Bridge Basics and Bidding Guide

A helpful “cheat sheet” for beginners that stresses thinking about the auction as a conversation (the tempo of rebids) instead of trying to force all hands into a fixed flowchart of responses. Offers some simple hand evaluation principles and bidding guidelines for “natural” bidding (nothing fancy) and SAYC.

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1M Opening

2-over-1 has quickly become the default system for US duplicate players, and for good reason. It’s much better than old Standard American at quickly limiting hand ranges. Which of course means that it’s right at home in a strong club system after opening 1M. But because Opener is also limited, we get added benefits. In Eastern…

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