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BCL Chat Abbreviations

Common abbreviations used in chatting in online bridge

General Chat

The three letter acronyms are intended as politeness

Abbreviation Explanations
:o) :) :))))) Smiles
:o( Sad face
glp Good luck partner
typ Thank you partner

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

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