Lebensohl over Notrump interference, Opponents’ Weak 2, Opener Reverse. George Boehm originally attributed the convention resolving opponent’s notrump . Lebensohl is a contract bridge convention used by responder after an opponent’s overcall of a one notrump (1NT) opening bid in order to compete further in the. According to Mr. Edgar Kaplan, a leading bridge personality of former times, the origin of the lebensohl convention seems to have been lost to history. In the late.

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The introduction to Stayman and Jacoby Transfers becomes difficult when no suit is identified. After an auction like: Partner can pass with a spade stopper, or start scrambling at the 4-level without one. The problem faced by the responder is the fact that the responder does not know which suit to cuebid, because the suit is not yet known.

Such a bridge book has been written by Mr. This may or may not make; such is life. It shows a hand with constructive values a good 7 to about 10 pts.

Six Basic Concepts to Memorize. It is important, especially in competition, that the partnership have an understanding of several defense methods employed against artificial overcalls by the opponents. If the cue-bid is 3then opener must rebid 3 with 4 spades, or 3NT without a 4-card major. If you had a bad hand, you would’ve bid 2 immediately. If the responder bids 3 No Trump after a three level overcall, then this response can either show or deny a stopper in the suit bid by the opponent.


Lebensohl Over 1NT Interference

Now a cue bid by advancer might show in the majors in case doubler has only one 4-card major: In both auctions, North is placing the contract. If the cue-bid is 3then a 3 rebid by opener denies a 4-card major.

The partnership should understand these concepts. We use “FADS” to make the distinction. If the cue-bid is 3then opener must rebid 4 with a 4-card major, or 3NT without a 4-card major.

Lebensohl (After a 1NT opening bid)

So 1NT 2 2 is to play. When the overcall is in a suit, which by partnership agreement specifies another suit or suits, the Double is for takeout indicating that responder holds a minimum of something like AKxxx, AQJxx or KQJxx in the doubled suit. Follow us on Instagram wbfyouth. Lebensohl is most valuable over the opponent’s overcall of 2D, 2H or 2S.

A 2NT response by advancer asks doubler to bid 3 so advancer can pass or set the final contract or invite in a higher-ranking suit. Lebensohl after a conventional overcall.


Lebensohl Over 1NT Interference | Youth World Bridge

Should you strain to bid vulnerable games? But this time in 4 doubled, you will probably go down 2 or 3.

After responder makes a game-forcing jump bid, e. Responder’s Bids Double — A double of the opponents’ overcall is for penalty. This situation arose after such bidding sequences and holdings were encountered, such as the following:. I’m only including it for the sake of completeness. After an artificial 2 Clubs overcall, a double is Stayman, and otherwise the overcall is treated as if there had been no double.

The hand is too weak to invite game, but is strong enough to collect a penalty from the opponents.

Lebensohl (After a 1NT opening bid)

A redouble after an artificial double by the opponent promises a moderate to good holding. In the case that the artificial overcall shows only one identifiable suit, then the known suit can be used for the cuebid.

I recommend that only for experience players with strong memories.