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Educational articles - Conventions/system agreements

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Subject/title Author Page Issue Series
Overcalling in a suit Sandra Landy page 13 February 2007 Standard English
The 1NT 'dustbin' bid Andrew Kambites page 19 February 2007 Practical NT bidding
Trumps or No Trumps David Bakhshi page 23 February 2007 Your questions
Doubling opponents' cuebids Ed Scerri page 29 February 2007
Takeout doubles Sandra Landy page 13 April 2007 Standard English
After stayman and transfers Andrew Kambites page 19 April 2007 Practical NT bidding
Responding to partner's overcall Sandra Landy page 13 June 2007 Standard English
After a 2NT opening (part 1) Andrew Kambites page 19 June 2007 Practical NT bidding
Jumping after a game forcing bid Ed Scerri page 21 June 2007
How should this hand be bid David Bakhshi page 23 June 2007
After a 2NT opening (part 2) Andrew Kambites page 17 August 2007 No-Trump Bidding
Splinters David Bakhshi page 25 August 2007 Your questions
1NT with a five-card major Michelle Brunner page 36 August 2007 The debate
1NT with a five-card major Heather Dhondy page 37 August 2007 The debate
Namyats Ed Scerri page 41 August 2007 Bridge extras
Protecting (balancing) David Bakhshi page 11 October 2007 Your questions
When in doubt, bid one more' Ed Scerri page 21 October 2007 Bridge extras
NT in competitive auctions Andrew Kambites page 30 October 2007 No-Trump Bidding
Upgrading/downgrading balanced hands Freddie North page 34 October 2007 Fine-tuning
Play for all the tricks you can make Andrew Robson page 5 December 2007 Pairs tactics
Jumping in the 4th suit David Bakhshi page 19 December 2007 Your questions
The no-trump overcall Andrew Kambites page 36 December 2007 No-Trump Bidding
5-5 in the black suits Michelle Brunner page 38 December 2007 The debate
5-5 in the black suits Heather Dhondy page 39 December 2007 The debate
Weak NT Chris Jagger page 38 February 2008 The debate
Strong NT Tom Townsend page 39 February 2008 The debate
Bidding the fourth suit Andrew Kambites page 40 February 2008 No-Trump Bidding
2S response to 1NT opening David Bakhshi page 19 April 2008 Your questions
Breaking transfer Ed Scerri page 29 June 2008 Bridge extras
Attitude signals Julian Pottage page 36 June 2008 The debate
Count signals Paul Bowyer page 37 June 2008 The debate
Raising on a 3-card suit David Bakhshi page 19 August 2008 Your questions
Unusual NT Andrew Kambites page 44 August 2008 Competitive bidding
Pre-empting Frances Hinden page 46 August 2008 The debate
Pre-empting Marc Smith page 47 August 2008 The debate
Responding to 1NT opening Freddie North page 13 October 2008 Fine-tuning
Opening and responding to 1NT June Booty page 17 October 2008 Really easy bridge
You open 1NT and partner invites game Sandra Landy page 29 October 2008 Standard English
Ghestem and Michaels cue bids Andrew Kambites page 36 October 2008 Competitive bidding
Roman Key Card Blackwood David Bakhshi page 13 December 2008 Useful conventions
Weakness take-out to 1NT June Booty page 33 December 2008 Really easy bridge
Responding when opener rebids 1NT Sandra Landy page 45 December 2008 Standard English
Opening with 4-4 in a major and a minor Sally Brock page 46 December 2008 The debate
Opening with 4-4 in a major and a minor Chris Jagger page 47 December 2008 The debate
Defence to 1NT opening - including Astro Andrew Kambites page 48 December 2008 Competitive bidding
Splinters David Bakhshi page 11 February 2009 Useful conventions
Opening one of a suit June Booty page 33 February 2009 Really easy bridge
3NT cue-bid David Matthews page 38 February 2009 Your favourite conventions
Responding to 2C opening Sandra Landy page 43 February 2009 Standard English
Roman Key Card Blackwood Barry Rigal page 44 February 2009 The debate
Roman Key Card Blackwood David M Gostyn page 45 February 2009 The debate
Protecting (balancing) Andrew Kambites page 46 February 2009 Competitive bidding
Trial bids David Bakhshi page 11 April 2009 Useful conventions
Defending against artificial pre-empts - part 1 Frances Hinden page 32 April 2009 Defensive bidding
Responding to 1H or 1S June Booty page 35 April 2009 Really easy bridge
Strong 2s & weak 2s Sandra Landy page 41 April 2009 Standard English
Smith Peters Paul Hackett page 42 April 2009 The debate
Smith Peters Richard Fleet page 43 April 2009 The debate
Responding to partner with no fit June Booty page 25 June 2009 Really easy bridge
Multi 2D Tom Townsend page 40 June 2009 The debate
Multi 2D Heather Dhondy page 41 June 2009 The debate
Weak 2 bids and responses Sandra Landy page 45 June 2009 Standard English
Defending against artificial pre-empts - part 2 Frances Hinden page 54 June 2009 Defensive bidding
Cue bidding David Bakhshi page 17 August 2009 Useful conventions
When partner responds 1NT June Booty page 25 August 2009 Really easy bridge
Five card major systems Barry Rigal page 40 August 2009 The debate
Four card major systems Paul Bowyer page 41 August 2009 The debate
Defending against strong artificial opening bids Frances Hinden page 42 August 2009 Defensive bidding
Bidding when opponents open a weak 2 Sandra Landy page 45 August 2009 Standard English
Jacoby 2NT David Bakhshi page 19 October 2009 Useful conventions
Opener's rebid June Booty page 37 October 2009 Really easy bridge
Ghestem v Michaels Cue-bids Ron Klinger page 38 October 2009 The debate
Michaels Cue-bids v Ghestem Ian Payn page 39 October 2009 The debate
Entering a competitive auction Andrew Kambites page 40 October 2009 Competitive bidding
Weak three openings Sandra Landy page 45 October 2009 Standard English
Stayman David Bakhshi page 23 December 2009 Useful conventions
Benji two bids: 2D openings Ron Klinger page 34 December 2009 Better bidding
Strong Club systems Jeremy Dhondy page 38 December 2009 The debate
Strong Club systems Chris Jagger page 39 December 2009 The debate
High-level pre-empts Sandra Landy page 43 December 2009 Standard English
Transfers part 1: major suits David Bakhshi page 25 February 2010 Useful conventions
Benji two bids: 2C openings Ron Klinger page 36 February 2010 Better bidding
Wriggle from 1NT doubled Chris Jagger page 38 February 2010 The debate
Wriggle from 1NT doubled Catherine Jagger page 39 February 2010 The debate
Balanced hands with 15-19 points June Booty page 43 February 2010 Really easy bridge
Gambling 3NT Sandra Landy page 45 February 2010 Standard English
Transfers part 2: minor suits David Bakhshi page 18 April 2010 Useful conventions
Responding to 1NT rebid June Booty page 29 April 2010 Really easy bridge
Blackwood Sandra Landy page 35 April 2010 Standard English
Benji Acol Andrew Kambites page 36 April 2010 The debate
Benji Acol Paul Bowyer page 37 April 2010 The debate
Landy defence to 1NT David Bakhshi page 18 June 2010 Useful conventions
4NT opening bid Sandra Landy page 37 June 2010 Standard English
Stayman Alan Mould page 42 June 2010 The debate
Stayman Frances Hinden page 43 June 2010 The debate
Defending against weak 2s David Bakhshi page 18 August 2010 Useful conventions
Stayman Michael Byrne page 21 August 2010 Traps for the unwary
Bidding four card suits up the line Sandra Landy page 22 August 2010 The debate
Bidding four card suits up the line Ron Klinger page 23 August 2010 The debate
Partnership agreements when leading Sandra Landy page 38 August 2010 Standard English
Five card stayman Sally Brock page 40 August 2010 Your questions
Responder's rebid June Booty page 43 August 2010 Really easy bridge
Splinters Heather Dhondy page 9 October 2010 Ask Heather
Fourth highest leads Chris Jagger page 42 October 2010 The debate
Third and fifth leads Barry Rigal page 43 October 2010 The debate
Michaels cue-bids (two suited overcalls) David Bakhshi page 44 October 2010 Useful conventions
Landy defence to 1NT Jeremy Dhondy page 45 October 2010 In a nutshell
Top of a sequence leads Sandra Landy page 46 October 2010 Standard English
Blackwood Michael Byrne page 17 December 2010 Traps for the unwary
Defending against Michaels cue bids David Bakhshi page 32 December 2010 Useful conventions
Forcing or not? Michael Byrne page 13 February 2011 Traps for the unwary
Attitude signals David Bakhshi page 21 February 2011 Signals & discards
Ace for attitude, king for count Paul Hackett page 42 February 2011 The debate
Ace for attitude, king for count Heather Dhondy page 43 February 2011 The debate
Reversing Michael Byrne page 13 April 2011 Traps for the unwary
Count signals David Bakhshi page 17 April 2011 Signals & discards
Cue bidding Alan Mould page 41 April 2011 The debate
Cue bidding Chris Jagger page 42 April 2011 The debate
Overcalling Michael Byrne page 13 August 2011 Traps for the unwary
Suit preference signals David Bakhshi page 17 August 2011 Signals & discards
Weak jump shift responses Frances Hinden page 38 August 2011 The debate
Strong jump shift responses Brian Senior page 39 August 2011 The debate
Take out doubles Michael Byrne page 19 October 2011 Traps for the unwary
Support doubles Jeremy Dhondy page 38 October 2011 The debate
Support doubles Richard Fleet page 39 October 2011 The debate
Discarding David Bakhshi page 43 October 2011 Signals & discards
Responder's rebid Michael Byrne page 17 December 2011 Traps for the unwary
Inverted minor raises Andrew Kambites page 18 December 2011 The debate
Inverted minor raises Paul Bowyer page 19 December 2011 The debate
Opener's jump shift Michael Byrne page 13 February 2012 Traps for the unwary
Landy v Astro Chris Jagger page 40 February 2012 The debate
Landy v Astro Neil Rosen page 41 February 2012 The debate
Weak jump overcalls v Intermediate jump overcalls Michael Byrne page 38 April 2012 The debate
Opening & rebidding a 5-card suit Michael Byrne page 13 April 2012 Traps for the unwary
Take out doubles Jeremy Dhondy page 36 April 2012 The Art of Doubling
Weak jump overcalls v Intermediate jump overcalls Tom Townsend page 39 April 2012 The debate
Opening 2NT Michael Byrne page 15 June 2012 Traps for the unwary
Splinters with a singleton honour Jeremy Dhondy page 38 June 2012 The debate
Splinters with a singleton honour Andrew Robson page 39 June 2012 The debate
Unassuming cue bids Neil Rosen page 25 June 2012 Stage 2 conventions
Acol 2C opening part 1 Michael Byrne page 13 August 2012 Traps for the unwary
Opening light Paul Bowyer page 38 August 2012 The debate
Opening light Frances Hinden page 39 August 2012 The debate
Fourth suit forcing Neil Rosen page 24 August 2012 Stage 2 conventions
Acol 2C opening part 2 Michael Byrne page 13 October 2012 Traps for the unwary
Jacoby 2NT v Baron 2NT Chris Jagger page 39 October 2012 The debate
Multi-landy Neil Rosen page 25 October 2012 Stage 2 conventions
Jacoby 2NT v Baron 2NT Neil Rosen page 38 October 2012 The debate
Pre-empting Michael Byrne page 17 December 2012 Traps for the unwary
Double for penalties after a jump to 4M? Heather Dhondy page 36 December 2012 The debate
Unusual NT Jeremy Dhondy page 13 December 2012 In a nutshell
Double for take out after a jump to 4M? Barry Rigal page 37 December 2012 The debate
Weak 2 bids and responses Neil Rosen page 26 December 2012 Stage 2 conventions
High level pre-empts Michael Byrne page 13 February 2013 Traps for the unwary
Lebensohl Neil Rosen page 26 February 2013 Stage 2 conventions
Doubling 1NT Michael Byrne page 13 April 2013 Traps for the unwary
Unassuming cue bids Heather Dhondy page 9 April 2013 Heather's hints
Defence against weak 2s Neil Rosen page 22 April 2013 Stage 2 conventions
Defence against the multi Neil Rosen page 22 April 2013 Stage 2 conventions
Redoubling part 1 Michael Byrne page 13 June 2013 Traps for the unwary
Fit-jumps (or jump-fits) Neil Rosen page 44 June 2013 Stage 2 conventions
Redoubling part 2 Michael Byrne page 13 August 2013 Traps for the unwary
Switching Heather Dhondy page 9 August 2013 Ask Heather
Signals Heather Dhondy page 9 August 2013 Ask Heather
Raising partner Heather Dhondy page 9 August 2013 Ask Heather
Leaping Michaels Neil Rosen page 20 August 2013 Stage 2 conventions
Non-leaping Michaels Neil Rosen page 20 August 2013 Stage 2 conventions
Protective bidding part 1 Michael Byrne page 17 October 2013 Traps for the unwary
The Bath coup Jeremy Dhondy page 57 October 2013 In a nutshell
Bergen raises Neil Rosen page 24 October 2013 Stage 2 conventions
Protective bidding part 2 Michael Byrne page 19 December 2013 Traps for the unwary
Multi-landy Jeremy Dhondy page 57 December 2013 In a nutshell
Two-way checkback Neil Rosen page 44 December 2013 Stage 2 conventions
Protective bidding part 3 Michael Byrne page 13 February 2014 Traps for the unwary
Support doubles Jeremy Dhondy page 57 February 2014 In a nutshell
Five card majors Neil Rosen page 21 and 59 February 2014 Bidding systems
Responsive doubles and competitive doubles Neil Rosen page 40 February 2014 Stage 2 conventions
The Unusual No-Trump Michael Byrne page 12 April 2014 Traps for the unwary
Five card majors, part 2 Neil Rosen page 39 and 59 April 2014 Bidding systems
Exclusion Roman Key-card Blackwood Neil Rosen page 22 April 2014 Stage 2 conventions
The rule of 15 Michael Byrne page 57 June 2014 Rules and maxims
Coping with pre-empts part 1 Michael Byrne page 12 June 2014 Traps for the unwary
Five card majors, part 3 Neil Rosen page 17 and 59 June 2014 Bidding systems
Advanced splinters Neil Rosen page 26 June 2014 Stage 2 conventions
Coping with pre-empts part 2 Michael Byrne page 12 August 2014 Traps for the unwary
Kokish relays Heather Dhondy page 9 August 2014 Heather's hints
Five card majors, part 4 Neil Rosen page 46 and 58 August 2014 Bidding systems
Grand slam force Neil Rosen page 37 August 2014 Stage 2 conventions
Doubling Stayman & transfers Tom Townsend page 19 August 2014 -
Rule of 19 Michael Byrne page 65 October 2014 Rules and maxims
Raising partner Michael Byrne page 22 October 2014 Traps for the unwary
Overcalling 1NT Frances Hinden page 48 October 2014 -
Five card majors, part 5 Neil Rosen page 30 and 66 October 2014 Bidding systems
Specific ace blackwood Neil Rosen page 42 October 2014 Stage 2 conventions
Rule of 14 Michael Byrne page 65 December 2014 Rules and maxims
Jacoby Michael Byrne page 18 December 2014 Traps for the unwary
Five card majors, part 6 Neil Rosen page 31 and 66 December 2014 Bidding systems
Defence to a strong club Neil Rosen page 42 December 2014 Stage 2 conventions
Splinters Michael Byrne page 18 February 2015 Traps for the unwary
Smith Peters part 1 Neil Rosen page 22 February 2015 Advanced defence
Five card majors, part 7 Neil Rosen page 51 and 67 February 2015 Bidding systems
4441 hands - part 1 Michael Byrne page 18 April 2015 Traps for the unwary
Smith Peters part 2 Neil Rosen page 28 April 2015 Advanced defence
4441 hands - part 2 Michael Byrne page 18 June 2015 Traps for the unwary
Reversing Frances Hinden page 22 June 2015 -
Ace for attitude, king for count Neil Rosen page 44 June 2015 Advanced defence
Opening 1NT Michael Byrne page 18 August 2015 Traps for the unwary
Third suit forcing Frances Hinden page 22 August 2015 -
Strong king leads Neil Rosen page 42 August 2015 Advanced defence
Game tries Michael Byrne page 18 October 2015 Traps for the unwary
Opening strong hands Frances Hinden page 50 October 2015 -
Suit preference signals part 1 Neil Rosen page 54 October 2015 Advanced defence
Responding bids Michael Byrne page 20 December 2015 Traps for the unwary
Suit preference signals part 2 Neil Rosen page 42 December 2015 Advanced defence
Responder's rebid Michael Byrne page 38 February 2016 Traps for the unwary
Responsive doubles Frances Hinden page 16 February 2016 -
Suit preference signals part 3 Neil Rosen page 40 February 2016 Advanced defence
Openers rebid Michael Byrne page 42 April 2016 Traps for the unwary
Responding to take out doubles Michael Byrne page 36 June 2016 Traps for the unwary
3-6 shape rebids Frances Hinden page 48 June 2016 -
High take out doubles Michael Byrne page 30 August 2016 Traps for the unwary
Barber response to Benji 2C Mike Bell page 18 August 2016 -
Negative doubles Neil Rosen page 16 October 2016 Add one thing
Michaels cue-bids (two suited overcalls) Michael Byrne page 20 October 2016 Traps for the unwary
High two suited overcalls Michael Byrne page 26 December 2016 Traps for the unwary
Kokish part 1 David Gold page 8 December 2016 Bridge tips
Game tries Neil Rosen page 10 and 65 December 2016 Add one thing
4th seat openings Michael Byrne page 28 and 70 February 2017 Traps for the unwary
Kokish part 2 David Gold page 18 February 2017 Bridge tips
Lebensohl part 1 Neil Rosen page 26 and 69 February 2017 Add one thing
4th seat openings - pre-empts Michael Byrne page 18 and 66 April 2017 Traps for the unwary
Kokish part 3 David Gold page 14 April 2017 Bridge tips
Lebensohl part 2 Neil Rosen page 26 and 66 April 2017 Add one thing
Lebensohl after weak 2 Neil Rosen page 8 and 67 June 2017 Add one thing
Modified Michaels David Gold page 22 June 2017 Bridge tips
Opening bids Sarah Bell page 6 August 2017 ACOLytes - Know the basics
Lebensohl after reverses Neil Rosen page 10 and 70 August 2017 Add one thing
Five card majors - the opening bid Chris Chambers page 18 August 2017 Transition
After overcalls of 1NT by the opponents David Gold page 20 August 2017 Bridge tips
Cue bids or Blackwood Michael Byrne page 24 August 2017 Traps for the unwary
Opening 1NT Sarah Bell page 6 October 2017 ACOLytes - Know the basics
Five card majors - the opening bid part 2 Chris Chambers page 16 October 2017 Transition
Cue bidding - continue or sign-off? Michael Byrne page 20 and 69 October 2017 Traps for the unwary
Fourth suit forcing Neil Rosen page 28 and 70 October 2017 Add one thing