LESSON 8.1: GENERAL RULES OF NOTRUMP OPENINGS

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a) A notrump opening requires a balanced hand:

  balanced hand 4-3-3-3
  
  balanced hand 4-4-3-2
  
  balanced hand 5-3-3-2

b) When in doubt, give a preference to a notrump opening with card combinations allowing free finesses on the opening lead and inversely

  K x       K J x       A Q 10 x x       K 10 x


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