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Week 0212 : 15th July 2024

ACOL 4NT OPENING BID

A specialised bid asking for specific aces (not Blackwood). The responses are as follows:

You can see the merit of the Acol 4NT bid from this example hand, which can play in 6♠ in its own right. The Grand Slam depends only on discovering whether partner holds the ♣A. If the response to 4NT is 5♣ or 5, bid 6♠; if it is 6♣, bid 7♠ and over 5NT, bid 7NT.

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