Label your Hand after 1NT

When your partner opens 1NT, you know almost exactly what kind of hand he holds. It is one of only 3 possible shapes: 4333, 4432 or 5332 - the balanced hands. And it sits in a very narrow point range: 12-14 if you are playing Acol; or 15-17 if you are playing Standard American.

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Forcing or Non-forcing?

You might be wondering why I’m asking you to use the force, so maybe I should explain! The key to understanding bidding is to know which bids are forcing and…

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