1. Description of Opening Bids

2. 1C OPENING

3. 1D OPENING

4. 1H OPENING

5. 1S OPENING

6. 1NT OPENING (structure defunct)

  • After 1NT-2H(R) GF established

    After 1NT-2H-2S-2NT (R)

    After 1NT-2H-2NT-3C (R)

    After 1NT-2S balanced invitation, minors takeout or diamond bust

    6.2 Transfer Sequences

    After 1NT-2C

    After 1NT-2C-2D

    After 1NT-2C-2H

    After 1NT-2D

    After 1NT-2D-2H

    After 1NT-2D-2S

  • 7. 2C OPENING *

  • After 2C-2D *

    After 2C-2D-2H *

    After 2C-2D-2H-2NT *

    After 2C-2H: *

  • 8. 2D OPENING *

  • After 2D-2H *

    After 2D-2H-2S *

    After 2D-2H-2S-2NT *

    After 2D-2S : *

  • 9. 2H OPENING *

  • After 2H-2S: *

    After 2H-2NT: *

  • 10. 2S OPENING *

  • After 2S-3C: *

    After 2S-2NT: *

  • 11. 2NT OPENING *

  • After 2NT-3H : *
  • 12. COMPETITIVE BIDDING SITUATIONS

    13. DEFENSIVE BIDDING SITUATIONS *

  • 13.1 Doubles *
  • Precision Double - NOT USED *

    Responsive double *

    Relay double *

    Takeout doubles *

    Takeout double with Rubinsohl *

    Negative doubles *

    Reopening doubles and balancing doubles *

    Positive slam doubles *

    Lightner double *

    Weak notrump double *

    SOS Redoubles *

    Second-suit doubles *

    Power Doubles *

    Support Doubles and Redoubles *

  • 13.2 Overcalls - see also Appendix 3 - The Overcall Structure *

  • Simple overcalls *

    Responses: *

    Responder's bids with support after partners overcall *

    After sequence like 1S-(2C)-2D-? *

    1NT overcall *

    Jump overcalls *

    Michaels *

    Bidding in 4th seat after two suits by opponents *

  • 13.3 Defence to strong 1C opening *

    13.4 SWINE convention *

    13.5 Defenses to various conventional openings by opponents *

  • European Multi 2D - ie strong hands or weak two in either major *

    Forcing Pass *

    Pass *

    Fert Bid *

    Transfer openings *

    CRO, RCO, OCR etc bids *

  • 13.6 2NT Seldom Natural in Competition *

  • 14. LEADS, SIGNALS AND DISCARDS *

  • Suit contracts *
  • Leads from honours: *

    Leads from length: *

    Signals: *

    Discards: *

  • No trump contracts *

  • Leads from honours: *

    Leads from length: *

    Signals: *

    Discards: *

  • Appendices *

  • Appendix 1 - hand shapes *
  • Single-suiters *

    Two-suiters *

    Three-suiters *

    balanced *

  • Appendix 2 - Possible future additions *

  • Rubens Advances (from Bridge World April 1981) *
  • Appendix 3 - The Overcall Structure *

  • Introduction *

    One No Trump for Takeout (NTTO) *

    Responses to a NTTO -- Uncontested Auction *

    Responses to a NTTO - Contested Auction *

  • After a double *

    After a new suit or a raise *

  • The Simple Overcall (SO) at the One Level *

    Responses to a SO -- Uncontested Auction *

    Responses to SO -- Contested Auction *

    The Two Level Overcall (TLO) *

    The Roman Jump Overcall (RJO) *

    Responses to a RJO - Uncontested Auction *

    Responses to a RJO - Contested Auction *

    The Two-suited Cue Bid (QB) *

    The 2 No Trump Overcall *

    Responses to 2NT - Uncontested Auction *

    Responses to 2NT - Contested Auction *

    The Power Double (PD) *

    Transfer-Oriented Symmetric Relay Extensions to the Power Double *

    The Intermediate Jump Overcall (IJO) *

    NAMYATS *

    Responses to NAMYATS *

    2S Jump Over 1C *

    3 Level Jump Cue Bid *

  • Alerts in the Structure *