M J Bridge

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B - Balanced 15 to 19 points


The underlying theme throughout this section is that opener starts with one of a suit planning to follow with a natural rebid in no trumps.

Of course, such plans might change as the auction develops, but that is the basic approach to the hand-type.


In general the opening exchanges will be relatively straightforward, but the continuing auction following the rebid in no trumps is, to say the least, an area of great diversity.

Various possibilities will be considered in the following examples, alongside other possible developments.