Bridge Conventions

Prerequisites: Beginners Bridge Lessons and Acol lessons or Standard American Bidding lessons.

NOTE: The lessons below are short extracts from the full-featured interactive lessons in our members area.

Bridge conventions are bids that are artificial ie. they do not give any information about your card holdings – instead they are comprised of a set of artificial bids enabling you share or to gather key information from your partner about important cards and controls in order to bid more effectively.

Slam Bidding – Simple Blackwood convention
Blackwood King Ask
Slam Bidding – Gerber Convention Ace Asking
Slam Bidding – Gerber King Asking
Slam Bidding Control-Bids
Stayman Convention *
Slam in NoTrump – Quantitative Bids
Bid Slam in a Suit
Negative Doubles
Jacoby Transfer *
Responding after a Jacoby Transfer has been completed