My Bidding System
1. I need my brain to concentrate on counting my tricks, opponents tricks, opponents HCPs, distribution of the suits .......Therefore I like a system which is so simple as possible.
are the headlines. For more information see the details.
These are the headlines. For more information see the details.
1§/1¨, better minor minimum 3 cards12-22
1©/1ª, minimum 5 cards 12-22
12-14 NT, (15-17 if agreed)
2§ very strong;
3§/3¨ constructive preempt exactly HHxxxxx
3 NT exactly AKQxxxx in minor; no A or K outside, no 4-card major, no void
4§/4¨ namyats 8-8,5 playing tricks in ©/ª,
4©/4ª preempt tricks depend on vulnerability
TACTICAL preempts in 3. and 4.th seat
4 NT ACOL asking for Aces
Conventions (as few as possible)
You have to discuss every of this little toys with your partner. If you play with a stranger best is to play no conventions at all. Playing rubber-bridge my standard answer to partner question "Do you play ...." is "I don't know this convention". With my regular partner I play:
Stayman; 4-suit transfers; Lebensohl
2/1 gameforce, Bergen raises; forcing 1NT and Jacoby 2NT after major-suit opener
inverted minors, weak-jump-shifts in mayors after minor-suit opener
Splinter bids, RKCB 1403, negative doubles
Michaels Cuebid, Unusual NT, Cappaletti
weak-jump-overcalls, responsive doubles, 1 NT 15-17, no fit no bid
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