Bidding skills and complexities vary from partnership to partnership. Even the most basic of systems requires communication before the start of a sessions worth of bridge.
Slam tries over NT openings:
One question that often comes up when discussing bidding systems is slam tries over NT openings.
Kitty Cooper gives us a great starting point for discussion on her website:
When a new player asks me what bridge conventions they should learn, Jacoby 2NT is at the top of the list. I ask – what would you bid with a game forcing hand and support for my major? Whatever the answer is, I follow up with a brief explanation of Jacoby 2NT and a few hints that learning this convention will be very helpful.
Kitty Cooper also has some info about this convention on her site:
Larry Cohen’s site has a modified version: