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Open all hands with ? Quick Tricks

3 quick tricks, regardless of any other evaluation.

How many quick tricks?


Ace

Ace = 1 QT

How many quick tricks?


K

K = 1/2 QT

How many quick tricks?


KQ

KQ = 1 QT

How many quick tricks?


AQ

AQ = 1 1/2 QT

How many quick tricks?


AK

AK = 2 QT

What is "Working Honor Points"?

High Card Points protected by length

Working Requirements?


A


K


Q


J

Working Requirements?


A


K x


Q xx


J xxx



How many Working Honor Points?


K


Q or Qx


J, J x, J xx

Subtract one point


lone K = 2


Q or Q x = 1


unprotected J = 0



How many Working Honor Points?


KQ


QJ


KJ

How many Working Honor Points?


Subtract 1


KQ = 4


QJ = 2


KJ = 3

What is "Rule of 20 plus 2" or "Rule of 22"?

Add no. of Working Honor Points to no. cards in two longest suits. If = 20


AND


you have 2 QT's OPEN THE HAND

When do you open 1 Major?

13-21 Working honor points,


5 cards in Major

Have TWO 5 card Majors, 13-21 Working Honor Points.


Open?

1 S


HIGHER Major (spades)

Have NO 5 card Majors, 13-21 Working Honor Points.Have TWO 5 card Minors


Open?

1 Diamond

Have NO 5 card Majors, 13-21 Working Honor Points.Have TWO 4 card Minors


Open?

1 Diamond

Have NO 5 card Majors, 13-21 Working Honor Points.Have TWO 3 cards Clubs, 2 cards Diamonds
Open?

1 Club

Open 1 NT

15-17 HCP's
Balanced Hand
Partner must announce 15-17

Open 2 NT

20-21HCP's


Balanced Hand

Open 3 NT

25-26 HCP's


Balanced Hand

Open 2 Diamonds? (weak 2)

4 - 10 Working Honor Points


6 + Diamonds


2/3


or


3 / 5


top Honors

With 11 Working honor points and 6 Cds in suit, open?

1 of suit!
not a weak 2, add 2 length points!

What is "rule of 17" response to weak 2 bid?

Add your WHP's to no. of trump. If >= 17, can go to game

What does 2NT response to a weak 2 mean?

Asking for A or Kx in the suit, to see if he can get back to dummy.

What is an overcall?

Bid made by the opponent of the opener.

How is an overcall different than opening a hand?

Less points


Better suit quality

Point requirements for overcall at 1 level?

8-16 Working Honor Points

Point requirements for overcall at 2 level?

10-16 Working Honor Points

Point requirements for overcall at 3 level?

Opening points (13-21)

Suit length for overcall?

5 + cards in suit

Suit Strength for overcall?

2/4


or


3/5


Want partner to LEAD this suit, so ...

Responding to overcall, general strategy is ?

Just like responding to opening bid.

Responding to overcall, with trump support


6-9 points

Simple raise


1H - 2H

Responding to overcall,with trump support10-12 points

Jump Raise


1H - 3H

Responding to overcall, name new suit is ...?

Naming a new suit is forcing for one round

Responding to overcall, name new suit with how many points?

8+ Working Honor Points

Responding to overcall, what does NT mean?

Promises Stoppers

Responding to overcall, what does 1 NT mean

8-10 points


Promises Stoppers

Responding to overcall, what does 2 NT mean

11-12 points


Promises Stoppers

Responding to overcall, what does 3 NT mean

13-15 points


Promises Stoppers