This guide to the Acol style of bidding is meant to reflect what one might expect sitting down with a pickup partner and agreeing to play 'Acol' or 'Benjaminised Acol'.
Unfortunately there is no 'Standard Acol' system and its 4cM Weak 1NT chassis gets much modified. Apart from the gambling 3NT it's prempts are fairly standard. The issue here is whether you have agreed 'Benji'. If not - you won't have a weak two bid in your armamentarium.
one of a Suit
Weak No Trump
Opening 2 level:
- Standard Acol
- Benjamin style
Acol preemptsAlthough there is not too much difference from other standard styles you should note that your traditional/Benjamin decision will affect judgements.
You should also know about the Acol "gambling" 3NT opening showing AKQ(J)xxx in a minor and no outside control. In 3rd hand the 3NT is more powerful. but generally still has a running minor. The standard lead against gambling 3NT is an ace.
www.chrisryall.net/bridge/acol/preempts.htm © Chris Ryall 1987-2008