Vulnerability in Bridge

Vulnerability in Bridge
Am I vulnerable?  A question that bridge players ask themselves before every game.  No, it doesn’t refer to your expertise as a bridge player.  Every player, in every bridge match is vulnerable at some time. What is Vulnerability in Duplicate Bridge? Vulnerability affects the score. When a pair is vulnerable the bonus for bidding and ...

Making a Trump Lead

Is it ever right to lead a trump if you are playing the first card?  Instinctively we usually shy away, preferring to keep our trump cards in the hope of making tricks later in the game. When might it be helpful to make a trump lead? Analyse the bidding.  Does it seem that the opposition ...

Bridge Bidding Cheat Sheet

Bridge Bidding Cheat Sheet
For beginning and improving bridge players it is very helpful to have a bridge bidding crib sheet or cheat sheet which you can refer to when you aren’t sure which bid you should make.  You’ll find a bridge bidding cheat sheet and many other helpful handouts at No Fear Bridge. You can print out the ...

Bridge Flash Cards

Bridge Flash Cards
Bridge bidding flash cards are an easy way to help you learn and practice specific bridge bidding or play topics.  Each of the bridge flash cards has a single question on one side.  You can take as long as you need to work out the answer.  When you are ready, simply turn over the flash ...

Responder’s Second Bid

You are playing South and you hold the following hand: S: K Q 8 7 6 H: 9 6 D: 8 5 3 C: K J 7 The bidding has gone like this: North   East    South     West 1H         Pass     1S          Pass ...

Finding An 8 Card Fit After Partner’s NT Rebid

Finding An 8 Card Fit After Partner's NT Rebid
In Acol bridge it is usual to open with a bid of 1NT if you hold a balanced hand and 12 – 14 High Card Points.  However, if you hold a 5 card major, it is usually recommended that you open with 1 of that suit. A balanced hand will have 5 3 3 2, ...

No Trump Rebids At The One Level

If you hold 15-16 points and a balanced hand, you will open the bidding with a bid of 1 of your longest suit with the aim of rebidding 1NT if your partner makes a 1 of a suit bid. S:  K Q 8 H:  A 8 2 D:  A 8 4 2 C:  Q 6 4 ...