Help Suit Game Tries Hints

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Asking for help to play game

By Ginny and Jeff Schuett
On 20 May, 2013 At 17:25

Category : Intermediate @en, Intermediate 1

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If the bidding begins a major (1) and responder makes a simple raise (2), opener is in charge. If opener has a minimum hand, opener passes. If opener has a maximum hand, opener bids game.

If opener has a medium hand (about a king extra) and needs help in a suit, opener bids that suit to ask responder if that’s the suit she has high cards and/or extreme shortness.

If the opener has a strong second suit (3+ cards) and a weak second suit (3+ cards), the help suit game try is made in the weaker suit. This bid is 100% forcing – it cannot be passed. If responder has a clear maximum, he should bid game. If responder is in doubt and has no help, responder returns to 3 of the agreed major suit. NOTE: the partnership can
stop below game. If responder has help, responder either bids 4 of the agreed major or raises the help suit with 4 or 5 great ones.

Examples  Opener     1)Responder   2) Responder
  1          2   2
  3   3     4
  AK9865
AK7
7
J87
  1042
J42
KJ93
Q63
  Q42
432
1095
KQ63

Note that help suit game tries also apply when responder bids a major and is raised to 2 of that major and responder bids a new suit, for example,
1 – 1
2 – 3 (invitational about 10-11 HCP – need help in )

Opener bids 3 to decline the invitation or 4 to accept the invitation.

GAME TRIES HOPING TO GET TO 3NT (When bidding & raising minors)

If the bidding begins a minor (1) and responder makes a simple raise (2) or limit raise (3), opener is in charge. If opener has a minimum hand, opener passes. If opener has a maximum hand, opener bids game in NT or the minor. If opener has a medium hand and wants to try to get to 3NT, opener bids his cheapest suit with a solid stopper or concentration of honors to ask responder if he has stopper(s) and can bid NT directly or show game interest and a stopper by bidding that new suit he has stopped. All new suit bids are 100% forcing – they cannot be passed. If responder has a clear maximum and stoppers, he should bid game in NT or the minor with great distribution.
If responder is in doubt, responder returns to 3 or 4 of the agreed minor suit.

NOTE: the partnership can stop below game.

Examples  Opener     1)Responder   2) Responder
  1         3   3
  3   3NT    4
  K9
AK7
AJ10742
87
  Q102
94
KQ963
K103
  43
QJ2
KQ963
Q63

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