Opening 1NT

with Tina McVeigh

Opening 1NT is a very helpful and specific bid. In the Acol system, it means you have 12-14 HCP and a balanced hand.

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After you watch the video, go ahead and try playing these lesson hands. Hints will guide you through the auctions.

Beginners' Course Acol - Openings 1NT in Bridge

Review what you've learned by answering the questions below.

Choose your opening bid.

♠KQ6 AT87 Q732 ♣A7

Pass
1♣
1
1
1♠
1NT
1 - Bid your longest suit

Choose your opening bid.

♠87 KQ5 Q983 ♣AQ84

Pass
1♣
1
1
1♠
1NT
1NT - 12-14 HCP and a balanced hand.

Choose your opening bid.

♠A93 AT3 AJ654 ♣64

Pass
1♣
1
1
1♠
1NT
1NT - 12-14 HCP and a balanced hand.

Choose your opening bid.

♠A9 AJT73 K76 ♣962

Pass
1♣
1
1
1♠
1NT
1 - Bid your longest suit

Choose your opening bid.

♠A9863 AKQT 64 ♣32

Pass
1♣
1
1
1♠
1NT
1♠ - Open your longest suit

Choose your opening bid.

♠K7 Q87 !AQJT8 !852

Pass
1♣
1
1
1♠
1NT
1NT - 12-14 HCP and a balanced hand.

What do you respond if partner opens 1NT?

♠K76 JT87 Q732 ♣A7

Pass
2♣
2
2
2♠
2NT
Pass

What do you respond if partner opens 1?

♠K76 JT87 Q732 ♣A7

Pass
1NT
2
3
3NT
3

In a comment below, explain in your own words the difference between a 1NT opening bid and a 1 opening bid.

Comments

heatherte1
A NT bid denies a major. 12-14 points. A1H bid is 12+ points and at least 4H.
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