Bidding

Dealer bids first. The bid auction is over when there are three passes in a row.

Ranking of Suits from lowest to highest:

  •  Clubs
  •  Diamonds
  •  Hearts
  •  Spades
  • NT  No Trump

and  are considered minor suits

 and  are considered major suits

 

When you bid one of a suit, or no trump, you are betting that you will take 6 + 1 = 7 tricks.  When you bid seven of a suit (or no-trump), you are betting that you will take 6 + 7 = 13 tricks (all of them!), therefore, seven is the highest bid.

 

Thanks to Dave Domnitch for this description. 

 

Below are links to our notes on various conventions and helpful tips.

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