Bridge & other card games/Jump shift bids

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Is a verbal signal announcing a jump shift bid before allowed bidding allowed?  I always assumed that was " table talk" and therefore not allowed.

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Hi,

In bridge tournaments a "Skip Bid" warning must be made prior to making an
opening bid at the two level or higher, or prior to making any bid that skips
one or more levels of bidding.

When bidding orally say, "I am about to make a skip bid. Please Wait!"

The skip bid warning may not be used to alert partner that a strength-showing bid is being
made or not being made. The warning should be used all the time.

In social games you may choose to abide by this rule or not, however this skip bid warning should be used for every skip bid or not at all. It can not be used selectively to alert partner in specific situations.

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I can answer questions on bidding and on cardplay with the caveat that the former may necessarily involve some subjectivity. I have been playing tournament bridge for over 20 years and I have won several regional tournaments.

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