murali 200905

Default principles
Offensive bidding
Bidding diagrams
Opening bids:
1 Nat
1 Nat
1NT 15 to 17 Balanced
2 Strong
2 11-15 points 5 4
3NT Long unspecified minor

  2              10+ points 4+ !%X%

  2              Game Force

  2              Pre-emptive

  2              Pre-emptive

  3              Game Force
  3            No 5 card major but at least one 4 card major
   3           4 card suit
   3           4 card suit
   4           Both majors
  3            5 card suit
  3            5 card suit
  3NT            No 4 card major

  3              Pre-emptive

  3              Transfer to

  3              Transfer to 3N

  3NT              5 and 4

  4              Key card asking

  4              Transfer to

  4              Transfer to


After bidding 1
  1NT              Semi Forcing

  2              10+ points 3 or 4 card support
  2            5 card suit
  2NT            6 card suit

  2              10+ points 3 card support
  2            5 card suit
  2NT            6 card suit

  2NT              Near Opening hand
  3            Shortness in !%Z%
  3            Shortness in !%Z%
  3            Second good suit
  4            Ace Asking
   4           0 Ace
   4           1 Ace
   4           2 Ace
   4NT           3 Ace
  4            Second good suit
  4            No interest in proceeding further

  3              4 card !%X% and 6 – 9points

  3              4 card !%X% 10+ points

  3              

  3              Unknown shortness 9 to 12 points
  3NT            Where is your shortness?
   4            shortness
   4            shortness
   4            shortness


After bidding 1
  1NT              Semi Forcing

  2              10+ points 3 or 4 card support
  2            5 card suit
  2NT            6 card suit

  2              10+ points 3 card support
  2            5 card suit
  2NT            6 card suit

  2NT              Near Opening hand
  3            Shortness in !%Z%
  3            Shortness in !%Z%
  3            Shortness in !%Z%
  4            Ace Asking
   4           0 Ace
   4           1 Ace
   4           2 Ace
   4NT           3 Ace
  4            Second good suit
  4            Second good suit
  4            No interest in proceeding further

  3              4 card !%X% and 6 – 9points

  3              4 card !%X% 10+ points

  3              

  3NT              Unknown shortness 9 to 12 points
  4            Where is your shortness?
   4            shortness
   4            shortness
   4            shortness


After bidding 1NT
  2              Transfer to

  2              Transfer to

  2              Relay to
  2NT            I Don’t Like
  3            I Like
   4           Key Card asking

  2NT              Invite
  3            I Don’t Like
  3            I Like
   4           Key Card asking

  3              Asking for a 5 card major
  3            Denies a 5-card major
   3           4 card
   3           4 card
  3            5 card suit
  3            5 card suit

  4              Transfer to

  4              Transfer to


After bidding (1NT)
  D              Both Majors or single suit
  2            Relay Bid

  2               and a major
  2            Relay Bid
  2            Pass or correct

  2               and a major
  2            Pass or correct

  2               and a minor
  2NT            Please bid your minor

  2               and a minor
  2NT            Please bid your minor

  2NT              Both Minors


After bidding 2
  2NT              Asking further desc of hand
  3            shortness in
  3            shortness in
  3            11-13 points 2 2 in minors
  3            14-15 points 2 2 in minors
  4            4 card suit
  4            4 card suit

  4              Key cards in

  4              Key cards in


After bidding 2
  2              Bust

  2              5 card suit

  2NT               suit

  3              Good suit

  3              Good suit


After bidding (3NT)
  4              To correct or play


After bidding 3NT
  4              To correct or play

Disturbed bidding
Bidding diagrams
1 Nat
1 Nat
1NT 15 to 17 Balanced
2 Strong
2 11-15 points 5 4
3NT Long unspecified minor

  2              10+ points 4+ !%X%

  2              Game Force

  2              Pre-emptive

  2              

  2              Pre-emptive

  2              

  3              Game Force
  3            No 5 card major but at least one 4 card major
   3           4 card suit
   3           4 card suit
   4           Both majors
  3            5 card suit
  3            5 card suit
  3NT            No 4 card major

  3              Pre-emptive

  3              Transfer to

  3              Transfer to 3N

  3NT              5 and 4

  4              Key card asking

  4              Transfer to

  4              Transfer to


After bidding 1
  1NT              Semi Forcing

  2              10+ points 3 or 4 card support
  2            5 card suit
  2NT            6 card suit

  2              10+ points 3 card support
  2            5 card suit
  2NT            6 card suit

  2NT              Near Opening hand
  3            Shortness in !%Z%
  3            Shortness in !%Z%
  3            Second good suit
  4            Ace Asking
   4           0 Ace
   4           1 Ace
   4           2 Ace
   4NT           3 Ace
  4            Second good suit
  4            No interest in proceeding further

  3              4 card !%X% and 6 – 9points

  3              4 card !%X% 10+ points

  3              

  3              Unknown shortness 9 to 12 points
  3NT            Where is your shortness?
   4            shortness
   4            shortness
   4            shortness


After bidding 1
  1NT              Semi Forcing

  2              10+ points 3 or 4 card support
  2            5 card suit
  2NT            6 card suit

  2              10+ points 3 card support
  2            5 card suit
  2NT            6 card suit

  2NT              Near Opening hand
  3            Shortness in !%Z%
  3            Shortness in !%Z%
  3            Shortness in !%Z%
  4            Ace Asking
   4           0 Ace
   4           1 Ace
   4           2 Ace
   4NT           3 Ace
  4            Second good suit
  4            Second good suit
  4            No interest in proceeding further

  3              4 card !%X% and 6 – 9points

  3              4 card !%X% 10+ points

  3              

  3NT              Unknown shortness 9 to 12 points
  4            Where is your shortness?
   4            shortness
   4            shortness
   4            shortness


After bidding 1NT
  2              
  2NT            Relay to 3
   3           As requested
  3            Stayman with no stopper in your suit
  3NT            Denies stopper

  2              Transfer to

  2              Transfer to

  2              
  2NT            Relay to 3
   3           As requested
    3          Stayman with stopper
  3            Stayman with no stopper in
  3NT            Denies stopper

  2              Relay to
  2NT            I Don’t Like
  3            I Like
   4           Key Card asking

  2              
  2NT            Relay to 3
   3           As requested
    3          Stayman with stopper
  3            Stayman with no stopper in
  3NT            Denies stopper

  2NT              Invite
  3            I Don’t Like
  3            I Like
   4           Key Card asking

  3              Asking for a 5 card major
  3            Denies a 5-card major
   3           4 card
   3           4 card
  3            5 card suit
  3            5 card suit

  4              Transfer to

  4              Transfer to


After bidding (1NT)
  D              Both Majors or single suit
  2            Relay Bid

  2               and a major
  2            Relay Bid
  2            Pass or correct

  2               and a major
  2            Pass or correct

  2               and a minor
  2NT            Please bid your minor

  2               and a minor
  2NT            Please bid your minor

  2NT              Both Minors


After bidding 2
  2NT              Asking further desc of hand
  3            shortness in
  3            shortness in
  3            11-13 points 2 2 in minors
  3            14-15 points 2 2 in minors
  4            4 card suit
  4            4 card suit

  4              Key cards in

  4              Key cards in


After bidding 2
  2              Bust

  2              5 card suit

  2NT               suit

  3              Good suit

  3              Good suit


After bidding (3NT)
  4              To correct or play


After bidding 3NT
  4              To correct or play

Defensive bidding
Bidding diagrams
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(1)
(1NT)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(3NT)

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After bidding 1NT
 (2)          
  2NT         Relay to 3
   3        As requested
  3         Stayman with no stopper in your suit
  3NT         Denies stopper

 (2)          
  2NT         Relay to 3
   3        As requested
    3       Stayman with stopper
  3         Stayman with no stopper in
  3NT         Denies stopper

 (2)          
  2NT         Relay to 3
   3        As requested
    3       Stayman with stopper
  3         Stayman with no stopper in
  3NT         Denies stopper

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