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Responses to Opening Bids

Assume your partner opens the bidding as shown, and the next player passes. Fill in your points (remember, do not count shortness in a suit bid by partner) and the response you would make.

Enter calls as: 1H 2C 3N 4S 6D P

1. S 2
H A Q J 6 4Points  1 S
D J 10 8 2
C 9 7 2

2. S A K 5 2
H Q J 8 5Points  1 C
D 3 2
C 10 9 7

3. S 9 7 2
H J 2Points  1 NT
D A K Q 8 2
C 10 8 5

4. S A Q 5 2
H 10 5 3Points  2 NT
D K J 8
C Q J 4

5. S A 9 8 5 4
H 4 2Points  2 H
D K J 8
C Q J 10

6. S J 8 7 2
H A 10Points  1 D
D A K 9 6 3
C 9 2

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7. S A 9 8 2
H 10 9 6 2Points  1 H
D
C A 8 5 3 2

8. S 9
H A K 9 7Points  3 S
D A K 10 4 2
C 8 3 2

9. S A K 9 3
H 2Points  1 S
D 10 4
C A Q 9 8 5 3

10. S Q 10 5
H K 9 8Points  1 C
D Q 8 3
C A K J 2

11. S 2
H 9Points  1 D
D A K J 8 5 3
C K Q 7 6 4

12. S 2
H J 9 2Points  1 NT
D 10 9 5
C Q 9 8 6 4 2

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