The Flannery Bid / Defence - (game-play)
In the card game of contract bridge, the Flannery Bid is a 2D opening bid which shows 5 hearts and 4 spades. This convention was invented
by William L. Flannery (b. 1932) of Sacramento, California, U.S.A. A brief biography is given in the Hall of Fame.
There are 10 basic principles to the bid:-
- 5 hearts and 4 spades and 11-15 high card points.
- A bad 16 is considered 15 points.
- A good 16 is considered 17 points.
- You do not count distributional points when opening 2D bids.
- All 11 point hands must contain 21/2 defensive tricks.
- With 11-15 high card points open 2 diamonds.
- With 17-18 high card points open 1 heart and rebid spades.
- With 19-20 high card points open 1 heart and rebid 3 spades.
- Over an intervening double responders bid means the same.
- Responder counts distribution.