Bridge Courses For Beginners

If you are  just starting to learn to play bridge, you might want to find a local bridge course for beginners.  It’s a sociable and fun way to learn to play and your class will be full of beginners just like you so there will no need to feel embarrassed by your lack of bridge ...

Bridge Flash Cards

Bridge Flash Cards
Bridge flash cards are a fun and easy way to practice bridge bidding topics and help you to learn to play bridge online. Each card has just one question on front.  You can take as long as you need to work out  your answer.   Then you look on the back of the card to ...

Rebidding After Making A Takeout Double

You are South and you hold this hand: South S K Q J 7 H A Q 6 5 D 8 C K 10 9 3 Your partner has bid 1S.  As this is a minimum bid (at the one level) your partner could have a weak hand. The bidding has gone as follows: East South West North ...

The Rule of 20 1

The Rule of 20 is one of the techniques you will learn when learning how to bid in bridge.  It is used in just one situation – when deciding if your hand is suitable for opening the bidding.  As a general rule, a hand should contain 12 or more high card points (HCP) if you ...

Slam Bidding Simplified 1

Slam Bidding Simplified
What is a Slam? There are two types of slam – a small slam and a grand slam. A small slam means you bid for and win 12 out of the 13 available tricks. A grand slam means you bid for and win all 13 tricks. Why Bid For a Slam? If you are learning ...

The Losing Trick Count

The Losing Trick Count
What is the Losing Trick Count? It is a more accurate way of valuing an unbalanced hand when you know you have an eight card fit. Without using this method you will probably have used shortage points when valuing a hand with a known eight card fit. To do this you count five for a ...

Learn To Play Bridge Online 2

Learn To Play Bridge Online
Learning to play bridge is great way to meet people and keep your brain active and alert.  But learning to play bridge can seem like a daunting task for a beginner, especially if you are older and don’t feel you can learn as quickly as you once did. Probably the best way of starting to ...

How To Play Bridge Card Game – A Guide For Complete Beginners 1

How to play bridge card game Bridge is a game for 4 players.  It is played using a standard pack of playing cards. The players play as two pairs or partners – generally referred to as North & South and East & West.  Partners sit opposite each other. At the start of a game all ...

Bridge Lessons Online

Bridge is a very popular game. If you are a bridge player you are guaranteed a full and active social life. I remember when I moved into my second flat. One of my neighbours stopped me in the hall way and asked if I played bridge. Back then I didn’t, but I know now that ...

Responding to a bid of 1NT

If your partner has opened with a bid of 1NT you know they hold 12-14 points (in acol bridge) or 15 – 17 points (in American Standard bridge) and have a balanced hand. How you respond, depends on the number of points in your own hand and the type of hand you hold. There are ...

Opening the Bidding with 1NT

One of the first thing a beginning bridge player learns is an opening bid of 1 NT. Remember the opening bid is made by the first person to have 12 or more points in their hand. When to open the bidding with 1NT You should make an opening bid of 1NT when you a) have ...