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I also studied "LA MAJEURE D'ABORD", method developed by Jean René
VERNES. Strongly inspired by the work of VERNES, I have for several years devoted my time to develop a more
What is an effective method?
It does not take a few gadgets inserted here and
there. It is first and foremost based on the method that matters.
What does the opening of 1 ♣, 1 ♦ , 1NT mean ...
For example, how to show a balanced hand? It has to be opened 1NT, 2NT or 2x followed by 2NT. As the number of bids is restricted we can not cover all ranges. It is therefore necessary to allocate at least one opening, 1♣ or 1♦, to bid the remaining hands. What is curious in the SEF is that we devote two openings to announce these hands.
However to open all balanced strong hands we do not care whether we have 5 cards in a minor and even 5 cards in a major. So why so much consideration to show a 12-14 HCP balanced hand?
Opening 1♣ all balanced hands 12-14 or 18-20 HCP has several advantages.
1. The opening of 1♦ is then unbalanced natural .
2. A system of jacoby transfer after opening 1♣ saves a level for the major fits.
If we must prospect for a major fit, this will be a step below ( you stop at the 2 level when standard plays 3)
it Increases your success rate by 30% playing at 2 level compared to somene who plays at the 3 level.
Could any bridge player refuse such a
Is weak 1NT 12-14 HCP better than strong 15-17
HCP? We must know that weak 1NT is twice as frequent as the strong
1NT. The advantage of the opening of 1
NT is first its obstruction effect on adversary and the immediate zoning of the hand. This barrier effect is also its
weakness: 4-4 major fit was not detected, unbalanced invitational hands difficult to treat ... The benefits still outweigh.
By cons if we open 1♣ remaining balanced hands in the range 12-14 or 18-20 HCP no problems of rebid if the opponent overcalls.
But in the 15-20 HCP range it's not so
easy. From experience, when playing 1♣ opening with balanced hands 15-20 HCP it can be a problem facing
preemptive bids. So advantage to strong
The two level openings in a system requires to be frequent and annoying for opponents.
This can be a partnership deal. The weak two major has to be incorporated. Playing multi 2♦ for these weak hands is better so you can open 2♥ and 2 ♠ for other hands.
Do you know the openings of two major FANTUNES? These hands are 10-13 HCP with 5 cards in major and a shortage or 6 or even 7 cards in the
major. These openings require significant work to master the subsequent auctions.
They are dangerous, for your side ... sometimes, but more often for the opponent.
Associated with multi 2♦ you have 4 more times openings at the 2 level.
Another advantage is that the one level major openings can only be minimum, balanced or with the other major. These inferences are very important
to create more accurate developments after a one level major opening.
Let's explore the MAJEURE SECURISÉE.
The goal is to secure partial score and game contracts for all balanced hands with 4-4 or 5-3 major fits. Why play 3 in a major while opponent is not able to intervene or to wake up. This is because you made a game try.
If the fit is found at the 2 level while knowing exactly the strenght of the opposite hand, it is not neccessary to prospect at the 3 level,
This is what MAJEURE
SECURISEE does on 1♣ opening (fit 5-3 or 4-4) or on 1 major opening (fit
If one of the hands is unbalanced and in presence of 9+ cards fit, then prospectives are no longer the same.
Interference and wake up will be much more frequent. Then we need a more aggressive system which can lead us to the 3 level. "VERNES" law tells us that we are in distributional security (if we are defeated then opponent has a winning contract).
This is what MAJEURE SECURISEE does on 1♦ opening(unbalanced) , 1 ♥ and 1 ♠.