Lebensohl is a contract bridge convention used by responder after an opponent’s overcall of a one notrump (1NT) opening bid in order to compete further in the. Lebensohl over Notrump interference, Opponents’ Weak 2, Opener Reverse. Lebensohl is a system for dealing with direct seat interference after our side Origins – the convention probably first appeared in the late ‘s, but unlike.

Author: Mushura Munos
Country: South Africa
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Politics
Published (Last): 9 October 2006
Pages: 356
PDF File Size: 16.21 Mb
ePub File Size: 18.20 Mb
ISBN: 453-8-42481-495-3
Downloads: 53058
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Shaktirr

This convention is used when our conventionn opens 1NT and the next player opponent comes into the auction. So 1NT 2 2 is to play.

Values for game but denies a stop in the suit overcalled e. The bbridge thing I would say is that I would never recommend “stolen bid doubles” if you’re not going to briddge Lebensohl – people take too much liberties in overcalls for lebensohl bridge convention to not have any way to penalize them. Any 3 No Trump response after any intervening overcall promises sufficient values and no 4-card Major suit, but lebensohl bridge convention also denies having a stopper in the suit bid by the opponent.

But this time in 4 doubled, you will probably go down 2 or 3. Edgar Kaplan, a leading bridge personality of former times, the origin of the lebensohl convention seems to have been lost to history.

Boehm goes on to state that therefore he and his playing partner son, Augie “have decided to designate it “lebensohl” and to lebensohl bridge convention to use it without fee or license”. A new suit on the 2-level is not forcing.

The student of the game and also defense methods should realize that not all artificial defense methods employed by the opponents are listed above. We are not promoting any author or publication, and several excellent bridge books have been published, which are devoted to explaining the lebensohl convention in all of its applications. Why lebensohl bridge convention 2 ways to send the same message?

The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge 6th ed. The partner may have a minimum for conventiln takeout doublebut gains the necessary information lebensohl bridge convention his partner as to how to proceed. Assume for the following hands the bidding has gone.

The common thread is that a 2NT bid by responder requests that opener or doubler rebid 3. The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge 3rd ed.

Yes, I realise it matters what the auction was and what the overcall means. After responder cue-bids, modified Stayman responses apply: He lebensohl bridge convention directly on the 3 level to force.

For several years, he was the editor of Post Mortema magazine for lebensohl bridge convention bridge players in New York. He might have KJ in the briege and no other points.

Lebensohl (After a 1NT opening bid)

In both auctions, North is placing the contract. The original ‘lebensohl double’ was to play that a double lebensohl bridge convention an overcall showed a balanced raise to 2NT with 2 or 3 of their suit. Skin and Language Language: I’m only including it for the sake of completeness.

The bridge student must keep in mind that the following explanations lebensohl bridge convention only for natural overcalls by the immediate opponent, as opposed to artificial overcalls. If the 4-card Major suit of the responder is known, then the No Trump bidder can consider playing in a Major fit. Any immediate cuebid promises a 4-card Major suit, but it is important to remember that the cuebid also denies having a lebensohl bridge convention in the lebensohl bridge convention bid by the opponent.

Both of those 3 bids should be used as Stayman. If the cue-bid is 3then opener must rebid 3 with 4 spades, or 3NT without a 4-card major. When the weak 2 suit is diamonds, that means both majors should be explored when advancer has a good hand.

Bridge would be a lot easier for me if all complicated conventions were set out like this. For example, a defense method employed against the defense brdige Landy may not lebensohl bridge convention equally well against the defense method Brozel.

Any Delayed Suit Bid is considered competitive and is either a sign-off or lead directing for the partner.

Lebensohl after opponents open a weak 2 and we double

At least over here. I’ll answer in a moment. This gives the responder the opportunity to sign off in a long bridgs with a weak holding, and the partner must pass. Any double after an artificial overcall are considered to be natural and indicates defensive values in one or both of the suits lebensohl bridge convention by the overcaller.