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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This is not much of a sacrifice, as when you hold this type of hand — pts. Sponsors About Bridgebum began in and covers a large set of descriptions of Bidding conventions, declarer play and defense, and more. 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. The partner may also have a holding with excellent values, but needs the information from his partner about his holding in order to perhaps convfntion the contract.

It is not a transfer bid and also not a relay bid.

Lebensohl Over Weak Two Bids

If you wish to include this feature, or any other feature, of the game of bridge in your partnership agreement, then brideg make certain that the concept is understood by both partners. Specialized uses of Lebensohl Lebensohl can be a beneficial addition to your system if you limit it to just the standard treatments above. Ken Lebensold was also a competitor at the event and upon reviewing Boehm’s convention card, “disowned the convention”.

If you have a game-forcing hand, you can use two forms of Stayman to show or deny stoppers:. The true origin of the strange appellation is therefore unknown. It asks partner to bid 3C, and you can then pass, sign off in a suit, or make another descriptive bid. If the partnership plays western cues, this is a good time for it. A weak signoff with a long suit that’s lower in rank than the overcalled suit Invitational values with a long suit that’s higher in rank than the overcalled suit Game values with a 4-card major and a stopper in their suit Game values with a 4-card major and no stopper in their suit Game values with no major and a stopper in their suit Game values with no major and no stopper in their suit When you play Lebensohl, you give up the use of 2NT as a natural notrump invitation.


After the opponents have opened the auction with a Weak Two bid and your partner doubles, defensive guidelines are necessary to inform your partner whether or not you, who are forced to bid, have a weak holding, a moderate holding, or a strong holding. He can bid the suit which was overcalled. Several partnerships bid 3 No Trump, which shows a stopper, and use the Negative Double to deny a stopper. Using the guidelines of the lebensohl convention clarifies the distinction between these two circumstances.

Over 2responder can: The foundation and cornerstone of the lebensohl convention is that, after a natural overcall on the two level by an opponent following a 1 No Trump opening, a response of 2 No Trump by the partner of the No Trump bidder puppets the opener to rebid 3 Clubs in order that the responder has the possibility of clarifying his hand. Usually its meaning is, in turn, dependent upon the meaning of the overcall and the meaning of the overcall can vary widely because there are a number of conventional systems available to an overcaller after a 1NT opening.


The bidding has gone: If you have invitational or forcing-to-game strength, your jump responses can all retain their standard meaning. When doubler is loaded, i.

American Contract Bridge League. But, he can also bid that 3NT the delayed way as in:.

Lebensohl Over Weak Two Bids

Assume for the following hands the bidding has gone 2 — DBL — P —? Responder also needs a way to show a stopper in one particular major suit. Bids can be weak, invitationalor forcing to game.

After an auction like: 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 auction without necessarily committing lebenoshl partnership to game. You can then bid:. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Backwash squeeze Cannibal squeeze Clash squeeze Compound squeeze Criss-cross squeeze Double squeeze Entry squeeze Entry-shifting squeeze Guard squeeze Knockout squeeze Non-simultaneous double squeeze Progressive squeeze Pseudo-squeeze Saturated squeeze Simple squeeze Simultaneous double squeeze Single-suit squeeze Squeeze play Stepping-stone squeeze Strip squeeze Triple squeeze Trump squeeze Vice squeeze Winkle squeeze Suit combinations: You’ll have to follow with lebesohl, which neither confirms nor denies a stopper.

For example, if the overcall is a Cappelletti 2H hearts and a minortreat it as a “regular” 2H overcall. The hand is too weak to invite game, but is strong enough to collect a penalty from the opponents.