Squeeze your Opponents!February 13, 2018
Shape Makes All the DifferenceFebruary 20, 2018
4-4-4-1 hands are the hardest to bid. You hardly ever have enough time or space in the auction to show all three of your suits. For ACOL players, these hands are especially tough, because we have three possible opening bids. Even still, we can describe these hands well enough if we make an agreement with partner about which suit to open and when.
Tina’s mnemonic of choice is “Bridge Makes Racy Ladies” (BMRL for black, middle–red, lowest). Follow this pattern to give partner as much information as you can!