Thanks to a loan from Ann Brown, I’ve been reading Mike Lawrence’s Tips on Card Play (Master Point Press).
The “unusual 2NT” overcall of an opponent’s opening one-bid shows 5-5 or longer holdings in the two lowest unbid suits.
Many doubles populate the bridge landscape: penalty doubles, takeout doubles, negative doubles.
When you’re dealt a huge, two-suited hand, do you bid an artificial and forcing 2♣?
Q. 1 — Sitting South and dealing, with North-South vulnerable, you hold: ♠ A K, ♥ 9 7 5 2, ♦5, ♣ A 10 7 5 3 2.
An interesting bidding decision arose July 9 at the Bridge Club of Martha’s Vineyard in Vineyard Haven.
See if you can determine what went wrong and how to fix the problem in the hand pictured below.
What is a limit raise? Let’s stick to the major suits, since most of these bids apply to them.
Many bridge players don’t realize it, but the same responses apply to partner’s 2NT opening bid as apply to 1NT.

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