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
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
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.
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
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
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
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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