Weak Notrump

Do you ever play weak 1NT opening bid?

Do you recommend them?

Yes, I play Weak No Trumps with a few very experienced partners. My favorite range is 12-14 because it comes up so often. I also play 10-13 with two partners. I do not recommend them for beginning/intermediate players because so much of the available literature is based on strong (15-17) no trumps. If you decide to try out weak no trumps, be sure to include a “run out” system for when you are doubled for penalty. (I play “Hayashi” with most partners–immediate redouble is transfer to clubs to get out in any single suited hand; bid is that suit and suit above; pass forces a redouble–unless opponents bid–and after redouble, bid show NON-touching suits.)–maritha