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Hands

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