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1710, 2019

Multi 2D ♠

Thursday, 17 October, 2019|

In this video lesson we come across the conventional opening bid known as the 'Multi 2D'. This opening bid, as the name suggests, has mutiple hand types that it could be opened on. We focus on the 2-way multi, which is either a weak 2 in a major or

1510, 2019

Checkback Stayman ♥

Tuesday, 15 October, 2019|

This video is on the subject of a special version of Stayman known as 'Checkback'. This conventional bid is used to looked for 5-3 major fits as opposed to the 4-4 fits that regular Stayman looks for.

1210, 2019

Hand of the Week #20 (Solution) ♥

Saturday, 12 October, 2019|

N E S W 2♠ P 2NT* P 3♣* P 4♠ P P P With the opening lead of the ♦K, we have an immediate problem of 2 potential losers there. If we have to lose the lead in trumps, which is almost certain, then the opponents

1210, 2019

Hand of the Week #20 ♥

Saturday, 12 October, 2019|

N E S W 2♠ P 2NT* P 3♣* P 4♠ P P P With North-South having the weaker hands West's opening of 2♠ actually preempts their partner rather than the opponents, which is not the intended outcome of a weak 2! East bids 2NT* which is

1010, 2019

Control Bidding ♠

Thursday, 10 October, 2019|

In this lesson we learn about control bidding, previously or otherwise known as cue bidding. This is when you and your partner have agreed a suit as trumps and are game forced. You can then use side suit bids to describe which controls you have with a view to

810, 2019

Jacoby 2NT ♥

Tuesday, 8 October, 2019|

Jacoby 2NT is a conventional agreement for the opening side. It is named as such after Oswald Jacoby, a brilliant bridge player in his day. This artificial convention is a way of agreeing a major suit as trumps and forcing your side to at least game, with the possibility

510, 2019

Hand of the Week #19 (Solution) ♠

Saturday, 5 October, 2019|

N E S W 1♥ X XX 2♣ 2♥ 3♣ 3♥ P 4♥ P P P The problem that you have in this hand is that you are almost certainly destined to lose 4 tricks. As mentioned before, our 4 potential loser are 2 spades, 1 club

510, 2019

Hand of the Week #19 ♠

Saturday, 5 October, 2019|

N E S W 1♥ X XX 2♣ 2♥ 3♣ 3♥ P 4♥ P P P South starts off the bidding with 1♥, West makes a takeout double asking East to bid, and North redoubles. This redouble shows 10+ points and a willingness to defend, should that

310, 2019

Blackwood 4NT ♦

Thursday, 3 October, 2019|

When you are first introduced to the scoring the main thing that you focus on is the game bonus. The main reason for this is because game contracts are quite frequent and the bonus you get for bidding to game and making your contract is substantial. There are, however,

110, 2019

Endplays ♠

Tuesday, 1 October, 2019|

This video explains the advanced declarer technique know as 'endplays'. To endplay an opponent you need to manipulate the play so that you relinquish the lead at a critical juncture in order to create a situation where a defender must lead a certain suit for, thus giving you an

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