RHO action 
Your bid 
Requirements 
Comments 
Double 
Pass 
Generally with 07 DP. 
See below. 
Redouble 
This takes the place of the 1¨ forcing
response. Should
have one or two 4card majors, and 8+ DP. 

1¨ 
8+ DP and a 5+ card diamond suit. No 4card major. Forcing. 
You may lie a bit with a nice 5card suit, and bid it
with 56 DP. 
All other bids 
Same as above, but should
have 8+ DP. 
You may lie a bit with a nice 5card suit, and bid it
with 56 DP. 
1¨ 
Pass 
Generally with 07 DP. 

Double 
This takes the place of the 1¨ forcing
response. Should
have one or two 4card majors, and 8+ DP. 

1NT/2NT/3NT 
89/1011/12+ HCP but with some diamond control. No
4card major. 

2¨ 
Cuebid showing a very strong hand with 5+ clubs support
and good control of diamonds. Forcing. 

Most other bids (but what do 4¨ and 5¨ mean?) 
Same as above, but should
have 8+ DP. 
You may lie a bit with a nice 5card suit, and bid it
with 56 DP. 
1©/1ª 
Pass 
Generally with 07 DP. 

Double 
This takes the place of the 1¨ forcing
response (and equivalent to the "negative double"). Should have 4 cards in the unbid major, and 8+
DP. If RHO bids 1ª, a double can even mean 5 hearts and 89 HCP (as you should not go to
the 2 level with <10 points). 

1NT/2NT/3NT 
89/1011/12+ HCP but with some control of opponent's
suit. No 4 cards in the unbid major. 

Cuebid (i.e. 2© over 1©) 
Shows a very strong hand (13+ SP) with 5+ club support
and good control of opponent's suit. Forcing. 

Most other bids (but what do 4 and 5 in the opponent's
suit mean?) 
Same as above, but should
have 8+ DP. 

1NT 
Pass 
Generally with 09 DP. 

Double 
This takes the place of the 1¨ forcing
response. Should
have one or two 4card majors, and 10+ DP. 

2NT/3NT 
1011/12+ HCP. No 4card major. 
You are a brave player! 
2¨/2©/2ª 
5card suit with 10+ DP 

3¨/3©/3ª 
5card suit with 16+ HCP 
Now, let me see. Your partner promises 13+ HCP, you have 16+
and so does the RHO. Someone is lying! 
All other bids 
Same as above 

Other interference bids 
Pass 
If you are not strong enough to bid something or double. 

Double 
(a) At the 2level this takes the place of the 1¨ forcing
response. Should have one or two unbid 4card major(s), and 10+ DP.
(b) At the
3level or above, it should normally be for penalties. 

Club support 
Bid your strength if you can, otherwise pass or double.
You should have 5+ clubs and 1012 SP for 3§, 1314 for 4§ and 15+ for 5§. 

Cuebid (i.e. 1§ 1© 2©) 
Shows a very strong hand (13+ SP at the 3level, 15+ SP
at the 4level) with 5+ club support and good control of opponent's suit. Forcing. 

New suit at minimum level 
5card suit and enough strength to bid at the level
required. Unless already at game, forcing. 

New suit with jump shift 
5card suit and wishing to show extra strength. Unless
already at game, forcing. 

NT bids 
Enough strength to bid at the level required. Opponent's
suit is controlled. 
