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Learning SAYC

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SAYC = Standard American Yellow Card system of conventions for bidding contract bridge. Time was when you knew your partner and developed variations of standard systems (I mainly used Goren: that’s how old I am), but now with on-line play and (I imagine) at tournaments, you may never have met your partner previously, so it’s important to have a standard set of conventions so you can communicate effectively during the bidding system. Acol is another system widely used in Britain, named after the Acol Bridge Club, where it originated.

I’m trying to learn SAYC after some disastrous miscommunications between my (computer) partner and me. In Goren, for example, an opening bid of 2♠ would be forcing to game. In SAYC, 2♠ is a weak opening bid, showing just a handful of points.

It will take some study, but I’m enjoying FunBridge and I am determined to improve.

Written by LeisureGuy

23 November 2014 at 10:08 am

Posted in Bridge

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