The origin of the Alexandre Two Bids, aka Alexander Two Bids, remain unknown. Any information as to the origin of this concept would be greatly appreciated. The concept is based on parameters of opening the auction or by overcalling, if possible, a suit on the two level.

Parameters of the Concept

All Alexander Two Bids, except the strong, artificial 2 Clubs opening bid, are regulated by the parameters as set forth below:

1. The point count is generally 7 to 11 points by favorable vulnerability.
2. The point count is generally 9 to 12 points by unfavorable vulnerability.
3. The point count by equal vulnerability is determined by the partnership.
4. The opening bid shows either a 5-card plus suit in the suit bid and a 4-card unspecified side suit or a 6-card plus suit in the suit bid.
5. A requirement is that the side suit contain one winner such as a holding with either the Ace or King-Queen.

The above described parameters govern the bid suit on the two-level. The responder has the following options:

2 NT: This first response is one-round forcing. This particular first response establishes insufficient support for the 6-card plus suit of partner. A sufficient support equals two plus cards. Therefore, the responder can hold either a singleton or hold a void in the suit of partner.
    1. In the case that the opener rebids the same suit, then this promises at least a 6-card suit for the preemptive two bid.
    2. If the opener bids a second suit, then this communicates the holding to be 5-4-x-x with the 5-card suit the suit for the Alexander Two Bid.

Note: Any and all continuations of the auction are determined by the partnership agreement as is any defense features when the opponents enter the auction.

Note: The employment of double in any competitive auction is a matter of partnership agreement.



If you wish to include this feature, or any other feature, of the game of bridge in your partnership agreement, then please make certain that the concept is understood by both partners. Be aware whether or not the feature is alertable or not and whether an announcement should or must be made. Check with the governing body and/or the bridge district and/or the bridge unit prior to the game to establish the guidelines applied. Please include the particular feature on your convention card in order that your opponents are also aware of this feature during the bidding process, since this information must be made known to them according to the Laws of Duplicate Contract Bridge. We do not always include the procedure regarding Alerts and/or Announcements, since these regulations are changed and revised during time by the governing body. It is our intention only to present the information as concisely and as accurately as possible.