May 17, 2018

Graeme’s Livestream – May 20, 2018

Thank you to everyone who watched @graeme’s last livestream. The feedback was really encouraging so we thought we’d try it again. On Sunday, May […]
May 17, 2018

Get Your Tricks, Quick!

We’ve had a few of our Royals ask us recently about playing in Notrump contracts. What tactics should you use when you don’t have […]
May 15, 2018

A Surfeit of Riches

In this video, @Tina steps you through the bidding and cardplay for this wild hand. East opens 3♥ and you choose to double with […]
April 9, 2018

Living Dangerously

This is a great hand to ignore the hints and be courageous – go ahead and bid up to 7 hearts. You have an […]
March 31, 2018

2NT Openers & Transfers

Everyone loves a big, balanced hand! They are usually easy to describe, so your partner ends up deciding the contract. With a balanced 20-22 […]
March 24, 2018

Will You Risk the 2-Level?

We’ve all had this dreaded hand before–we’ve got five hearts as responder and RHO has overcalled. We don’t have quite enough points to bid […]
March 15, 2018

The Tortoise or the Hare?

In competitive auctions, there are different schools of thought about how quickly you should bid to the final contract. Graeme likes to bid game […]
February 24, 2018

Greed is Good (Sometimes)!

When playing in pairs games, overtricks can be the difference between a top and bottom board. When you’re in a contract that looks like […]
February 20, 2018

Shape Makes All the Difference

Too often we rely on high card points to gauge the best level for our contract. However, shape is much more important. If you […]
February 14, 2018

The Peskiest of All Shapes

4-4-4-1 hands are the hardest to bid. You hardly ever have enough time or space in the auction to show all three of your […]
February 13, 2018

Squeeze your Opponents!

Today’s video covers two important topics: one is the Fourth Suit Forcing convention and the other is the simple squeeze. A bid of the […]
February 12, 2018

Be a Nuisance!

When the opponents have opened, we have many tools in our bidding arsenals for interrupting their auction. One especially good one is the jump […]