Weak Two Bids

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Weak Two Bids

A Weak Two Bid is an opening bid of 2D, 2H or 2S which shows a six card suit and 5-10 HCP.

You can have a defensive trick outside your suit and open a weak two, but you should not have a bad suit and a good hand.

A perfect weak two would look something like this:

A K J 10 x x
x x
x x x x
x

A good suit, good distribution and no defensive value. Unfortunately we rarely hold these hands.

More often you will hold something like this:

K J 10 x x x
Q x
Q x x
x x

Both are weak two opening bids. After you open a Weak Two, you do not bid again unless forced to by partner.

Responder to the opening Weak Two bidder can make a forcing bid by bidding a new suit. Also a response of 2NT asks the Weak Two opener if they have an A or K outside of their suit.

 

Board 1
North Deals
None Vul
♠ A Q J 5 4 3
4
K 8 5
♣ 9 3 2
 
♠ 2
A J 10 7 6
6 4 2
♣ J 8 6 4
 
   
W   E
   
♠ 10 9 7 6
K Q 5
J 10 7
♣ A Q 10
 
  ♠ K 8
9 8 3 2
A Q 9 3
♣ K 7 5
 
West North East South
  2 ♠ Pass 2 NT
Pass 3 Pass 4 ♠
Pass Pass Pass

Opening Lead: K, top of touching honors

2♠ was a weak two bid showing six spades with two of the top three honors and 6-11 points

2NT was an artificial bid asking partner if they had an Ace or King outside of the spade suit

3 showed either the Ace or King of Diamonds


Board 2
East Deals
N-S Vul
♠ 10 8 6 3
K 7 6
9 5
♣ A 10 7 5
 
♠ K J 5
A Q 10 9
K J 3
♣ Q 8 2
 
   
W   E
   
♠ 9 7
8 3 2
A Q 8 7 6 2
♣ K 4
 
  ♠ A Q 4 2
J 5 4
10 4
♣ J 9 6 3
 
West North East South
    2 Pass
2 NT Pass 3 ♣ Pass
3 NT Pass Pass Pass

Opening Lead: ♣5, fourth from longest and strongest

2 was a weak two showing six diamonds with two of the top three honors and 6-11 points

2NT was an artificial bid asking partner if they had an Ace or King outside their suit

3♣ showed either the Ace or King of clubs

West chose to bid 3NT since 9 tricks are easier than 11 tricks


Board 3
South Deals
E-W Vul
♠ 8
A 9 6 3
A J 9 8 6 4
♣ K 4
 
♠ Q J 10 9 2
J 7
K Q
♣ 10 9 8 3
 
   
W   E
   
♠ A K 6 5 4
2
10 2
♣ A J 7 5 2
 
  ♠ 7 3
K Q 10 8 5 4
7 5 3
♣ Q 6
 
West North East South
      2
Pass 3 Pass Pass
Pass

Opening Lead: ♠Q, top of a sequence

2 is a weak two bid showing a six card suit with two of the top three honors and 6-10 points

3 is a bid designed to make it difficult for the opponents to enter the auction


Board 4
West Deals
Both Vul
♠ Q 9 7 6 5
K 5 4
A 6 3
♣ 10 4
 
♠ 8 2
9 8 2
9 2
♣ A K Q 6 5 3
 
   
W   E
   
♠ 4 3
A 7 3
K 8 7 4
♣ J 9 7 2
 
  ♠ A K J 10
Q J 10 6
Q J 10 5
♣ 8
 
West North East South
3 ♣ Pass Pass Dbl
Pass 4 ♠ Pass Pass
Pass

3♣ is a weak bid, showing a good six card suit or a seven card suit.

South's double is a takeout double asking partner to bid their longest suit and showing a good hand.

North should bid 4♠ since South should have extra value for a double at the three level.

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