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Learn To Play Bridge Online
Lessons Are In Five Sections
New to Bridge? - Start With The Beginner LessonsA series of short Bridge lessons designed for absolute newcomers. The lessons cover Bridge terms, minor suits and major suits, trump contracts and no trumps contracts, and hand evaluation. You will also be introduced to the online Bridge game which includes hints you can use to assist you with bidding. Most lessons include practice games and many include full commentary on bidding and play.
Standard American or Acol Bidding LessonsAfter learning the basics of Bridge, you will then complete a series of Lessons with practice hands to play (there are more practice hands on our 'Hand of the Day' pages). After completing your beginner lessons, you'll move onto bidding lessons. These lessons are divided into 'Standard American' or 'Acol'.
NOTE: If you live in the UK, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand then we recommend you start learning Acol as that is the standard Bidding System in those countries. Other countries should choose the Standard American lessons.
By the end of this series of lessons you will be able to bid, understand your partners bids and play Bridge on the computer.
After learning Standard American or Acol bidding, you can then move on to more advanced lessons:
On Defense - Bidding & Play LessonsCompetitive bidding When you find yourself on defense there are many bids still available to you. Standard American or Acol competitive bids are the same and are system independent.
Defensive Play lessons for when you are the opposition and want to attack the opponent's contract and take the contract light for points for your side.
Declarer & Dummy Card Play LessonsDeclarer Play for when you have won the contract and need to play your hand; There are practise hands with hints and guidance about planning your play.
After completing the above series of lessons you will be a Bridge player!