Find the word definition


Landy, named after its inventor Alvin Landy is the first of several conventional defenses created to compete against an opponent's one notrump (1NT) opening. Landy is a 2 overcall of the opponents' 1NT opening to show at least four cards in each of the major suits; all other bids are natural. Requirements for the overcall vary from partnership to partnership: some require 5-5, some 5-4, and yet others only 4-4 (provided the overall strength is sufficient). The partner can take a preference to either major or make a non-forcing bid of a suit; 2NT is used as a forcing query.

Landy (surname)

Landy is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Alvin Landy, American contract bridge player and administrator
  • Eugene Landy, American psychologist and therapist
  • Derek Landy, Irish author and screenwriter
  • John Landy, namesake of Landy Field, Geelong
  • Michael Landy, visual artist

It is occasionally a given name. Notable people with the given name include:

  • Landy Wen, Taiwanese pop singer