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Bridge is easy!

Alright, team. Huddle up. Coach Graeme is here for a pep talk. Sure, there are hands that will knock you down into the mud. You won't want to get up. Maybe you'll even wanna walk off the field. But don't let those hands get you down. You're tougher stuff than that! Just remember that, most of the time, bridge can actually be... wait for it... easy.

Let's remember the fundamentals. Playing in a suit contract? Just draw trumps and then set up long suit.

And, don't worry about those top scores! You don't have to swing for the fences when you're aiming for consistency.

Bridge is easy in Bridge

Let's practice the Losing Trick Count. Count your potential losers. How many do you and partner have?

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After you answer the poll, watch the video and play the hand.

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Especially for the beginners and the learners, please leave a comment or question. And as you keep playing the daily hands, see how often this strategy comes in handy.

Comments

sezcoy
sezcoy says:
I did pick 3 losers, and did in fact lose 3, but made my contract.
Baygon2014
Good video. I am one of these players who average about 65 per ten hands and will usually get a couple of top boards and some bottom boards. I know I play a high risk game but I do that because I enjoy the challenge. On this hand I could see 4 losers playing 3nt and 3 playing 4 spades. In my bidding I try and get to the contract that seems to be on as quickly as possible - the bidding gives away information to your opponents. On this hand after the first round of bidding I would have reasoned as follows. It seems that e/w have fewer points than we do. We clearly have clubs and spades covered. My partner's response suggests that s/he is holding some good cards in hearts and diamonds (since I have most of the points in clubs and spades partner must have some point in the outside suits. So over his 2 spade response I would be tempted to go straight to either 3nt or 4 spades. (No point in looking for slam for a 2 spades response suggests that game is probably the best we can do.)
CAF
CAF says:
Scored 420 taking the game 10-3 in our 4 spade contract. Nice hand, thank you.
jacquelineAstaphan
3 losers I played the hand and lost 3
sbc5003144
3 losers played 4 spades & lost 3
maartin70
maartin70 says:
Picket 3 losers Made the contract
Montessori
What would the opening bid have been if playing Standard ...?
Montessori
What would you have opened playing Standard
Montessori
Will do.
phillipwooldridge
Hello, I'm a new comer to Sky Bridge and I'm a beginning bridge player. When playing the hands I find the Hint button for bidding but I don't see a Hint button for card play. Is there one? Thanks, Phil
Lv2grw
Lv2grw says:
Are all the practice hands geared for ACOL? I’m from US and play SA.
Thanks
cwhite
cwhite says:
I’m in the states....do have American play?
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