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Bidding

Hands

Partner opened one of a suit


You set the wheels in motion with your first response.


Perhaps you limited your hand with a natural bid in no trumps, or made a simple forcing change of suit. In either case the search for the best strain and the correct level will continue.


Alternatively, you might have selected one of the plethora of support bids which you have in your repertoire.

Many of these have their own specific continuations involving cue-bids, trial bids etc..


These three situations are considered separately in the following pages.

Beginner and above