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.)
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.)
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