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Jordan 2nt

The Jordan 2NT convention is used when you partner opens the bidding in a Major and your RHO makes a takeout double. A bid of 2NT here shows a Limit Raise or Better for your partner. The bid is entirely artificial and in no way promises a stopper in the opponent's suit. If your partner has any extra values he should bid 4 of the Major. If he has a mimimum hand he would only bid 3. With more than a minimum for your bid you can correct to 4. This treatment allows you to distinguish between a true limit raise and a preemptive raise. Bidding 3 of your partner's suit directly would show 4-Card support and a weak hand. Redouble would show 10+ PTS. and implies no fit, whereas if you bid a NEW Suit on the 2 Level it is weak. If you raise your Partner's Suit to the 2 Level you are showing a natural raise.

Points to Clarify:   Do you promise 4-card support when you bid Jordan 2nt?  Do you use Jordan 2nt in Response to a Minor Suit Opening by your partner?

 

Hand 1
Partner pic  QJ72
picture Q76
picture K754
picture A62
picture  7
picture AKJT
picture JT32
picture QJT7
  picture picture  643
picture 8532
picture 96
picture 8543
picture AK985
picture 94
picture AQ8
picture K97

North

East

South

West

     1S DBL
2NT* Pass 4S Pass
Pass Pass  

South opens 1S and West makes a T/O double. This partnership has agreed to play Jordan 2nt to show a limit raise or better in support of Spades. South bids 4S showing extras. 

North then considers a Slam but knowing West doubled for takeout passes when South reveals he only has 2 Aces.  If slam hadn't crossed his mind he might have let the opponents play this contract doubled! 

Hand 2
Partner pic  QJT2
picture 87
picture KQ54
picture A62
picture  7
picture AKJT
picture JT32
picture QJT7
  picture picture  643
picture Q5432
picture 96
picture 543
picture AK985
picture 96
picture A87
picture K98

North

East

South

West

  1S DBL
2NT* Pass 3S Pass
Pass 4S Pass Pass

South opens 1S and West makes a T/O double. 

This partnership has agreed to play Jordan 2nt to show a limit raise or better in support of Spades.

South bids 3S to show a minimum hand and North raises to game to show his values.

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