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Bridge & other card games/demand or forcing bids


hobbit wrote at 2013-03-16 05:56:38
I have played bridge with people who use this same convention, where a 1 club opener is forcing unless the opposition bids in-between.  This 1 club bid does not promise clubs unless the opener repeats clubs at their next opportunity to bid.  It is a catch-all bid for the following hands:  13-14hcp (or a poor 15hcp) with 4432, 4423 or 4441 shape.  It can also be stronger- 18-19hcp without a 5 card major.  As a responder with 0-5hcp or a poor 6, bid 1 d (artificial bid) for a 'bust hand'

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Andrew Gumperz


Bridge Bidding using the Standard American or 2/1 Game Forcing bidding systems. Declarer play and defense problems, defensive signals. I am not an expert on questions concerning bridge law, but I do my best to answer them.


I have been playing bridge competitively at a high level for 25 years and professionally off and on. I have won several regional events and have played as the partner of two world champion players.

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