RONF = Raises Only Non-ForingOnly raises are non-forcing and weak in nature. Use the LAW - you can bid up to the total of your trumps. Partner opens 2 - then
xx, Qxx, QJxxxx, xx - Raise the ante and bid 3H! Make it difficult for them!
x, Qxxx, QJxxxx, xx - 4H - quickly! They have a slam on.
KJ98xx, x, Axx, xxx - Pass. Do not try 2S - it is forcing! Remember RONF!
AKJxxx, xx, AQx, Kx - 2S. If partner has Qx or better in spades, then the spade game will play far better than 4H.
|When you are not sure of high how to bid, use the 2NT inquiry bid. There are various methods available of how to reply to 2NT, but to keep it simple (I hate elaborate mental work) use either -|
- SAYC method: With a minimum sign off at 3-level; and with a maximum (8-10 points) bid an outside ace or king, else bid game directly
x, QJxxxx, Axx, xxx = minimum = sign off in 3H;
but with x, KQ10xxx, Axx, xxx bid 3D - where you have an ace or king;
- Precision method: Bid your shortage singleton or void suit (my preference). Partner will then assess how good his hand revalues.
xx, KJxxxx, Axx, xx = bid 3H (no shortages);
but with xx, KJxxxx, Axxx, x bid 3C = singleton or void in clubs.