Theory and Conventions


M J Bridge



Beginner and above

Context  -  The opening bid.

Opening Unbalanced and semi-balanced Hands

This section includes hands with a six-card or longer suit, hands which are at least 5-4 in two suits, and the 4-4-4-1 shape.

You will already have assessed the type and the potential of your hand in some way, but you might at this point wish to consider

fine-tuning the strength

The main bulk of possibilities is discussed in the context of

opening in first or second seat

Following that there is a short discussion of how you might modify your choices when opening in third or fourth seats.

This page last revised 31st Aug 2018