Schenken Club

The Schenken Club or Schenken System was devised by Mr. Howard Schenken, and it is an artificial 1 Club system. Mr. Howard Schenken introduced his Big Club bidding system first in 1963. This bidding system was perhaps based on the principles and features established by Mr. Harold S. Vanderbilt, who advocated first in 1925 that […]

Good Bad 2NT Cohen

Good Bad Two No Trump Posted by permission and courtesy of Mr. Larry Cohen The following appears in the book authored by Mr. Larry Cohen in his publication entitled: To Bid or Not to Bid – The Law of Total Tricks beginning with page 119. The content of this web page is an excerpt from […]

Romex Gerber

After the Gerber Convention was devised, many bridge players began to apply it in their bidding auctions because is conserved so much bidding space to exchange additional information. They discovered that the convention had several drawbacks and decided to alter the convention. One variation is the Roman Gerber, which was adopted by many partnerships. Other […]

Blue Club

Blue Club System The book Blue Club was written by Mr. Benito Garozzo in 1969, and the co-author was Mr. Leon Yallouze. This book was adapted from the French by Mr. Terence Reese and the Introduction was written by Mr. Omar Sharif. The book was published in 1969. This book is now out of print. […]

OGUST System

OGUST CONVENTION A conventional method of rebidding after a 2 No Trump response to a Weak Two Opening by partner devised by Mr. Harold A. Ogust. In the United Kingdom, the 2 No Trump response to a Weak Two Opening by partner is known as Blue Club Responses. The illustration below with the included explanations […]

Kokish Relays

Mr. Eric Kokish devised the following mechanism to illustrate how it is possible to show a strong holding and a balanced hand without having to consume bidding spade on the three level. This agreement is employed by those partnerships, which have agreed that 2 Clubs is the only forcing opening bid, that a 2 No […]


DEFENSE TO WEAK TWO BIDS There are many forms of defense methods against any and all conventional methods. It would be impossible to introduce them all since they are normally based on a partnership agreement and/or understanding. We do wish to present several defense mechanisms whenever possible and whenever we find them. Following are two […]

Rusinow Leads

Devised by Mr. Sydney Rusinow, born in the year 1907 and died in the year 1953, and applied at the bridge table with his friends and partners, Mr. Philip Abramsohn and Mr. Simon Rossant, in the 1930s. Mr. Sydney Rusinow won the Vanderbilt Cup in the year 1933 with his team mates Phil Abramsohn, Benjamin […]

Lavinthal Signals

These suit preference signals are very similar to the concept of Revolving Discards developed by Mr. J. Attwood. This defensive discarding method was devised by Mr. Hy Lavinthal in 1934, and has had a greater effect on defensive play than any other development in bridge history and ranks with the distributional echo and the High-Low […]

Inverted Minors

The Inverted Minor Raises is a treatment and belongs to the Kaplan-Scheinwold system. Many bridge partnerships have decided to use the Inverted Minors treatment as part of their partnership agreement. The concept behind Inverted Minors is a simple one and is a reversal of the so-called American Standard procedure. 1. A single raise of the […]

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