Only summaries are included below - see book for details
© 2001 - Marty Bergen
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
all balanced hands with 15-17 HCP qualify for a 1NT opening bid.
bidding notrump, give yourself extra point(s) for a long suit.
No Major Interest
Donít bid Stayman with 4-3-3-3 distribution.
you open 1NT and partner transfers, you should usually jump with
partner transfers and you have four trumps, do not jump with an
You Gotta Have Clubs
1NT response to a 1
opening bid promises clubs.
Six Ever, Five Never
After you respond 1NT, do not introduce a suit that is only five
Heís Got Ya Covered
partner opens 1NT and RHO shows a suit, you should proceed as if
opener has that suit stopped.
If You Got It, Flaunt It
partner passes your opening bid and the auction becomes
competitive, you need 18-19 HCP to bid 1NT.
Definitely Not Weak
is never a shutout bid.
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