Major Suit

Major Suit

In the card game contract bridge, the major suits are spades (♠) and hearts (♥). The major suits are of prime importance for tactics and scoring as they outrank the minor suits while bidding and also outscore them (30 per contracted trick for major suits—compared to 20 for minor suits). Much of the tactics of bidding in bridge revolves around the attempt by partners to find a "fit" in one of the major suits that will allow them to easily make a game contract. Of the two major suits, spades (♠) rank higher than hearts (♥).

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... agreement to open hands with a long major suit that are too strong for a direct preemptive opening with a 'two-under' transfer bid ... When the long suit is in hearts, opener bids 4♣ and when in spades bids 4♦ ... Opener Responder Bid Meaning Bid Meaning 4♣ Opener has a long heart suit and a strong hand 4♦ slam interest 4♥ to play 6♥ to play 4♦ Opener has a long spade suit and a ...
Stayman Convention - Rationale
... A game contract bid and made in a major suit (i.e. 4♥ or 4 ♠) scores better than a game contract bid and made in a minor suit (i.e ... Also, the success rate for a game contract in a major suit when a partnership has a combined holding of 26 points and eight cards in the major is about 80%, whereas a game contract in 3NT with ...
Major Suit - Suit Combinations
... Fundamentally, there are three ways to divide four suits into pairs by color, by rank and by shape resulting in six possible suit combinations ... Color is used to denote the red suits (hearts and diamonds) and the black suits (spades and clubs) ... Rank is used to indicate the major (spades and hearts) versus minor (diamonds and clubs) suits ...
Minibridge - Bidding
... Tricks needed for winning Denomination Partscore Game No trumps 9 ... Major suit (♥ or ♠) 10 ... Minor suit (♣ or ♦) 11 ... Having consulted dummy's ... the trump suit, if any), and whether to be in game or a partscore ... With eight cards (or more) in either Major suit (a "Golden Fit"), that suit should usually be the trump suit ...
Jacoby Transfer - Initial Transfer Bid
... no more than one doubleton, it promises to have at least two cards in the desired suit) Holding a 5-card major suit, responder would traditionally bid two ... the major suit in question) Examples 1NT - 2♦ (i.e ... "I have a 5-card heart suit, please bid my suit") - opener must rebid 2♥ 1NT - 2♥ (i.e ...

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