Acol Bridge

Acol and Acol Methods For interested bridge players, who would like to learn the Acol bidding system, the attempt has been undertaken to accumulate sufficient material regarding the Acol bidding system. As with all bidding systems, there are modifications, different approaches, even conventions devised and borrowed, and we have included these for the edification of […]

Gazzilli Convention

The origin of this conventional method is discussed more fully in the chapter below. The evidence allows the conclusion that the conventional method was devised in Italy, most likely by Mr. Leo Gazzilli of Milan, Italy, of whom very little is known except what Mr. Giovanni Bobblo has revealed. The perhaps most early employment of […]

Junior Youth Bridge

Atlanta Junior Bridge, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 and formed to bring bridge to Atlanta’s youth and also elsewhere. Funded by private and corporate donations, Atlanta Junior Bridge supplies teachers and materials to organizations which would like to offer children and young adults the opportunity to learn and play bridge. Bridge is […]

Tartan Two Bids

The Tartan Two Bids were conceived by Mr. Hugh W. Kelsey and Mr. Thomas (Tom) N. Culbertson. Mr. Hugh Kelsey, born in the year 1926 and died March 18, 1995, in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was the author of various aspects of the game of bridge. His first publication can be considered Killing Defense at Bridge, […]

Extended Texas Convention

The origin of this variation of the Texas conventional method is unknown. To some extent this variation is a marriage with the concept behind the Smolen conventional method after the opening of 1 No Trump by partner. The transfer bids are employed by the responder, when the responder holds a minimum of 6 cards in […]


Namyats – Original designation conventional method The original designation for this conventional method is Four Club and Four Diamond Opening Transfers. It is/was also known and referred to as Mitchell Transfers. This is because the developer of this particular conventional method is Mr. Victor Mitchell. According to The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge, 6th Edition, page 303, this conventional […]

Gerber and Variations

Gerber Convention – Gerber Variations Gerber Convention A conventional method devised by Mr. John Gerber, born 1906 and died January 28, 1981, in the year 1938 to ask for Aces and Kings one level lower than the Blackwood conventional method. Mr. John Gerber also included suit contracts in his convention, and the application thereof can […]

Deschapelles Coup

Mr. Alexandre Louis Honore Lebreton Deschapelles, also known during his lifetime as Guillaume le Breton, was born on March 7, 1780, and died on October 27, 1847. He was born in France and became an expert in the upper society of his era in the game of Whist. Even his international peers praised his knowledge […]

Monaco Convention

The Monaco convention was the original relay-based bidding method. It was devised by Mr. Pierre Ghestem , (Monsieur Pierre Ghestéme) of France around the year 1945. Mr. Pierre Ghestem was born February 14, 1922 and died April 11, 2000, of France. Together with his long-time regular partner, Mr. René Bacherich of Lille, France, they employed […]

Biedermeijer Dutchacol Dutchdoubelton Sayc Comparison

Biedermeijer is the official bidding system of the Dutch Bridge Federation, or NBB, De Nederlandse Bridge Bond. When taught to beginners, it is often referred to as Acol, Dutch Acol, Acol2000 or AcolPlus. This is because Biedermeijer is a trademark of the NBB, so textbook authors cannot call their own variant of the system Biedermeijer. […]

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