Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Reverse Bidding - Part 3

Other Big Bids By Opener

Never reverse with a 5-5 hand. 

With equal-length suits, always open the higher ranking suit first, even with 17+ points. 

There are other ways to show big hands:

K J 7 6 5                 North         South
A K Q J 9              1               1NT
A 6                         3

Don’t open 1, and then bid your spades just to reverse. 

That would show longer hearts than spades. 

A jump shift shows it all. 

Other strong bids by opener: A jump in his suit or partner's suit (17-18 points) or a jump in NT (18-19 points).