ALERT !!!! PINO 2 OPENING
The Pino Two-Diamond opening allows you to open a balanced hand of 18 to 19 high card points. Now, you can precisely tell your partner the true nature of your hand when you have a balanced hand of more than 17 high-card points and less than 20.
Telling partner the correct point count of your hand with the opening bid is essential for good bidding and arriving at the proper Bridge contract, that is why, the Pino Two-Diamond Opening is so important. (See below for all opening bids including the Pino Two-Diamonds)
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PINO TWO-DIAMOND OPENING.
It is alertable by partner.
It shows a balanced hand of precisely 18 or 19 points.
Pino Two-Diamond is a Demand bid, partner must respond unless he/she holds 1 or 2 points and a five-card diamond suit.
RESPONSES TO THE PINO-TWO-DIAMOND OPENING.
Bid 2 NT to partner’s response of 2 or 2 .
Pass to partner’s response of 2 NT.
Bid a 4-card major to partner’s response of 3 . Without a 4-card major, rebid three no-trump.
After the Jacoby transfer asking response, bid the assigned major with a 3-card suit. With 2 cards, bid 3 NT.
Pass a response of 3 NT.
After the Gerber’s asking bid, rebid your aces.
After a 5 or 5 , with good support bid 5 NT (Blackwood) , Slam try.
Spades A K 10 5
Hearts A Q 4
Diamonds K 10 5
Clubs Q J 4 3
Open above hand 2 .
The Pino Two-Diamond opening is a precision bid and shows a balanced hand and exactly 18 or 19 high card points.