Minor Issue


A bridge hand


Bid the E/W hands. East is the dealer and opens 1♦.

  1. Should West respond 2♣ (game forcing) or 2♦ (inverted minors)?

  2. How do you advance after a 2♦ Inverted Minors bid? What does rebidding a new suit show?

  3. If the partnership tries for slam, who should ask for keycards - East or West? Why?





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Gino's Suggestion and a Short Explanation


1♦-2♦

2♥-3♣

3NT-Pass


This auction suggested mainly when playing Matchpoints, prioritizing 3NT, and forgoing a slam in diamonds.


  1. West should support 2♦, inverted minors. Showing your fit often simplifies the auction.

  2. After 2♦, opener should rebid 2♥. Rebidding a new suit after Inverted Minors shows a stopper (Second/Third suit bid).

  3. If the partnership tries for slam, East should ask for Keycards. West holds only 1 keycard. If West asks 4NT, a response of 2 keycards by East pushes the pair to an unmakeable slam.






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