Strong jump shift is a treatment where jump responding in a new suit is stronger than a simple 1/1 or 2/1 response.

There are a number of treatments for strong jump shifts. Some require as few as 13 points and a 6-card suit, while others require 16-17 or as many as 19 as a minimum bid. In all cases, strong jump shifts show a stronger hand than a simple 1/1 or 2/1 response.

Standard treatment Edit

The standard strong jump shift is made when a hand fulfils all criteria below:

  • The hand is strong, more than 16 points.
  • The hand is single-suited, requiring at least 6 of the suit.
  • The suit is good, typically at least two out of three honours.

As this bid takes away much bidding shape, it should be a picture bid which describe the hand near completely.

Alternate treatments Edit

This is a stub. You can help out by editing this article. See Category:Stubs for more.