Acol is a natural system of bidding, meaning that your bidding is normally a declaration of your holding and not some coded message. The first thing you need to. This Acol bridge crib sheet is ideal for beginners. Have it handy while you are playing your bridge games! The left hand column shows Opening Bids. The middle. A quick overview of Standard and Acol bidding systems and how to choose which one to play.
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Basic Acol Bidding System
A bid of the fourth suit at the 2 level by responder is a one-round force, usually asking opener to bid no trumps with a stopper in the fourth suit. When the opening bidder, bids for the second time, that is referred to here as the “Rebid”.
Introduction Bidding starts with the dealer and continues around the table in a clockwise direction until three consecutive players have announced “No Bid”, at which time the auction is over and the game progresses bideing playing the cards. SimonLeng, Sheffield, The strong No Trump is applied when the players biddign vulnerable.
It is basically a natural system ssytem four-card majors and, most commonly, a weak no trump. To count shortage use the following table only applicable to suits other than declarers trump suit. Another method used for evaluating hands is the count of the number of Quick Tricks.
There is no Acol governing body and no single publication containing the “official” Acol unlike, for example, Standard American Yellow Card. Always bid your acoll to their full extent.
The Acol Bidding System
Once a partnership have opened the bidding, if the opposition also start bidding, that is known as intervening bidding. Terence Reese and Mr. The main versions of Acol in use today are:.
The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge 7th ed.
The first book on the system was written by Ben Cohen and Terence Reese. Simon and Marx soon afterwards began a discussion that eventually lead to the first version of the Acol system. American Contract Bridge League. A 4 No Trump Opening is a bid asking for specific Aces. The Acol System is used by many bridge players around the world, and adol employed mainly in British tournament play.
Acol Crib Sheet
Please include caol particular feature on your convention card in order that your opponents are also aware of this feature during the bidding process, since this information must be made known to them according to the Laws of Duplicate Contract Bridge. Maurice Harrison-GrayMr. Standard Acol has not changed significantly since that time.
Acol is an unregulated system. The bridge players mentioned above relied heavily on the early writings about the Game of Bridge written by Mr. Unbalanced hands or hands that biding don’t fit the criteria for bidding NT should be opened with a suit.
For hybrid systems using the weak NT opening with one or both five-card majorsbixding different terminology is preferable. Acol also includes a light opener, for hands that have merit from shape more than HCP’s. Views Read Edit View history.
The standard method of valuing cards is the Milton Work high card scoring system. This is known as the Playing Trick count.
There are various methods for counting length, some always count just long suits, others count short suits and the one implemented in WolfBridge counts long suits when declaring a new suit, but counts shortages when responding to partners suit. Jump overcalls promise at least 6 cards, but may be played as weak, intermediate or strong. Following are several basic guidelines, conventional methods, and approaches, which are employed in the basic Acol System.
The only non-forcing bid by responder after opener’s 2NT rebid is a rebid of responder’s suit. No Trump hands are balanced hands, containing a maximum of one doubleton, no singletons or voids and stoppers in at least three suits.
Counting Points for Systfm There are various methods for counting length, some always count just long suits, others count short suits and the one implemented in WolfBridge counts long suits when declaring a new suit, but counts shortages when responding to partners suit.
In addition to counting high card points and length, some strong sgstem are better count purely based on how many tricks you believe you can make, assuming an even distribution of the rest of the cards. Further Reading More detailed information about the acol bidding system can be found in the following web pages: