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What's Standard in Modern Bidding?

The bridge articles on this page were first published in Audrey Grant's Better Bridge Magazine, and are made available to the Calgary Bridge Association with their kind permission.  Each article covers one aspect of bidding, and is presented in a two page PDF format suitable for viewing on line and/or printing.

The first article (Is standard American a Myth?) presents a short discussion on the "Standard American" bidding system, including it's strengths, weaknesses and ambiguities.

The second, third and fourth articles present Audrey Grant and David Lindop's method of implementing and extending the "Standard American" bidding System to address requirements of today's competitive bidding environment.

Most of the remaining articles cover a major aspect of bidding with examples and the rationale behind the bidding strategies.  The last three articles discuss some basics of defensive play.


What's Standard in Modern Bidding?
  (Click an article below to view)

      Is Standard American a Myth?
      Grant Basic
      Grant Standard - Part 1
      Grant Standard - Part 2
      No Trump Openings
      Responding to Partner's 1 NT Opening - Part 1
      Responding to Partner's 1 NT Opening - Part 2
      Responding to Partner's 1 NT Opening - Part 3
      Dealing with Interference over your Partner's 1 NT Opening
      Responding to Partner's 1 Heart or 1 Spade Opening
      Jacoby 2NT Response to Partner's 1 Heart or 1 Spade Opening
      Splinter Raises over Partner's Opening
      Reverse Drury
      Minor Suit Openings and Responses
      2 Club Opening and Responses - Part 1
      2 Club Opening and Responses - Part 2
      2 Club Opening and Responses - Part 3
      Weak Two Openings and Responses
      Slam Bidding - Part 1
      Slam Bidding - Part 2
      Slam Bidding - Part 3
      Slam Bidding - Part 4
      Fourth Suit Forcing
      The Simple Overcall
      Advancing the Simple Overcall
      The Jump Overcall
      No Trump Overcalls
      The Unusual No Trump Overcall
      The Michaels Cuebid
      The Takeout Double
      Advancing a Takeout Double
      Advancing a Takeout Double When Right-Hand Opponent (RHO) Bids
      Responder's Action When Right-Hand Opponent (RHO) Overcalls
      The Negative Double
      The Redouble - Part 1
      The Redouble - Part 2
      When Responder Does NOT use the Redouble
      Opener's Reverse
      Responder's Reverse
      Leading Against Suit Contracts
      Leading Against No Trump Contracts
      Defensive Signals

 

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