Learn Standard American Bridge Bidding

Prerequisites: How To Play Bridge beginners lessons

NOTE: The lessons listed below are short extracts from the full featured interactive lessons in our members only area. See the table below to compare.

Your first decision when you start to learn Standard American Bridge Bidding is which ‘bidding system’ do I choose. As a general rule, if you are living in New Zealand, Australia or the UK then you would choose ‘Acol Bidding Lessons‘. In all other countries you should learn Standard American Bridge bidding.


Open The Bidding at the 1 Level
3A.  Starting the bidding in Bridge
3B.  Opening bid – 1NT
3C. Opening bid – Major Suits

Responding to an Opening Bid At The 1 Level
4A.  Responding bids – Overview
4B.  Holding Openers Suit
4C.  When you don’t have Openers Suit
4D. Responding to 1NT with 0-9 points
4E.  Responding to 1NT with 10-12 points
4F. Responding to 1NT with 13+ points

Opening Bids at The 2 Level
5A. Opening the bidding with 23+ points
5B. Opening – 2NT
5C.  Opening Weak Two bids

Responding To Opening Bids at The 2 Level
6A. . Responding to a 2C opening
6B. Responding to a Strong 2NT
6C.  Responding to a Weak 2 opening bid

Openers Rebids
7A.  Openers Rebid in a Suit
7B.  Rebidding NoTrumps

Responding To Opener’s Rebids
8A.  Responding to Openers NoTrump Rebid
8B .  Responding to Openers suit bid

Opening Pre-Emptive Bids
9A. Overview of Preemptive Bids
9B. Opening Weak Two’s
9C.  Opening 3 Level Bids
9D. Opening at the 4 level

Responding To Opening Pre-Emptive Bids
10A.  Responding to a 3 level opening bid

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