More on Basic Bidding

These days most of my bridge writings are published in the District 17 newsletter which my husband and I edit. Our columns from the newsletter are also online at the District 17 website. My Basic Bidding series there is mainly a reworking of the materials here without the drills.

But there are several articles there that are not previously published here that are of particular interest to the advancing player:

Please let me know what other topics you would like to see covered in our Basic Bidding series.

Also we have answered many of our readers’ questions in our Consult the Coopers column there, so keep those great questions coming!

3 thoughts on “More on Basic Bidding

  1. saundra o'neal

    you bid 1nt with 17 points your partner has 15 pts and 6 spades with A high you have 3 KJ3 would it b better to bid spade instead of transfer?

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  2. Kitty Cooper

    If I understand you correctly Sandra both your questions are asking why transfer and make the declarer the person with less spades when responder has lots of points so right siding is not so important. The answer is that transfers make it easier to bid your hand, show your spades,(possibly then any side suit), then jump in notrump to show your points. Plus it does notmatter if dummy has the long trumpsrather than declarer. Before transfers, bidding 2S was a drop dead bid, so a weak hand , and a slammish hand had to jump to 3S

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