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Chat Abbreviations

Common abbreviations used in chatting

Abbreviation

Explanations

:o) :) :)))))

Smiles

:o(

Sad face

glp

Good luck partner

typ

Thank you partner

wdp

Well done, partner

wpp

Well played, partner

wpo

Well played, opponents

blp

Bad luck, partner

brb

Be right back (usually said by dummy before going for a coffee!)

np

No problem

lol

Laughing out loud!

hee hee

Laughter

rofl

Rolling on the Floor Laughing

ttfn

ta ta for now

Abbreviations used for discussing conventions and systems (these are a bit variable)

Abbreviation

Explanations

wk NT

weak No Trump (12-14)

str NT

strong No Trump (15-17)

stay

Stayman

wjo

Weak Jump Overcalls

Neg dbls

Negative (Sputnik) Doubles

bw or bkwd

Blackwood (Ordinary)

RKCB

Roman Keycard Blackwood

McK

McKenny discards

Lav

Lavinthal Discards

UCBs

Unassuming Cue Bids

rst

Red suit transfers (eg over 1NT, 2D is transfer to 2H, 2H to 2S but 2S is quantitative- eg 11points if playing weak NT)

full xfers

Full Transfers

dodds

Discard even card is encouraging ; Discard odd card is discouraging and asks for the suit of the same color.

unt

Unusual NT

fsf

Fourth Suit Forcing