In bridge, the first non-pass bid.

By standard American conventions, you need either 13 high card points or some sort of unusual distribution in order to make an opening bid, though the third seat may open with less.

If nobody makes an opening bid (thus all four players pass), the hand is passed out, and a new hand is dealt, or at duplicate, a score of zero is recorded for the hand (the only way this is possible).

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