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Table Of Contents

Chapter 1–Hand Evaluation, Opening Bids, and Rebids
Hand Evaluation – Starter Points
Opening Notrump Bids
Opening One of a Suit (Major or Minor)
Hand Evaluation - Dummy Points
Minor suit Dummy Points
Responses to one-level major suit bids
Game forcing Responses
Jacoby 2NT (forcing to game, with perhaps slam interest)
Splinter Bids
Inverted Minors and Crisscross (game forcing and invitational bids)
Minor Suit Splinter Bids
Review of responses to minor suit opening of (1♣)
Review of responses to minor suit opening of (1♦)
Hand Evaluation – Bergen Points
Overview of Forcing and Semi-Forcing Rebids by Opener
Strong Jump Shift
Reverses
Jump Reverses (Mini Splinters)
Jump Rebids into opening suit bid
Full Splinters or reverse jump shifts
Fit Bids (Jump Minor Suit Support Splinters)
Rebids by Opener after Major opening bids
After 1NT (semi-forcing)
Basic Lisa
Responder’s Rebids without Basic Lisa
After 2/1 game force bids
After Jacoby 2NT*
Examples Responses to Jacoby 2NT
After Concealed/Ambiguous Splinters
After Swiss bid of 4♣
After Swiss bid of 4♦
After Constructive Raises (support at the two-level)
Help Suit Game Try Bids
Two-Way Game Try Bids
Help “Asking” vs. Game Try “Telling” Bids
After 3♣* and 3♦* (Bergen Raises)
After 3♣* and 3♦* (Combined Bergen Raises)
Rebids by Opener after Minor opening bids (1♣/1♦)
After 1♣-1♥
After 1♣ - 1♠
After 1♦ -1♥
After 1♦ - 1♠
3344 Convention
After 1NT
After weak minor suit responses
After inverted minor and crisscross
Inverted minor (1♣/1♦ - 2♣*/2♦*)
Slam investigation after inverted minor bid
Crisscross (1♣ - 2♦* or 1♦ - 3♣*)
What is Flip-Flop?
After 2/1 game force bid (1♦ - 2♣)
Golady Convention
Responses to 1NT opening bid
Stayman Convention
Stayman with Super-accepts
Garbage Stayman Convention
Raising 1NT, 2NT, 3NT, and beyond
Jacoby Transfers four-way
Help Suit Game Try after a Jacoby Transfer
Smolen Transfers
Quest Transfers
Texas Transfers (4♦ and ♥)
Two-suited Hands (Mini-Maxi Convention)
Extended Texas Transfers when 6-4 in the Majors
Shape Asking Relay after Stayman (SARS)
The Gerber Convention
Splinters after Stayman (with fit and slam interest)
Overview of Responses to 1NT (14-17) and Examples
Overview of Several Responder Rebids
New Minor Forcing (NMF)
Two-Way New Minor Forcing (game force NMF)
Two-Way NMF with Checkback Stayman after 1NT
X-Y-Z Convention
Wolff Sign-off with Checkback Stayman
Major Suit Checkback Stayman (with 9+ starting points)
Modified Puppet Stayman (3♣*)
Flip-Flop Flannery Convention
Soloff Bids
Opening 2♣
Controls
Two diamonds waiting
Two hearts negative and two diamonds semi-positive
Interference note when playing the 2♥* bust
Mexican 2♦* Convention
Opening 3NT* Gambling
Responses to 3NT (Per Marty Bergen)
ACOL* 4NT Opening
Opening Two of a major
The OGUST Convention
Modified OGUST Convention
Opening three- and four-level bids
Responder bids to three-level preempts
Ogust over three-level preempts (bid 3NT*)
Preempted Openings
Opening Five-level Bids
Opening Four-level Bids
Roth Four Club Convention
Asking Bids after a Preempt
Responses to Asking Bids
Grand Slam Force after a bid suit
Namyats
Chapter 3 - Slam Bidding
The Blackwood Convention
Roman Keycard Blackwood (RKCB) Convention - 1430
Queen Asks
King Asks
Responding with voids
Specific Suit Asks (SSA)
Over Interference DOPI-ROPI or DEPO
Kickback or Redwood and Minorwood
Slam Bidding with No Agreed Upon Suit
Overview: Roman Keycard Blackwood 1430*
Exclusion Roman Keycard Blackwood (EKCB) Convention
Responses to EKCB
Double Agreement Roman Keycard Blackwood (DRKCB)
Quantitative Bids
Baby Blackwood in Serious 3NT
Cuebidding for Slam
Reverse Drury Convention
Fit Showing Jump Bids (Majors)
Two-level Major Suit bids in the third and fourth seats
Three- and four-level preempts in the third seat
Chapter 5 – Bidding with Interference
2/1 Bids with Interference
Cuebids by opener (Western)
Responder Bids after a takeout double
Responder Bids Over a one- or two-level suit bid
Truscott Jordan 2NT
Responder Bids when opponent (advancer) interfers after 2NT
Opener’s Rebids after a redouble
Negative Doubles by Responder
Opener Rebids - one/two-level overcalls with negative doubles
Opener Rebids - three-level overcalls with negative doubles
Responder Bids used with minor suit openings (without flip-flop)
Balancing Double by Opener
Unusual 2NT Overcall
Michaels Cuebid
After Weak Jump Overcalls
Fishbein Convention
Some examples
Responding to 3NT after a three-level preempt
Chapter 6 – Takeout Doubles
Standard Takeout Doubles
Takeout Double or Overcall
Responding to a Takeout Double
Cuebids in response to takeout doubles
Responding to a Takeout Double with Interference
Rebids by Doubler
Takeout double over weak two bids
Doubling 1NT (penalty or takeout)
Examples
Chapter 7 – Overcalls
The 1NT overcall
Systems On or Off
Summary
1NT overcalls in the balancing seat (Range/Inquiry Stayman)
Suit Overcalls
Responding to a Suit Overcalls (Major or Minor)
Responding to a Weak Jump Overcall
Overcall or Double Revisited
Advantages of Overcalling
Disadvantages of Overcalling
Advantages of Doubling
Disadvantages of Doubling
Cuebidding Principles
How good is your overcall?
Cuebids by responder (after Opponent’s Overcall)
Sandwich 1NT/2NT and Skew Cuebids (Hess Bids)
Sandwich 1NT/2NT
Skew Cuebids (also called Hess Cuebids)
Takeout Double
Overcall
Some Examples
Leaping Michaels
Reverse Good Bad 2NT
Scrambling 2NT
Chapter 8 – Conventional Doubles
Support Double and Redouble
Responsive Doubles - Opponents Bid And Raise (OBAR)
Maximal Support Double
Snapdragon and Rosencrantz Doubles
Lead Directing Doubles
Fisher Double
Lightner Slam Double
CONVENTION CARD: Special Doubles
Card-showing Doubles
Minimum Offshape Takeout Doubles
Chapter 9 – How to Interfere with Their Bidding
The Rule of 8
The Rule of 2
Interference over Notrump Conventions
Mohan
Modified CAPPELLETTI
Modified DONT (Meckwell)
Multi Landy Over 1NT
When the Opponents Interfere Over 1NT Opening
Lebensohl
Transfer Lebensohl
Simple Lebensohl
Defense against Transfer Bids
When Your Side Has Been Silent
The Law of Total Tricks
8 Ever 9 Never
10 Ever 11 Never
Losing Trick Count (LTC)
Rule of 210
Chapter 11 – Defensive Carding
Standard Carding
Other Carding Agreements
Upside down Count and Attitude
Odd-Even Discards
Lavinthal Discards
Suit Preference Discard
Revolving Suit Discards
Trump suit Preference
Smith Echo
Foster Echo
Chapter 12 – Bridge Leads
Standard Leads
Bridge leads Dos and Don’ts
Leads against 3NT
Rusinow Leads
Chapter 13 – Completing the Convention Card
THE 2/1 CONVENTION CARD
Chapter 14 – Play of the Hand
Play of the Hand – Always have a Plan!
Some Card Playing Rules
Rule of 9 (Ruff high or low)
Rule of 12
Cuebidding for Slam an Example
Bidding Problems
Chapter 15 – Other Bridge Conventions
Weak Notrump an Overview
Weak Hands (12-14)
Two – Way Stayman
Weak Notrump Runouts
Modified DONT (Meckwell) Notrump Runouts
Exit Transfer Notrump Runouts
Helvic Notrump Runouts
An Extended Stayman Convention
Stayman in Doubt (SID)
Vacant (Worthless) Doubleton Convention
Notrump Overcalls
Reverse Flannery by Responder
The TRASH Convention
The Mathe Convention
The “Undercall” ♣ Convention - Extended
Reuben Advances
Montreal Relay Club Bids
Kennedy Club Bids
Montreal Relay Diamond Bids
Multi Weak Two Bids
Burgay Responses to 15-17 NT Opening
Kaplan Interchange
Ekren 2♦ Convention
When the Opponents Show Weakness
Fast Arrival or Picture bids
Masked Mini-Splinters
Ingberman Convention
PING PONG CONVENTION
Marvin Two Spades Convention
Ripstra Convention
Top and Bottom Cuebids
A Notrump Convention
The Forcing Pass
Chapter 16 – Wrap-Up
Hand Distributions
How do they break? – Handy Chart for easy reference
Probabilities and Odds in Bridge
Chapter 17 – Simplified Precision
Overview
Basic Opening Bids for Simplified Precision
Responses to 1♣ Opening
Responses to 1M Opening
Responses to 1NT Opening
Responses to 2M Opening
Responses to 2♦* Mexican Two Diamonds
Responses to 1♦* Opening
Responses to 2NT* Opening
Gambling 3NT
Responses to 3X Openings
SUMMARY- INTERFERENCE BIDS OVER 1♣* OPENING
INTERFERENCE OVER 1NT by OPPONENTS
INDEX
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2/1 Game Force a Modern Approach - Second Edition

2/1 Game Force a Modern Approach - Second Edition

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The 2/1 Game Force bidding system is an improvement over the Standard American System that has been in effect and played by bridge players for many years. The advantage of the 2/1 system is that it allows the partnership to know that game is possible with only a single bid. In this book, I have tried to present the fundamental aspects of the bidding structure for playing a
The 2/1 Game Force bidding system is an improvement over the Standard American System that has been in effect and played by bridge players for many years. The advantage of the 2/1 system is that it allows the partnership to know that game is possible with only a single bid. In this book, I have tried to present the fundamental aspects of the bidding structure for playing a

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