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Bridge article Awaiting the verdict

Awaiting the verdict!

When Declarer sabotages his contract, or simply plays it badly, the person at fault is found quickly. This is not the case for plays made in defence, especially if what caused the…

Fourth Suit Forcing for everyone: Bonus

Fourth Suit Forcing for everyone: Bonus (Part 3/3)

There are opening hands with which one cannot answer the question asked, having neither three cards in Responder’s major, nor a stop in the fourth suit, nor any extra length to show. It will be necessary to “lie” and use the cheapest available bid, the next step up from fourth suit forcing, the only bid allowed to pass on false information.