In first seat you hold: Q 8 A J 8 A K 10 5 K 9 8 6.
You open 1NT and your left-hand opponent intervenes with 2 showingthe majors. Don’t you just hate that?
Bridge players have learned thatit pays to compete over opening strong 1NT bids when they hold shapely hands. Generally, it’s best to compete with hands containing a long suit or with two-suited hands — usually with 5–5 or even 5–4 distribution — and appropriate values.
The object of the interference is not to get to game, but rather trying to obstruct the opponents and to do so safely. You hate it when…[button link=»http://web2.acbl.org/documentLibrary/play/Commonly_Used_Conventions/cappellettipt1.pdf» size=»small» window=»yes»]Click here[/button] to continue reading