It’s all about bidding for September, and I’m interested in your style when raising responder’s major. How rigid are you with having four cards to do it?Read More
When partner leaps to 6NT in this month’s Challenge Hand, we must now make it! Taking our definite winners before committing to the heart suit is the way to go. You’ll gain clues about the distribution of left hand opponent’s hand, and know how to make that twelfth trick!Read More
There are now 100 lessons available to Gold Members on the Online School of Bridge. To celebrate this milestone, the first 100 people to sign up as a new Gold Member can receive $10 off their first payment.Read More
I simply had to share this image that I received recently. It shows Brisbane’s Jenny Douglas in London teaching her grandsons to play bridge. Believe it or not, I have something in common with these boys.Read More
Sometimes the suit you work on as declarer is determined by how much time you have to develop suits, and whether the opponents are able to set up their suit through promotion or length before you can. The “C” of the plan = Consider the order of play, is absolutely necessary on this month’s hand!Read More
Since the first edition of my book (2002), styles in teaching and presenting bridge to beginners have advanced, to appeal to people’s modern lives. So I have updated the book to reflect both these trends and what I have noticed in teaching students for more than 40 years.Read More
Considering the order of play is probably the most important part of the plan. On this hand, it matters plenty which move you make first. Have a good think about it, play the hand, and watch my review video. The hand’s from young Australian champion, Matt Smith.Read More
2NT by responder is the popular Jacoby convention, showing a game force raise, at least four trumps, and asks for more information in case slam is on.
There’s a lesson on Jacoby 2NT (Forcing Raises: Major Suit Raises) in my Online School, for Gold members.
There have been Christmas parties galore for the social members of my bridge club… First a magnificent lunch at Jo-Jo’s organised by the Maria Woodruff, who is the best at putting people together for a good time, and then on Friday 14th, a lovely break up lunch at Ruggers after the game.Read More
After Christmas comes the 12 days of Quizmas. From Boxing Day until January 6 we will be sharing a quiz question each day on Facebook for you to answer and go in the draw to win one of five 30-day Gold Memberships.Read More
My final bridge holiday for 2018 was at the beautiful Langham Hotel in Sydney - and what a marvellous week it was. The holiday was sold out, with people travelling from as far away as Western Australia and Tasmania.Read More