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Week 0171 : 2nd October 2023

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CONSTRUCTIVE

Description of a bid that is helpful and forward going, seeking to find the best contract.

This is opposite to an obstructive or pre-emptive bid, the main aim of which is to make life difficult for the opponents. It is also opposite to a sign-off. Constructive bids are usually invitational (partner may pass) or sometimes forcing for one round rather than game forcing.

All of East-West’s bids in this sequence are constructive:

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