We have talked before that some conventions are for defense and some are for offense. This week’s convention is a fun convention for both offense and defense.
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DONT was invented by Marty Bergen (nominated for the 2020 Bridge Hall of Fame). Like Cappelletti, DONT tries to maximize your number of hands worth bidding following opponent’s One No-Trump opening.
We have talked before that some conventions are for defense and some are for offense. This week’s convention is all about defense.
The Bergen Raise provides the most effective way to support your partner’s major opening (One Heart or One Spade) when you have four-card support.
Traditionally, this Jump Shift was used to show a strong hand but not anymore. Why waste valuable bidding space?
Do you remember that a Cuebid is the bid of a suit in which you do not intend to play? It has a special meaning between you and your partner.
Bids using the “Double” command have many different uses. This week’s Double is a Negative Double made by you. It follows partner’s opening at the one-level, and opponent’s Overcall interference. (You cannot Double your partner’s bid!)
This week we look at the “Lead-Directing Double”. This is another type of Overcall that tells partner what is a good lead to your hand when he gets on lead.