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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You can also use Lebensohl treatments after RHO makes an artificial or two-suited overcall. This is a very poor 7 pts. Finesse Safety play Coups: You can then describe one of several different types of responding hands:.

Lebensohl Over Weak Two Bids

If the responder bids 3 Convenyion Trump after a three level overcall, then this response can either show or deny a stopper in the suit bid by the opponent. Any double after an artificial overcall are considered to be natural and indicates defensive values in one or both of the suits indicated by the overcaller.

Conventlon a 2C overcall, responder can still use Lebensohl sequences to describe hands without 4-card majors:. The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge 6th ed. For lack of a better name, George Boehm appropriated the misspelling and introduced “lebensohl” in The Bridge WorldNovember, Cuebidding the suit of the opponent at the four level is requesting the partner to choose his better Minor suit at the five level.


Here are some simple uses of Lebensohl: To learn more, please read Lebensohl After a 1NT opening bid. Cookies Policy Privacy Contact Us. I’ll answer in a moment.

Should you raise to game? This cuebid by the responder is forcing to game unless the partnership can not find a Major fit. If you have a penalty-oriented hand, you can double. Any immediate cuebid promises a 4-card Major suit, but it is important to remember that the cuebid also denies having a stopper in the suit bid by the opponent.

Lebensohl after opponents open a weak 2 and we double

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. In the case that the artificial overcall shows only one identifiable suit, then the known suit can be used for the cuebid. This is a matter of partnership agreement.

You can still use the Lebensohl 2NT to sign off at the 3-level, but the 3-level stopper-showing sequences do not apply. A bid of 4 is Leaping Michaels, showing in the Majors. Over 2responder can: In the above sequence, you would have bid 2NT Lebensohl to sign off with a weak club hand.


You plan to invite by bidding 3S over partner’s brdge.

In another account, [2] Lebensohl is said to have been observed in use in the late s and The direct fast auction an immediate brige or jump to 3NT denies a stopper. Lebensohl should be viewed as part of an entire response structure, rather than just the 2NT bid.

Advancer will raise to 4. After 1NT — 2 — 3 — is a Stayman and denies a stopper in X. But with Lebensohl, you can bid your lousy hand with confidence. Should you strain to bid vulnerable games? This is where Lebensohl gets interesting. All other brixge are “system on”.

Lebensohl Over Weak Two Bids

This stands for “Fast Always Denies Stopper. After this bidding sequence, all lebensohl guidelines are system on.

For example, a 2 bid over an opposing 2 is non-forcing, but a 3 bid would be game-forcing.