Theory and Conventions


M J Bridge



Beginner and above

Position at the table

Your choice of opening bid, and indeed of whether or not to open, may well be affected by your position at the table.

The particular considerations will depend on whether or not partner has already passed, and also on whether or not there have been three passes before you get your opportunity.

The considerations differ in detail according to whether your hand is balanced or unbalanced.

Use the following links for a brief discussion of each possibility:-

balanced hand

opening unbalanced hands in first or second seat

opening unbalanced hands in third seat

opening unbalanced hands in fourth seat

Context  -  The opening bid.

This page last revised 20th Feb 2017