June 18, 2018

How to respond?

How to respond? How do you respond to partner’s 1D opening? Leave a comment below and let us know your answer, as well as […]
June 7, 2018

Partner’s Big Jump

Partner’s Big Jump You’ve got opening strength with a pretty diamond suit. Partner opens 1C and you respond 1D. Then partner makes a double […]
May 31, 2018

It’s All About the Long Run

Today’s hand is not an easy one to bid. We’ve got opening strength and some shape, and a good diamond suit. But the auction […]
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 […]
April 2, 2017

Opener’s First Bid

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: […]
April 2, 2017

Responder’s Limit Bids

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 […]
April 2, 2017

Responder Changes Suit

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 […]
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 […]
February 14, 2017

Pre-empts

Lessons | Pre-empts Pre-empts Opening at the 3-level shows a good 7 card suit but a weak hand. It makes it hard for your […]