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Theory


There are a number of bits of general theory which will recur as we look at the methods available in a variety of bidding situations.


These are collected together in the next few pages as a central source of reference for whenever they may appear.



Forcing and keeping the bidding open


partial stop


invitational values


the four-four trump fit


the losing trick count


the law of total tricks


bidding games and slams