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Practice Hands

 

Today's Hand - "Game - responder has no support for openers first bid " - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Overcalling and Getting to Game" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - " On Defense - Lead 4th highest from longest and strongest " - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "In Spades or Hearts " - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Game in NoTrumps" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Part game but the opposition compete - who wins the contract" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Is your holding in the oppositions suit strong enough for a 3NT contract?" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "To make your contract be careful to guard the entry to your long diamonds " - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Unblocking your suit helps you make your contract" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "In the post mortem, partner will probably say 'with a 6 card spade suit you can bid at the 1 level!" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Using the law of total tricks with 10 trump cards between you you should compete" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Sacrifice bidding- the importance of favorable vulnerability" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Bid your longest suit and see if partner is interested in game with minimal support" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Think about how to make overtricks" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Sometimes in Bridge you can make contracts with far less points than the rules state" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "To make your contract with ducking, finessing and leading low" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Expert players have advanced bidding systems that enable them to bid the slam, making 13 tricks" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Game - Spades; responder changes suit and makes 12 tricks" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Finessing twice to make your contract" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Takeout double - delay drawing trumps to make 12 tricks" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Not enough TP for game but you make your contract if you finesse and ruff " - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Responder has an opening hand and support but you need to squeeze to make this contract" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "6NT, 6C or 5D with the opposition overcalling and being irritating" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Practice cross ruffing using small trumps in dummy as entries " - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Defensive play making a penalty double" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "A very lively auction. Is your spade queen enough to bid 3NT" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Game - Trying for overtricks " - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Single raises all the way to game" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Do you have the self discipline to stop bidding when there is no fit?" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Responding to partner's takeout double showing strength" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Competing over oppositions takeout double and the opposition steal a ruff" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Respond to partners overcall with medium strength hand and three card support" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Takeout double, sometimes you need to decide which is your least dishonest bid" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Making multiple finesses and playing the honor from the short hand first to make your tricks" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Holding 2 five card majors, you were counting and knew this would happen weren't you" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Two light doubled and vulnerable is worth more than game in hearts " - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Make a takeout double to find a part game in diamonds" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "The secret to a good opening lead!" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "How do you play a hand when the opposition hold more trump cards than you do" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Don't underestimate the importance of a good opening lead." - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Choose between a finesse or playing for the drop" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "f you overcall at your first bid partner does not know about your 16 HCP and you do not get to game" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Rebidding your pre-emptive long suit" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Responding to partners weak 3 bid - when can I?" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Part game in No Trumps - playing to make 9 or 10 tricks" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "On defense take 3NT light by returning partners lead suit at the first opportunity" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "You can make game in No Trumps holding only 23 HCP" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "After a strong 2 opening bid responding to a Stayman " - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Entering the auction with an Overcall" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "With only 19 points -several plays needed to make a slam contract with inadequate points" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Responding to a negative doubles after a strong 2C " - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Only a part game in NoTrumps but game in a suit" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Counting opponents discards in the diamond suit helps in making this contract" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Practice making a negative response to 2C opening" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - " Should I open a weak two or a 1 level bid" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Game in No Trumps gives the best score" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Take the opposition light with good defensive play" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Overcalling - you can make 11 tricks (game) in Acol and Standard American but do you bid it?" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Overcall or takeout double - sometimes silence is golden" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Practice The Stayman convention and The Gerber convention in 1 game" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - " Weak 2 opening and the opposition overcall 2NT " - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Know when to stop bidding to avoid trouble, part game contract" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Overcalling, invitational rebids and bidding to game" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Which Ace asking convention should you use with this hand - Gerber or Blackwood?" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Remember to stop playing trumps after they've all been drawn out you will have 2 trumps in dummy and 1 in your hand " - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "With minimum points should you bid game?" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Overcall or takeout double, which is best?" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "You do not have the minimum distribution requirement of a doubleton in every suit" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Making a pre-emptive response with a 3 level jump" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Use the Blackwood convention to bid a minimum points slam is it on or off?" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Game in a major suit found after a club suit opening" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Should you respond to partner's overcall and how high can he go?" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Sometimes you get higher scores by taking the opponents light - convert your negative double into a penalty double" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "A takeout double is converted into a penalty double by your actions" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "It's crucial to make the correct opening lead against a 4S contract" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Which major suit will you choose?" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Takeout double over a preempt by the opposition" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Game in hearts however you can make slam, even without the spade ace " - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "If you make a penalty double the opponents can bid there way out of trouble" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Sacrifice bidding with a balancing takeout double or an overcall. " - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - " A minimal points small slam using Blackwood " - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Practice the finesse and dropping opposition queens " - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Learn to say 'Pass' self discipline and stopping bidding even though you find a fit" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Partner overbids and you need to carefully manage your entries to make " - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Don't bid after a takeout double is cancelled by opponents" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Responding to a Stayman bid" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Refusing to bid NoTrumps and ending up in game in a minor suit" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Conserve entries into dummy for the best results" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Using point count and ace asking to find slam " - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Competitive bidding by overcalling your major suit" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "How strongly should you keep on bidding against the opposition" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Counting cards as they are played is the key to optimising tricks" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Overcalling at the 1 level gives you better points" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Find the correct opening bid for this hand" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "1NT or 2H what does your system prescribe" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Pre-empt and stop the opposition finding their fit" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Take the opposition light by following opening lead rules..." - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Partner prefers your spades and developing an entry is crucial" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Makes 6D and 5C and 3NT" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Holding three suits of 4 cards each what's your first bid?" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "A nice little 3NT contract but you need to decide your line of play" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "On defense you are always trying to create opportunities for the opposition to make a mistake " - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Practice bidding conventions to reach a slam contract" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Slam in Acol, but 4H in Standard American" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Don't respond to a strong 2NT opener for best results" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Squeeze the diamonds for best results" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Practice making a Stayman Bid after a 2NT opening" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "A tricky hand - how can you get to game " - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "After a bid-fest lead a spade and take them light with good defensive plays" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - " When a penalty double backfires on the opposition" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Game in a major suit making an overtrick" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "You can make overtricks with good declarer play " - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - " Making over tricks with good declarer play" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "The opposition don't lead hearts - a gift for you" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Lots of points and a 7 card Major suit, but who dares to bid NoTrumps" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Takeout doubles, supporting partner's response" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Unblocking the club suit gives you victory." - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Bid and play a grand slam" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - " Respond positively to a 2NT opening bid and practice making 3 finesses" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Partner invites you to 3NT do you accept - practice a holding up safety play?" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Overcall both of your suits to find the best contract" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Multiple finesses in order to make this 1 level contract" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "A Total misfit - Can you make 10 tricks with a 6 losing trick count?" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - " Opponents in 1NT, or you in 2D - what is the best contract for scoring points" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "No matter what you do you can't escape being in a contract" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "2NT or 2S the battle of the bidding systems" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "You are on defense but lose less when they make it, than being in a contract and going light" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Don't be lazy and leave your partner in the NoTrump contract, you will be punished" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "With 27 HCP this hand can makes slam - but should you dare to bid it?" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "The opposition can make 4H if you don't pre-empt. But will they bid it?" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "3NT - is there a way to play this hand to make your contract?" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Tricky to make despite your points, can you make your contract" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "With 6 cards in trumps in 1 hand you don't lose control of the trump suit" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Use the Blackwood convention to explore slam. Small Slam or Grand Slam" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Finesses give you overtricks if you make them the right way" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "5D makes easily, for 600 points but 4S gets you 620 points." - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Unblocking when following suit takes the opposition light" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - " How high can you bid before you lose" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "A nice little tricky hand to play after you overcall" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "You need to develop 2 more winning tricks to make your contract with only 1 entry " - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Don't draw all your trumps at once" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Squeezing Hearts you notice the opponent's discard JH promoting your 10H" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Punish opponents with a redouble 'XX'" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Bidding a 2 suited hand" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "Find the perfect contract with two 6 card majors and 25 points" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "The value of long side suits-If you don't draw trumps, you can make 13 tricks" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol
Today's Hand - "6C,6H and 6NT all make" - SAYC (Standard American) or Acol

NOTE: If you are playing Bridge in the UK, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand, choose the 'Acol' option. Anywhere else in the world, choose 'Standard American'.



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Suit Games

Using the law of total tricks with 10 trump cards between you you should compete Using the law of total tricks with 10 trump cards between you you should compete Using the law of total tricks with 10 trump cards between you you should compete (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) Using the law of total tricks with 10 trump cards between you you should compete (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)
Expert players have advanced bidding systems that enable them to bid the slam, making 13 tricks Expert players have advanced bidding systems that enable them to bid the slam, making 13 tricks Expert players have advanced bidding systems that enable them to bid the slam, making 13 tricks (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) Expert players have advanced bidding systems that enable them to bid the slam, making 13 tricks (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)
Holding 2 five card majors, you were counting and knew this would happen weren't you Holding 2 five card majors, you were counting and knew this would happen weren't you Holding 2 five card majors, you were counting and knew this would happen weren't you (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) Holding 2 five card majors, you were counting and knew this would happen weren't you (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)
How do you play a hand when the opposition hold more trump cards than you do How do you play a hand when the opposition hold more trump cards than you do How do you play a hand when the opposition hold more trump cards than you do (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) How do you play a hand when the opposition hold more trump cards than you do (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)
Counting opponents discards in the diamond suit helps in making this contract Counting opponents discards in the diamond suit helps in making this contract Counting opponents discards in the diamond suit helps in making this contract (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) Counting opponents discards in the diamond suit helps in making this contract (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)
With 6 cards in trumps in 1 hand you don't lose control of the trump suit With 6 cards in trumps in 1 hand you don't lose control of the trump suit With 6 cards in trumps in 1 hand you don't lose control of the trump suit (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) With 6 cards in trumps in 1 hand you don't lose control of the trump suit (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)
You need to develop 2 more winning tricks to make your contract with only 1 entry You need to develop 2 more winning tricks to make your contract with only 1 entry You need to develop 2 more winning tricks to make your contract with only 1 entry (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) You need to develop 2 more winning tricks to make your contract with only 1 entry (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)
The value of long side suits-If you don't draw trumps, you can make 13 tricks The value of long side suits-If you don't draw trumps, you can make 13 tricks The value of long side suits-If you don't draw trumps, you can make 13 tricks (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) The value of long side suits-If you don't draw trumps, you can make 13 tricks (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)



Part-Games in a Suit

In the post mortem, partner will probably say 'with a 6 card spade suit you can bid at the 1 level! In the post mortem, partner will probably say 'with a 6 card spade suit you can bid at the 1 level! In the post mortem, partner will probably say 'with a 6 card spade suit you can bid at the 1 level! (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) In the post mortem, partner will probably say 'with a 6 card spade suit you can bid at the 1 level! (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)
Not enough TP for game but you make your contract if you finesse and ruff Not enough TP for game but you make your contract if you finesse and ruff Not enough TP for game but you make your contract if you finesse and ruff (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) Not enough TP for game but you make your contract if you finesse and ruff (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)
Do you have the self discipline to stop bidding when there is no fit? Do you have the self discipline to stop bidding when there is no fit? Do you have the self discipline to stop bidding when there is no fit? (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) Do you have the self discipline to stop bidding when there is no fit? (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)
Competing over oppositions takeout double and the opposition steal a ruff Competing over oppositions takeout double and the opposition steal a ruff Competing over oppositions takeout double and the opposition steal a ruff (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) Competing over oppositions takeout double and the opposition steal a ruff (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)
Remember to stop playing trumps after they've all been drawn out you will have 2 trumps in dummy and 1 in your hand Remember to stop playing trumps after they've all been drawn out you will have 2 trumps in dummy and 1 in your hand Remember to stop playing trumps after they've all been drawn out you will have 2 trumps in dummy and 1 in your hand (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) Remember to stop playing trumps after they've all been drawn out you will have 2 trumps in dummy and 1 in your hand (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)
Learn to say 'Pass' self discipline and stopping bidding even though you find a fit Learn to say 'Pass' self discipline and stopping bidding even though you find a fit Learn to say 'Pass' self discipline and stopping bidding even though you find a fit (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) Learn to say 'Pass' self discipline and stopping bidding even though you find a fit (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)
Don't be lazy and leave your partner in the NoTrump contract, you will be punished Don't be lazy and leave your partner in the NoTrump contract, you will be punished Don't be lazy and leave your partner in the NoTrump contract, you will be punished (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) Don't be lazy and leave your partner in the NoTrump contract, you will be punished (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)


Games in NoTrump

Is your holding in the oppositions suit strong enough for a 3NT contract? Is your holding in the oppositions suit strong enough for a 3NT contract? Is your holding in the oppositions suit strong enough for a 3NT contract? (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) Is your holding in the oppositions suit strong enough for a 3NT contract? (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)
Sometimes in Bridge you can make contracts with far less points than the rules state Sometimes in Bridge you can make contracts with far less points than the rules state Sometimes in Bridge you can make contracts with far less points than the rules state (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) Sometimes in Bridge you can make contracts with far less points than the rules state (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)
You do not have the minimum distribution requirement of a doubleton in every suit You do not have the minimum distribution requirement of a doubleton in every suit You do not have the minimum distribution requirement of a doubleton in every suit (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) You do not have the minimum distribution requirement of a doubleton in every suit (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)
Partner overbids and you need to carefully manage your entries to make Partner overbids and you need to carefully manage your entries to make Partner overbids and you need to carefully manage your entries to make (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) Partner overbids and you need to carefully manage your entries to make (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)
Lots of points and a 7 card Major suit, but who dares to bid NoTrumps Lots of points and a 7 card Major suit, but who dares to bid NoTrumps Lots of points and a 7 card Major suit, but who dares to bid NoTrumps (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) Lots of points and a 7 card Major suit, but who dares to bid NoTrumps (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)
Squeezing Hearts you notice the opponent's discard JH promoting your 10H Squeezing Hearts you notice the opponent's discard JH promoting your 10H Squeezing Hearts you notice the opponent's discard JH promoting your 10H (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) Squeezing Hearts you notice the opponent's discard JH promoting your 10H (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)


 Part-Games in NoTrump

Making multiple finesses and playing the honor from the short hand first to make your tricks Making multiple finesses and playing the honor from the short hand first to make your tricks Making multiple finesses and playing the honor from the short hand first to make your tricks (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) Making multiple finesses and playing the honor from the short hand first to make your tricks (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)
Partner invites you to 3NT do you accept - practice a holding up safety play? Partner invites you to 3NT do you accept - practice a holding up safety play? Partner invites you to 3NT do you accept - practice a holding up safety play? (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) Partner invites you to 3NT do you accept - practice a holding up safety play? (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)



Overcalling Practise 

Respond to partners overcall with medium strength hand and three card support Respond to partners overcall with medium strength hand and three card support Respond to partners overcall with medium strength hand and three card support (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) Respond to partners overcall with medium strength hand and three card support (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)



Games Using Takeout Doubles

Takeout double, sometimes you need to decide which is your least dishonest bid Takeout double, sometimes you need to decide which is your least dishonest bid Takeout double, sometimes you need to decide which is your least dishonest bid (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) Takeout double, sometimes you need to decide which is your least dishonest bid (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)
f you overcall at your first bid partner does not know about your 16 HCP and you do not get to game f you overcall at your first bid partner does not know about your 16 HCP and you do not get to game f you overcall at your first bid partner does not know about your 16 HCP and you do not get to game (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) f you overcall at your first bid partner does not know about your 16 HCP and you do not get to game (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)



Slams

With only 19 points -several plays needed to make a slam contract with inadequate points With only 19 points -several plays needed to make a slam contract with inadequate points With only 19 points -several plays needed to make a slam contract with inadequate points (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) With only 19 points -several plays needed to make a slam contract with inadequate points (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)
Which Ace asking convention should you use with this hand - Gerber or Blackwood? Which Ace asking convention should you use with this hand - Gerber or Blackwood? Which Ace asking convention should you use with this hand - Gerber or Blackwood? (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) Which Ace asking convention should you use with this hand - Gerber or Blackwood? (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)
Use the Blackwood convention to bid a minimum points slam is it on or off? Use the Blackwood convention to bid a minimum points slam is it on or off? Use the Blackwood convention to bid a minimum points slam is it on or off? (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) Use the Blackwood convention to bid a minimum points slam is it on or off? (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)
With 27 HCP this hand can makes slam - but should you dare to bid it? With 27 HCP this hand can makes slam - but should you dare to bid it? With 27 HCP this hand can makes slam - but should you dare to bid it? (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) With 27 HCP this hand can makes slam - but should you dare to bid it? (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)
Use the Blackwood convention to explore slam. Small Slam or Grand Slam Use the Blackwood convention to explore slam. Small Slam or Grand Slam Use the Blackwood convention to explore slam. Small Slam or Grand Slam (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) Use the Blackwood convention to explore slam. Small Slam or Grand Slam (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)



Defensive Play

On defense take 3NT light by returning partners lead suit at the first opportunity On defense take 3NT light by returning partners lead suit at the first opportunity On defense take 3NT light by returning partners lead suit at the first opportunity (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) On defense take 3NT light by returning partners lead suit at the first opportunity (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)
Sometimes you get higher scores by taking the opponents light - convert your negative double into a penalty double Sometimes you get higher scores by taking the opponents light - convert your negative double into a penalty double Sometimes you get higher scores by taking the opponents light - convert your negative double into a penalty double (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) Sometimes you get higher scores by taking the opponents light - convert your negative double into a penalty double (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)
If you make a penalty double the opponents can bid there way out of trouble If you make a penalty double the opponents can bid there way out of trouble If you make a penalty double the opponents can bid there way out of trouble (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) If you make a penalty double the opponents can bid there way out of trouble (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)
On defense you are always trying to create opportunities for the opposition to make a mistake On defense you are always trying to create opportunities for the opposition to make a mistake On defense you are always trying to create opportunities for the opposition to make a mistake (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) On defense you are always trying to create opportunities for the opposition to make a mistake (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)
After a bid-fest lead a spade and take them light with good defensive plays After a bid-fest lead a spade and take them light with good defensive plays After a bid-fest lead a spade and take them light with good defensive plays (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) After a bid-fest lead a spade and take them light with good defensive plays (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)



Strong Openings

To make your contract be careful to guard the entry to your long diamonds To make your contract be careful to guard the entry to your long diamonds To make your contract be careful to guard the entry to your long diamonds (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) To make your contract be careful to guard the entry to your long diamonds (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)
Bid your longest suit and see if partner is interested in game with minimal support Bid your longest suit and see if partner is interested in game with minimal support Bid your longest suit and see if partner is interested in game with minimal support (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) Bid your longest suit and see if partner is interested in game with minimal support (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)
Respond positively to a 2NT opening bid and practice making 3 finesses Respond positively to a 2NT opening bid and practice making 3 finesses Respond positively to a 2NT opening bid and practice making 3 finesses (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) Respond positively to a 2NT opening bid and practice making 3 finesses (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)



Preemptive Games

Responder has an opening hand and support but you need to squeeze to make this contract Responder has an opening hand and support but you need to squeeze to make this contract Responder has an opening hand and support but you need to squeeze to make this contract (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) Responder has an opening hand and support but you need to squeeze to make this contract (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)
The opposition can make 4H if you don't pre-empt. But will they bid it? The opposition can make 4H if you don't pre-empt. But will they bid it? The opposition can make 4H if you don't pre-empt. But will they bid it? (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) The opposition can make 4H if you don't pre-empt. But will they bid it? (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)



Bridge Conventions




Different Bidding Systems give different Contracts

If your system is set as Standard American you will sometimes find yourself in a different contract to players who use Acol. These hands are in this section because they are examples of this. Checkout what an Acol Player ends up in by visiting the hands of the day list for Acol players here

Overcalling - you can make 11 tricks (game) in Acol and Standard American but do you bid it? Overcalling - you can make 11 tricks (game) in Acol and Standard American but do you bid it? Overcalling - you can make 11 tricks (game) in Acol and Standard American but do you bid it? (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) Overcalling - you can make 11 tricks (game) in Acol and Standard American but do you bid it? (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)
Opponents in 1NT, or you in 2D - what is the best contract for scoring points Opponents in 1NT, or you in 2D - what is the best contract for scoring points Opponents in 1NT, or you in 2D - what is the best contract for scoring points (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) Opponents in 1NT, or you in 2D - what is the best contract for scoring points (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)
You are on defense but lose less when they make it, than being in a contract and going light You are on defense but lose less when they make it, than being in a contract and going light You are on defense but lose less when they make it, than being in a contract and going light (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSSON) You are on defense but lose less when they make it, than being in a contract and going light (LOGIN OR REGISTER TO PLAY THIS LESSON)



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