Source: Bocchi & Madala Big Bang Bridge
A situation that often occurs is as follows:
Opening 1 / – Pass – 2 / and you, in the fourth position, since you have an opening, think that declaring 2NT serves very little.
With this premise, many partnerships think that it is better to play Texas, to show many more unbalanced hands.
I use a ladder after the sequences seen above (1/ – Pass – 2 /).
After 1 – 2 we play:
2 only natural bid
3 (texas in their color) two colors; 5-5 spades / clubs not very strong
3 two-colored spades / diamonds not very strong
3 good sixth
4 / color mentioned + spades, very strong
This allows, in the case of 6-4 or 5-4 very strong, to make two calls.
For example, if you have x KQxx xx AKQxxx, you can say 2NT and, after your partner’s 3 you can say 3.
After 1 – 2 we play instead:
3 for and a good hand
3 for and not good hand
3 two-colored hearts / minor not strong
4/ two colors the suit mentioned and hearts, very strong.
I hope I was clear. It is not very difficult and it solves many hands.
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