A Precision 2D opening bid shows 11-15 HCP and one of the following hand patterns:

  • 4-4-1-4 (4 spades, 4 hearts, 1 diamond and 4 clubs)
  • 4-4-0-5 (4 spades, 4 hearts, 0 diamonds and 5 clubs)
  • 4-3-1-5 (only if the club suit is too weak for a Precision 2C opening)
  • 3-4-1-5 (only if the club suit is too weak for a Precision 2C opening)

The responses to 2 are:

Pass At least 6 diamonds, no interest in the other suits or in bidding higher
2 Natural, signoff
2 Natural, signoff
2NT Artificial and game-forcing, showing 11+ HCP and asking opener to further describe his hand (see below)
3 Natural, signoff
3 At least 6 diamonds, invitation to 3NT
3 Preemptive
3 Preemptive


After an artificial 2NT query by responder, opener's rebids are:

3 3-4-1-5 shape
3 4-3-1-5 shape
3 4-4-1-4 shape, 11-13 HCP
3 4-4-1-4 shape, 14-15 HCP
3NT 4-4-1-4 shape, 14-15 HCP, and the king or ace of diamonds
44-4-0-5 shape, 11-13 HCP
44-4-0-5 shape, 14-15 HCP


Responder's rebids are natural.

See also

  • Ekren 2
    A weak 2 opening bid showing 4-4 or longer in hearts and spades.

  • Fighting Irish 2
    A weak 2 opening bid showing 4-3 or 4-4 in the majors.

  • Flannery 2
    An artificial 2 opening bid showing 5-4 in hearts and spades with minimum strength.

  • Multi 2
    An artificial 2 opening bid showing either a major suit preempt or a strong 4441 hand.

  • Roman 2
    An artificial 2 opening bid from the Italian Blue Team bidding system, showing a strong 3-suited hand.

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