By far, this is the trickiest section of the card. It takes the longest amount of time, and involves the most decisions. Please don’t get turned off by the perceived complexity here. There are many possible choices. I’ve selected what I consider to be a workable framework that doesn’t involve too much memory strain. Yes, there are better ways to skin this cat–please don’t write to me to tell me your way is better.
1NT OPENING: 15-17 balanced. I recommend upgrading decent 14-counts (especially when they contain a good 5-card suit). Open all balanced (4432, 4333 and 5332) hands in range with 1NT–regardless of stoppers or possession of a 5-card major.
RESPONSES to 1NT: Click here to continue