Advanced Bridge

 

Lesson 24

 

The “Sandwich” No Trump Bid

 

 

     A “Sandwich” No Trump Bid is a NT bid showing a two-suited hand, usually at least 5-5, made between two bidding opponents.   It evidences both as-yet unbid suits and is, usually, of weaker strength (Example 1) than is a Take-out Double, in the same position (Example 2).  A Sandwich No Trump call is analogous to a weak Take-out Double.  It is both artificial and alertable.

 

                   North        East       South       West

 

                    1D          Pass        1S         ????

 

 

     You (West) Hold the Following:

 

   1. X         (Make a Take-out Double!   You have both shape; i.e., both

      KQXXX       unbid suits, and good opening count.)

      XX

      AQJXX

 

 

   2. X         (Make a “Sandwich” No Trump Take-out call! – You have the

      QJXXX       shape for a Take-out, but your hand is too weak.)

      XX

      KQXXX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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