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"Meckwell Defense" redirects here. For other uses, see Meckwell Defense (disambiguation).
Meckwell is a method for defending against an opposing strong one notrump (1NT) opening by intervening in the direct and passout seats. It features the following calls:
|Double||shows a single minor or both majors; advancer bids 2♣, after which the intervener corrects to his actual suit if a minor, or hearts if holding both majors|
|2♣ or 2♦||shows the bid suit and a major, as in DONT|
|2♥ or 2♠||shows the bid suit|
|2NT||shows the minors|