Defense Bridge Bidding

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. See the table below for details.

When the opposition have opened and you have the values to play you will need to use a different set of rules to bid. Being Bridge of course as soon as you are ‘the defense’ the rules change (sigh!) the silver lining is however that you can bid with far fewer points with a long (five or more cards) suit.

Overcalling at the 2 Level
Responding to Partners overcall
Two Types of Doubling
Penalty doubles
Takeout doubles
Responding to a takeout double
Balancing Doubles
Support Doubles
1NT Overcall
Total Tricks

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Bidding and Card Play on Defense Lessons short extracts 36 interactive lessons
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