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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 available


Balancing Suit Bid (if below don't work)


Balancing Double


Balancing 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 Bid


5S , 5H


With 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 NT


over minors


18-20 balanced

Means?


(1♠)– P – (P) – 2NT

Not unusual NT


over 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 12-16


add 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 12-16


Add two points for NT over opening Major suit