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The Extended Weak Two 2H Opening bid is a opening bid for 2 types of hands. They are:

  1. Weak-Two in 5-11 HCP. (the most frequent)
  2. A weak 2-suiter in and a minor ( or ): 55+, 5-11 HCP

Notes:

  • This Extended Weak Two 2H Opening bid is alertable [!]
  • The explanation to opponent should be something like this: “It is a Natural Weak opening with at least 5 card . If it is only 5 cards, it may have 5-cards in minor. But if it is a 6-cards suit, it is just a normal Weak Two”

Responder’s Bid:

  • 2?
    2:Sign off. To play.
    2NT:[!] Forcing Bid. The only forcing bid.
    3:Sign off. To play.
    3:Sign off. To play.
    3:Sign off. To play.
    3:Splinter/cuebid – ask to start cue-bidding
    3NT:Sign off. To play.
    4:Splinter/cuebid – ask to start cue-bidding
    4:Splinter/cuebid – ask to start cue-bidding
    4:Sign off. To play.
    4:Sign off. To play.
    4NT:General Blackwood (4 Aces key card)
    5:Sign off. To play.
    5:Sign off. To play.

Opener’s Rebid:

  • 22NT(Forcing Bid)
    3:2-suiter with 5+
    3:2-suiter with 5+
    3:Minimum with 6-cards
    3:Not used
    3NT:Maximum with good 6-card e.g: AKJxxx
    4:Strong distributional, slam interest, 2-suiter with 5+.
    4:Strong distributional, slam interest, 2-suiter with 5+
Visualization Aid: Typical Weak Two 2H 5-11HCP:
Axxxxx
KJx
xx
xx
8HCP, ~8 losers
Visualization Aid: Typical Weak 2-suiter hand:
KJxxx
/KJxxx
xx
x
8HCP, ~7 losers

Subsequent Bid

The subsequent bidding after the inquiry above will be limited to cue-bidding, Roman Key Card bid, Exclusion key card and Grand slam force.

Defensive Bidding

  • Upon opponent’s double: all system on (i.e ignore the Double).
  • Responder can use RDBL as inquiry/forcing bid. In this case opener can bid 2 / 2NT instead of 3/3NT
  • All double from responder is a penalty double (there is no take out)

Competitive Bidding

If the opponent is using this opening, use these below as your competitive means:

  • Use DOUBLE as “takeout double”
  • Overcalls are Natural.
  • Leaping Michael convention