Five Card Majors
1NT 15-17



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WHICH BIDDING SYSTEM?

Five card majors biddingIn 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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TIP OF THE DAY

Which Suit To Respond

When responding to an opening bid of 1, 1, 1 you normally bid a four card major at the one level if you can, rather than bidding a longer minor at the two level ('Never Deny a Four Card Major'). This is because you will normally only be strong enough for one bid and so it is more important to show the 4 card major.

The exception is when you have a hand of 12+ points when you bid your longest suit first even if this means bypassing a four card major. This is because you have enough strength to bid twice and therefore can bid the major suit next (showing at least 5-4 shape).

It is important to have 12+ points when bidding the longer minor before the 4 card major. A second new suit by responder is forcing and therefore the bidding is likely to end at the three level or higher (especially if responder's 2nd suit is spades).

South
K 4 3 2
6
A 8 5
K Q J 7 2

NorthEastSouthWest
1Pass2Pass
2Pass2

Here it is correct to bid 2 at the first response rather than 1.

When North bids 2 we continue with 2. This shows we have a hand with 12+ points (a 2nd new suit by responder is forcing), and at least 5 clubs and at least 4 spades.






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