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Thank you to William who sent in a question this week about how to bid again after a 2-level intervening bid.

In Acol, after a 1-level response by partner, a rebid of 1NT shows 15-16 points and 2NT shows 17-18 points.

If partner’s responds at the 2-level, of course, we are denied the chance of a 1NT rebid. How do we accurately show our strength with a balanced hand without as many options?

For Standard players, we are faced with a similar dilemma if we open a major with 15+ points and a relatively balanced hand. In both cases, when partner responds at the 2-level, we are forced to choose between more limited options.



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