Walsh System Notes by Rhoda Walsh: Table of Contents

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Table of Contents of Notes by Rhoda Walsh on the 1 Notrump game forcing  response in the “2 over 1 game forcing system” (Walsh System). Rhoda Walsh, attorney, is a bridge theorist and champion: she’s WBF Grand Master and an ACBL Grand Life Master. 7th in all time masterpoint list for women; With Paul Soloway, John Swanson, and her ex-husband Richard Walsh, Rhoda is one of the co-developers of the 2 over 1 Game Forcing System, formerly known as the Walsh System.

Neapolitan Club published a series of notes written for us by Rhoda Walsh on the system “2 over 1 game forcing.”  The work, edited by Paolo Enrico  Garrisi, is divided into 5 chapters, and has as its object one of the cornerstones of the entire system: 1Notrump game forcing response.



Walsh System Notes


2 over 1 game forcing system


 Forcing Notrump


by Rhoda Walsh




 I. General (open>>)


 II. Opener’s rebids in response to forcing notrump (open>>)

  II. §1. Opener has less than game forcing values

  II. §2. Opener has game forcing or highly game invitational values


III. Responder’s rebids

 III. §1. Opener Rebids 2♣ or 2♦ (open >>)

 III. §2. Opener Rebids 2♥ after a 1♠ opening bid (open>>)

 III. §3. Opener Rebids two of her Opening Bid Major

 III. §4.Opener Rebids 2♠ after a 1♥ opening bid (open>>)

III. §5. Opener Rebids 2NT after a 1♥ or 1♠ opening bid

III. §6. Opener Rebids Three of a Minor (open>>)

III. §7. Opener Rebids 3♥  (open>>)

III. §8. Opener rebids three of her opening bid major

III. §9. Opener rebids three notrump

III. §10. Opener Rebids Four of Her Opening Bid Major


IV. Passed hand bidding (open>>)


V. In Competition



Paolo Enrico Garrisi has edited the English and Italian version of Rhoda Walsh ‘s  original text.


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