balanced hand

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  • Info In the game of bridge a balanced hand (or balanced distribution) denotes a hand containing no singleton or void and at most one doubleton.
  • In Roman, it includes weak balanced hands, stronger hands with secondary club suit, and very strong hands.
  • Another advantage is the relative precision with which strong balanced hands can be bid.
  • Forcing to game, with balanced hand and a good club suit.
  • The opening bid of 1 will therefore have shown either clubs or a balanced hand.
  • It shows a relatively balanced hand with 9-12 points and no five-card major.
  • A balanced hand might be considered the one who lacks a void or a singleton, having no more than five cards in a specific suit.
  • Those natural interpretations may hold in other auctions where the partnership has previously bid notrump naturally or shown a balanced hand conventionally.
  • A notrump opener should have neither a suit longer than five cards nor more than one 5-card suit since an opening notrump bid shows a balanced hand.
  • A boring club 1 opening shows 12-18 high card points in a balanced hand not containing a five card major.
  • The 39 hand patterns can by classified into four hand types: balanced hands, three-suiters, two suiters and single suiters.
  • In natural bidding systems, balanced hands are either opened with a notrump bid, or rebid in notrump.
  • In SAYC, a balanced hand has no voids, no singletons, and at most one doubleton; non-balanced hands include all others.
  • In SAYC, a balanced hand has no voids, no singletons, and at most one doubleton; non-balanced hands include all others.
  • The forcing next step approach has the further benefit over the classic forcing notrump of allowing an opener with a balanced hand to define his point count range more tightly.
  • Many players, holding a 19 HCP balanced hand, would continue to 3NT over a double raise only when vulnerable at IMPs.
  • Although mostly effective for evaluating the combined trick-taking potential of two balanced hands played in notrump, even in this area of applicability the HCP is not infallible.
  • This is basically the same as the typical 2/1 game forcing convention, showing game strength but also implies a balanced or semi-balanced hand.
  • A one notrump opening bid signifies a balanced hand (no five-card major suit) and 13-15 HCP.
  • With 15-17 hcp, all balanced hands (including 5-card major) may be opened 1NT.
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