Welcome Dear Bridge Friends,

This web site is about bidding system in Contract Bridge. You must have been playing bridge day - in & day - out but have you ever reflected whether your bidding system is up to the mark i.e. are you able reach most the time the optimum contracts with your dealt cards? I am sure, your answer will be in affirmative only.

Very fine ! Now let us take following two sample deals of Spades contracts. You must have come across many times during your play such or very similar cards. Take N or S position with your regular partner. Bid the contract with N-S cards with no opposing bidding.

Sample deal No.1


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Your bidding please:-
W N E S
- - - -
P - P -
P - P -
P - P -
P -

Opening lead J.

Now start bidding. For sake of discussion, let us assume you are South and playing Standard System (as majority of players in world are playing this).As dealer you will pass. North will bid 1S. Having 10 HCPs with 4 cards support & originally passed hand, what is your bid pl.? (a) Will you bid direct 4S using Principle of Fast Arrival or (b) bid 3S showing limit raise or (c) bid 3D i.e. Bergen Raise showing 4 cards trumps support with 10/11 pts. or (d) 2C showing 11+ pts & then on opener's rebid of 2NT, jump to 4S. Whatever is your bids, all roads will lead to Rome viz. final contact of 4S. As long as you do not miss the game contact, it is OK.

See deal no.4 of preface.

Sample deal No.2


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Your bidding please:-
W N E S
- P P 1
P - P -
P - P -
P - P -

Opening lead Q

Here, as a dealer in the south seat you will open 1S. Now what your partner, in North seat, will bid? I hope it will be 4S showing distributionally strong hand. As you do not have any further extra strength, you will pass. That is also Fine. In case, in your bidding system (whichever system you are playing) if you are not able to reach final contract beyond 4S in above two samples deals, then you should look for the attached Twenty first Century Bidding System i.e. Modified Precision System With Relays in which you can bid little/grand slam respectively in above two sample deals easily.


See deal no.5 of Preface.