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JUMP SHIFT

A single jump in a new suit by responder eg 1-Pass-2♠. The bid is normally forcing to at least game unless made by a passed hand. In the modern style, responder usually has either a very good suit or support for opener’s suit or a semi-balanced hand with stoppers in the unbid suits.

By a passed hand, a jump shift promises near opening values, a fair suit and primary support for opener. Example hands for the sequence given are:

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