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 skills.… Read the rest
Learn Bridge Bidding
Learn bridge bidding. One of the fundamental skills a beginning bridge players need to master is the bidding. Acol bridge bidding takes practice but the basics are easy to learn with a bit of online bridge bidding practice
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 are going to open the bidding. … Read the rest
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. … Read the rest
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.… Read the rest
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 12 – 14 points in your hand (if you are playing Acol bridge) or 15 – 17 points (if you are playing American Standard Bridge) AND
b) you have a balanced hand (no void, no singleton and no more than one doubleton)
A void = no cards in that suit, a doubleton = only two cards in that suit.… Read the rest