How To Look After Your Playing Cards

How To Look After Your Playing Cards
A few days ago someone asked  me if I had any hints or tips for looking after their playing cards between bridge sessions.  I did a little research and came up with one technique that I’d not come across before – Fanning Powder.  You can read more about that further down. If you play bridge ...

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 ...

No Fear Bridge Coupon Code 4

Are you looking for a No Fear Bridge coupon code? You won’t find them generally available on the net as they are only issued from time to time and for a limited period.. How can you get one? Join for your two week trial membership.  (If you haven’t already signed up for your trial, Click ...

Acol Bridge For Ipad 4

Acol Bridge For Ipad
Great news for iPad users.  No Fear Bridge is iPad friendly.  They have their quirks and so my friend who runs No Fear Bridge she set about making the whole site ipad friendly.  There is now a whole section of tutorials especially for tablet users: These are a fantastic set of tutorials.  Your own, private, ...

Acol Bridge Practice Hands

Acol Bridge Practice Hands
If you are learning to play acol bridge or want to improve your game,  it can be very helpful to find some hands online that will help you practice your bidding and play. If you join No Fear Bridge you will find hundreds of acol bridge practice hands.  They are divided into different topics and ...

The Health Benefits of Playing Bridge 1

The Health Benefits of Playing Bridge
Yes, it’s true, playing bridge is good for you.  Honestly A study by Berkeley University showed that there are significant health benefits from learning to play bridge. In 2000, Professor Marian Diamond decided to run a trial to see if playing bridge had any positive benefits on the immune system. Bridge requires concentration and while ...

Can You Make A 1NT Response After A Suit Overcall?

Can You Make A 1NT Response After A Suit Overcall?
Yes, you can and it is still used to show a fairly weak hand, but it isn’t quite the same as making a 1NT response when the opponents haven’t overcalled. Once the opponents have made a suit overcall you must hold a stopper in that suit if you are going to make a 1NT bid. ...