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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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Hiding Your Key Cards From The Defenders
When you're defending, have you noticed how, against some declarers, it can be difficult to work out what cards partner holds in a particular suit?
The likely reason is that they have mastered the art of concealing their key cards!
Consider the following suit:
| 4 3|
K Q 6
In NT, West leads 5 and East plays J. Assuming that it's right to win this trick. Does it matter whether we win with K or Q?
Very much so! If we win with Q, West will know that we have K, as East would have played that card if he held it. We should therefore win with K, leaving West uncertain as to the position of Q.
The general rule in such situations is: normally win with the highest of equal cards.
(Note: When defending you follow suit with the lowest of equal cards).