This bidding system was devised by Charles H. Goren in 1944 and revised many times later.

The main features of the system are:

  • Goren Point Count;
  • 4-card majors;
  • Strong NT;
  • Responder with trump support should bid 2 with 7-10 points, 3 with 13-16 points and Jump Shift with 19+;
  • Opening 2 bids show a 5-card suit and 25+ points;
  • Stayman.

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