Bridge Card Play on Defense

Prerequisites: How To Play Bridge beginners lessons and Acol or Standard American Bidding lessons.

When you play Bridge you spend 50% of your time as the defense, trying to score points for you side by reducing the amount of tricks the declarer can make. The purpose of these lessons is to help you and your partner win as many tricks as you can possibly even taking the contract light!
When you are on defense there are several ways (called systems) you can communicate with your partner. Of course you can only communicate using the cards you put down, your partner needs to watch carefully and try to watch for your signals. These lessons cover a few of the more commonly used systems and are intended as general guides for players and are not intended to be rigid failsafe rules.... [MORE]

Beginner Defensive Card Play Lessons

Intermediate Defensive Card Play Lessons

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