M J Bridge
Beginner and above
Three weak and one strong
‘Three weak and one strong’ is my recommended basic method.
2♦, 2♥, and 2♠ are each natural single-
A simple agreement is that the bids should each promise five to ten points together with a six-
is artificial and is your only forcing opening bid.
It is frequently played as showing any hand of twenty three or more points.
Better is to widen the requirements just a little as indicated on the page ‘game-
or to play the bid as ‘almost game-
is strong and balanced on a range of twenty to twenty two.
Any lesser hand worth a game in its own right will simply start with a bid at game-
The basic framework as outlined above can be varied in detail in a number of ways.
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This page last revised 8th Jul 2019
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