We are resuming the Thursday "Semi-Private" Lessons.
I cannot emphasize enough to you the importance of mastering play of the hand techniques. At each class we will have new step by step, supervised instruction for two hours. You will practice and learn at least one skill at each lesson. Please reserve your seat on the appointment app below.
Every Thursday from 10:30am to 12:30pm.
A NEW CHALLENGE, TRY IT!
Try first playing the hand by clicking on at the bottom. Play the hand card by card, when done check the way I did.
"Play of The Hand" a Weekly Semi-Private Class (Reservations)
Surely a player of your bridge skills is familiar with most or all of the following tips you are about to read. But is your partner?
When RHO uses Stayman and you, fourth hand, have five ♣s or six ♣s headed by three of the top five honors, double to alert your partner you want a club lead against any eventual contract. A double of an artificial bid is a lead directing double. You hold: ♠ xxx ♥ xx ♦ xxx ♣ AKJxx
Double. You want a club lead against any eventual contract the opponents may land in. Do not double with club length (Kxxxxx) unless you have the necessary honor strength.
Also use the lead-directing double when the opponents go through Blackwood. If the response to 4NT is a suit you want led, double! Very Important! You hold: ♠ xx ♥ xxx ♦ KJ10x ♣ xxxx
Double 5♦ to alert partner you want a ♦ lead against an eventual ♠ contract. At the four level or higher a double of an artificial bid can be made with a strong three or four card suit (KQx(x), KJx(x)). If you don't double 5♦, partner will make a negative inference that you didn't want a ♦ lead.
The section "Your Bridge or Mine" is now dedicated to all other Conventions we do not teach. We feel these conventions may help improve your game.