1Heart-1Spade as Forcing No Trump

It is a great idea to change 1-1♠ meaning artificial one round forcing NT with maximum 4 card ♠, and 1-1NTmeaning 5+ cards in ♠. To be able to do it, we also have to solve …

VS to Strong 2NT Opening Part 6 – Minor Transfer

Vikor Solution 7 for monocolor minor slam invit. We bid 2NT-4♣ to show at least 6 and 8 HCP, with a good enough  quality to play slam with Qx or better in opener's hand. The target is to …

Namyats (South African) Transfer Openings in Level 4

There are many expert pairs playing Namiyats (South African) transfer openings in level 4, using 4♣ opening as good  barrage and 4 opening as good ♠ barrage, because they want to bid weaker 4 and 4♠ …

Smolen Convention to 1 and 2 NT opening

Smolen convention is a brilliant idee to find all major fits via Stayman and a special 4 card rebid, when responder has 5+,in a major and exactly 4 in the other, and at least game forcing hand, in order to 

2 Way Stayman Continue to Weak 1 NT Opening

When we open precision 1NT, showing 13-15 points, or weak 1NT,  showing 12-14, or mini 1NT, showing still weaker hand, many pairs are using 2 way Stayman to separate game invitational or simple game forcing 4 card major hands via …

The Wolff Convention

This fantastic convention is the invention of Bobby Wolff. The main idea that in sequences of 1 minor – 1 major – 2NT you can separate weak hands that wants to stop early from game forcing hands and separate responder’s …

Walsh Convention Including Roudinescu Convention

1♣-1 is a very special bid in SAYC and 2/1. It is often natural, sometimes we bid it with 3 cards, because we don't have better bid, normally with club fit and no good bid. The Wash convention states, …

Gladiator Convention for 1NT opening

The idea is to give up the direct 2NT invitational bid, because we need the 2NT bid to show weak monocolor hand as responder, in order to play 3♣ or 3 with 6+card suit, instead of passing 1NT and …