Lebensohl over Notrump interference, Opponents’ Weak 2, Opener Reverse. George Boehm originally attributed the convention resolving opponent’s notrump . Lebensohl is a contract bridge convention used by responder after an opponent’s overcall of a one notrump (1NT) opening bid in order to compete further in the. According to Mr. Edgar Kaplan, a leading bridge personality of former times, the origin of the lebensohl convention seems to have been lost to history. In the late.

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Retrieved from ” https: That is where lebensohl over a weak 2 comes in. With a hand that will make game opposite an average of about pts. This bid is not forcing, but it is constructive.

If your RHO bids a natural 2C, Lebensohl offers you no way to ask for a 4-card major and show or deny a stopper. It is artificial and shows one of the following hand types: Playing normal methods, you’d be forced to bid 3 and hope that partner passes. This is used for a hand that’s too strong for a simple jump to game. Assume for the following hands the bidding has gone 2 — DBL — Beidge —?

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Lebensohl (After a 1NT opening bid)

A Q-bid of 3 is Stayman and denies a heart stopper. If the responder bids 2 No Bridbe after the immediate overcall, forcing his partner to rebid 3 Clubs, and then cuebids the suit of the opponent, then this cuebid is a Stayman bid, asking for a 4-card Major suit. If your first bid denied a stopper direct cuebid or jump to 3NT:.


Over your cuebid Staymanopener will bid a 4-card major if he has one.

Lebensohl Over Weak Two Bids

A redouble after an artificial double by the opponent promises a moderate to good holding. However, Boehm does recount that in preparation for a competition in New York in latehis convention card had the entry “Lebensohl when you overcall our notrump opening”.

This is “standard” Lebensohl. Here are some simple uses of Lebensohl: For example, if the overcall is a Cappelletti 2H hearts bridgw a minortreat it as convenntion “regular” 2H overcall.

A 3-level new suit by advancer non-jump is constructive and shows HCP. Lebensohl after a conventional overcall. If the cue-bid is 3then opener must rebid 4 with a 4-card major, or 3NT without a 4-card major.

However if a 2-level suit bid is not available eg after a 2 weak 2the range must be shown at the 3-level after going through 2NT. Lebensohl Over covention Interference.

The same scheme can be played after the sequence: Lebensohl after opponents open a weak 2 and we double. In the above sequence, you would have bid 2NT Lebensohl to sign off with a weak club hand.

Lebensohl Over Weak Two Bids

If your K were in diamonds, you would bid 3 directly as Stayman. Lebensohl is an artificial 2NT bid that shows a wide variety of hands. Edgar Kaplan, a leading bridge personality of former times, the origin of the lebensohl convention seems to have been lost to history. So 1NT 2 2 is to play. The hand is too weak to invite game, but is strong enough to collect a penalty from the opponents.

A bid other than 3 shows this kind of hand. For example, a defense method employed against the defense method Landy may not work equally well against the defense method Brozel. This may take priority over the western cue by partnership agreement.


Results, Bulletins, Participants 27th August If he bids some other suit on the 3-level, that is also to play. The 2 No Trump response by the responder forces the partner to rebid 3 Clubs.

Responder’s Bids Double — A double of the opponents’ overcall is for penalty. What is lebensohl over a weak 2? It requests that the 1NT opener bids 3 next no matter what he has. After a 2C overcall, responder can still use Lebensohl sequences to describe hands without 4-card majors:. In the worst case — opener has a doubleton spade and no stopper in their suit — he’ll have to scramble to 3 of another suit or a stopper-less 2NT.

Lebensohl can be initiated by responder after partner has opened 1NT and right hand opponent RHO has overcalled with a suit bid at the two level:. A new suit on the lebensphl is not forcing. You plan lebenshl invite by bidding 3S over partner’s 3C. Just remember, “Slow implies, fast denies.

If you’ve agreed to use the Lebensohl 2NT, here are the meanings of your bids as responder after:.

List of bridge people with Wikipedia english articles List of bridge administrators List of bridge writers. If you can’t bid your suit at the 2-level, then you can bid 2NT as an artificial relay to 3. If the opponent opened a weak 2D, Lebensohl followed by 4H or 4S shows that suit and the other minor. An unspecified one-suiter 2C: