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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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Unblock:To get rid of high cards in a suit so that partner can then cash lower cards in that suit, or to avoid winning the high card and thus be endplayed. Unblocks can happen in both declarer play and in defense.

Unusual NT: A jump to 2NT over an opening bid by the opponent shows a distributional hand of varying strength depending on the vulnerability. In most cases it shows at least 5-5 in two suits. There are usually the two lowest unbid suits. So over one of a major this would show both minors. Over one of a minor this would show the other minor and hearts. Some people play that it shows both minors regardless of the opening bid. Some people play that a jump to 4NT over an opening bid also shows the lower two unbid suits and a very distributional hand.

 

 

 

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