Am I vulnerable? A question that bridge players ask themselves before every game. No, it doesn’t refer to your expertise as a bridge player. Every player, in every bridge match is vulnerable at some time. What is Vulnerability in Duplicate Bridge? Vulnerability affects the score. When a pair is vulnerable the bonus for bidding and […]
Bridge Bidding Conventions
Some of the many bridge bidding conventions used by beginning and experienced bridge players.
You’ve decided that you want to learn to play bridge. Every year thousands of people take up playing bridge – it’s fun, it’s sociable, it’s a challenge. But there are several different bridge systems. How do you decide which system to learn and what are the obvious differences? There are two main systems that are […]
Stayman is a commonly bridge bidding convention and one that is easy to learn, even for beginners. It is used by the responder if their partner has opened the bidding with a bid of 1NT or 2NT. The purpose of using the Stayman convention is to establish whether the partnership has an 8 card fit […]
This bridge bidding convention is used by the defending partnership. More precisely, it is used by the third player (the opener’s partner) in the first round of the game. It is a handy little technique to help help the third player decide which card to play. Using The Rule Of 11 Most commonly, the Rule […]
The Rule of 14 is one of several bridge bidding conventions used when playing Acol Bridge. Like many bridge bidding conventions it is used in one specific situation. In this case it is used by the Responder in response to their partner’s opening bid of 1 of a suit when the Responder has a weakish […]