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Here at www.nofearbridge.com the bidding system used is American style Five Card Majors and Strong To Trump (1NT opening bid is 15-17 points).
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WHICH BIDDING SYSTEM?
In most parts of the world, notably the US and many European countries, the bidding system is built around Five Card Majors.
There are various approaches to playing Five Card Majors, with one of the most popular being SAYC (Standard American Yellow Card) which is also the 'default' bidding system for Internet bridge. The bidding system used at No Fear Bridge is closely based on SAYC.
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Negative Inferences From The Opening Lead (1)
Suppose that you are playing in a suit contract where you are missing the ace and king of a particular side suit. What can be inferred if the suit is not led?
If the opening leader held both the ace and king, this would normally represent a safe and strong lead. It's therefore safe to conclude that the opening leader won't hold more than one of the top cards in the suit.
North and South cards shown below, South is declarer.
| J 8 3|
Q 9 5
When we are declarer, there are various ways to play this suit combination, but if this is a side suit that was not led by West, West is most unlikely to hold both the ace and king.
The best approach is to lead 3, intending to play Q if East plays low. If West wins the trick, continue by leading towards North's 8 - West won't hold the remaining top honour but he might hold 10.