Finding An 8 Card Fit After Partner’s NT Rebid

Finding An 8 Card Fit After Partner's NT Rebid
In Acol bridge it is usual to open with a bid of 1NT if you hold a balanced hand and 12 – 14 High Card Points.  However, if you hold a 5 card major, it is usually recommended that you open with 1 of that suit. A balanced hand will have 5 3 3 2, ...

Should You Bid The Opponent’s Suit?

Once the opposing partnership have bid a suit are there any circumstances in which you should also bid the suit?  A bid of the opponent’s suit is unlikely to be a natural bid, but sometimes it can have a special meaning. The most common reason for making a bid in the opponent’s suit is to ...

The Losing Trick Count

The Losing Trick Count is often used by bridge players to get a more accurate value of an unbalanced hand.  High Card Points alone don’t necessarily give a true value of the strength of such a hand.  It is based on the simple premise that any Aces you hold are unlikely to lose, even if ...

It’s OK To Lead Away From A King

Most beginners will have been taught that you shouldn’t lead away from an ace if you are making the opening lead against a suit contract.  This makes many think that leading away from a king might also not be a sensible thing to do.  Is this correct though and if not, in which circumstances would ...

Declarer Play – Managing Entries

Declarer plays not only their own hand but also the dummy hand.  Before starting play it is vital to identify which cards will allow you to make entries into each of the hands, so you can lead from the appropriate hand in a suit when needed. Imagine dummy holds the following cards in Spades: A ...

No Trump Rebids At The One Level

If you hold 15-16 points and a balanced hand, you will open the bidding with a bid of 1 of your longest suit with the aim of rebidding 1NT if your partner makes a 1 of a suit bid. S:  K Q 8 H:  A 8 2 D:  A 8 4 2 C:  Q 6 4 ...