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Bridge Corner: November 16, 2017

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Inviting OR Forcing Partner to Game: How to Tell the Difference
JUMP IN OWN SUIT
Strength: Invitational

Opener
Points: 16 – 18
# of cards: 6
North: 1♥
3♥
South: 1♠

1) ♠ 75 ♥ AKQ1086 ♦AQJ4 ♣2

Responder
Points: 10 – 12
# of cards: 6
North: 1♣
1NT
South: 1♠
3♠

2) ♠KQ10875 ♥A6
♦Q4 ♣842

JUMP SHIFT INTO
NEW SUIT
Strength: Forcing to Game

Opener
Points: 19+
# of cards: 4
North: 1♥
3♦
South: 1♠

3) ♠75 ♥AKQ1086 ♦AQJ4 ♣2
FORCING TO GAME:
Opener has 19 points and responder has 6+ points. Responder can not pass below game level now, no matter how bad his six points look.

Responder
Points: 19+
# of cards: 5+
North: 1♥
South: 2♠

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4) ♠AKQ108 ♥54 ♦AK5 ♣AJ3

FORCING TO GAME AND LOOKING FOR SLAM:
Responder has 19+ points and opener has 12+ points. Opener cannot pass below game level now, even if he opened really light.
Either bidder might jump shift with fewer (17+ HCP) if he has a fit with partner’s first bid suit. This makes a hand more powerful. Partner opens 1♥ and you hold:

♠AKQ108 ♥AK5 ♦95 ♣J53

Where are partner’s points for his opening bid? They must be in the minors. You and your partner should be able to set up about ten tricks in the majors plus partner’s minor suit winners. Fits make hands much more powerful.

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