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The Bidding in the 21st Century course is an eight-week introduction to bridge.

Bidding in the 21st Century

  1. Introduction
  2. Getting Started
  3. Objectives
  4. Responses to 1NT Opening Bids
  5. Responses to an Opening Bid of One in a Suit
  6. Rebids by Opener
  7. Rebids by Responder
  8. Overcalls and Advances
  9. Takeout Doubles and Advances
  10. The Stayman Convention

Commonly Used Conventions in the 21st Century

  1. The Stayman Convention
  2. Jacoby Transfers
  3. Major-Suit Openings & Responses - 1
  4. Major-Suit Openings & Responses - 2
  5. Minor-Suit Openings and Responses
  6. The Subsequent Auction
  7. Weak Two-Bids
  8. Strong 2 Club Opening

Defense in the 21st Century

  1. Opening Leads Against NT Contracts
  2. Opening Leads Against Suit Contracts
  3. Third-Hand Play
  4. Second-Hand Play
  5. Defensive Signals
  6. Developing Defensive Tricks
  7. Interfering with Declarer
  8. Making A Plan
  9. Negative Doubles

More Commonly Used Conventions in the 21st Century

  1. The Negative Double
  2. Other Doubles
  3. Overcalls
  4. Two–Suited Overcalls
  5. Blackwood and Gerber
  6. Finding Key Cards
  7. Leads and Signals
  8. Two-Over-One

Play of the Hand in the 21st Century

  1. Making a Plan
  2. Developing Tricks - Promotion and Length
  3. Developing Tricks - the Finesse
  4. Eliminating Losers - Ruffing and Discarding
  5. Watching Out for Entries
  6. Watching Out for the Opponents
  7. Managing the Trump Suit
  8. Putting It All Together
  9. Jacoby Transfers

 

 

Conventional Wisdom: Based on the Conventional Wisdom column from the Bridge Bulletin these links show how to fill out a convention card.

  1. Convention card - part 1
  2. Convention card - part 2
  3. Convention card - part 3
  4. Convention card - part 4
  5. Convention card - part 5
  6. Convention card - part 6
  7. Convention card - part 7
  8. Convention card - part 8
  9. Convention card - part 9
  10. Convention card - part 10
  11. Convention card - part 11
  12. Convention card - part 12
  13. Convention card - part 13
  14. Convention card - part 14
  15. Convention card - part 15
  16. Convention card - part 16
  17. Convention card - part 17
  18. Convention card - part 18
  19. Convention card - part 19
  20. Convention card - part 20
  21. Convention card - part 21
  22. Convention card - part 22
  23. Convention card - part 23
  24. Convention card - part 24

Marti Ronemus’ Easybridge! Sound Bites

  1. Don’t Bid Like a Turkey!
  2. When I say “Count,”
    I don’t mean Dracula!
  3. Confusion is King!
  4. Bidding Over Michaels
  5. Smolen? Is that a new dance?

Play Bridge - The Bidding Tool Kit:

  1. Fourth-suit forcing
  2. Blackwood
  3. Cappelletti over 1NT - part 1
  4. Cappelletti over 1NT - part 2
  5. DONT over 1NT
  6. DOPI, ROPI and DEPO
  7. Jacoby 2NT
  8. Michaels Cuebid
  9. Negative double
  10. New Minor Forcing
  11. Overcalls - part 1
  12. Overcalls - part 2
  13. Responsive doubles
  14. Roman Key Card Blackwood
  15. Smolen
  16. Splinter raises
  17. Stayman
  18. Responding to a takeout double
  19. Texas Transfers
  20. Unusual vs. unusual
  21. Weak can be strong

The ACBL from A to Z

Bridge Club for Yale College Students
presents...Bridge Beginner Lessons

Beginner Bridge Lessons
by James Sundstrom

Beginning Bridge Lessons
By Ed Kinlaw and Linda MacCleave

 

 

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