2006 June 25

The Eastern Mysticism Bidding System

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Eastern Mysticism is a bidding system that employs the best elements of a strong club opening, a weak notrump, and 2-over-1. It is optimized for matchpoints but requires only a shift in judgment for IMP scoring.

This documentation complements the Eastern Mysticism Outline, which is a concise hierarchy of bids and responses, by providing the thinking behind the bids. A PDF of the Eastern Mysticism convention card is also available for download.

Throughout these pages, “m” refers to either minor; 2m, for example, collectively refers to 2♣ and 2. “M” likewise refers to either major.