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DG-1/

What does opener need to 're-open' after bid (overcall) P P
Short in the ovrcld suit don't pass, (DBL with the unbid suits). It does not suggest extra values.
If you have 3 of overcallers suit you must be strong to dbl or bid.
DG-2

When should opener NOT re-open?
With length and strength in opponents suit.
DG-3
What is an 'offensively oreinted' hand?
A hand that is best played as declarer rather then as a defender.
DG-4
With a distributional hand that is offensively oriented what does opener do in the balancing position?
Bid a second suit rather then double (even if short in the overcalled suit).
(Partner might pass a double and you can't stand that)
DG-5
What is an offensive double?
This is a penalty double made when you and partner 'own' the hand and you can earn more by doubling rather then bidding on.
DG-6
What are the key considerations in a penaltly double in order of importance?
1 shortness in partner's suit
2. High cards (10HCP minimum)
3. Length in opponents suit.
DG-7
Playing negative doubles what bid do opponents have to exceed for your double to mean penalty?
2S.
DG-8
With 4 card support for partner's suit when should you give a penalty double?
Never.
DG-9
With 3 card support for partner's suit when should you give a penalty double?
Seldom
DG-10
With 2 card support for partner's suit when should you give a penalty double?
Sometimes. Consider it.
DG-11
With 0 or 1 card support for partner's suit when should you give a penalty double?
Be eager to double.
DG-12
What is a lead-directing double?
This is a penalty double or dbl of an artificial bid that asks partner (who is on opening lead) to lead a particular suit.
DG-13
If opponents bid 3NT , and neither you or your partner has bid what does you dbl mean?
It is a lead-directing double asking partner to lead dummy's 1st bid suit.
DG-14
If opponents bid 3NT , and your partner has also bid what does your dbl mean?
It is a lead-directing double demanding partner lead her suit.
DG-15
If opponents bid 3NT , and you have also bid what does your dbl mean?
It is a lead-directing double demanding partner lead your suit.
DG-16

If opponents bid slam what does your double mean?
It is a lead-directing double demanding partner lead dummy's first bid suit.
DG-17

If opponents bid aNT slam what does your double mean?
It asks partner to make an unusual lead.
DG-18

What is Lebensohl?
A convention used after opponents 2 level natural overcall of partner's 1NT opener.
DG-19
In Lebensohl what does responders 2 level bid mean?
Natural to play.
DG-20
In Lebensohl what does responders 3 level bid mean?
Natural forcing to game.
DG-21
In Lebensohl what does responders 2NT bid ask opener to do?
This bid forces opener to bid 3C.
DG-22
In Lebensohl what is responders cue bid?
Game force. Shows NO stopper. Stayman.
DG-23
In Lebensohl what is responders 3NT bid?
Game values without a stopper. Opener passes with a stopper.
DG-24
What is Lebensohl?
A convention for dealing with opponent's 2 level overcall after a 1NT opening.
DG-25
Playing Lebensohl:
1NT - (2H) - 2S?
Any 2 level bid is to play, opener will pass.
DG-26
Playing Lebensohl:
1NT - (2H) - 3S?
This shows game going points, 5 cards in the suit bid, bidder may or may not have a stopper.
DG-27
Playing Lebensohl:
1NT - (2H) - 2NT?
This is a relay to 3C. It is game going or invitational. It is not as strong as a 3level bid.
DG-28
Playing Lebensohl:
1NT - (2H) - 3H?
Stayman and game going points without a stopper in opponents suit.
DG-29
Playing Lebensohl:
1NT - (2H) - 3S - (P)
3H?
Opener q bids opponents suit to say she does not like spades and does not have a stopper. Asks responder to pick her best minor.
DG-30
Playing Lebensohl:
1NT - (2x) - 3NT?
Responder shows game points and no stopper.
DG-31
What is a winning trick or rather how do you count winning tricks?
For each suit subtract any missing A,K or Q from the number of cards in the suit?
DG-32
What are the requirements for a pre-emptive 3 bid?
10HCP maximum, and a good 7 card suit AND
NV - 6 winning tricks
V - 7 winning tricks
DG-33
What are the requirements for a pre-emptive 4 bid?
10HCP maximum, and usually a good 8 card suit AND
NV - 7 winning tricks
V - 8 winning tricks
DG-34
What are the requirements for a pre-emptive 5 bid?
10HCP maximum, and usually a good 9 card suit AND
NV - 8 winning tricks
V - 9 winning tricks
DG-35
What are the requirements for a pre-emptive 2 bid?
10HCP maximum, and usually a good 6 card suit AND
NV - 5 winning tricks
V - 6 winning tricks
no 4card or very good 3cd major
No Void (1 outside A OK)
QJ1098x is OK
DG-36
How many winning tricks?
AQJxxxx xx xx xx
6.
DG-37
How many winning tricks?
QJ10xxxxx xx x Ax
7.
DG-38
How many winning tricks?
x x xx KQJxxxxxx
8.
DG-39
In a NT contract when you have decided on a suit to lead which card from KQxx?
Do not lead the K, lead 4th best, unless your partner has bid the suit. Same thing with QJxx.
DG-40
When you thinking about pre-empting after you have satisfied the length and HCP
rules what is the rule of thumb for winning tricks?
Vulnerable you should have Winning tricks = to the length of the pre-emptive suit. NV one less.
For a 2 level opening you need NV-6 WT's, V-5 WT's
DG-41
What is the rule of thumb for the number of winning tricks you need to make a pre-emptive bid?
Vulnerable - the no of cards in your long suit.
Not V. One fewer then the no of cards in your long suit.
DG-42
What should you considider prior to an overcall?
1. If I am doubled, how bad can I be hurt?
2. Can I tolerate partner bidding?
3. What are chances for game?
DG-43
What are factors speaking to overcalling?
Low level such as on the 1 level, favorable vulnerability, a good solid suit.
DG-44
When it looks like opponents have bid too high, when should you be cautios about doubling?
When, opponents have another contract they can run to or when they can possibly make the contract knowing where the trump stack is.
DG-45
What is a good opening lead if you are long in trump, and why?
Lead another long suit. You are hoping to make decarer ruff and lose control of the hand.
DG-46
Playing 2D waiting after 2C
When can you bid your suit rather then 2D?
With 5H or 5S and 2 of top 3 honors in your suit, bid 2H or 2S. With a strong long minor 3C or 3D.
DG-47
Playing 2D waiting after 2C
how can you show a complete bust after opener bids a suit?
Bid the cheapest minor.
DG-48
Playing 2D waiting after 2C
what is considered a complete bust hand?
Two or threee HCP's.
DG-49
Playing 2D waiting after 2C
After responder has bid a double negative what must opener do?
Set the contract if you can or invite, knowing that resonder can pass.
DG-50
Playing 2D waiting after 2C
If you have bid 2D and opener has bid what should you do?
If you cannot support opener's suit, bid your own 5 card suit (one that does not have 2 of 3 top honors, .
DG-51
(added to DG, but from C.T.|D.A.)
Playing Lebensohl, what do you do if 1NT overcall is not a natural bid?
Go back to stolen bid bidding.
DG-52

In a NT contract what do you lead from A: KQ109?
B: KQ108?
A: The K. Some would lead the Q.

B: Lead the K or partner may think 8 is top of nothing.
DG-53

Shoud you lead the top of nothing if partner has bid the suit?
Only if you have supported it. If you have not supported it you may lead low card to show count without having an honor.
DG-54

In a NT contract what do you lead from KQxx and QJxx?
Lead 4th best if partner has NOT bid the suit, otherwise lead top honor.
DG-55
In Swiss Team how important are overtricks?
Not Important. NEVER go for an overtrick if it could jepordize your contract. Think Safety plays.
DG-56
In Swiss Team,
When bidding a partscore what are your guidelines?
Bid to the safest contract. Don't worry about NT vs a suit or major vs minor.
DG-57
In Swiss Team, when should you bid a grand slam?
Only if you can count 13 tricks.
DG-58
In Swiss Team,
do you ever take a chance and bid game?
Yes, often. Especially if you are vulnerable. Bid all small slams with at least 50 chance.
DG-59
In Swiss Team,
how do you defend?
To set the contract. Don't worry by how much. Always take the setting trick asap. Don't worry if your line might give them an overtrick be agressive in trying to set.
DG-60
In Swiss Team,
When should you take a sacrifice?
Don't -- unless you are SURE they are making their game.
DG-61
In Swiss Team,
When should you double?
Never double a close partscore. Use care when doubeing games or slams.
DG-62
After Michael's Q bid what do you, responder, bid ?
Weak 2 level. Invite 3 level.
Game jump strong or pre-emptive. 2NT = 15-17 invitational.Other minor is long minor. 2nd Q bid = forcing on original Q bidder.
DG-63
When you balance with a double, do you need O.H.?
No.
DG-64
If you balance with a jump is it pre-emptive?
No. It shows a 6 card suit with near opening strength.
DG-65
Does a 1NT balancing bid guarantee a stopper?
No. It shows no long suit and 9-14HCP.