Beginning Player - Video Lessons

Bridge Basics: An Introduction
Video Lesson Topics

Lesson 1: An Introduction to Bridge
Lesson 2: Opening Notrump Bids and the Subsequent Auction
Lesson 3: Opening Bids of Hearts or Spades and the Subsequent Auction
Lesson 4: Opening Bids of Clubs or Diamonds and the Subsequent Auction
Lesson 5: The Concept of Preemptive Bids

 

Learn to play the game at your own pace with these easy to follow video lessons from Audrey Grant and David Lindop. Whether you are an absolute beginner or someone who is returning to the game and is interested in learning the fundamentals of modern bridge, the eight video lessons in this "Bridge Basics: An Introduction" series are designed with you in mind.

Starting with the basics, each lesson builds on the previous one and takes you through a journey into bidding, play, and defense – the three essential components – and how they apply in a bridge deal. You’ll get comfortable with each concept using a variety of examples and deals that are included in the video. At the end of every lesson, test yourself using the Quick Quizzes. You’ll be ready to play and practice!

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Lesson 1:
An Introduction to Bridge

This first lesson in the "Introduction to Bridge" series is all about the fundamentals. Bridge is a partnership game. Find out how to communicate with your partner using a bidding conversation. Learn to use a few simple guidelines to help you plan the play of a deal and defend against the opponents’ contract.

This lesson comes with a pre-recorded video with five lesson segments, two quizzes, and four practice deals. There’s also a comprehensive lesson handout that you can download.

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Lesson 2:
Opening Notrump Bids
and the Subsequent Auction

The Focus:

  • Know why opening with a suggestion to play in notrump is a priority.
     
  • Be aware of the impact an opening notrump bid has on the subsequent bids.

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Lesson 3:
Opening Bids of Hearts or Spades
and the Subsequent Auction

The Focus:

  • Hearts and Spades are powerful. They even have a title: the Majors! Know the Jumbo Tips that are the key to their power.
     
  • Be ready to go after partner starts with a 1 or 1♠ opening bid.

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Lesson 4:
Opening Bids of Clubs
or Diamonds and the
Subsequent Auction

The Focus:

  • Know the key to why clubs and diamonds, the Minor Suits, come to the rescue when you simply don’t know what to do.
     
  • Make the best use of Minor Suits and be at ease even when faced with potential challenging decisions.

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Lesson 5:
The Concept of Preemptive Bids

The Focus:

  • Know the guidelines to deal with a powerful trick-taking hand that has only a few points.
     
  • Get your partnership to the best contract and be a formidable opponent.

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