These opening bids were developed in the year 1995 and were introduced by Jikka Korpela of Finland as Finnish Panel Standard opening bids and as published in the Bridge Magazine of the Finnish Bridge Federation). Source is: Bridgetietoutta and are published online by Jikka Korpela.

Opening Bids Only

Bids Strength Meaning   Possible Responses
1 : Opening values Shows a minimum 4-card plus Club suit.   Limit Raise, Stenberg, Splinter
1 : Opening values Shows a minimum 4-card plus Diamond suit.   Limit Raise, Stenberg, Splinter
1 : Opening values Shows a minimum 4-card plus Heart suit.   Limit Raise, Stenberg, Splinter
1 : Opening values Shows a minimum 4-card plus Spade suit.   Limit Raise, Stenberg, Splinter
1 NT: 15-17 high card points Shows balanced distribution; a 5-card Major suit is permitted.   Two-way Stayman, Gerber, Texas
2 : 23-24 high card points Shows a holding worth game values; forcing.   2 is a negative relay; all other responses are natural and positive.
2 : 6-11 high card points Shows a minimum 6-card plus Diamond suit.    
2 : 6-11 high card points Shows a minimum 6-card plus Heart suit.    
2 : 6-11 high card points Shows a minimum 6-card plus Spade suit.    
2 NT: 20-22 high card points Shows balanced distribution; a 5-card Major suit is permitted.   Baron, Flint, Gerber, Texas
3 NT:   Gambling 3 No Trump showing a long Minor suit4   4 asks for the suit color; 4 asks for shortness.
4 :   A strong preemptive bid in Hearts.   4 is to play.
4 :   A strong preemptive bid in Spades.   4 is to play.

 

 

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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