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ACOL Practice Hands from the Lessons - Play Bridge on the Computer

These bridge games are constructed so that if you bid correctly and have applied the the rules you should make your contract. They are graduated with the earlier games being easier gradually increasing in complexity.
Games in the table at the top of the page are gradually replacing the ones underneath they are the same hands as before but with commentary on bidding planning your play and play of the hand added.



Competitive Bidding Practice Hands

2b. Reopening Takeout Double - Winning the auction when the opposition open Reopening Takeout Double - Winning the auction when the opposition open 2b. Reopening Takeout Double - Winning the auction when the opposition open Reopening Takeout Double - Winning the auction when the opposition open
1b. Responding to your partner's overcall - What to Bid when your partner overcalls Responding to your partner's overcall - What to Bid when your partner overcalls 1b. Responding to your partner's overcall - What to Bid when your partner overcalls Responding to your partner's overcall - What to Bid when your partner overcalls
2d. Support Doubles Support Doubles 2d. Support Doubles Support Doubles
401. Overcalling -when the opposition have opened the bidding Overcalling -when the opposition have opened the bidding 401. Overcalling -when the opposition have opened the bidding Overcalling -when the opposition have opened the bidding
402. Intermediate Level Overcalls Intermediate Level Overcalls 402. Intermediate Level Overcalls Intermediate Level Overcalls


Play of The Cards Practice Hands

2h. Card Play -Should I finesse or play for 'The Drop' Card Play -Should I finesse or play for 'The Drop' 2h. Card Play -Should I finesse or play for 'The Drop' Card Play -Should I finesse or play for 'The Drop'
301. Counting Your Winning Tricks - In No Trump Contracts Counting Your Winning Tricks - In No Trump Contracts 301. Counting Your Winning Tricks - In No Trump Contracts Counting Your Winning Tricks - In No Trump Contracts
302. Count your losing tricks - In a suit contract Count your losing tricks - In a suit contract 302. Count your losing tricks - In a suit contract Count your losing tricks - In a suit contract
303. Planning the play of your hand - In No Trumps Planning the play of your hand - In No Trumps 303. Planning the play of your hand - In No Trumps Planning the play of your hand - In No Trumps
304. Ruffing and trump suits Ruffing and trump suits 304. Ruffing and trump suits Ruffing and trump suits
305. Leading up to your Honor Cards Leading up to your Honor Cards 305. Leading up to your Honor Cards Leading up to your Honor Cards
307. Establishing small cards Establishing small cards 307. Establishing small cards Establishing small cards
308. Play the Honor From the Short Hand First Play the Honor From the Short Hand First 308. Play the Honor From the Short Hand First Play the Honor From the Short Hand First
309. Ruffing Ruffing 309. Ruffing Ruffing
310. Entries Entries 310. Entries Entries
311. Ducking Ducking 311. Ducking Ducking
312. The Finesse The Finesse 312. The Finesse The Finesse
313. Playing for the Queen of a suit to Drop Playing for the Queen of a suit to Drop 313. Playing for the Queen of a suit to Drop Playing for the Queen of a suit to Drop
314. Discovery Plays Discovery Plays 314. Discovery Plays Discovery Plays
315. Odds of your lead being ruffed v.s. cards out Odds of your lead being ruffed v.s. cards out 315. Odds of your lead being ruffed v.s. cards out Odds of your lead being ruffed v.s. cards out
316. Squeeze plays Squeeze plays 316. Squeeze plays Squeeze plays

Click on the title to play the Practice Hands from the Acol Lessons

2a. Openers first bid- In 1H you can make 9 tricks - try it yourself! Openers first bid- In 1H you can make 9 tricks - try it yourself! 2a. Openers first bid- In 1H you can make 9 tricks - try it yourself! Openers first bid- In 1H you can make 9 tricks - try it yourself!
2b. Opening 1NT -see if you can make 12 tricks ! Opening 1NT -see if you can make 12 tricks ! 2b. Opening 1NT -see if you can make 12 tricks ! Opening 1NT -see if you can make 12 tricks !
2c. Open a Preferred Minor or Lower ranking of 2 four card suits Open a Preferred Minor or Lower ranking of 2 four card suits 2c. Open a Preferred Minor or Lower ranking of 2 four card suits Open a Preferred Minor or Lower ranking of 2 four card suits
3a. Responding to Partner's Opening Bid - Showing Preference Responding to Partner's Opening Bid - Showing Preference 3a. Responding to Partner's Opening Bid - Showing Preference Responding to Partner's Opening Bid - Showing Preference
3b. Responders Bid with suit support for partner Responders Bid with suit support for partner 3b. Responders Bid with suit support for partner Responders Bid with suit support for partner
3b.i. Responding to Partner's opening bid with 4 card support Responding to Partner's opening bid with 4 card support 3b.i. Responding to Partner's opening bid with 4 card support Responding to Partner's opening bid with 4 card support
3c. Responding NoTrumps to partners opening suit bid Responding NoTrumps to partners opening suit bid 3c. Responding NoTrumps to partners opening suit bid Responding NoTrumps to partners opening suit bid
3d. Responder Raises a NoTrump Opening Bid Responder Raises a NoTrump Opening Bid 3d. Responder Raises a NoTrump Opening Bid Responder Raises a NoTrump Opening Bid
3e. Responder uses Stayman and asks about openers major suit holdings after a 1NT opening bid Responder uses Stayman and asks about openers major suit holdings after a 1NT opening bid 3e. Responder uses Stayman and asks about openers major suit holdings after a 1NT opening bid Responder uses Stayman and asks about openers major suit holdings after a 1NT opening bid
4a. Openers Rebid in a Suit Openers Rebid in a Suit 4a. Openers Rebid in a Suit Openers Rebid in a Suit
4a.i. Opener bids twice - Partner shows preference for their suit Opener bids twice - Partner shows preference for their suit 4a.i. Opener bids twice - Partner shows preference for their suit Opener bids twice - Partner shows preference for their suit
4b. Openers NoTrump Rebid Openers NoTrump Rebid 4b. Openers NoTrump Rebid Openers NoTrump Rebid
4e. Weak responses to Partner's 1NT opening Weak responses to Partner's 1NT opening 4e. Weak responses to Partner's 1NT opening Weak responses to Partner's 1NT opening
5a. Responding to Openers NoTrump Rebid Responding to Openers NoTrump Rebid 5a. Responding to Openers NoTrump Rebid Responding to Openers NoTrump Rebid
5b. Responding to Opener's Rebid in a Suit Responding to Opener's Rebid in a Suit 5b. Responding to Opener's Rebid in a Suit Responding to Opener's Rebid in a Suit
5c. Stopping in Part Game - How do I know when to stop bidding? Stopping in Part Game - How do I know when to stop bidding? 5c. Stopping in Part Game - How do I know when to stop bidding? Stopping in Part Game - How do I know when to stop bidding?
6a. Bidding to Game Bidding to Game 6a. Bidding to Game Bidding to Game
6b. Which Game is it best to be in Which Game is it best to be in 6b. Which Game is it best to be in Which Game is it best to be in
6c.a. Practice playing when all seats are vulnerable (Vul) Practice playing when all seats are vulnerable (Vul) 6c.a. Practice playing when all seats are vulnerable (Vul) Practice playing when all seats are vulnerable (Vul)
6c.b. Practice when All Seats are Not Vul. Practice when All Seats are Not Vul. 6c.b. Practice when All Seats are Not Vul. Practice when All Seats are Not Vul.
6c.c. Practice playing when North-South are Vul. and East-West are Not Vul. Practice playing when North-South are Vul. and East-West are Not Vul. 6c.c. Practice playing when North-South are Vul. and East-West are Not Vul. Practice playing when North-South are Vul. and East-West are Not Vul.
6c.d. The opposition double you - an exciting game: N-S = Not Vulnerable E-W=Vulnerable The opposition double you - an exciting game: N-S = Not Vulnerable E-W=Vulnerable 6c.d. The opposition double you - an exciting game: N-S = Not Vulnerable E-W=Vulnerable The opposition double you - an exciting game: N-S = Not Vulnerable E-W=Vulnerable
7b. Negative Responses to Partners opening 2C bid Negative Responses to Partners opening 2C bid 7b. Negative Responses to Partners opening 2C bid Negative Responses to Partners opening 2C bid
7c. Responding Positively to an Opening Strong Club bid Responding Positively to an Opening Strong Club bid 7c. Responding Positively to an Opening Strong Club bid Responding Positively to an Opening Strong Club bid
7b. Weak two bids Weak two bids 7b. Weak two bids Weak two bids
9a. To pre-empt or not to preempt To pre-empt or not to preempt 9a. To pre-empt or not to preempt To pre-empt or not to preempt
9b. Weak Two PreEmptive Bids Weak Two PreEmptive Bids 9b. Weak Two PreEmptive Bids Weak Two PreEmptive Bids
2d. Part game contracts Part game contracts 2d. Part game contracts Part game contracts
213. Responding with a medium hand 10-12 points Responding with a medium hand 10-12 points 213. Responding with a medium hand 10-12 points Responding with a medium hand 10-12 points
214. Responder has a strong hand (13+ points) Responder has a strong hand (13+ points) 214. Responder has a strong hand (13+ points) Responder has a strong hand (13+ points)
216. Strong 2 Clubs Opening Bid Strong 2 Clubs Opening Bid 216. Strong 2 Clubs Opening Bid Strong 2 Clubs Opening Bid
222. Responding to a strong 2NT opening bid Responding to a strong 2NT opening bid 222. Responding to a strong 2NT opening bid Responding to a strong 2NT opening bid
225. Responding to a 2 opening bid Responding to a 2 opening bid 225. Responding to a 2 opening bid Responding to a 2 opening bid
229. Weak Freak 3 Weak Freak 3 229. Weak Freak 3 Weak Freak 3
230. Four level opening bids Four level opening bids 230. Four level opening bids Four level opening bids
232. Preemptive bidding from both sides Preemptive bidding from both sides 232. Preemptive bidding from both sides Preemptive bidding from both sides
232. Responding to a 3 level opening bid Responding to a 3 level opening bid 232. Responding to a 3 level opening bid Responding to a 3 level opening bid
233. Weak 2 Pre-empts Weak 2 Pre-empts 233. Weak 2 Pre-empts Weak 2 Pre-empts
234. 3 Level Opening Bids 3 Level Opening Bids 234. 3 Level Opening Bids 3 Level Opening Bids
235. Opening at the 4 level Opening at the 4 level 235. Opening at the 4 level Opening at the 4 level
237. Responding to a 3 level pre-empt Responding to a 3 level pre-empt 237. Responding to a 3 level pre-empt Responding to a 3 level pre-empt

Bridge Conventions

3e. Responder uses Stayman and asks about openers major suit holdings after a 1NT opening bid Responder uses Stayman and asks about openers major suit holdings after a 1NT opening bid 3e. Responder uses Stayman and asks about openers major suit holdings after a 1NT opening bid Responder uses Stayman and asks about openers major suit holdings after a 1NT opening bid
5A. Practice Jacoby Transfers Practice Jacoby Transfers 5A. Practice Jacoby Transfers Practice Jacoby Transfers



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