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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S.A.Y.C.: Bridge Bidding Convention

Add one point for the fifth card in any suit longer than eayc cards, and at least one more for the sixth, seventh, etc. Bid NT to show a stopper in the fourth suit.

Opener will pass, correct to three of the major, bid 3NT or bid 4 birdge the major suit. With a fit for partner’s major suit, responder should revalue his holding. List of bridge competitions and awards. Which card is led from AKx. Bid responder’s first suit with three cards.

Opener is asked to clarify his distribution and assist responder saycc evaluating the partnership’s prospects for slam. Jump overcalls are pre-emptive, showing the same values as an opening bid at the same level: The exception is a hand with shape: Holding four spades but less than four hearts, responder bids 3NT or 2NT invitational.


Suit bids at the one level are forcing for one round. Bidding at the one level is up-the-line in principle. Most bids had fairly specific requirements regarding hand strength and suit distribution.

Weak 2 opening bids in diamonds, hearts and spades. Holding a six-card or longer suit, raise to the three level when invitational and the four level when holding game values. If the final contract is in notrump, you will have no long suit to run.

His rebids are as follows: This is due to the fact that opener may, of necessity, be concealing a medium hand of satc.

Reverse in a new, higher-ranking suit if the first suit is longer than the xayc Show a new suit without reversing note satc wide range of points for this action.

Fourth Suit Forcing possibly artificial bid of fourth suit, forcing for one round. It is prevalent in online bridge games and derives its origins from the ACBL. Jump raise with extra values. A cue bid when the opponents have bid two suits is natural. Owing to the popularization of the game by Charles Goren in the s and s, its earliest versions were sometimes referred to simply as ‘Goren’.


SAYC Bridge Conventions

Holding four or more hearts, responder raises to 3 invitational or bids game in hearts. If the opening is in a minor suit, the cuebid shows the majors; if the opening is in a major, the cuebid shows the other major and an unspecified minor. The only exception is AK – lead the king. To create a force, responder must jump shift to 3 or 3. A 3-level bid in a previously mentioned suit. Holding less than 15 HCP, balanced with no five-card major, open one of a minor planning to rebid 1NT.

A 1D opener suggests a four-card or longer suit, since 1C is preferred on hands where a three-card minor suit must be opened. A raise of opener’s suit is to play and is often preemptive.

SAYC Bridge Conventions

Add total HCP to the number of cards in your two longest bridgr. A second round jump raise of partner’s major suit opening bid is a game force. With a maximum he will name a new suit or bid NT. Opener rebids his suit with a minimum.