Features

Strong Club.
4-Card Majors.
11 plus to 14 high card points for 1 No Trump openings.
Majors first opening style. The opener will show a 4-card Major in preference to a longer Minor suit.
Extremely light openings in First and Second Seat. Sound action in Third and Fourth Seat.
Transfer opening bids in first and second Seat: 1 = Hearts, 1 = Spades, 1 = Diamonds

Opening Bids

Bid Summary Description
1 : Strong, artificial, and forcing. Typically shows 14 plus high card points; could be lighter with compensating shape. Detailed description below - including response schedule.
1 : 4 plus Hearts. Could have longer Minor suit. Typically shows around 9-14 high card points; could be lighter with compensating shape. Detailed description below - including response schedule. Suggested defense below.
1 : 4 plus Spades. Could have longer Minor suit. Typically show around 9-14 high card points; could be lighter with compensating shape. Detailed description below - including response schedule. Suggested defense below.
1 : 4 plus Diamonds; could have longer Clubs. Could have a bad 4-card Major suit. Typically shows around 9-14 high card points; could be lighter with compensating shape. Detailed description below - including response schedule. Suggested defense below.
1 NT: Balanced holding. Around 11 plus to 14 high card points. Denies a good 4-card Major suit unless 4-3-3-3.
2 : 6 plus Clubs. Denies 4 Diamonds. Could have a bad 4-card Major suit. Typically shows around 9-14 high card points; could be lighter with compensating shape. Detailed description below - including response schedule.
2 : 4 plus Diamonds. 4-cards plus in either Major suit. Typically shows around 9-14 high card points; could be lighter with compensating shape. Detailed description below - including response schedule
2 : 4 plus Hearts and/or 4 plus Spades or 5 plus Clubs. Could be 4-4-3-2, but not 4-4-4-1 or 5-4-4-0 shape. Around 4 to 11 high card points. Detailed description below - including response schedule. Suggested defense below.
2 : Single suited hand with 6-7 Spades. 6-3-2-2 or 6-3-3-1 or 7-2-2-2 shape or 4 plus Spades and 5 plus Clubs. Around 5 to 10 high card points. Detailed description below - including response schedule. Suggested defense below: Defined as if a standard 2 opening.
2 NT: Bad three level preempt in either Minor suit. Detailed description below - including response schedule. Suggested defense below.
3 : Constructive Club preempt. 6-7-card suit; two of the top three honors; no side suit Ace or King.
3 : Constructive Diamond preempt. 6/7-card suit; two of the top three honors; no side suit Ace or King.
3 : Natural and preemptive; 6-card suit.
3 : Natural and preemptive; 6-card suit.
3 NT: Four level preempt in either Minor suit. 8/9-card broken suit. No side Ace or King; no side 4-card Major suit.
4 : Namyats. Good four level preempt in Hearts.
4 : Namyats. Good four level preempt in Spades.
4 : Weak four level Heart preempt.
4 : Weak four level Spade preempt.
4 NT: Constructive five level Club preempt. 8/9-card suit. No more than one outside Ace or King.
5 : Weak five level Diamond preempt. 8/9-card suit. No more than one outside Ace or King.

Summary Description of the 1 Club Opening

Moscito is a strong club system. The 1 opening is used to show any strong opening hand. Typically, opener will have at least 14 good high card points to open 1, however, opener has the option to open 1 with a significantly weaker hand. In this case, the most significant guideline is that the strong Club opener is confident that he can control the followup bidding.

The strong club opening typically promises at least 9 Slam Points.

Ace = 3 slam points.
King = 2 slam points.
Queen = 1 slam point.
Queen = 1 slam point.
Singleton Ace = 3 slam points
Hands with exceptional shape - 10+ cards divided between the 2 longest suits - have the option to open 1 with 8 slam points.

Response Schedule Over The Strong Club Opening

Bid Response
1 : Strong, artificial and forcing. Typically 9 plus high card points. Any game forcing hand not suitable for an immediate bid of 2 NT or higher.
1 : Semi-positive hand; typically 6-9 high card points. Either 5 plus Hearts, or balanced holding, or any 4-4-4-1 distribution.
1 : Artificial double negative. Typically 0-5 high card points.
1 NT: Semi-Positive holding. Typically 6-9 high card points. 5 plus Spades.
2 : Semi-Positive holding. Typically 6-9 high card points. 5 plus Club; could have a 4-card Major suit.
2 : Semi-Positive holding. Typically 6-9 high card points. 5 plus diamonds. Single suited with Diamonds or two-suited with Diamonds and Clubs.
2 : Semi-Positive holding. Typically 6-9 high card points. 4 Hearts and 5 plus Diamonds
2 : Semi-Positive holding. Typically 6-9 high card points. 4 Spades and 5 plus Clubs.
2 NT: Game-forcing holdings. typically 9 plus high card points. Any 5-4-4-0 shape with a void in a Major suit.
3 : Game-forcing holdings. typically 9 plus high card points. AKQxxxx or better in any suit.
3 : Game-forcing holdings. typically 9 plus high card points. Any 5-4-4-0 shape with a Diamond void.
3 : Game-forcing holdings. typically 9 plus high card points. 4-4-5-0 shape.
3 : Game-forcing holdings. typically 9 plus high card points. 5-4-4-0 shape.

Summary Description of the 1 Diamond Opening

The 1 opening shows a constructive opening with 4 plus Hearts.
The opener could hold a longer Minor suit; however, opener's Spade length will always be greater than or equal to his Heart length.
Holding 4-4 in the Major suits, opener will show his Hearts first. Holding 5-5 in the Major suits, opener will show his Spades first.
Holding a bad 4-card Major, opener will prefer to open 1 No Trump with a balanced hand, 2 with 6+ Clubs, or 1 with 6 plus Diamonds. Opener may be forced to open with a bad 4-card Major if holding is 5-4-3-1, 5-4-4-0, or 4-4-4-1 shape.

Response Schedule Over 1 Diamond

4 : Any hand that wants to play 4 Hearts. This bid could be made with either a preemptive hand or a strong hand with no slam ambitions.
4 : Splinter raise in support of Hearts. 4 plus Hearts, singleton Diamonds.
4 : Splinter raise in support of Hearts. 4 plus Hearts, singleton Club.
3 NT: Any hand that wants to play 3 No Trump. This bid typically shows a strong hand with no slam ambitions. Responder will occasionally bid 3 NT holding a preemptive Heart raise.
3 : Splinter raise in support of Hearts. 4 plus Hearts, singleton Spade.
3 : Value Raise of Hearts. 4-card Heart support. About 6-10 high card points.
3 : Fit showing jump. 6 plus Diamonds and 3 Hearts. Non-forcing, but invites game opposite a suitable hand.
3 : Fit showing jump. 6 plus Clubs and 3 Hearts. Non-forcing, but invites game opposite a suitable hand.
2 NT: Weak Jump Shift in either Minor suit.
2 : 5+ Spades, 5 plus cards in either Minor suit. Game invitational values.
2 : Value Raise of Hearts. 3-card Heart support, about 6-11 high card points.
2 : 5 plus Diamonds and 4 plus Clubs, about 7-11 high card points. Non-forcing.
2 : 5 plus Clubs and 4 plus Diamonds, about 7-11 high card points. Non-forcing.
1 NT: Natural and non-forcing. 4-4-3-2, 5-3-3-2, 4-3-3-3 shape.
1 : 4 plus Spades, forcing.
1 : Relay. Strong, artificial and forcing. Game invitational or better strength.

Suggested Defense to the 1 Diamond Opening

1 Double Natural bid showing Diamonds; equals a normal 1 overcall.
1 1 Takeout Double of Hearts.
1 1 Standard overcall, as if we had opened 1.
1 2 Weak Jump overcall in Diamonds.
1 2 Michaels Cuebid.

Summary Description of the 1 Heart Opening

The 1 Heart opening shows a constructive opening with 4+ Spades.

Opener could hold a longer Minor, however, opener's Spade length will always be greater than or equal to his Heart length.
Holding 4-4 in the Major suits, opener will show his Hearts first. Holding 5-5 in the Major suits, opener will show his Spades first.
Holding a bad 4-card Major, opener will prefer to open 1 NT with a balanced hand, 2 with 6+ Clubs, or 1 with 6+ Diamonds.
Opener may be forced to open with a bad 4-card Major if holding 5-4-3-1, 5-4-4-0, or 4-4-4-1 shape.

Response Schedule over 1 Heart

4 : Splinter raise in Support of Spades. 4 plus Spades, singleton Heart.
4 : Splinter raise in support of Spades. 4 plus Spades, singleton Diamonds.
4 : Splinter raise in support of Spades. 4 plus Spades, singleton Club.
3 NT: Any hand that wants to play 3 NT. This bid typically shows a strong hand with no slam ambitions. Responder will occasionally bid 3 NT holding a preemptive Spade raise.
3 : Value raise of Spades. 4-card Spade support, about 6-10 high card points.
3 : Fit showing jump. 6 plus Hearts and 3 Spades. Non-forcing, but invites game opposite a suitable hand.
3 : Fit showing jump. 6 plus Diamonds and 3 Spades. Non-forcing, but invites game opposite a suitable hand.
3 : Fit showing jump. 6 plus Clubs and 3 Spades. Non-forcing, but invites game opposite a suitable hand.
2 NT: 5 plus Hearts, 5 plus cards in either Minor. Game invitational values.
2 : Value Raise of Spades. 3-card Spade support. About 6-11 high card points.
2 : 5 plus Hearts, unbalanced hand; about 7-11 high card points. Non-forcing
2 : 5 plus Diamonds; about 7-11 high card points. Non-forcing.
2 : 5 plus Clubs; about 7-11 high card points. Non-forcing.
1 NT: Natural and non forcing. 4-4-3-2 / 5-3-3-2 / 4-3-3-3 shape.
1 : Relay. Strong, artificial and forcing. Game invitational or better strength.

Suggested Defense to the 1 Heart Opening

1 Double Natural bid showing Hearts. Normal 1 Heart overcall
1 1 Takeout Double of Spades
1 1 NT+ Standard overcalls, as if we had opened 1 Heart
1 2 Weak Jump Overcall in Hearts
1 2 Michaels Cuebid

Suggested Description of the 1 Spade Opening

The 1 opening shows a constructive opening with 4+ Diamonds.
Opener could hold long Clubs. The 1 opening denies a biddable 4-card Major.

Response Schedule over 1 Spade

3 NT: Any hand that wants to play 3 No Trump. This bid typically shows a strong hand with no slam ambitions. Responder will occasionally bid 3 NT holding a preemptive Diamond raise.
3 : Splinter raise in support if Diamonds. 4 plus Diamonds, singleton Spade.
3 : Splinter raise in support of Diamonds. 4 plus Diamonds, singleton Heart.
3 : Value raise of Diamonds. 4 plus card Diamond support; about 6-10 high card points.
3 : To Play.
2 NT: Bid the better Minor suit.
2 : 6 plus Spades suit; non-forcing.
2 : 6 plus Heart suit; non-forcing.
2 : 5 plus Spade suit. Game invitational or better with no interest in relaying.
2 : 5 plus Hearts. Game invitational or better with no interest in relaying.
1 NT: Forcing NT. Asks for clarification of opener's hand type. Single suited with Diamonds, 2 suited with Clubs, or 6 plus Diamonds and a 4 card Major.

Suggested Defense to the 1 Opening

1 Double Natural bid showing Spades. Normal 1 overcall.
1 1 NT 15-18 high card points. Balanced.
1 2 Takeout Double of Hearts.
1 2 Takeout Double of Spades.
1 2 Normal two level overcall in Hearts.
1 2 Preemptive Jump overcall in Spades
1 2 NT Unusual 2 NT with 5-5 in the Major suits; either a weak hand or a strong hand.

Summary Description of the 2 Clubs Opening

The 2 opening shows a constructive opening with 6 plus Clubs.
Opener could hold an unbiddable 4-card Major suit, however, the 2 opening denies 4 plus Diamonds.

Response Schedule over 2 Clubs

4 : Preemptive Club raise.
3 NT: Any hand that wants to play 3 No Trump. This bid typically shows a strong hand with no slam ambitions. Responder will occasionally bid 3 NT holding a preemptive Club raise.
3 : Splinter raise in support of Clubs. Singleton Spade.
3 : Splinter raise in support of Clubs. Singleton Heart.
3 : Splinter raise in support of Clubs. Singleton Diamond.
3 : Value Raise. Semi-preemptive.
2 NT: Asking Bid. Responder holds a strong hand that does not want to relay.
2 : 6 plus Spades. Non-forcing.
2 : 6 plus Hearts. Non-forcing.
2 : Relay. Strong, artificial and forcing. Game invitational or better strength.

Summary Description of the 2 Diamonds Opening

The 2 opening shows a preemptive opening with 4 plus Diamonds and 4 plus Hearts or 4 plus Spades.
The 2 opener could be made with 4-4-3-2, However, it denies any three suited hand: 5-4-4-0 or 4-4-3-2 shape.
The 2 opener promises at least Qxxx or xxxxx in a Major.

Response Schedule Over 2 Diamonds

4 : Preemptive Diamond raise.
4 : Splinter raise in support of Diamonds.
4 plus Diamonds, singleton Club.
3 NT: Any hand that wants to play 3 No Trump. This bid typically shows a strong hand with no slam ambitions. Responder will occasionally bid 3 NT holding a preemptive Diamond raise.
3 : Splinter raise in support of Diamonds. 4 plus Diamonds, singleton Spade.
3 : Pass or correct.
3 : Preemptive raise of Diamonds.
3 : Asking bid. Responder wants to know whether opener has Hearts. Holding Hearts, opener will zoom to clarify strength and shape.
2 NT: Relay. Strong, artificial and forcing. Responder is asking about opener's range and shape.
2 : Forces opener to bid 2 No Trump.
Shows a variety of hand types including:
  1. Hands that want to play 3.
  2. Hands that want to invite 4.
  3. Single-suited hands with Hearts then want to invite 3.
2 : Pass or correct.

Suggested Defense to the 2 Diamonds Opening

It is strongly recommended that the 2 opening bid be defended using methods oriented towards low level penalty doubles.

In Direct Seat

2 4 5 plus Hearts, 5 plus Spades, game-forcing values.
2 4 5 plus Clubs, 5 plus cards in either Major; game-forcing.
2 3 NT To play. Typically based on a running suit.
2 3 17-19 high card points. Strong 6 plus card suit.
2 3 17-19 high card points. Strong 6 plus card suit.
2 3 17 plus high card points. Weak in Diamonds. Treat as a takeout double
2 3 5 plus Clubs. About 12-16 high card points.
2 2 NT 5 plus Hearts. About 12-16 high card points.
2 2 5 plus Spades. About 12-16 high card points.
2 2 Takeout Double of Diamonds. About 12-16 high card points. Can be a good 11 count with a stiff Diamond. Natural responses. No lebensohl.
2 Dbl 15 plus high card points. Balanced or semi-balanced if 15-18 high card points.
  Honor-xx, AQ, AK or any 4 Diamonds.
  Double establishes a forcing pass at the two level.
  Double establishes a forcing pass at the two level.
  Double followed by 2, 2 NT, or 3 do not promise extras.
  Double followed by 3 shows extras.
         
Possible Bidding Sequences
2 Dbl 2 Dbl Penalty oriented. Usually at least Honor-xx in Hearts.
  Direct Seat Doubler should pull to 2 with xx in Hearts and 5 plus Spades.
  Direct Seat Doubler should pull to 3 with xx in Hearts and 5 plus Clubs.
  Direct Seat Doubler should pull to 2 NT with xx in Hearts and 5 plus Diamonds.
         
2 Dbl 2 2 Limited. 5 plus Spades.
         
2 Dbl 2 2 NT+ lebensohl.
2 Dbl 2 Pass
Pass Dbl Penalty oriented. At least Honor-xx in Hearts.
       
2 Dbl 2 Pass
Pass 2 4 plus Spades; 15-18 high card points.
       
2 Dbl 2 Pass
Pass 2 NT 15-18 high card points. Cannot penalize them.
       
2 Dbl 2 Pass
Pass 3 5 plus Clubs. 15-18 high card points.
2 Dbl Pass Pass Willing to sit for the Penalty Double
         
2 Dbl Pass 2 5 plus cards, weak
         
2 Dbl Pass 2 NT

Puppet to 3.

  3 rebid is Stayman.
  3 shows 5 plus Hearts. Game-forcing values.
  3 shows 5 plus Spades. Game-forcing values.
         
2 Dbl Pass 3 Constructive. 5 plus Clubs
2 Dbl Pass 3 Artificial game force with short Diamonds.
2 Dbl Pass 3 5 plus Hearts, invitational.
2 Dbl Pass 3 5 plus Spades, invitational.
2 Dbl Pass 3 NT Diamond stopper. 5 plus Clubs, limited.

In Balancing Seat

All doubles in auctions that start with 2 - Pass are always takeout for whatever was just bid. Lebelsohl applies.

Summary Description of the 2 Hearts Opening

The 2 opening shows a preemptive opening with 4 plus Hearts and 4 plus Spades or 5 plus Clubs.
The 2 opening could be be made with 4-4-3-2. However, it denies any three-suited hand: 5-4-4-0 o4 4-4-3-2 shape.
The 2 opener promises at least Qxx or xxxxx in a Major.

Response Schedule Over 2 Hearts

4 : Any hand that wants to play 4. This bid could be made with either a preemptive hand or a strong hand with no slam ambitions.
4 : Splinter raise in support of Hearts. 4 plus Hearts, singleton Diamonds.
4 : Splinter raise in support of Hearts. 4 plus Hearts, singleton Club.
3 NT: Any hand that wants to play 3 No Trump. This bid typically shows a strong hand with no slam ambitions. Responder will occasionally bid 3 NT holding a preemptive Heart raise.
3 : Pass or correct.
3 : Preemptive Heart raise.
3 : Preemptive raise of Diamonds.
  Asking Bid
      Responder wants to know whether opener has Spades.
      Holding Spades, opener will zoom to clarify strength and shape.
3 : Relay. Strong, artificial and forcing. Responder is asking about opener's range and shape.
2 NT: Forces opener to bid 3.
  Shows a variety of hand types including:
    1. Hands that want to invite 4 opposite a maximum.
    2. Hands that want to invite 4 opposite a Spade fit.
    3. Single-suited hands with Spades, then want to invite 4.
2 : Pass or correct.

Suggested Defense to the 2 Hearts Opening

It is strongly recommended that the 2 opening bid be defended using methods oriented towards low level penalty doubles.

In Direct Seat

2 4 5 plus Diamonds, 5 plus Spades, game-forcing values.
2 4 5 plus Clubs, 5 plus Spades; game-forcing values.
2 3 NT To play. Typically based on a running suit.
2 3 17-19 high card points. Strong 6 plus card suit.
2 3 17-19 high card points. Weak in Hearts. Treat as a Takeout Double.
2 3 4 plus Diamonds. About 12-16 high card points.
2 3 5 plus Clubs. About 12-16 high card points.
2 2 NT 5 plus Spades. About 12-16 high card points.
2 2 Takeout Double of Hearts. About 12-16 high card points.
Can be a good 11 count with a stiff Heart.
Natural responses. No Lebensohl.
2 Dbl 15 plus high card points. Balanced or semi-balanced if 15-18 high card points.
  Honor-xx, AQ, AK or any 4 Hearts.
  With significant extra strength, may hold xxx in Diamonds.
  Double establishes a forcing pass at the two level.
  Double followed by 2 NT, 3, or 3 do not promise extras.
  Double followed by 3 + shows extras.
Possible Bidding Sequences
2 Dbl 2 Dbl Penalty oriented. Usually at least Honor-xx in Spades.
  Direct Seat Doubler should pull to 3 with xx in Hearts and 5 plus Diamonds.
  Direct Seat Doubler should pull to 3 with xx in Hearts and 5 plus Clubs.
  Direct Seat Doubler should pull to 2 NT with xx in Hearts and 5 plus Hearts.
2 Dbl 2 2 NT lebensohl.
2 Dbl Pass Pass Willing to sit for the penalty double.
         
2 Dbl Pass 2 NT Puppet to 3.
  3 = 5+ Diamonds. Game-forcing values.
  3 = Stayman.
  3 = 5+ Spades. Game-forcing values.
         
2 Dbl Pass 3 Constructive. 5 plus Clubs.
2 Dbl Pass 3 5 plus Diamonds. Invitational.
2 Dbl Pass 3 Game-forcing values with short Hearts.
2 Dbl Pass 3 5 plus Spades. Invitational.
2 Dbl Pass 3 NT Heart stopper. 5 plus Clubs. Limited.

In Balancing Seat

All doubles in auctions that start with 2 - Pass are always Takeout for whatever was just bid. Lebensohl applies.

Summary Description of the 2 Spades Opening

The 2 opening shows a preemptive opening with 4 plus Spades.
Opener either holds 6 plus Spades with a single-suited hand or 4 plus Spades with 5 plus Clubs.

Response Schedule Over 2 Spades

4 : Any hand that wants to play 4. This bid could be made with either a preemptive hand or a strong hand with no slam ambitions.
4 : Splinter raise in support of Hearts. 4 plus Spades, singleton Heart.
4 : Splinter raise in support of Spades. 4 plus Spades, singleton Diamond.
4 : Splinter raise in support of Spades. 4 plus Spades, singleton Club.
3 NT: Any hand that wants to play 3 No Trump. This bid typically shows a strong hand with no slam ambitions. Responder will occasionally bid 3 NT holding a preemptive Spade raise.
3 : 4 plus Spades. Invites to 4 opposite either:
  1. a 4-card plus Spade suit and a maximum, or
  2. any 6-card Spade suit.
3 : Natural. Invites 4 opposite a suitable maximum.
3 : Natural. Non-forcing.
3 : Pass or correct.
  1. Pass is to play.
  2. 3 = 6 plus Spades. Diamond fragment. Non-forcing.
  3. 3 = 6 plus Spades. Heart fragment. Non-forcing.
  4. 3 = 6 plus Spades. Unsuitable for red suit contract.
2 NT: Asking Bid. Opener will clarify strength and shape.
  1. 4 = Spades and Clubs. Any minimum hand.
  2. 3 = Spades and Clubs. Maximum hand. Diamond fragment.
  3. 3 = Spades and Hearts. Maximum hand. Heart fragment.
  4. 3 = 6 Spades. Minimum hand.
  5. 3 NT = 5 plus Spades, 5 plus Clubs. Maximum hand.
  6. 4 = 6 plus Spades. Maximum hand. First/Second round control in bid suit.

Summary Description of the 2 No Trump Opening Bid

The 2 No Trump opening is used to show a bad three level opening bid in either Minor. The primary purpose of the 2 No Trump opening is to discipline the 3 and 3 opening bids; both of these bids promise two of the top three honors.
The 2 No Trump opening will often be made with a 6-card suit.

Response Schedule Over 2 No Trump

4 : To play.
4 : To play.
4 : Pass or Correct.
4 : Pass or Correct.
3 NT: To play.
3 : Natural and forcing.
3 : Natural and forcing.
3 : Asking for a 3-card Major. Responder has a game-forcing hand with a 5-card Major.
3 : Pass or correct.

Suggested Defense to the 2 No Trump Opening Bid

In Direct Seat

2 NT Dbl Balanced. 14 plus high card points.
2 NT 3 Pass 3 Asking Bid.
3 5 plus Hearts, 4 or 5 Spades
3 4 Hearts and 5 Spades
4 5-5 in the Major suits. Singleton Club. Extra strength.
4 5-5 in the Major suits. Singleton Diamonds. Extra strength.
2 NT 3 Transfer to Hearts.
4 Cuebid in support of Hearts.
2 NT 3 Shapely hand with either Minor suit.
3 NT To play.
4 Pass or correct.
4 Asks for partner's Minor suit.
4 = Minor suit is Clubs.
4 = Minor suit is Diamonds.
4 To play.
4 To play.

In Balancing Seat

2 NT Dbl 3 x Pass Non-forcing.
Dbl Responsive Double
Suits Natural and non-forcing.
4 x Cuebid in support of one Major suit.
2 NT Dbl 3 x Pass
Pass Dbl 17+ high card points. Balanced.
Suits Natural. 17 plus high card points.
Cuebid Three-suited. Short in the bid suit.
2 NT Dbl Pass Pass
3 x Pass 14-17 high card points. Balanced
Dbl 18 plus high card points.
Suits Natural. 17 plus high card points.
Cuebid Three-suited. Short in the bid suit.

Definition of Constructive

Moscito defines a constructive opening as a hand with 6-9 slam points.

Ace: 3 slam points
King: 2 slam points
Queen: 1 slam point
Singleton King/Queen: 0 slam points
Singleton Ace: 3 slam points

Definition of Preemptive

Moscito defines a preemptive opening as a hand that is too weak for a constructive opening.
Most preemptive openings do not have a minimum strength, however, almost all preemptive openings have minimum suit quality requirements. For example, a 3 Minor opening promises two of the top three honors. A Frelling 2 opening promises at least Qxxx in a Major, and 3.25 points.
In some cases, preemptive openings can be made on relatively strong hands. Opening might bid 2 with a balanced 10 count.

 

 

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