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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Any Delayed Suit Bid is considered competitive and is either a sign-off or lead directing for the partner. 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. To do this, you start with 2NT, then bid a new suit at the 4-level: The first is an immediate jump to 3NT, natural.

Lebensohl Over Weak Two Bids

It shows a hand with constructive values a good lebensobl to about 10 pts. Following are several guidelines which the partnership can adopt to confront these defense mechanisms, but they are only suggestions for the partnership agreement. Weak hands pts. Partner can pass with a spade stopper, or start scrambling at the 4-level without one.

Advancer will raise to 4. With that in mind, using Lebensohl en route to 3NT promises a stopper in the enemy suit. It asks partner to bid a 4-card major suit. But suppose he has. Both of those 3 bids should be used as Stayman. With good balanced hands, you may be interested in no-trumps instead. Lebensohl is a bidding convention used when the opponents interfere over 1NT. What is the purpose of this convention?


The designation is without a capital Land is written congention this manner. The same scheme can be played after the sequence: Advancer has a weak hand — points and his suit is lower-ranking than the weak 2 suit.

Lebensohl Over Weak Two Bids

The stopper refers to their suit. The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge 6th ed.

This is where Lebensohl gets interesting. Redouble — This is up to partnership agreement, and not part of Lebensohl.

If the K were in diamonds, you would bid a direct 3NT to deny a stopper. The bidding sequence by the responder above shows a stopper in the suit bid by the opponent and requests that partner should pass the final contract of 3 No Trump. If the partnership can apply the 2 No Trump lebensohhl, then all delayed cuebids either show or deny stoppers in the suit s llebensohl the opponent by partnership agreement. Promises a stopper in the opponents’ suit.

Several of the more popular and artificial conventional defense methods are listed below:.

Lebensohl (After a 1NT opening bid)

The lebensohl convention is the bridge tool, which allows the partnership to do this. When the weak 2 suit is diamonds, that means both majors should be explored when advancer has a good hand.


The jump cuebid shows game values, but is not a slam try. 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”.

In this case, Lebensohl is on. However it forms part of the entire set of bids available to responder and its meaning is the subject of a partnership agreement. Pass denies 4 spades.

Lebensohl after opponents open a weak 2 and we double

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Here are some examples:. Your Lebensohl stopper auction revolves around his known suit.