Trial bids - Useful Conventions


THIS month we shall look at another way of judging whether your hand and partner fit well enough to bid low point-count games and slams. As with Splinters, this tool will be useful when seeking to evaluate unbalanced hands.

What is a Trial Bid?

A ‘Trial Bid’ is a length-showing bid which allows the partnership to assess whether holdings in a non-trump suit will positively affect the side’s trick-taking potential.

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