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Opener skips over a Major suit when re-bidding. Why ?

Bypassing a NT re-bid means hand is not balanced


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Hand evaluation. The skip over principle

Fundamental - Skipping a re-bid = don't have it

When the opener misses out a rebid that he could have made, it's because he doesn't have this suit.

For example, after 1diamond: 1heart, an opener's re-bid of 2club means he does not have a 4-card spade suit. Also, as he didn't re-bid 1NT he doesn't have a balanced hand either.

This helps you enormously to build a picture of your partner's hand, especially when used in combination with some other fundamental principles:

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