What is a strong two bid in bridge?
In contract bridge, a strong two-bid (also known as a forcing two-bid) is an opening bid of two in a suit, i.e. 2♣, 2♦, 2♥ or 2 ♠. It is a natural bid, used to show a hand that is too strong to open at the one level. The 2♣ bid is retained for an even stronger hand which is game forcing.
What does a 2 club opener mean in bridge?
In most natural bridge bidding systems, the opening bid of 2♣ is used exclusively for hands too strong for an opening bid at the one-level. Typically, the bid is reserved for hands that are almost strong enough to bid to the game level on their own power, or even stronger.
How do you respond to two club opening in bridge?
After an opening 2 CLUB bid by partner – responder bids 2 of any suit that they have 5 cards in, with at least two of the top three honors, otherwise they bid 2 DIAMONDS (waiting). This says nothing about the DIAMOND suit. After openers response, a bid of 3 CLUBS by responder says I have a bust*.
What does a one club bid mean in bridge?
The Strong Club System is a set of bidding conventions and agreements used in the game of contract bridge and is based upon an opening bid of 1♣ as being an artificial forcing bid promising a strong hand. The strong 1 ♣ opening is assigned a minimum strength promising 16 or more high card points.