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Learn how to play bridge. Lessons, courses, videos and practice hands for beginners and improvers. Play bridge online as you learn the greatest card game.

How to play bridge

With Tina McVeigh
Do you want to learn how to play bridge? In this short series of videos and activities, Tina introduces the basic concepts of bridge, teaching you everything you need to know to start playing and having fun.

Beginners' (Acol)

With Tina McVeigh

The Beginners' Course is for everyone who'd like to learn or review the most important bridge basics. In these lessons and tutorial hands, Tina will guide you through the most important aspects of the game, from understanding the bidding to planning your play.

Beginners' (Standard)

With Tina McVeigh

Our Standard Beginners' Course covers the same core concepts as our Acol course (above), but tailored for those using Standard bidding system, typically those living in the United States, Australia, and Canada.

Common Mistakes

With Tina McVeigh

In our most popular bridge course, Tina shares the most common mistakes she sees her students make and how to avoid making them. In this series of hands, you will learn to recognize common mistakes that even experienced players frequently make.

Opening Leads

Graeme Tuffnell

Too many players ignore one of the most important clues in any bridge hand: the lead! In this course, Graeme guides you through understanding the basic guidelines for opening leads, as well as understanding how much an opening lead can tell you about the unseen hands.

Hand Evaluation

Graeme Tuffnell
Coming in 2019

In our Hand Evaluation course, Graeme teaches you to start looking past simply counting points. He will share incredible tools that are very intuitive and yet might completely elevate your bridge thinking and bidding.

Bridge Lessons for Standard and Acol

In the same way certain words can communicate different meanings depending on a person's dialect, certain bids communicate different meanings depending on a person's bidding system. Your bidding system allows you and your partner to accurately describe your hands during the auction.

A quick overview of Standard and Acol bidding systems and how to choose which one to play.
Just because the opposition have opened the bidding doesn't mean you can't bid. With the right hand, an overcall is a good way to enter the auction.
A double can have different meanings, depending on what other bids have been made during. Learn about takeout, negative, balancing and penalty doubles.
The strength of a hand depends on points, trumps, distribution and working honours. Together, this information will help you decide whether or not to bid slam.
The Losing Trick Count (LTC) in bridge is a way of evaluating the strength of your hand when you have a trump fit.
How to use the Law of Total Tricks when deciding how high to bid in a competitive auction.

Declarer play and defence

Some hands for you to try and some tips on counting winners and losers, finessing how to finesse and remembering the cards played.
Defending a hand in bridge is the same as declarer play in the sense that you're simply trying to win as many tricks as possible. Learn more about defence.

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