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Bridge Conventions

One of the most commonly used bridge bidding conventions is Stayman. This is used in the initial round of bidding if partner has opened the bidding with 1NT.  You can read more about the Stayman bidding convention HERE.

Bridge players love numbers!  There are several conventions whose names include numbers.  Here are some of them:

The Rule of 2, 3 & 4.  This is an advanced contract bridge convention usually used when you have a weak hand and want to make an opening bid that will disrupt the opponents bidding.  You can read more about this rule HERE.

The Rule of 7.  This is a little used convention which you can read about HERE.

The Rule of 11.  This bridge convention is used by the defending partnership once play has started.  It is used by the opener’s partner to help decide which card to play.  You can read more about this HERE.

The Rule of 14.  This is used by responder when partner has opened the bidding with a bid of 1 of a suit.  It is used to decide if you hold enough points to bid at the two level.  You can read more about it HERE.

The Rule of 15.  This bridge game convention is used by the 4th player in the opening round of bidding if the three previous players have passed.  You can read more about it HERE

The Rule of 20.  This is used to decide if a hand containing fewer than 12 points is suitable for opening the bidding.  You can read more about this contract bridge convention HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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