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Advanced Bridge Lessons

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Partnership BiddingLessonExercisesPractice Deals
Responses to Suit Bids
Rebids by Opener
Rebids by Responder
Opener’s Third Bid
Bidding After a Raise
Preemptive Bids
Weak Two-Bids
Strong Two-Club Bid
Suit Slam Bidding
Two-over-One Auctions
Bidding Judgment
Notrump Slam Bidding
Slam Bidding Judgment
Miscellany
3B
3C
3D
3E
3F
3J
3K
3L
3M
3N
3P
3R
3S
 
3B41 3B81 3B93 3B29 3B53
3C29 3C53 3C81 3C41 3C76 3C93
3D29 3D53 3D87 3D41
3E29 3E41 3E93 3E53
3F33 3F41 3F53
3J29 3J53 3J81 3J41
3K29 3K41 3K53
3L41 3L53 3L81 3L29
3M29 3M41 3M53
3N29 3N41 3N53
3P29 3P41 3P53 3P17
3R17 3R29 3R41
3S29 3S53 3S81
3T17 3T29 3T47 3U53 3T81 3T93
3B01
3C01
3D01
3E01
3F01
3J01
3K01
3L01
3M01
3N01
3P01
3R01
3S01
3T01 3U01
Competitive BiddingLessonExercisesPractice Deals
Notrump Auctions
Overcalls
Takeout Doubles
Defensive Bidding Judgment
Negative Doubles
Penalty Doubles
Coping with Interference
Competing & Sacrificing
Balancing Bids & Doubles
Combating Weak Openings
Miscellany
3A
3G
3H
3Q
5A
5B
5C
5D
5E
5F
 
3A29 3A81 3A93 3A41 3A53 3A80
3G41 3G53 3G93 3G29 3G82
3H29 3H53 3H93 3H41
3Q17 3Q29 3Q41
5A29 5A41 5A53 5A93
5B29 5B41 5B53 5B17 5B81
5C41 5C53 5C93 5C29
5D29 5D41 5D53
5E29 5E41 5E53 5E93
5F29 5F83 5F93 5F41 5F53
3T59 3T69 5V17 5V29 5V41
3A01
3G01
3H01
3Q01
5A01
5B01
5C01
5D01
5E01
5F01
3V01
Popular ConventionsLessonExercisesPractice Deals
Transfer Bids
Splinter Bids
One Notrump Forcing
Two-over-One Game Force
New Minor Forcing
Fourth Suit Forcing
Inverted Minor Raises
Defense to One Notrump
Michaels & other cue-bids
Responsive & other doubles
Unusual Notrump Bids
Favorite Conventions
*read Modern Bridge Conventions book
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5P
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5T
5G17 5G41 5G81
5H17 5H41 5H81
5J17 5J41
5K17 5K41
5L17 5L41
5M17 5M41 3U17
5N17 5N41
5P17 5P41 5P53
5Q17 5Q41 5Q53 5R29 5R41
5S29 5S17 5S41
5U41 5U81
5T17 5T29 5T41
5G01
5H01
5J01
5K01
5L01
5M01
5N01
5P01
5Q01 5R01
5S01
5U01
5T01
Declarer PlayLessonExercisesPractice Deals
Card Combinations
Going with the Odds
Notrump Play Technique
Suit Play Technique
Important Suit Tactics
Trump Control
Trick One Tips
Suit Establishment
Combining Your Chances
Endplays
Entries & Communication
Timing the Play
Counting by Declarer
Matchpoint Strategy
Squeeze Plays
Squeeze Plays II
Throw-In Plays
Trump Endings
Miscellany
4A
4B
4C
4D
4E
4F
4N
4P
4Q
4R
4S
4T
6A
6B
6C
6D
6E
6F
 
4A29 4A41 4A53 4V17 4V41 4V69
4B29 4B53 4B93
4C44 4C53 4C59 4C41 4C47 4C50
4D47 4D50 4D59 4D41 4D44 4D56
4E41 4E47 4E53
4F29 4F41 4F47 4F53
4N29 4N71 4N81 4N53 4N93 4V29
4P29 4P35 4P41
4Q29 4Q35 4Q59 4Q41 4Q53
4R41 4R44 4R47
4S35 4S41 4S47 4S29
4T29 4T35 4T41
6A41 6A44 6A50
6B29 6B41 6B47
6C41 6C47 6C53
6D41
6E41 6E44 6E47
6F41 6F50 6F53
4B81 4V53 4V87 4U17 4U41 5U41
4A01
4B01
4C01
4D01
4E01
4F01
4N01
4P01
4Q01
4R01
4S01
4T01
6A01
6B01
6C01
6D01
6E01
6F01
4V01
Defensive PlayLessonExercisesPractice Deals
Notrump Leads & Strategy
Suit Leads & Strategy
Opening Leads
Signaling Methods
Third Hand Play
Second Hand Play
Defensive Trump Tactics
Defensive Card Combinations
Counting on Defense
When To Win or Duck
Miscellany
4G
4H
 
4J
4K
4L
4M
6G
6H
6J
 
4G29 4G35 4G41 4G53
4H41 4H53 4H59 4H73
4W17 4H29 4H81 4W53
4J29 4J41 4J53 4J81
4W41 4K29 4K41 4K53 4K93 4W81
4W29 4L29 4L41 4L53
4M29 4M35 4M41
6G29 6G41 6G53 6G93
6H41 6H47 6H53
6J29 6J41 6J81
 
4G01
4H01
 
4J01
4K01
4L01
4M01
6G01
6H01
6J01
6K01 6M01

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