SHiD bid can only be done during auctions that are opened with 1§. We distinguish between SHiD+ and SHiD+++. These void/singleton showing bids are made by, respectively, the responder in his first response (+) or by the opener in his rebid (+++).
So SHiD bids serve the same purpose as splinter bids. There are however several important differences:
In MAF it is general practice to splinter with a single jump after a major suit opening bid. Unless the fact that double jumps are never applied, we still talk of splinter-bids. The latter differences forced us to imagine a new name for the convention.
- SHiD-bids are sometimes made without jumping, when the suit called just cannot be real e.g a rebid on 2-level by the opener in a major suit. This may be on an even lower then MAF-splinter bids are done commonly.
- After a SHiD+ bid (not after SHiD+++) the trump suit still has to be established (that's shit)
- A SHiD+++ bid is always done from the openers hand.
There are two SHiD conventions.
The SHiD+ and SHiD+++ bids have a few properties in common:
In some other aspects the SHiD-properties are different for the two types:
- Both can only be applied after a 1§ opening bid.
- Both are related to the SHiCe convention (the name has been derived from the german noun "Scheisse" (transl: shit), to emphasize the relationship), which may be applied after the 1¨ opening bids.
- A SHiD-bidder always possesses a strong hand.
- Both conventions are forcing.
- Both conventions are used to show a strong hand containing a void or singleton in the suit called. This can be either of the non opening suits.
- In SHiD the "S" stands for Spades, the "H" stands for Hearts and the "D" stands for Diamonds; the "i" was put there (by some maf human type to help you in pronouncing and memorizing.
SHiD hands are far less frequent then SHiT hands. My partner and I experienced relatively many misunderstandings with these conventions, probably why they seldom occur, and also because they are quite new in our system.
- Is executed by the responder as a direct response to the opening.
- Is always a single jump in the short suit. (also after an overcall)
- Denies the possibility of a fit in one of the major suit. The finding of a major suit fit always has priority.
- After a SHiD+ bid a trump suit, only NT and the minor suits count, still has to be established (this is a difference with a splinter bid).
- A SHiD bid keeps its meaning, also after an opponents overcall.
- The bidding should at least be continued until 3NT or 4MiS has been reached. The original SHiD-bidder decides whether or not the auction must proceeded, e.g. by calling 4NT (Blackwood).
- Is executed by the opener on his very first rebid.
- Is sometimes, e.g. every 2 level bid in a new major suit!, such bids simply never can be real); every jump rebid is always SHiD+++.
- Shows a fit in the reponder's suit.
- Shows also 3-suited hand with 16-19 HCP's and is game forcing.
- Is a sign for exchanging controls, at least until a game bid has been reached.
- The original SHiD-bidder decides wether whether the auction must proceed beyond the game level, e.g. by calling 4NT (Blackwood).
In case of a void/singleton in a suit of an overcall, this is shown by doing a cue bid similar to the splinter splinter cue.
If you want to see examples of bridgames, in which the matter, treated above, is practiced, you should click on examples and choose for the appropriate convention or for any other typical call.
This convention is part of the MeRDe-complex ("MeRDe "= "Mean Repulsive Devices ", 'merde ' also is the french translation of 'shit '; it is used quite often by angry Frenchmen).
This complex consists of the next, void or singleton showing, conventions: SHiD+, SHiD+++, splinter, MaD+++, CUE, WievandeDrie and SHiCe