Opening Bids Only

This version of opening bids is / was favored in Denmark and is outlined below. The origin is unknown and unconfirmed. Source.

Bid Strength Meaning
1 : 11-20 high card points Shows 3 plus Clubs.
1 : 11-20 high card points Shows 3 plus Diamonds.
1 : 11-20 high card points Shows 5 plus Hearts.
1 : 11-20 high card points Shows 5 plus Spades.
1 NT: 10-13 high card points Shows balanced shape.
2 : 21 plus high card points Shows any shape.
2 : 6-10 high card points Shows 6 Hearts or Spades, or
  20-21 high card points Shows balanced shape.
2 : 6-10 high card points Shows 5-5 distribution in rounded suits (Hearts and Clubs), or pointed suits (Spades and Diamonds).
2 : 6-10 high card points Shows 5-5 distribution in black suits (Spades and Clubs), or red suits (Hearts and Diamonds).
2 NT: 6-10 high card points Shows 5-5 distribution in either the Minor suits or Major suits.

A No Trump opening is variable: 10-13 high card points by favorable vulnerability and 12-14 by unfavorable vulnerability.

 

 

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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