Improving Your Judgment
|Two-Over-One Game Force
|Notrump Openings and Responses
|Minor Suit Conventions
|Preemptive Bids and the Subsequent Auction
|Slam Bidding Conventions
|Overcalls and Advances
Learn at your own pace with pre-recorded lessons in Bidding, Declarer Play, and Defense, presented jointly by Audrey Grant and David Lindop. Watch the video and use the examples, deals, and quizzes to improve your bridge game. You can also download a comprehensive handout and use it as your reference guide.
Each lesson is divided into five segments. The concepts are explained in a clear and straightforward manner, supported with modern presentation graphics. At the end of the five segments, reinforce your understanding with a collection of instructional deals, together with a complete analysis of each deal.
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Two-Over-One Game Force
Get your partnership to the best game and slam contracts using Two-Over-One Game Force. All it requires is a slight modification to standard bidding methods, but the difference in your results can be dramatic. Instead of complicating the auction, Two-Over-One helps you simplify your partnership bidding conversation. Follow the five steps in this lesson, and you’ll see why Two-Over-One is considered mainstream by most expert players.
Notrump Openings and Responses
The notrump opening bid paints the most specific picture of your distribution and strength, making the subsequent auction much easier. Responder gets a good idea of How High the partnership may belong and can find out Where the contract should be played. Make use of conventions such as Stayman, transfer bids, Gerber, and quantitative raises after a notrump opening to increase your partnership’s chances of getting to the best spot.
Minor Suit Conventions
After minor suit openings, the partnership is striving to play in a major suit or notrump contract. Not only do majors and notrump score better, they require fewer tricks. Sometimes, however, you may have to settle in a minor suit contract. Get to the right contract with confidence! Take advantage of popular conventions such as New Minor Forcing, Inverted Minors, and Splinter Raises to explore Where and How High the partnership belongs.
Preemptive Bids and
Slam Bidding Conventions
The conventional wisdom is to bid slams with at least 33 combined high-card points. However, high-card strength doesn’t guarantee a slam will make. Learn the differences between slams in notrump and slams in a suit contract. Know when location of high cards is more valuable than strength of a hand. Be sure you’re using the right slam bidding convention at the right time to get the results you want!
Overcalls and Advances
The opponent on your right opens the bidding. You still have an opportunity to enter the auction – with an overcall. It’s a telling bid, suggesting the trump suit.
The rules for an overcall are different than those for an opening bid. Find out the factors that influence the decision to overcall. After you overall, your partner can decide to advance the auction. Learn what these options are.
Get your partnership into more competitive auctions now!