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Defence With Progressions vs a Strong No Trump
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a) Double is showing a 4 or 5-card major + a 5 or 6-card minor:

                    Responses:

                 i) 2 is asking for major.

                ii) 2 shows no major-suit support.

               iii2 shows six or more. (if double was in the pass-out seat, bid 2)

               iv2 shows six or more. (if double was in the pass-out seat, bid 2)

 

b) 2 is showing both majors:

               Responses:

           i) Pass shows six or more clubs with no  major-suit support.

          ii) 2 shows six or more diamonds with no major-suit support.

         iii2 shows equal or longer hearts. (if 2 was in the pass-out seat, bid 2)

         iv) 2 shows longer spades. (if 2 was in the pass-out seat, bid 2)

 

c) 2, 2, or 2 and 3 are a transfers. (natural in the pass-out seat)

 Double is showing a 4 or 5-card major + a 5 or 6-card minor - 2 Clubs is asking for major:

 i) 2 shows heart suit - 2 shows 3 or 4-card fit.

                                        2 shows five spades. (doubler passes, bids 2, or bids 2NT

                                              to show club suit)

 ii) 2 shows spade suit - 2 shows a 3 or 4-card fit.

                                           3 is pass or correct.

                                               

 Double shows a 4 or 5-card major + a 5 or 6-card minor - 2 shows no major-suit support:

 i) Pass shows a five or six diamonds and a four-card major.

 ii) 2 or 2 shows five - pass shows two-card support.

                                          3 is pass or correct.

 iii) 2NT shows five or six clubs and a four-card major.  

                                                                               

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