Opening Bids Only

This system was created by consensus of the readers of The Bridge World Magazine, when Mr. Edgar Kaplan was editor of the magazine. The year of the first release and publication is unknown. An update has been released for the year 2001 and can be found on the Internet at the website of The Bridge World. Presented is the Complete System for Bridge World Standard 2001.

Bid Strength Meaning
1 : 12-21 high card points Promises a 3-card plus Club suit.
1 : 12-21 high card points Promises a 3-card plus Diamond suit.
1 : 12-21 high card points Promises a 5-card plus Heart suit.
1 : 12-21 high card points Promises a 5-card plus Spade suit.
1 NT: 16-18 high card points Shows a balanced shape.
2 : 22+ high card points Shows any shape.
2 : 8-11 high card points Promises a 6-card Diamond suit.
2 : 8-11 high card points Promises a 6-card Heart suit.
2 : 8-11 high card points Promises a 6-card Spade suit.
2 NT: 20-22 high card points Promises a balanced shape.

Stayman and Transfer Bids are employed after a 1 No Trump opening on the two and four level of bidding. The sequence of 1 No Trump as a response after a Major suit opening is forcing for one round.

 

 

If you wish to include this feature, or any other feature, of the game of bridge in your partnership agreement, then please make certain that the concept is understood by both partners. Be aware whether or not the feature is alertable or not and whether an announcement should or must be made. Check with the governing body and/or the bridge district and/or the bridge unit prior to the game to establish the guidelines applied. Please include the particular feature on your convention card in order that your opponents are also aware of this feature during the bidding process, since this information must be made known to them according to the Laws of Duplicate Contract Bridge. We do not always include the procedure regarding Alerts and/or Announcements, since these regulations are changed and revised during time by the governing body. It is our intention only to present the information as concisely and as accurately as possible.

 


     
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