RESPONDER'S REBID AFTER A VERY STRONG GAME-FORCING 2NT REBID FROM OPENER (STARTED WITH MAJOR)

  • The general principle is that the big unknown hand, opener, is in control. The exact nature of their game-forcing hand isn't yet known and will be revealed later in the auction, be it a huge single-suited hand with opener, a fit with responder or whatever. Responder should try to describe their hand and answer opener's questions.

  • 3 of partner's majorNatural, 3-card support, less than intermediate strength.
    RebidNatural, 5-card suit.
    New suitNatural, shows second suit.
    3NTDenies having any other shape-showing bid available. Doubleton at most in partner's major, can't rebid own suit (ergo four-card suit only) and has no second suit that they regard as biddable (presumably suppressing a worthless four-card suit).
    4 of partner's majorNatural, 3-card support, intermediate strength or greater.
    Other bidNormal meaning, e.g. Splinter, Exclusion Blackwood, RKC Blackwood in opener's suit.
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