More info on SAYC: ACBL SAYC System Booklet and ACBL Standard Yellow Card (both in PDF format). See also: Full SAYC convention card. SAYC Bridge Conventions. Here are some of the conventions that should be played under normal circumstances. Trying to put all we play in one place in a. Standard American is a bidding system for the game of bridge widely used in North America promulgated by the American Contract Bridge League. SAYC is widely used in internet bridge play, but only rarely in on-site tournament play.

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The key is to think not only in terms of HCPs but also in terms of the trick-taking potential of the hand. Opener is asked to clarify his distribution and assist responder in evaluating the partnership’s prospects for slam.

If RHO makes a takeout double: List of bridge people with Wikipedia english articles List of bridge administrators List of bridge writers. After a pass by RHO, responder should:. Add total HCP to the number of cards in your two longest suits. Holding in the minors, open 1. Cue bid for take out. The object is to provide a simple, modern method which will lead to a good, solid understanding in a partnership when both players have read this booklet.

Add one point for the fifth card in any suit longer than four cards, and at least one more for the sixth, seventh, etc. Other responses to 1NT: However it is sometimes necessary to pick a bid that would normally have been a second choice without the overcall: If made at the three level it shows a maximum hand.


A below-game jump response to a takeout double is invitational. Suit bids at the two level are not forcing and usually show six cards and less than 10 points. Responses to takeout doubles are:. If the opponents bid over your 1NT opener, Stayman and transfers are “off. A double jump is preemptive.

SAYC Bridge Conventions

The bid of 2NT over a 2 opener is also unusual, but not over a weak two bid. Bid a new suit, four cards or longer, at the one level. Opener passes or bids 3NT depending on his holding in the minor.

A new suit response other than after a 1NT rebid by briidge is a one-round force. If RHO bids 2 or higher, a cue bid of the overcalled suit is Stayman game forcing.

Standard American – Wikipedia

Jump raise or jump rebid of opener’s suit; Reverse in a new suit Non-reverse bid in a new suit this has the wide range of points. Rebid the original suit at the cheapest level possible.

Holding less than 15 HCP, balanced with saycc five-card major, open one of a minor planning to rebid 1NT. With a maximum hand or 22 points opener must make a very strong rebid: When online duplicate bridge began in the late ‘s, SAYC filled the need for a default convention card. A response of 3NT is to play.


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But it is still a framework. Minimum rebids show less than 16 points and are non-forcing. Pull the double to a suit at the two-level when holding a weak distributional hand. After a 2NT rebid all systems are 3 is Stayman, 3 and 3 are transfers, etc. The only exception is AK – lead the king. For example, a side suit void may be awarded as much as 5 support points, especially when accompanied by a fourth trump.

Blackwood 4NT is used to ask for aces. Showing a new suit, preferably a major, remains your primary duty. Following opener’s rebid, responder will decide if he wishes to: Other bids deny a short suit.


Transfer bids are made on all hands containing a five-card, or longer, major suit except as noted above see Stayman for major suit holdings.

The bid is made with weak hands, usually less than opening count. Raising partner’s major suit remains your primary duty. Sponsors About Bridgebum began in and covers a large set sayv descriptions of Bidding conventions, declarer play and defense, and more.