ULTIMATE PRAGMATIC STANDARD

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AMOD RELE

ULTIMATE PRAGMATIC STANDARD Opening Bids 1♣: Balanced (Defensive Hand) or unbalanced with Longer ♣ suit. min two cards in ♣ 12-21 HCP 1♦: Unbalanced (Offensive Hand) or occasionally Balanced. min 4 cards in ♦12-21 HCP 1♥/1♠: Min 5 cards suit 12-21 HCP 1NT: Denies 5 card Major 15-16 HCP 2♣: Near Game Force with ♣/♥/♠ as anchor suits Or balanced 22-23 / 24-25 HCP 2♦: Multi Weak Two in Major or Near G F with ♦ as Anchor suit or Balanced 20-21 HCP / 26+ HCP 2♥: Strong hand Near GF with 5-5 in a major & Lower ranking suit or Single suiter a major ♥/♠ 18-22 HCP Concentrated values 2NT: Both Minors 5-5 with 10-14 / 18-20 HCP 2♠/3♣/3♦/3♥: Multi Transfer preempts to ♣/♦/♥/♠ Or Near GF with 6 cards in ♣/♦/♥/♠ & 4 cards In another suit with 18-22 HCP concentrated Values or 9 tricks in 3NT contract with 5/6 cards ♣/♦/♥/♠ Suit 3♠: Transfer Gambling 3NT AKQxxxx 9-11 HCP 3NT: 8 cards minor with two top honour 7-9 HCP 4♣/4♦: Namyats 8 card ♥/♠ suit with about 10 playing tricks in hand 14-16 HCP 4♥/4♠/5♣/5♦: Preemptive 9-11 HCP 4NT: Direct Ace Asking (Scale♣0♦A♥♠A2A♣A♣1) .

With 4-4 in minors & balanced min hand open better suit but with more or less equal suit quality open 1♣ 4. Balanced: 12-14 HCP i. With 4-5 in minors open better suit but with stronger 4 card ♦ suit open 1♦ if the 5 card ♣ suit is too weak to re-bid . Unbalanced: with 12-20 HCP With 5+ Clubs 3.Opening 1♣ Requirements 1.e. Hand types: I.5 card ♣) or 18-19 HCP II. Or 3-3-5-2 (♦ not being a re-biddable suit) 2. No of cards: min two cards if 4-4-3-2 dist. 4333P-3/4 Cards in ♣/♦ or 4432P-2/3/4 cards in ♣ Or 5332P.

3♦/3♠: Splinters with good 6 card ♣ 4♦/4♥/4♠: Exclusion RKCB with good 6card ♣ . respectively. 2♣: Inverted raise 5 card ♣ with 11HCP+ 2♦: 6 card major with 4-7 HCP 2♥: 5-4 in ♠ & ♥ with 6-9 HCP 2♠: 5-4 or 5-5 in ♠ & ♥ with 10-12 HCP 3♣/4♣: Semi-preemptive 6/7 cards. respectively Natural. denies 4-card Major.Responses to 1♣ opening bid 1♣-1♦: Transfer to ♥ suit with 4HCP + 1♥: Transfer to ♠ suit with 4HCP + 1♠: Transfer to ♦ suit with 5HCP + Natural or balanced with 6-7/8-10/11-12 HCP or 8-10 with 4-4 in min minors 1NT: puppet to 2♣ (then Pass/2♦: to play) 2NT/3NT: 15-17/13-15 HCP.

Opener’s re-bids: 1♣-1♦-? 1♣-1♦: transfer to ♥ suit with 4HCP + 1♥: 2 or 3 cards fit with 12-17 HCP 1♠: 4-4 in ♣ & ♠ denies 2 cards in ♥ 12-17 HCP Exception 4-2-2-5 with ♥xx & strength in ♣♠ 1NT: Balanced but 17-19 HCP 2♣: Unbalanced 5+ cards re-biddable suit 2♦: Reverse 16-20 HCP 2♥: 4 card fit with 14-15 HCP 2♠: Reverse 18-20 HCP 2NT: 3cards ♥fit 16-17HCP or 6card ♣18-20HCP 3♣: Denies 3card ♥ fit with 6card ♣16-17 HCP 3♦: 5-4/6-4 in ♣ & ♥16-17/14-15 HCP respectively 3♥: 5-4 in ♣ & ♥ 5422 pattern 18-20 HCP 3♠/4♦: Splinters 16-20 HCP 3NT: Long solid ♣ suit with stoppers 16-17 HCP 4♣: 6-4 in ♣ & ♥ 18-20 HCP 4♥: 6-5 in ♣ & ♥ 16-17 HCP Responder’s re-bids 1♣-1♦ 1♥-1♠: Nat. F2 -1NT: NF -2♣: To play -2♦: invitational or GF Crohurst 2♥: 5+ cards NF 2♠: Reverse GF 2NT: 4-5 in ♥ & ♣ Puppet to 3♣ 3♣: 5-5 in ♥ & ♣ GF 3♦: 5-5 in ♥ & ♦ GF 3♥: 6 card ♥ GF 3♠/4♣/4♦:Self Splinters 3NT/4♥: To play .

3♠: FSF 3NT: 5422 Pattern 4♣: ♠x/void 4♦: ♦x/void . Forcing 2♥: NF 2♠: Reverse GF 2NT/3♣/3♥: Invitational 3♦ /3♠: Splinters ♣ Fit 1♣-1♦ 2♦/2♥/2♠: Lebensohl 4th suit: as Lebensohl after minor suit reverse otherwise 2NT: as Lebensohl (weakness) 2NT: 4-5 in ♥ & ♣ Puppet to 3♣ 3♣: 5-5 in ♥ & ♣ GF 3♦: 5-5 in ♥ & ♦ GF 3♥: 6 card ♥ GF 4♣/4♦: Splinters ♠ fit 3NT/4♥/4♠:To play 3♣: 5-5 in ♥ & ♦ 3♦: 6 card ♥ 3♥: 6-5 in ♥ & ♠ 3♠/4♣/4♦:Self Splinters 6 card ♥ suit 3NT: To play 1♣-1♦ 2NT-3♣: NF 3♦: GF 3♥: Natural NF 3♠: Stopper 3NT: To play 4♣: RKCB 4♦: Splinters ♣ fit 1♣-1♦ 3♦.Pass: To play 2♦: Nat.1♣-1♦ 1♠-1NT: NF -2♣: To play -2♦: invitational or GF Crohurst 2♥: NF 2♠: NF 1♣-1♦ 1NT-2♣/2♥/2♠: 4-4 in ♥-♦/♥-♠/♥-♣ (Transfer bids) 2♦: 5 card ♥ -2NT: NF Invitational 1♣-1♦ 2♣.

Opener’s re-bids: 1♣-1♥-? 1♣-1♥: transfer to ♠ suit with 4HCP + 1♠: 2 or 3 cards fit with 12-17 HCP 1NT: Balanced but 17-19 HCP 2♣: Unbalanced 5+ card re-biddable suit 2♦/2♥:Reverse 16-20 HCP 2♠: 4 card fit with 14-15 HCP 2NT: 3cards ♠fit 16-17HCP or 6card ♣18-20HCP 3♣: Denies 3card ♠ fit with 6card ♣16-17 HCP 3♦: 5-4/6-4 in ♣ & ♠16-17/14-15 HCP respectively 3♠: 5-4 in ♣ & ♠ 5422 pattern 18-20 HCP 3NT: Long solid ♣ suit with stoppers 16-17 HCP 4♣: 6-4 in ♣ & ♠ 18-20 HCP 3♥/4♦: Splinters 16-20 HCP 4♠: 6-5 in ♣ & ♠ 16-17 HCP Responder’s Re-bids 1♣-1♥ 1♠-1NT: NF -2♣: To play -2♦: Invitational or GF Crohurst 2♥: 5-4 in ♠ & ♥ GF 2♠: NF 2NT: Puppet to 3♣ 4-5 in ♠ & ♣ 3♣: 5-5 in ♠ & ♣ GF 3♦: 5-5 in ♠ & ♦ GF 4♣/4♦/4♥: Self Splinters 3NT/4♠: To play 1♣-1♥ 1NT-2♣/2♠: 4-4 in ♠-♦/♠-♣ (Transfer bids) 2♦: 5-4 in ♠ & ♥ 2♥: 5 card ♠ -2NT: NF Invitational 3♣: 5-5 in ♥ & ♦ 3♦: 5-5 in ♠ & ♥ 3♥: 6 card ♠ 6322 P 4♣/4♦/4♥:Self Splinters 3NT: To play .

2♠ 2NT 3♣: Good Hand . NF 2NT/3♣/3♠: Invitational 3♦ /3♥: Splinters ♣ Fit 1♣-1♥ 2♥.Pass: To play 2♦: Nat.2♠: 5 cards NF 2NT: Lebensohl 3♣: Support GF 3♦: Natural GF 3♥: 4 card ♥ fit GF 3♠: 6 card suit GF 4♦: Splinters ♥ fit 1♣-1♥ 2♦-2♥: Lebensohl 2♠: 5 cards NF 2NT: GF 3♣: Support GF 3♦: 4 card fit GF 3♥: Splinters ♦ fit 3♠: 6 card suit GF 1♣-2♣: Inverted raise 11 HCP+ 2♦: 17-19 HCP Balanced hand With or without four Card major 2♥/2♠: Natural 14+HCP 2NT: Balanced hand 12-14 HCP 3♣: 12-15 ♣ raise 3♥/3♥/3♠:Splinters ♣ fit 1♣-2♦ 2NT-3♣: ♥ suit min (GF) 3♦: ♠ suit min 3♥: ♥ suit max 3♠: ♠ suit max 1♣-2♦ 2♥.Pass/2♠: To play 1♣-2♦ 2♥. Forcing 2♥: 5-4 in ♠ & ♥ GF 2♠: Nat.1♣-1♥ 2♣.

(GF) Good Suit 3♦: Good Hand Bad Suit 3♥: Bad Hand Good Suit 3♠: Bad Hand Bad Suit Opener’s re-bids: 1♣-1♠-? 1♣-1♠: Transfer to ♦ suit with 5HCP + Natural or balanced with 6-7/8-10/11-12 HCP or 8-10 with 4-4 in minors 1NT: Balanced 12-14 HCP or unbalanced ♦ short 2♣: Unbalanced 5+ card re-biddable suit 2♦2♥/2♠: Reverse 16-20 HCP 2NT: Balanced 17-19 HCP 3♣: 6 card ♣16-17 HCP NF 3♦3♥/3♠: Self Splinters 18-20 HCP 3NT: Long solid ♣ suit with stoppers 16-17 HCP Responder’ re-bids 1♣-1♠ 1NT: Pass to play -2♣/2♦: To play 2♥: 5-4 in ♣ & ♦ Invitational 2♠: 5-4 in ♦ & ♣ Invitational 2NT/3♣/3♦: natural & Invitational 1♣-1♠ 2NT-3♣: 5 cards ♦ suit 3♦: 5-4 in ♦ & ♥ 3♥: 5-4 in ♦ & ♠ 3♠: 5-4 in ♦ & ♣ 3NT: To play 4♣/4♥/4♠: Self Splinters ♦ suit .

With 3-3-5-2 Distribution & ♦ not being a re-biddable suit open 1♣ 2. With 4-5 in minors open better suit but with stronger 4 card ♦ suit open 1♦ if the 5 card ♣ Suit is too weak to re-bid Responses to 1♦ opening bid 1♦-1♥: Natural min 4 card suit with 4HCP + 1♠: Natural min 4 card suit with 4HCP + . Balanced: 12-14 HCP with 2344/3244 With bad ♣ suit or 5332 pattern with 5 card 2 suit or 17-19 HCP II Unbalanced or semi-balanced: with 12-20 HCP 4. With 4-4 in minors & balanced min hand open better suit but with more or less equal suit quality in both minors open 1♣ 3.2♦: To play 2♥/2♠: invitational Stoppers 2NT/3♣/3♦: natural & Invitational 3♥/♠ splinters ♣ fit 3NT:To play Opening 1♦ Requirements 1.1♣-1♠ 2♣. Hand types: I. No of cards: min four cards.

1NT: Either weak in ♣ suit or GF in ♣ suit or Invitational in ♦ suit 2♣: Either weak in ♦ suit or GF in ♦ suit or Invitational in ♣ suit 2♦: 6 card major with 4-7 HCP or 15-16 HCP Balanced denies 4 card major suit or a fit Jump in any suit) (Could have been same After 1♣ opening & 2♦ response) 2♥: 5-4 in ♠ & ♥ with 6-9 HCP 2♠: 5-4 or 5-5 in ♠ & ♥ with 10-12 HCP 2NT: 11-12 HCP Natural & invitational denies 4-card Major suit. 3♣: Semi-preemptive in ♦ suit 3♦/3♥: Transfer bids to ♥/♠ respectively (What about Splinters over 1♦ opening?) 3♠: Asking partner to bid 3NT Opener’s re-bids: 1♦-1♥-? 1♦-1♥ 1♠: Natural 1NT: Either 4 ♣ or 15-17 HCP with 3 card ♥ fit or All types of strong hands 18-20 HCP 2♣: 3 card ♥ fit strength? 2♦: Natural 5+ cards 2♥: 4-5 in ♥ & ♦ strength? 2♠: 4-6 in ♠ & ♦ strength? Responder’s re-bids 1♦-1♥ 1♠-Pass to play 1NT: 8-10 HCP 1♦-1♥ 1NT-? .

Exception: 4 cards suit: 3rd seat with KJxx . No of cards: min five cards with 12-21 HCP 2.4 card ♦ & ♥ suit strength? 2♦: Natural 5+ cards strength? 2♥: 6-4 in ♦ & ♥ suit strength? 2♠: 3 card ♠ fit strength? 2NT: 6-4 in ♦ & ♠ strength? Responder’s re-bids Opening 1♥/1♠ Requirements 1.2♣: Invitational Crohurst 2♦: GF Crohurst 2♥: To play 2♠: NF 2NT: Invitational 3♦: NF 3♥: Invitational 3NT: To play 4♣/4♦: Splinters 4♥: To play 1♦-1♥ 2♣-? 1♦-1NT ? 1♦-2♣ ? 1♦-2♦ ? Opener’s re-bids: 1♦-1♠-? 1♦-1♠ 1NT: Either 4 ♣ or 15-17 HCP with 3 card ♠fit or All types of strong hands 18-20 HCP 2♣: 5.

With 6-4 hands having concentrated values from 18-20 refer 3♦/3♥ opening bids Responses to 1♥ opening bid 1♥-1♠: Natural min 4 card suit with 4HCP + 1NT: Semi forcing 5-11 denies 4-card ♠ suit 2♣: Natural or balanced hand GF unless ♣ are Re-bid showing invitational hand or limit/ Better with 3-card support min Qxx 2♦: Natural GF unless ♦ are re-bid showing invitational hand 2♥: Min Qxx or 4 cards support 5-9 HCP 2♠: Mini or Maxi Splinters i.e. 9-11 HCP or 15 HCP + or 3 cards ♥ fit with balanced Hand 15-17 HCP 2NT: GF 4-card fit balanced hand 12 HCP+ Modified Jacoby 3♣: Limit raise with 4 cards ♥ fit 10-12 HCP 3♦: Mixed raise with 4 cards ♥ fit 7-9 HCP 3♥: 4 cards fit 4-6 HCP 3♠/4♣/4♦: Splinters 12-14 HCP 3NT: Balanced 4 Cards ♥ fit 12-14 HCP NF 4♥: 5 cards fit 4-6 HCP with some shortness Opener’s re-bids . Same principle applies when you have 6-5 in ♥ & ♠ 4. With 5-5 two suiter or 6 card single suiter hands having concentrated values of 18-20 HCP refer 2♥opening bids 5. With 6-5 in a minor & major suits open minor suit.3.

1♥-1♠ 1NT: Balanced hand 5332 pattern 12-14 HCP 2♣: Gazzilli 2♦: Natural 4+ cards 12-15 HCP 2♥: 6 cards suit 12-15 HCP 2♠: 4 card fit or 3 cards fit min Qxx plus x /two xx 2NT: 6 cards ♥ with 3 cards ♠ support 16-17 HCP Or 6 cards ♥ with 18-20 HCP 3♣: 5-5 in ♥ & ♣ suit 16-20 HCP 3♦: 5-5 in ♥ & ♣ suit 16-20 HCP 3♥: 6 cards suit denies 3 cards in ♠ suit 16-17 HCP 3♠: 5-4 in ♥ & ♠ 5422 pattern 18-20 HCP 3NT: 5-3 in ♥ & ♠ 5332 pattern 18-20 HCP 4♣/4♦: Splinters 16-20 HCP 4♥: 6-4 in ♥ & ♠ 18-20 HCP 4♠: 6-5 in ♥ & ♠ 15-17 HCP Gazzilli Convention There are three basic sequences 1♥-1♠-2♣. 1♥-1NT-2♣ & 1♠-1NT-2♣ 1♥-1♠ 2♣-2♦: Relay showing 8-11 HCP 2♥: To play 2♠: To play 2NT: 5-4 in ♦ & ♠ invitational 3♣: 4-5 in ♣ & ♠ NF 3♦: 5-5 in ♠ & ♦ 8-10 HCP 3♥: Limit raise min Qxx ♥ fit 3♠: Invitational 6 cards ♠ suit .

Denies 5 cards in Major suit 3.1♥-1♠ 2♣-2♦ 2♥: 5-4 in ♥ & ♣ 12-14 HCP 2♠: 5-3 in ♥ & ♠ 5332 Pattern 15-16 HCP 2NT: 5-2 in ♥ & ♠ 5332 Pattern 15-16 HCP 3♣: 5-1-3-4/2-5-2-4 distribution 16-20 HCP 3♦: 5-4 in ♠ & ♦ 16-20 HCP 3♥: 3-5-1-4 distributions 16-17 HCP 3♠: 3-5-1-4 distributions 18-20 HCP 3NT: 5-2 in ♥ & ♠ 5332 Pattern 18-20 HCP Opening 1NT Requirements 1. 15-16 HCP 4333/5332/4432 Patterns 2. May have occasionally 5422/6322 patterns 4. With bad 15 HCP open 1♣/1♦ 5. GF 2♥/2♠: denies other M 2NT: both majors 4-4 (Development: Transfer Bid) Rest to be finalised . With bad 17 open 1NT Responses to 1NT opening 1NT-2♣: Stayman 2♦/2♥/2♠/2NT: transfer bids to 2♥/2♠/3♣/3♦ Respectively 3♣: both minors 5-5 but not forcing to game (3♥ Relay asks short suit) 3♦:both minors 5-5.

(3♥ Relay asks short suit) 3♥/3♠: 5-4 in minors either way & Singleton ♥/♠ suit respectively 3NT: to play 4♣/4♦:transfer to 4♥/4♠ respectively & a mild slam ambition 4♥/4♠: to play. AFTER STAYMAN Opener’s re-bids after Puppet Stayman 1NT-2♣ 2♦: denies major Opening 2♣ Responses to 2♣ opening 2♣-2♦: 0-6 HCP or GF balanced 7HCP+ Or 5422/5431 hands 7HCP+ 2♥: Single suiter hands 7HCP+ 2♠: 4441/5440 pattern 7 HCP+ 2NT: 5-5 in ♣ & ♦7HCP+ 3♣: 5-5 in ♥ & ♣ 7 HCP+ 3♦: 5-5 in ♥ & ♦ 7 HCP+ 3♥: 5-5 in ♠ & ♥ 7 HCP+ . no slam ambition 4NT: quantitative raise DEV.

3♠. Balanced hand 3♣: ♣ & ♦/♥/♠ 5431/5422 3♦: ♣ Single Suiter hand 3♥/3♠: readymade ♥/♠Single Suiter hand 10/11 tricks 3NT: 24 -25 HCP Balanced 4♣: RKCB.3♠: 5-5 in ♠ & ♦ 7 HCP+ 3NT: 5-5 in ♠ & ♣ 7 HCP+ 2♣-2♦: Waiting 2♥/ 2♠: Natural & GF 2NT: 22-23 HCP. 3♥. 3♦. 3NT Relay bids asks for short suit (1ststep= Lower suit & 2nd step= Higher suit) 2♦/2♥/2♠/2NT/3♣/3♦/3♥/3♠/3NT4♣/4♦: Finalised . 3♣. 11 tricks 2♣-2♥ 2♠-2NT: ♣ suit 7 HCP+ 3♣: ♦ suit 7 HCP+ 3♦: ♥ suit 7 HCP+ 3♥: ♠ suit 7 HCP+ 2♣-2♠ 2 NT-3♣: ♣ x or void 3♦: ♦ x or void 3♥: ♥x or void 3♠: ♠ x or void Over 2NT. readyMade ♣ suit Single suited Hand.

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