuracy.
Post intermediate and above
This page last revised 15th June 2017
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