Join Bridge Winners
1 (1M) X (P) 2 - Does it matter which major?

On this site, we have had the debate about whether opener is showing reverse values in the auction:

1 1M X P

2

Some say opener could hold a dead minimum, others require at least a sound opening, and others require full reversing values.

My question is, does it matter whether the overcaller's suit is hearts or spades? In other words, is opener's minimum strength the same in the following auctions? (This is not about distribution, though feel free to comment on any differences in that area)

(a)

1 1 X P

2

(b)

1 1 X P

2

If you think it's different, please elaborate in the comments.

Same minimum strength
Opener's minimum is heavier in (a)
Opener's minimum is heavier in (b)

Sorry, to answer polls. Registered users can vote in polls, and can also browse other users' public votes! and participate in the discussion.

Getting results...
loading...
22 Comments
Getting Comments... loading...
.

Bottom Home Top