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Author: James Frazee

Roche Convention

The Roche Conventions is a fairly simple respond to a 1NT open.  The partner response of a 2 club overcall, shows 12-14 high card points, a balanced or semi-balanced hand…

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Namyats Convention

Namrata is a convention to distinguish strong opening bids.  It shows 7-9 tricks in the hand.  This will help the responder to determine his bid, pass or go to slam.…

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Michaels Cue Bid

Michaels Cue Bid                                                                                        Michaels Cue Bid is used to show your partner that you have two suits with at least five cards in each.  There is no point minimum to…

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Jacoby Transfer

The Jacoby Transfer is used when a play opens with 1NT and his partner holds at least one five-card major suit (Hearts or Spades).  The responder naturally wants the contract…

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Astro Convention

All bridge played follows the rules of Contract Bridge, sometimes just called bridge.  Once bridge became a popular game, players have been trying to come up with ways to improve…