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Starting today Neapolitan Club will publish 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. Rhoda Walsh, attorney, is a bridge theorist and champion: she’s WBF Grand Master and an ACBL Grand Life Master. She placed third in 1968 World Women’s Team; in the same year she won all three US National Women’s events: two pair events and one team event.
7th in all time masterpoint list for women; author of “Recap Bridge”. 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 (see in “Brief history of 2 over 1 Response”).
Neapolitan Club already published “1♣-1♦ sequences”. (click here)
Rhoda today plays professionally in tournaments with students and teaches private groups.
Walsh System Notes
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 the original text of Rhoda Walsh.