The Good/Bad 2NT
     
 
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The Good-Bad 2NT

 
 
West North East South

Yet another use for Lebensohl. 2NT can hardly be used as natural here, so we utilise the bid as Lebensohl. If we wish to merely compete in partner's suit or an unbid suit, we go via Lebensohl. A direct bid shows values but should not be forcing.

       
1 2 2 2NT !
       
         
        With Hand A we bid 3 , showing values.
 
 
Hand A Hand B Hand C

With Hand B we bid 2NT; followed by 3 over partner's 3 reply a weak raise.

           
A2 62 62

With Hand C we bid 2NT; followed by 3 over partner's 3 reply weak.

J63 J63 QJ109863
K862 K962 93

The good-bad 2NT has many applications and may occur whichever side has opened the bidding.

Q885 9853 102
 
     
  But be wary of this convention it is easily forgotten and is perhaps best let to the experts.  
     
     
 
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