If you have ever played a No Trump contract that doesn't quite make the required tricks, despite having the right number of points, then this convention may be for you. The Stayman Convention helps you to find a 4-4 fit in a major suit. Learn how to do it and why it is such a popular Bridge convention.
The Stayman Convention is used to find a 4-4 fit in the majors. But what if you have a 5+card major? You can bid it yourself, but then the strong hand is open for all to see.
Enter the Jacoby Transfer convention...
Modern bidding recognises the value of unbalanced hands. So how can you compete effectively in the auction when you hold a 2-suited hand?
One powerful and popular convention is the Michaels Cue Bid.
Showing your partner that you hold a two-suited hand early in the bidding is very powerful. The Unusual No Trump convention is used in conjunction with the Michaels Cue Bid to show other suit combinations.
Rules! Rules! Rules!
Well, these are mathematical rules rather than Bridge rules. But they will help your declarer (and defender) play, especially when playing no trump contracts.
Also known as "Hamilton" this is one of the most popular conventions for bidding over the opposition No Trump. Showing your partner that you hold a single-suited, or two-suited hand is a good way to interfere with the No Trump bidding and may also result in your partnership winning the contract against strong-balanced opposition hands