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Conventions: Leaping & Non-Leaping Michaels

Source: web.MIT.edu Leaping Michaels is a bridge convention used to show a strong two-suited hand, after opponents have opened the bidding, and partner has no more...

Conventions: Extended Smolen

Source: Aussie Youth Bridge Bulletin The Smolen Convention show 5-4 Majors with game-forcing values opposite a 1NT opening: 1NT 2 (Simple Stayman)  2 3 4 5 , game force 3 4 5 , game force We can...

Building a System : Weak Twos (Continued)

Source:  Bulletins Didnt read Part 1

I love Flannery (I’m serious) by Steve Weinstein

Source: BridgeWinners Flannery is defined as an opening bid of 2 to show  a mininum opening(11-16 HCP) with 4 spades and 5 hearts. We play it...

Conventions: “The Smolen”

by Paul Lavings Bridge Books & Supplies The Smolen Convention was invented by US expert Mike Smolen (1940-1992). It is an accepted part of nearly every...

Sandwich NT/2NT, Hess Cue Bids, Takeout Doubles, and Overcalls

by Neil H. Timm for Bridge News In this article we show how the Sandwich NT/2NT, Hess Cue bids, Takeout Doubles and Overcalls may be...

Conventions: Baby Blackwood

Source: BridgeBum     Baby Blackwood is a 3NT ace-asking bid after a major-suit fit is found. It is just like Blackwood, except that it’s one level lower. Example...

Conventions: Jacoby 2NT

Source: ACBL      One of Oswald Jacoby’s best gifts to bridge was the idea of using 2NT as a conventional forcing raise in response to a...

Three Way Minor Raises By Mike Savage

Source: www.vcbridge.org      Do you sometimes have difficulty reaching close games or slams when you have a minor fit? Inverted minors can be a great...

Serious and Non-serious 3NT By Barry Rigal

Source: Slam-oriented auctions: Gadgets and Gizmos   This brings us to one of the more important patches that 2/1 requires. When in my youth I first read...

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