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As an opening Edit

  • 2NT opening typically shows about 20-22 points and a balanced hand, promising a stopper in each suit.

As a response Edit

As a response to a 1-level major suit opening Edit

  • 2NT over one of a major is most often Jacoby 2NT, a game-forcing suit raise asking opener to clarify shape.
  • If RHO doubled partner's major suit opening for takeout, then 2NT is usually Truscott 2NT (a.k.a. Jordan), showing a limit raise of opener's suit.
  • In a natural system, 2NT shows 10-12 points and invitational to 3NT.

As a response to a 1-level minor suit opening Edit

  • After RHO doubles for takeout, if playing Truscott 2NT, 2NT is natural but requires a fit.
  • In a natural system, 2NT shows 10-12 points and invitational to 3NT.

As a response to 1NT Edit

As a response to a strong 2 opening Edit

As a response to a weak two bid Edit

  • 2NT is an artificial forcing response to a weak two bid asking opener to clarify his preempt.

As opener's rebid Edit

Competitively Edit

Defensively Edit

As a direct overcall of a suit opening Edit

  • A 2NT overcall is typically unusual, showing the lowest two unbid suits.
Bids

1-1-1-1-1NT
2-2-2-2-2NT
3-3-3-3-3NT
4-4-4-4-4NT
5-5-5-5-5NT
6-6-6-6-6NT
7-7-7-7-7NT

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