This book aims to provide a coherent and comprehensive response structure to help partnerships reach the best contract as often as possible after the opening bidder has announced a balanced hand. This book is a completely revised and re-written update of the author’s earlier “No-Trump Bidding” (co-authored with Ladies World Champion Sally Brock). It contains much new material, including a section on slam bidding after a no-trump opening. Part 1 of the book discusses so-called ‘Mainstream’ methods and is targeted at improving and intermediate players who are looking for widely-recognized ideas to improve their bidding. Part 2 contains 'Advanced’ methods, and is aimed at the serious partnership that is prepared to put more effort into the construction of their system. Part 3 contains some effective slam-bidding ideas for use after a 1NT or 2NT opening bid The author is a contributor of theoretical articles to various bridge magazines, including “The Bridge World” (USA), and “Bridge Magazine” (UK). He learnt to play bridge as a teenager and showed sufficient aptitude for the game to win the England Schools championship some eighteen months later. Now working his way up to Grand Master status, he represented Yorkshire when younger, and more recently has played for Berks & Bucks.