April 2, 2017

Counting Points

One of the main sources of strength in a hand of bridge comes from high card points. Count your High Card Points, A=4, K=3, […]
April 2, 2017

Opener’s First Bid

An opening bid of 1 of a suit shows 12+ points. If you have enough to open, choose from the following: Longest suit Higher-ranking […]
April 2, 2017

Responder’s Limit Bids

Opener’s partner is called the ‘responder’. If responder raises opener’s suit or bids notrumps, both shape and strength are shown in one bid. These […]
April 2, 2017

Responder Changes Suit

Sometimes, as responder, you will want to bid your own suit. This is especially true when you don’t have a major suit fit with […]
January 2, 2017

Overcalls

If our opponents bid first, it much less likely that we will get to game. This makes the rules for an overcall different to […]
January 2, 2017

1NT Opening

1NT Opening An opening bid of 1NT is different from any other opening bid in that it shows a narrow point range and a […]
January 2, 2017

Opener’s Notrump Rebids

Opener’s Notrump Rebids 1NT as an opening bid promises a balanced hand and 12-14 HCP. If opener bids 1 of a suit on the […]
January 2, 2017

Weak 2 Openings

Weak 2 Openings These openings show 6-10 HCP + a 6-card suit and are designed to obstruct your opponents. less than an opening hand […]
January 2, 2017

2 Club Opening

Strong hands are opened at the 2-level. 2C = Game Force, any shape An opening bid of 2C is game forcing. It shows 20+ […]
January 1, 2017

2NT Opening

Strong hands are opened at the 2-level. 2NT = 20-22, balanced 2NT shows 20-22 points and a balanced hand. It’s ok to have a […]