Meckwell convention

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This article describes the contract bridge bidding convention.

Meckwell is a method for defending against an opposing strong one notrump (1NT) opening by intervening in the direct and passout seats.[1] It features the following calls:

Call Meaning
Double shows a single minor or both majors; advancer bids 2, after which the intervener corrects to his actual suit if a minor, or hearts if holding both majors
2 or 2 shows the bid suit and a major, as in DONT
2 or 2 shows the bid suit
2NT shows the minors

The convention is named based on the common sobriquet for the partnership of Jeff Meckstroth and Eric Rodwell, who popularized it.

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  1. ^ 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. 297. ISBN 978-0-939460-99-1. 

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