More info on SAYC: ACBL SAYC System Booklet and ACBL Standard Yellow Card (both in PDF format). See also: Full SAYC convention card. SAYC Bridge Conventions. Here are some of the conventions that should be played under normal circumstances. Trying to put all we play in one place in a. Standard American is a bidding system for the game of bridge widely used in North America promulgated by the American Contract Bridge League. SAYC is widely used in internet bridge play, but only rarely in on-site tournament play.

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Lacking appropriate support for the major, bid a new suit, four cards or longer at the one level If you cannot do either of satc above, bid 1NT non-forcing.

Failing two of the top three, partner bids six of the agreed suit. Notrump opening bids are made with balanced hands and may include a five-card suit major or minor. Normally shows an opening hand and support for any suit partner may choose.

Normally open five-card majors in all seats. The only exception is AK – lead the king. Balancing fourth seat bids mean much the same as their direct seat counterparts, but can be lighter.

Responder holds a long minor and a weak hand.



A bid of 1 in this auction promises a five-card suit. Make a normal rebid Pass with four clubs Redouble briidge five clubs or four good ones If Stayman is overcalled, opener may: Having made his choice, he selects the best available bid.

With no four-card major, opener bids 2. His rebids are as follows:.

Jacoby transfers showing a five-card suit are used for the majors. Note the high end of the range is precautionary in that some 11 HCP hands, particularly if partner is an unpassed hand, can be too strong for a weak two.

SAYC Bridge Conventions

Reopening bids bridhe much the same as direct seat bids, though they can be lighter at the minimum end. Responder passes when holding clubs. Opener corrects to notrump if appropriate and will raise an invitation to game when holding suitable values. Each bid provides information about the hand’s high-card strength and say distribution based upon hand evaluation techniques.

A 3-level bid in a previously mentioned suit. For example, a side suit void may be awarded as much as 5 support points, especially when accompanied by a fourth trump.

These bids are normally made on a seven-card holding and a hand that is too weak to open at the one level. Suit bids at the two level are not forcing and usually show six cards and less than 10 points. Cue bidding is often used to avoid Blackwood when holding a void or worthless doubleton. Notrump openings show a balanced hand and can be made with a five-card major suit or a five-card minor suit.


Players are free to assign forcing, invitational or non-forcing meanings to natural calls in such sequences. This applies also if the opponents intervene with a double or a bid.

SAYC (Standard American Yellow Card)

Opener rebids his suit with a minimum. With a fit for partner’s major suit, responder should revalue his holding. A jump vridge is preemptive. If the bid suit is a major, the cue bid shows or better in the other major and an unspecified minor. For the “standard” American English accent, see General American. Shows a hand with at least five decent cards in the opponent’s suit.

AKQJxx 87 Jxx xx. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Weak two-bids show a six-card suit of reasonable quality and HCP. A jump response is non-forcing and shows points. A singleton receives 3 support points and a doubleton 1 point. Responder follows up by attempting to sign off in game, bidding 4NT Blackwood, or cuebidding if still interested in trying to cooperate with opener in making the slam decision.

If it is a fourth suit in the auction, it may be artificial.