This Playing Better Initiatives category of the website houses articles for and by players who are focused on developing their competitive bridge bidding and play.

These articles and challenges may include:

  • Discussion of strategies to improve bridge bidding and play
  • Articles on non-standard conventions
  • Wraps of major congresses
  • Quizzes players can use to test and improve their bidding, declarer play and defense play
  • Other resources
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This Week in Bridge looks at some further various aspects of defense in short articles useful for club and congress level players.

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This Week in Bridge looks at various aspects of defense in short articles useful for club and congress level players.

Try these for some good ideas, reinforcement or just a point of reflection - and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

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Opponents reach a 3 Notrump contract after partner has opened the bidding with 1H. What do you lead from:

  1. S J74  H T5  D Q8642  C K73
  2. S K63  H 94  D J7532  C Q64
  3. S A72  H 83  D J8653  C Q82
  4. S JT8642  H 5  D K73  C Q72
  5. S QJT74  H 84  D K63  C 953
  6. S KJ742  H 6  D K72  C 8742

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This Week in Bridge is looking at Defense in short articles suitable for club and congress level players.Try these for some good ideas:

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This Week in Bridge looks at overcalls in short articles suitable for club and congress level players. Try these for some good ideas, reinforcement or just a point of reflection:

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This Week in Bridge looks at various aspects of trump suit management by declarer in short articles useful for club and congress level players.

Annotated links to these articles are provided to help our players who are looking for ways of improving their play.

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After West opens 1H and both North and East pass, how do you bid this hand?

Some partnerships have a system for competing in the pass-out position where the opener's bid is followed by two passes. For the purpose of this challenge let's assume you have no such agreement with your partner.

 

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Several of our competitive players have expressed interest in learning more about how to use Bridge Base Online (BBO) to improve their bridge.

In this article we will gradually provide guides to help players get the best out of BBO's free and paid (but cheap) options for learning. 

BBO has its own good help options but have a look at our collection below.

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For items that challenge or can help you improve your bidding

Articles on how to practice and improve your partnership bidding

For articles about how to practice and improve your declarer play

For items helping players improve their defence play