Bridge & other card games/2 diamonds


is 2 diamonds opening bid  a strong or weak 2 bid?

Re -  Opening Bid of 2 Diamonds


If the partnership is using 'weak 2 bids', then the bid of 2 diamonds promises
a 6 card diamond suit, and 6 - 12 points.

On the other hand, if the partnership is not using weak 2 bids, then the opening
biod of 2 diamonds promises at least 19 HCP, and no five card Major suit.

The latter application is very obsolete, Most pairs opening a 19 + HP with a strong
bid of 2 clubs.


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