The Jacoby 2NT convention - Useful Conventions


THIS month’s convention, which shows a flat hand with support for opener’s major suit, was the idea of one of the most famous bridge players of all time – the American star, Oswald Jacoby. Though it has achieved greater popularity across the Atlantic, an increasing number of Europeans now employ this very useful tool.

When is the Jacoby 2NT useful?

One of the areas that is particularly awkward for standard bidding involves hands that wish to raise to at least game, but do not contain a singleton or void (with a shortage, responder can make a Splinter Bid).

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