Most bridge players expect that the Golden Rule is something very complicated and difficult. It may seem odd that this Golden Rule is included, but there are many bridge players who disregard the concept of the Golden Rule. If that is their partnership agreement, then they have a different understanding.

However, in the game of bridge, it is imperative to know not only the strength of the holding of your partner, but also the length of his bid suit or suits. It is therefore preferable for both players that they use the Golden Rule, and as a consequence, there cannot be any misunderstanding.








If you wish to include this feature, or any other feature, of the game of bridge in your partnership agreement, then please make certain that the concept is understood by both partners. Be aware whether or not the feature is alertable or not and whether an announcement should or must be made. Check with the governing body and/or the bridge district and/or the bridge unit prior to the game to establish the guidelines applied. Please include the particular feature on your convention card in order that your opponents are also aware of this feature during the bidding process, since this information must be made known to them according to the Laws of Duplicate Contract Bridge. We do not always include the procedure regarding Alerts and/or Announcements, since these regulations are changed and revised during time by the governing body. It is our intention only to present the information as concisely and as accurately as possible.