Kamikaze 1NT

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Kamikaze 1NT is a preemptive 1NT opening in the game of contract bridge and in common practice[1] shows a balanced hand with 10-12 high-card points (HCP) - also known as the mini-notrump range.[1] It is used in first or second seat hoping to make 1NT opposite an average hand of about 10 HCP.

Originally developed by John Kierein as part of a bidding system to indicate 9-12 HCP, he modified the point range to 10-13 HCP because American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) rules on conventions did not allow the use of Stayman on opening notrump bids with a lower limit below 10 HCP.[1]

See also[edit]

List of defenses to 1NT


  1. ^ a b c Manley, Brent, Editor; Horton, Mark, Co-Editor; Greenberg-Yarbro, Tracey, Co-Editor; Rigal, Barry, Co-Editor (2011). The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge (7th ed.). Horn Lake, MS: American Contract Bridge League. p. 211. ISBN 978-0-939460-99-1. 

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