## Wednesday, January 20, 2010

### Fourth suit forcing

As mentioned in Forcing Raises, I've recently been re-reading Barry Rigal's Test Your Bridge Judgement.  I never knew that fourth-suit-forcing was such a versatile bid until I first read his various scenarios.  Actually, he recommends that if used at the two-level it is forcing for one round only, while if at the 3-level, it's forcing to game.  That makes reasonable sense, although I'm not quite ready to understand the nuances of that treatment.  Forcing to game is certainly the simplest and the easiest on the old ticker!