PBI recommended resources

  • See if you can work this one out:

    S 54
    H K73
    D A86
    C AQ863

    S A82
    H A842
    D K73
    C 752

    You, South are in 3NT, with East having bid spades, West dutifully leading one. How do you plan the play?

  • Larry Cohen is a very successful American bridge player and teacher. The quiz part of his site offers a huge range of quizzes broken down into six areas: Defense, 2/1 Game Force, Doubles, Bidding, Conventions and Declarer Play.

    Check them out if you want to self-assess areas where you might want to invest some learning time. And rate the collection to help others.

    Here are some that caught my eye:

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

  • This Week in Bridge is looking at No Trump bidding this month in short articles suitable for club and congress level players.Try these for some good ideas:

  • 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:

  • This Week in Bridge is looking at Partnership Understanding this month in short articles suitable for club and congress level players.Try these for some good ideas:

  • This Week in Bridge is looking at modern bidding tools for responder and/or advancer to continue the bidding after partner has bid in short articles suitable for club and congress level players.Try these for some good ideas:

    • "New Minor Forcing fundamentals" - useful 5 page coverage of one of responder's important tools on the second round of the bidding (along with 4th Suit Forcing) for finding out more about opener's hand - a different version of the "2C/3C checkback" often played at our club.
    • "Preempt Keycard" - useful 3 page coverage of an advanced responder tool for exploring slam after partner opens the bidding with a 2-level or 3-level preempt.
    • "Meckstroth Advances" - 3 page coverage of an advanced approach for advancer to use to show a range of hands after partner has made a Michael's Cue-bid over the opponent's 1 major opening.
    • "Modern Lebensohl or Modern Transfer Lebensohl" - a good 3 page article for advanced partnerships looking to improve their Lebensohl convention
  • 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.

    1.  How to do partnership bidding practice on BBO - random deals, with or without opponent bidding - by Peter Clarke