This is a great site with lots of educational hands…and it’s free.


There are some occasional glitches in the bidding/play features…but did I mention it’s FREE!

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Montreal Relays

I don’t recommend this, but since a number of you have asked me about the Montreal Relay System, so here’s a link that can get you started.

Bidding Rule of the Week #20

Sorry…I promised you 20 but forgot to post the last one! Anyway, it’s less of a bidding rule and more of an overall recommendation. Anyway, here’s the final “Rule of the Week.” What should I write about now???

20.  If you and your partner have a bidding misunderstanding and/or disagreement, make a note of it on your card and discuss it later. Don’t ruin the rest of your game by arguing over something that has already happened!

Bridge Rule of the Week #19

19.Don’t be afraid to double the opponents if you think the hand belongs to your side and you don’t have a better bid – even if they sometimes make their bid.

Bidding Rule of the Week #18

18.  Try to use the same tempo when making all of your bids. Don’t bid quickly and don’t hesitate a long time before making your call. In a tournament, either of these actions could warrant a “Director!” call from your opponents.

Bidding Rule of the Week #17

17. Make sure your defensive bidding tools include ways to show as many 2-suit combinations as possible and in as many different situations as you can account for. (e.g. Michaels over majors and minor suit openings, unusual NT, Cappelleti over 1NT are only some of your alternatives) It’s important to be able to show two suited hands with one bid; you’re twice as likely to find a fit with partner when you have 2 five-card or longer suits.

Bidding Rule of the Week #16

16. Don’t ever ask for aces unless you have at least second round control of all suits yourself. If you need to know about specific aces, blackwood (or gerber, for that matter) won’t tell you what you need to know.