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 What is the general approach to point count when balancing? add 3 points to your working points to determine the level of the overcall What is the balancing seat? If the balancing seat passes, the bidding is over.(1D) - P - (P) - BALANCING SEAT What are the balancing options? Pass - NO other option availableBalancing Suit Bid (if below don't work)Balancing DoubleBalancing NT How many points minimum for this?(1♠) –P – (P) – 1♥ Could be as few as 6 with a good 4 card suit! For balancing NT, how strict is the need for stoppers? Not very!Jxx or Txx What do you need for this?(1♠) –P – (P) – 2♥ Eight points and a GOOD heart suit. What is this? The point count}?(1♦)– P – (P) –2♦ Michael's Cue Bid5S , 5HWith intermediate strength 11-15 WP's Jump shift means?(1♦)– P – (P) –2♥ NOT preemptive.Shows 12-15 WP's, 6 + suit length Is this unusual NT?(1♦)– P – (P) – 2NT No!this is a NT bid. Means?(1♦)– P – (P) – 2NT Not unusual NTover minors18-20 balanced Means?(1♠)– P – (P) – 2NT Not unusual NTover Majors 20-22 balanced Balancing NT bid level depends on ? Whether opponents opened a minor or Major suit.(1♦)– P – (P) – 1NT 10-14(1♠)– P – (P) – 1NT 12-16add two points for NT over opening Major suit How do you adjust the level of balancing NT bidding from a minor opener vs Major opener (1♦)– P – (P) – 1NT 10-14 (1♠)– P – (P) – 1NT 12-16Add two points for NT over opening Major suit