August 19, 2017

Player Positions in the Auction

Each player at the table has different roles based on who made the first bid. Opener, overcaller, responder and advancer are the names for […]
August 8, 2017

The Rule of 80%

If you’re 80 percent sure of what the final contract will be then just go ahead and bid it. Good enough! Every bit of […]
July 21, 2017

Descriptive rebids are key

The third bid in the auction is often the most important. Use it to give partner an idea of your shape AND your strength. […]
July 13, 2017

Staying away from Stayman?

Stayman? Not so fast. Not with a balanced hand. Even if you do find a fit, NT will often be the better contract. And […]
June 20, 2017

It’s not all black and white at the bridge table

What’s the right bid? What bid best describes your hand? Why didn’t partner bid this instead of that?! Frequently, when asked to name the […]
March 1, 2017

Common Mistakes in Bridge: Does the Auction Help?

Common Mistakes in Bridge: Does the Auction Help? with Tina McVeigh It’s your turn again and you are not very strong. Should you bid […]
January 20, 2017

Woohoo, we’re going to slam! But in what suit?

Partner opens the bidding and you have 21 High Card Points!! Woohoo, we’re going to slam! But in what? Do you jump straight to […]
January 1, 2017

What are trumps?

What are trumps in bridge? A trump suit is one which outranks all other suits. The trump suit is determined during the auction. A […]
January 1, 2017

What is an auction in bridge?

The first part of any bridge game consists of an auction, where players compete for the right to choose the final contract. The auction […]