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 five card major.  This is the unlikely star of the system.  Only when your familiar with all the sequences are it's true strength revealed.

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

12-17

5+

These are five card majors but I include novel artificial two level responses.

1NT

9-13


No good five card major, no void. This opening occurs about 27% of the time killing the opponents constructive bidding.

2♣

4-8

4-5

Four card suit in a balanced hand, these bids take away bidding space and are lethal.

2

6-10

5

Five card weak twos

2NT

6-8


Either six card minor

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