When should you bid NT or play in a minor suit contract?
Inverted minor convention can help make that decision.
- Partner opens one club.
- Partner opens one diamond.
- For 1-level overcalls; partnership agreement is 12+ points and 4+ diamonds.
You have the following year hand:
|High Card Points||Cards in a Major||Cards in a Minor||Bid||Next Bid|
|0 – 5||Pass|
|6+||5 / 5||1 ♠||Natural|
|6+||4 / 4||1 ♥||Natural|
|6 – 10||A Fit||3 Minor||Stop, minimal holding|
|10-12||A Fit||2 Minor||Features – up the line to determine if 3NT is appropriate.|
|12+||2NT||Stoppers in the majors, minimal opener by partnership agreement.|