Commonly Used Conventions

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Never forget that conventions are only useful tools … bridge is something else …

By Ana Roth
On 20 January, 2012 At 14:52

Category : Conventions

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Never forget that conventions are only useful tools … bridge is something else …

With only 15 words allowed during an auction and just 13 cards in each suit, bridge players have invented dozens of special bids, called conventions, to describe their strength and hand patterns. These descriptions are from the ACBL Bridge Bulletin series called the Bidding Toolkit. The ACBL textbooks Commonly Used Conventions and More Commonly Used Conventions contain detailed chapters on the use of many of today’s popular treatments. These and other outstanding books about bidding, play and defense are available at Shop Bridge.

In addition, there are many web sites that summarize bridge conventions. For example, type bridge+flannery in a search engine such as Google and and see what pops up!

Fourth Suit Forcing

Blackwood

Cappelletti (Part 1)

Cappelletti (Part 2)

DONT 

DOPI, ROPI, DEPO

Jacoby 2NT

Jacoby Transfers

Lebensohl

Michaels Cuebids

Take Out Doubles

Negative Doubles

Penalty Doubles

New Minor Forcing

Overcalls (Part 1)

Overcalls (Part 2) 

Puppet Stayman

Responding to a Takeout Double 

Responsive Doubles

Roman Key Card Blackwood

Smolen

Splinters

Stayman

Texas Transfers

Unusual vs. Unusual

Weak Two-bids (Part 1)

Weak Two-bids (Part 2)

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