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Opener's first bid

with Tina McVeigh

In this lesson, Tina will teach you about opening bids. Watch the video to learn:

After you watch the video, play these practice hands.

Beginners' Course Standard - Opener's first bid in Bridge

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

What should you open?

♠7 Q9763 1DAK73 ♣JT2

Pass
1♣
1
1
1♠
Pass - you don't have enough high card points to start the auction. Maybe you can bid later on.

What should you open?

♠AQ97 76 AQ983 ♣AT

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

What should you open?

♠6 KJT96 AQ532 ♣A8

Pass
1♣
1
1
1♠
1 - 14 HCP, open the higher-ranking 5-card suit.

What should you open?

♠86 AJ87 KJ7 ♣AK72

Pass
1♣
1
1
1♠
1♣ - 16 HCP, open your longer minor. 1 would show a 5-card suit.

What should you open?

♠AKQ864 75 Q954 ♣T

Pass
1♣
1
1
1♠
1♠ - 11 HCP and a great 6-card suit. You can add a point or two extra for your long suit.

What should you open?

♠Q9642 AKQ95 A9 ♣7

Pass
1♣
1
1
1♠
1♠ - 15 HCP. Open the higher-ranking 5-card suit. The fact that hearts of much stronger than spades is not relevant.

What should you open?

♠AJ54 Q976 AK7 ♣T2

Pass
1♣
1
1
1♠
1 - You do not have a 5-card major, so open your longer minor.

What should you open?

♠5 AJ9843 KQ94 ♣AQ

Pass
1♣
1
1
1♠
1 - With 14 HCP, open your longest suit.

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