Five Of a Major Bids - Does this bid show good trumps or ask, or have other uses
Five No Trump Bids - Five uses of the bid of 5NT explained
Cue Bidding - A sensible set of rules is outlined for cue bidding and differences between American (ace first) and Italian cue bidding explained
Splinter Bids - Explanation of the many types of splinters and practical advise on when to use them and how to follow up.
to 1NT - Comparison of two suited
transfers and Minor Stayman with the four suit transfer method
Adjunct - A rebid of 2NT
by opener to a forcing 1NT response used to show game forcing semi-balanced
hands, allowing jump shift rebids to guarantee 55 hands. Part of the Fabsayc
system. (advanced level)
Transfer advances - All the advantages of transfers extended to competitive bidding. Includes Rubensohl.
Transfer Responses to 1 Club - Designed to conceal weakness and right side contracts. Polish style 2 rebid by opener, two way new minor by responder, also applies after competition
Transfer rebids after 1m-1M-2NT - An easy method which allows responder to sign off or bid out pattern.
Lebensohl - An important competitive principle that can be used also in non competitive auctions
Weak no trump in standard bidding - a way of exerting more pressure on the opponents.
Mexican Two Diamonds - an opening bid of 2 diamonds showing a balanced 18-19 HCP. A structure of transfer responses is recommended to get the strong balanced hand as declarer.
Ekren Two Diamonds - an opening bid of 2 diamonds showing 5-10 HCP and at least 44 in the majors. A powerful tactical weapon and legal under ACBL rules.
Good-Bad 2NT or Weak must speak - two methods of showing various strength opening hands after 1x-1-bid-2 and related auctions. Both methods use a 2NT rebid by opener as artificial and forcing.
Kokish Convention - Used after a 2 opening in standard systems to provide more ways for opener to show balanced hands.
Two Way New Minor - A better method than ordinary new minor after the sequence 1m-1M-1NT
Choice of Contract
Major or NT - Tools for analyzing the decision whether to play 3NT or 4 of a major with an 8 card fit. Practical examples of how to do this with various conventions.
Total Tricks - A key concept in competitive bidding.
135 Leads - Instead of the traditional fourth best leads, 135 leads is a superior method of providing the count in a suit immediately