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Home >> Bridge Jargon >> Q is for.. (quixotic!)

Bridge can be as bad as NASA for confusing acronyms and lingo! Welcome to the Jargon Jungle - a glossary of bridge terms designed to help you hack your way through to a better understanding of the game of bridge. Just click on the first letter of the word you wish to find!  Each letter of the alphabet reloads the page.

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Q-Bids: See Cuebids.

Quantitative Bid: An asking bid in NT. It asks partner to look at hand and decide whether he is at the top of his range in previous bidding. (1NT-P-4NT) says - with top of range we want to be in 6NT and with the bottom of range we want to be in 4NT. In this sequence it is usually best to proceed with Blackwood and answer aces in case your side may be missing two aces. If you find you are missing two aces, (1NT-4NT-5D), a bid of new suit, 5S, asks partner to bid 5NT which you can pass). (1NT-P-5NT) asks partner to bid 6NT with a minimum hand and 7NT with a maximum hand.

Warning: 4NT as quantitative only applies when the person responding has limited his hand to specific range in no trump. (1D-P-1S-P-1NT-P-4NT) is quantitative. (1D-P-1S-P-2NT-P- 4NT) is quantitative. (1D-P-1S-P-2C-P-2H-P-2NT-P-4NT) is not because 2NT does not show a particular range.

 

 


 

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