What's Standard

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A series of articles discussing the term “standard” when referring to modern bidding methods. Written by David Lindop.

There are 42 articles and the links are listed below. 

Is Standard American a Myth?by David Lindop 

Grant Basic?by David Lindop 

Grant Standard - Introductionby David Lindop 

Grant Standard - Introduction IIby David Lindop 

Using Grant Standard: Notrump Openingsby David Lindop 

Using Grant Standard: Responding to 1NT - Part Iby David Lindop 

Using Grant Standard: Responding to 1NT - Part IIby David Lindop 

Using Grant Standard: Responding to 1NT - Part IIIby David Lindop 

Using Grant Standard: Interference Over 1NTby David Lindop 

Using Grant Standard: Responding to 1 or 1 by David Lindop 

Jacoby 2NTby David Lindop 

Splinter Raisesby David Lindop 

Reverse Druryby David Lindop 

Minor Suit Openings and Responsesby David Lindop 

The 2 Opening and Responses – Part Iby David Lindop 

The 2 Opening and Responses – Part IIby David Lindop 

The 2Opening and Responses – Part IIIby David Lindop 

Weak Two-Bids and Responsesby David Lindop 

Slam Bidding — Part Iby David Lindop 

Slam Bidding — Part IIby David Lindop 

Slam Bidding — Part IIIby David Lindop 

Slam Bidding — Part IVby David Lindop 

Fourth Suit Forcing ... to Gameby David Lindop 

The Simple Overcallby David Lindop 

Advancing (Responding to) a Simple Overcallby David Lindop 

The Jump Overcallby David Lindop 

Notrump Overcallsby David Lindop 

The Unusual Notrumpby David Lindop 

The Michaels Cuebidby David Lindop 

Takeout Doubleby David Lindop 

Advancing a Takeout Doubleby David Lindop 

Advancing a Double When Right-Hand Opponent Bidsby David Lindop 

Responder’s Actions When Right-Hand Opponent Overcallsby David Lindop 

The Negative Doubleby David Lindop 

The Redouble — Part Iby David Lindop 

The Redouble — Part IIby David Lindop 

When Responder Does Not Use the Redoubleby David Lindop 

Opener’s Reverseby David Lindop 

Responder’s Reverseby David Lindop 

Leading Against Suit Contractsby David Lindop 

Leading Against Notrump Contractsby David Lindop 

Defensive Signalsby David Lindop