These pages (when they are done) will provide a basis for having a
standard CMU System. Don't expect these to be typed in too fast, though.
The full table is completed, but most of the sections aren't written.
After I get the first section (The Uncontested Auction) Done, I'll put
in some examples of bidding at the end of each subsection.
- The Uncontested Auction
- The 1NT Opening and Responses
- The 2NT
Opening and Responses (and the 1 and a half NT bid).
- The 2C Opening and Responses
- The Major Suit Openings
(1H, 1S) and Responses
- The Minor Suit Openings
(1C, 1D) and Responses
- Continuing the Auction
after the 1 Suit Opening and Response
- Weak Two Bids
(2D, 2H, 2S) and Responses
- Opening Bids above 2NT
- Slam Bidding
- Summary of Opening Bids and Responses
- Defensive Bidding
- The Basic Overcall
- The Takeout Double and Cue Bid
- Two-Suited Overcalls (Unusual No Trump)
- The Contested Auction
- Acting over a Takeout Double
- Negative Doubles (Optional, Advanced)
- Competitive Bidding
This guide was written with the 'played bridge a few times' player in mind.
The system is Standard American, with five card majors, strong no-trump,
weak two bids and artificial 2C opening. The only gadgets that are used
are: Stayman, Blackwood, Gerber, Quantitative Slam Try (not really a convention
at all) Unusual NT, and Negative Doubles.
Note that this system is basically very simple Standard American. (Negative
Doubles have only been included because they are a much needed part of 5 card
majors, and they are labelled as optional and advanced). However, for those
of you just starting out, this system is basically sound, and it forms
the basis of quite a few of the tournament systems (such as advanced
SA, 2-over-1 Game Forcing, etc) and the theoretical basis of the system
will help you no matter what system you eventually use.
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