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opening a weak NT , edited version, jacques Faure

opening a weak NT , edited version, jacques Faure

prelude is the samePlaying match-point, the main flaw with the standard 1 NT is to miss a fit 4.4 in the Majors, but, under game contracts and for the same strengh, a contract in major most often give 1 trick more: with 20 hcp we get 8 tricks in Maj= 110, versus 7 in NT = 90, with 23 hcp we get 3 Maj =140, 2NTfollowing critics to my first post and to make reopenings more secure, I have done one adjustment:Now with only 12hcp and no Maj I pass except not vul/not vul: steal the 1NT, don’t let them play 1NT white versus white

open 1 NT = from 13 hcp. to 16 hcp-, never ever 4 cards Maj, that's the essential point , the main thing (like in Moscito),

1) it allows a 4 hcp range because R- 2club- is now free for a range ask

;2)even vulerable becaus it is safe, with almost always a minor contract escape, if not a Maj one.

Responder bid:|__pass = with .8 hcp and at least 3 cards in the tow Maj, even with 5 cards in the other Maj

       |__-3NT=12hcp

        |__-2♦,=Transfer = less than 8 hcp or short /other Maj (less than 3 cards) or any single

        |__-2 heart - , same

        |__ 2 spade = transfer unicolor minorclub or ♦, same

       |__- 2NT=bic major FG

        |__- 3 club-= bic minor 5,5 is enough to follow with 4 minor to invite slam in that minor

      |__ - 4club  =-bic minor + a void

        |__ - -3♦ = offers sl in ♥, or NT because only L5 ♥, =16 ph

        |__ -3 ♥, = offers slm in ♠ , or NT because only L5 =16 ph = same

       |__ -4 ♥, = natur. stop|__ -4♠ = same

|__- 2 club-- ARTificial --9 hcp, or more ask range, regular for Game or not with slam  hope

         opener rebid   |__2♦, =13 hcp mini                 

                               |__ - 2♥, 14hcp                 

                              |__ -2♠ = 15 hcp                   |__ -2 NT = 16 hcp

to follow by responder with R’ |__ -2 or 3 NT 

                                            |__ -4 club = invite slm in ♥, ( as namyats) 

                                            |__ -4♦ = invite slm in ♠ , (4 losers )    |__ - 4 NT =RKCB ??

after R-2♦ =transfer ♥, R’ = pass<9 hcpR’= 9-10-11ph R’ 2NT (9+13 =22)R’ = -12,13-14-15-ph = 3NT or 3 ♥, if L6 (12+13=25)R /opposition intervention I suggest1NT [(-X-penalty] --R-XX =9 hcp, or more e(-2cub- natur) -2club-2♦,- 2♥-2♠, naturals,-(-2NT, 3club= same)1NT-- [ 2 of a Maj ] --R- -- 3club-= bic m -R—2NT = lebenshold? R-X = 9 hcp, or more a sopper?

1NT--[ 2m natur] --R-2♥- 2♦,-2♠, naturals,-R—X = 9 hcp, or more,- 2NT=bic major

1NT--[ bic-Maj] --R-- 2♦-natur weak –-- 3club-= bic m R-2NT = lebenshold?-R-X 9 hcp, or more

if R = pass, opener X (or XX) ask part bid your longer min

P.S. others NT by opener

opening 2NT =24+ =hcp or FG

after opening 1club - opener rebid 1 NT shows 17-19 hcp, (like meckwell) (if not opener rebid is 1♠, or 2club if you got neither 17 hcp, neither.4♠, nor 5club, open 1♦, even with only 2♦, like in Precision.  -after 1♦,opening and 1♠, response opener rebid 1NT shows 4♥ – like many do .after opening 1color opener rebid 2NT = 20.21 hcp

steps of NT are :1) 13–16, 2) 17–19, 3) 20–21, 4) O-2♦, = 22–23 (now 2cub is a bicolor in the Maj) 5) O- 2NT = 24+

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