Beginner and above
The Opening Bid
Many auctions take their first wrong turn with the opening bid.
The guidelines for bidding an opening hand differ according to the shape of the hand -
You will therefore not be surprised that before you think any more about your opening bid you should first determine the hand-
That is the purpose of the next page -
Once you have determined the hand-
For those with more experience the menu links on the left should take you to the appropriate pages.
The main content of this section will be found in:-
M J Bridge
|Overcaller's rebid and beyond|
|Responder's rebid and beyond|
|The continuing auction|