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1112, 2019

2S* Response to 1NT ♥

Wednesday, 11 December, 2019|

By playing Stayman and Transfers, we already play some fairly sophisticated things over our 1NT openers (and overcalls), but by doing so we free up our 2S response to 1NT as it is not needed as natural. This video lesson takes a look at what different things you can

712, 2019

Hand of the Week #28 (Solution) ♠

Saturday, 7 December, 2019|

N E S W P 1♦ 2♥ P P X P P P The problem with this 2♥ contract is the information you have received in the bidding. It looks as if we have to lose 2 diamonds, at least 1 spade, at least 1 club and

712, 2019

Hand of the Week #28 ♠

Saturday, 7 December, 2019|

N E S W P 1♦ 2♥ P P X P P P West passes as dealer, North opens 1♦ and East intervenes with a weak jump overcall of 2♥. South was about to respond hearts to North's opening bid, so South senses a chance to defend

412, 2019

The Rule of 7 ♥

Wednesday, 4 December, 2019|

This video is on another 'magic rule' in bridge. The rule of 7 refers to the art of ducking in NTs. Ducking can be a good idea because by ducking you are attempting to cut off the communication between the two defenders by exhausting one defender of a particular

3011, 2019

Hand of the Week #27 (Solution) ♣

Saturday, 30 November, 2019|

N E S W 1♦ P 1♥ 1♠ 2♥ P 4♥ P P The lead of the ♣A is obviously bad for us, and the opponents are likely to follow it up with the ♣K. These are 2 quick losers that we can't avoid I'm afraid, but

3011, 2019

Hand of the Week #27 ♣

Saturday, 30 November, 2019|

N E S W 1♦ P 1♥ 1♠ 2♥ P 4♥ P P South kicks off with 1♦, West passes and North responds 1♥. East intervenes with a very sound overcall of 1♠ (too strong for a weak jump overcall of 2♠) and South raises North's hearts

2711, 2019

When to Draw Trumps ♦

Wednesday, 27 November, 2019|

This video lesson deals with the critical subject of when to draw trumps as a declarer. We look at why it can be a good idea to draw the trumps but also when to avoid drawing trumps in an attempt to make more tricks by using your trumps individually.

2311, 2019

Hand of the Week #26 (Solution) ♥

Saturday, 23 November, 2019|

N E S W 1♣ 1NT P 2♣* P 2♠ P 3♠ P 4♠ P P P We have bid well to get to the correct game of 4♠, but it still requires some play! We can only ruff 1 heart in hand, so we should look

2311, 2019

Hand of the Week #26 ♥

Saturday, 23 November, 2019|

N E S W 1♣ 1NT P 2♣* P 2♠ P 3♠ P 4♠ P P P East opens 1♣ and South overcalls 1NT which shows 15-17 points, a balanced hand and a stopper for the opponent's suit (in this case clubs). West of course passes, and

2011, 2019

Takeout Doubles and How to Respond ♥

Wednesday, 20 November, 2019|

This lesson sees us take a look at the takeout double, and focuses on how to respond to these bids. The problem you have with a takeout double is that it is a forcing bid, so you must bid. When you are weak this is an uncomfortable position to