Responses to a 1 opening bid are:
Responses to a 1 opening bid:
The purpose of reversed splinter bids is to prevent the opponents from doubling the splinter to suggest a sacrifice. For example:
|4 2||5 3||?|
East is now left with a 5-over-5 decision - is it obvious to double or bid
Playing reversed splinter bids, the auction might instead go:
In this auction, South is less likely to hold club length, and therefore less likely to double.
Reversed splinters were created by Dutch expert Anton Maas.
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