A 2 opening promises an extraordinarily strong hand, usually with 22 or more total points. You must not pass a 2 opening by your partner. Instead, choose one of the following responses:
The Negative 2 Response. On most hands, you should make a negative response of 2:
|2 2: Shows 0-7 HCP.|
After a negative response, opener should describe his hand further:
NOTE: Responder should use Stayman and Jacoby Transfers after 2 2 2NT and 2 2 3NT.
Positive Responses. With 8 or more HCP, you should make a positive response:
After a positive response, neither partner is allowed to stop before game. (You have 30 points!!)
NOTE: After a positive 2NT response, opener should use Stayman but not Jacoby transfers.