Strong Diamond

The Rugged Diamond System

The Rugged Diamond takes it's inspiration from Fantoni and Nunes' Fantunes System but there is a great deal of involved and research involved in developing the system.  The opening bids are as follows:

Bid

Point Range

Length


1♣

14-17

0

Artificial non-forcing, no four card major.

1

18+

0

Artificial.  All strong hands are opened one diamond, the only forcing opening bid.  The continuations are comprehensive and deal with intervention in new ways.

1

14-17

4+

Four card majors with canapé.  These have a new an interesting twist in this system. 

1NT

9-13


Any 9-13 that's allowed except unbalanced hands with a good five card major.  Novel responses handle the likely major suit singletons!

2♣

9-13

0+

Five+ card major weak twos.  Two clubs shows five hearts, two spades shows five spades.

2

4-8

5+

Five card weak twos.

2NT

6-8


A good pre-empt in a minor

My intention is to publish this system or the strong club version of the system on Kindle, sorry for the wait for this!