I had several 4 card majors yesterday. Is there a system that opens 4 card majors. Partner says no, only in response.


There are plenty of systems that open on 4-cards, I myself play one, and that is not very uncommon here. 4-card systems are commonly used to teach Bridge. Most people prefer 5-card major though, and 4-card major feels outdated these days.

A couple of the more well-known 4-card systems are

  • "Most people" depends very much where you are, and "feels outdated" is entirely subjective; I know several people who have abandoned 5-card majors as obsolete. Good answer though. Apr 11 '18 at 17:24
  • @TimLymington I totally agree with both of observations. However, in the netherlands this is without exception the prevailing opinion, broadcast by the national Bridge Association themselves.
    – steenbergh
    Apr 12 '18 at 10:49

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