M J Bridge
Beginner and above
Three weak and one strong
In principle, ‘three weak and one strong’ is my recommended basic method.
However, the system as given on this page is a particularly basic version, and comes with only a limited recommendation.
Follow the link ‘one strong bid’ for a slightly more supercharged (but not overcomplicated) version.
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 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-
I can give only a limited recommendation to this system as it stands.
However, a few tweaks will quickly transform it into my recommended ‘basic method’ which will be more than sufficient to see you through to quite a high level.
Follow the link ‘One strong bid’.
This page last revised 7th May 2018
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