2NT-3C (FOUR-CARD MAJORS)

Pass after overcallmight be passing for penalties, hoping for a reopening takeout double from partner
Doubletakeout
Pass after doubleShows a non-horrible four-card suit, willing to play in the doubled conventional bid if partner has trumps too.
RedoubleTo play, good five-card suit, but partner's allowed to take it out if unsuitable.
Diamondsdenies a four-card major
Heartsfour hearts
Spadesfour spades, denying four hearts

FINN AND DAVID'S DEFENCE TO 2NT 3C

  • All such bids are to be assumed to be weak and pre-emptive, so a reply from partner is non-forcing.

  • Doublethe majors
    Suit (any level)Natural
    minimum club bidclubs and a major
    minimum diamond biddiamonds and a major
    No-trumps (any level)the minors
    2Ddiamonds and a major
    Jump to 3NTto play, with a long minor
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