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BRIDGE LESSON - TABLE OF CONTENTS


BEGINNER’S BRIDGE

1.  INTRODUCTORY CONCEPTS - VOCABULARY - PLAYING GUIDELINES  (Pages 1-2)
2.  OBJECTIVES  (Pages 3-5)
3.  RESPONSES TO 1 NO TRUMP OPENING BIDS  (Pages 6-9)
4.  OPENING THE BIDDING WITH ONE (1) OF A SUIT  (Pages 10-15b)
5.  REBIDS BY THE OPENING BIDDER  (Pages 16-19)
6.  REBIDS BY THE RESPONDER  (Pages 20-21)
7.  OVERCALLS AND RESPONSES  (Pages 22-23)
8.  TAKE-OUT DOUBLES AND RESPONSES TO THEM  (Pages 24-25)

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INTERMEDIATE BRIDGE - 1

1.  OPENING NO TRUMP BIDDING (BALANCED HANDS)   (Page 1)
2.  OPENING BIDS WITH UNBALANCED HANDS (SUIT BIDS)   (Page 2)
3.  PRE-EMPTIVE BIDDING   (Page 3)
4.  THE “DRURY” CONVENTION   (Page 4)
5.  DOUBLES   (Page 5-5a)
6.  DOUBLES (Continued)   (Page 6)
7.  OPENING SUIT BIDS   (Page 7)
8.  THE “GERBER” AND “BLACKWOOD” CONVENTIONS   (Page 8)
9.  ALERTS   (Page 9)
10.  FINESSES   (Pages 10-11)
11.  OVERCALLS   (Page 12)
12.  RESPONSES TO SIMPLE OVERCALLS   (Page 13) 
13.  OPENING LEADS AGAINST NO TRUMP CONTRACTS   (Page 14)
14.  OPENING LEADS AGAINST SUIT CONTRACTS   (Page 15)
15.  THE RULES OF 1-40   (Pages 16-17)
16.  DEFENSIVE SIGNALS (Pages 18-19)
17.  THE “STAYMAN” CONVENTION   (Pages 20-21)
18.  SLAM BIDDING   (Page 22)
19.  PLAY OF THE HAND IN NO TRUMP   (Page 23)
20.  PLAY OF THE HAND IN SUIT CONTRACTS   (Page 24)
21.  RESPONSES TO 1 NT AFTER INTERFERENCE AND TO PARTNER”S 1 NT OVERCALL   (Page 25) 
22.  STRONG “2C” OPENING BIDS AND RESPONSES  TO THEM   (Page 26)
23.  THE “CAPELETTI” CONVENTION   (Page 27)
24.  RESPONSES TO OPENING WEAK 2-BIDS   (Page 28-28a) 
25.  “JACOBY” TRANSFER BIDS OVR NO TRUMP   (Pages 29-30)
26.  NON-FORCING AUCTION SEQUENCES    (Pages 31-33)
27.  FORCING AUCTION SEQUENCES   (Pages 34-37)

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BRIDGE LESSON - TABLE OF CONTENTS


INTERMEDIATE BRIDGE - 2

1.  NO TRUMP BIDDING AND RESPONSES  (Pages 1-2)
2.  OPENING BIDS WITH UNBALANCED HANDS AND REBIDS BY THE OPENER  (Pages 3-5)
3.  PRE-EMPTIVE BIDDING  (Pages 6-7)
4.  THE “DRURY” CONVENTION  (Pages 8-9)
5.  “MICHAEL’S” CUE-BID  (Pages 10-11)
6.  RESPONSES TO PARTNER’S TAKE-OUT DOUBLE  (Pages 12-14)
7.  RESPONSES TO PARTNER’S OPENING BIDS OVER OPPONENT’S TAKE-OUT DOUBLE  (Pages 15-16b)
8.  BALANCING  (Pages 17-19)
9.  INFERENCES AND DEDUCTIONS  (Pages 20-21)
10.  THE “STAYMAN” CONVENTION  (Pages 22-23)
11.  THE “LEBENSOHL” CONVENTION  (Pages 24-25d)
12.  RESPONSES TO PARTNER’S 1 NT AFTER AN INTERVENING TAKE-OUT DOUBLE  (Pages 26-27)
13.  PRE-EMPTIVE BIDDING (RULE OF 2-3-4)  (Pages 28-29)
14.  WHEN IS A HAND GOOD ENOUGH TO OPEN?  (Pages 30-31a)
15.  LOSING TRICK COUNT  (Pages 32-34)

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PLAY OF THE HAND

A. OFFENSIVE PLAY

1.  MAKING A PLAN  (Pages 1-2)
2.  THE DEVELOPMENT OF TRICKS  (Pages 3-4)
3.  THE DEVELOPMENT OF TRICKS (Continued)  (Pages 5-6)
4.  ELIMINATING LOSERS - TRUMPING AND DISCARDING  (Pages 7-8)
5.  ENTRIES  (Pages 9-10)
6.  WATCHING OUT FOR THE OPPONENTS  (Pages 11-12)
7.  MANAGING THE TRUMP SUIT  (Pages 13-14)
8.  COMBINING TECHNIQUES  (Pages 15-16)

B. DEFENSIVE PLAY

9.  THE DEFENSIVE HOLD-UP  (Pages 17-18)

10.  LEADS AGAINST NO TRUMP CONTRACTS  (Pages 19-21)
11.  LEADS AGAINST SUIT CONTRACTS  (Pages 22-24)
12.  THIRD-HAND PLAY  (Pages 25-26)
13.  SECOND-HAND PLAY  (Pages 27-29)
14.  DEFENSIVE SIGNALS  (Pages 30-32)
15.  DEVELOPING DEFENSIVE TRICKS  (Pages 33-35)
16.  INTERFERING WITH DECLARER  (Pages 36-37)
17.  MAKING A PLAN  (Pages 38-39)

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BRIDGE LESSON - TABLE OF CONTENTS


INTERMEDIATE BRIDGE - BIDDING TIPS FOR TOPS

0.    INTRODUCTION * (Page 0)
1.  THE  OPENING BID *  (TIPS  1-8)  (Pages 1-2)
2.  THE FIRST RESPONSE *  (TIPS  9-17A)  (Pages 3-4A)
3.  REBID BY OPENER *  (TIPS  18-31A)  (Pages 5-7)
4.  RESPONDER’S REBID *  (TIPS  32-43)  (Pages 8-10)
5.  THE JUMP SHIFT BY THE RESPONDER *  (TIPS  44-48)  (Page 11)
6.  WHEN PARTNER MAKES A JUMP SHIFT *  (TIPS  49-53)  (Page 12)
7.  WHEN YOU OVERCALL *  (TIPS  54-60)  (Pages 13-14)
8.  WHEN PARTNER OVERCALLS *  (TIPS  61-66)  (Pages 15-16)
9.  STAYMAN & JACOBY TRANSFERS OVER PARTNER’S NT/ WHEN & HOW  *  (TIPS  67-73)  (Pages 17-21F)
10.  THE OVERCALLER’S REBID *  (TIPS  74-77)  (Pages 22-23)
11.  THE TAKE-OUT DOUBLE * WHEN TO USE & WHEN NOT TO USE *  (TIPS  78-86)  (Pages 24-26)
12.  RESPONDING TO A TAKEOUT DOUBLE  *  (TIPS 87-95)  (Pages 27-29)
13.  THE REBID BY THE TAKEOUT DOUBLER *  (TIPS 96-101)  (Pages 30-31)
14.  REVERSE BIDS BY OPENER  *  (TIPS  102-108)  (Pages 32-33)
15.  WHEN PARTNER REVERSES   *  (TIPS 109-113)  (Pages 34-35)
16.  BLACKWOOD CONVENTION REVISITED  *  (TIPS 114-118)  (Page 36)
17.  WHEN PARTNER INVOKES BLACKWOOD  *  (TIPS 119-127)  (Pages 37-38) 
18.  SLAM BIDDING TIPS  *  (TIPS 128-133)  (Pages 39-40)
19.  WANT TO PREEMPT?  *  (TIPS 134-142)  (Pages 41-42)
20.  WHEN THE OPPONENTS PREEMPT  *  (TIPS 143-151)  (Pages 43-44)
21.  WHEN YOU ARE A PASSED HAND  *  (TIPS 152-157)  (Pages 45-47)
22.  WHEN PARTNER OPENS 1NT  *   (TIPS 158-164)  (Pages 48-49)
23.  WHEN YOU MAKE A NEGATIVE DOUBLE  *  (TIPS 165-178)  (Pages 50-53)
24.  REBIDDING AFTER PARTNER MAKES A NEGATIVE DOUBLE  *  (TIPS 179-186)  (Pages 54-57)
25.  WHEN YOU DOUBLE AN OPPONENT’S BID  *  (TIPS 187-194)  (Pages 58-62)
26.  CUEBIDS *  (TIPS 195-203)  (Pages 63-65)
27.  EVALUATING YOUR HAND *  (TIPS 204-216)  (Pages 66-68)
28.  COMPETETIVE AUCTIONS *  (TIPS 217-229)  (Pages 69-71)
29.  WHEN THE OPENING BID IS PASSED AROUND TO YOU  *  (TIPS 230-237)  (Pages 72-74)
30.  WHEN THE OPPONENTS DROP THE BIDDING AT THE 2-LEVEL *  (TIPS 238-244)  (Pages 75-76)
31.  REDOUBLES *  (TIPS 245-248)  (Page 77)
32.  WHEN PARTNER OPENS THE BIDDING AND YOUR RHO DOUBLES *  (TIPS 249-253)  (Pages 78-79)
33.  TW0-SUITED OVERCALLS *  (TIPS 254-257)  (Pages 80-81)
34.  THE WEAK 2-BID *  (TIPS 258-262)  (Page 82)
35.  RESPONDING TO A WEAK 2-BID*  (TIPS 263-266)  (Page 83)
36.  MISCELLANEOUS TIPS*  (TIPS 267-270)  (Pages 84)

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BRIDGE LESSON - TABLE OF CONTENTS


INTERMEDIATE BRIDGE – DOGMATA RE-DEFINED

1. REQUIREMENTS FOR AN OPENING PRE-EMPTIVE 3C BID   (Page 1)
2. MINOR SUIT PREFERENCE OPENING BIDS   (Page 2)
3. USE OF THE STAYMAN CONVENTION   (Page 3)
4. DIRECT OVERCALLS   (Page 4)
5. THE USE OF A LEAD-DIRECTING DOUBLE   (Page 5)
6. APPLYING THE LAW OF TOTAL TRICKS WHEN SACRIFICING   (Page 6)
7. JUMP OVERCALLS   (Pages 7-8)
8. THE RULE OF 20   (Pages 9-10)
9. TO REVERSE OR NOT TO REVERSE – THAT IS THE QUESTION   (Pages 11-14)
10. PREDICTING RESPONDER’S FIRST BID   (Pages 15-16)
11. A NEW SUIT BY RESPONDER – FORCING OR NOT?   (Pages 17-19)
12. OPENING 1 NO TRUMP OR NOT?   (Pages 20-21)
13. RESPONDING TO ONE NO TRUMP   (Pages 22-24)
14. MISCONCEPTIONS   (Pages 25-27)
15. OPENING “2C” OR NOT? – CRITERIA  REVISITED   (Pages 28-29)
16. REVERSES BY OPENER – REVISITED   (Pages 30-32)
17. PRE-EMPTIVE OPENING BIDS RE-EXAMINED   (Pages 33-34)
18. “THE LAW OF TOTAL TRICKS”   (Pages 35-37)
19. USING “DONT”   (Pages 38-40)
20. USING THE STAYMAN CONVENTION WHEN HOLDING 5-4 IN THE MAJORS   (Pages 41-43)

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PROBLEM  BIDDING  SCENARIOS

1. GENERAL BIDDING     (Pages 1-2)
2. STAYMAN OR JACOBY-TRANSFER BIDDING     (Pages 3-4)
3. BIDDING OVER PARTNER’S NO TRUMP OPENING    (Pages 5-6)
4. “DOUBLE” TROUBLES    (Pages 7-8)
5. OPENING THE BIDDING – WHICH SUIT?    (Pages 9-10)
6. BIDDING PROBLEMS INVOLVING THE BLACKWOOD CONVENTION    (Pages 11-12)
7. BIDDING PROBLEMS INVOLVING OVERCALLS    (Pages 13-16)
8. RESPONSES TO PARTNER’S TAKE-OUT DOUBLE    (Pages 17-18)
9. RESPONSES TO PARTNER’S OPENING STRONG, ARTIFICIAL and FORCING  “2C” BID    (Pages 19-22)
10. RESPONSE TO PARTNER’S 1NT SUBSEQUENT TO INTERFERENCE BY RHO    (Pages 23-26)
11. RESPONSES TO PARTNER’S OPENING WEAK 2-BIDS    (Pages 27-28)
12. RE-BIDS BY OPENING BIDDER    (Pages 29-32)
13. RE-BIDS BY RESPONDER    (Pages 33-38)
14. BIDS BY RESPONDER TO AN OVERCALLER    (Pages 39-42)
15. USING MICHAEL’S CUEBIDS   (Pages 43-46)
16. NO TRUMP – NO CONFUSION?  (Pages 47-54)
17. BIDDING OVER OPENER’S STRONG, ARTIFICIAL and FORCING “2C”   (Pages 55-58)
18. PRE-EMPTIVE BIDDER’S DILEMA   (Pages 59-62)
19. RESPONDING TO PARTNER’S OPENING BID SUBSEQUENT TO RHO’S TAKE-OUT DOUBLE
                        (Pages 63-64)

20.  10 RANDOM PRINCIPLES FOR BETTER BIDDING   (Pages 65-68)

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WINNING DUPLICATE TIPS

1. 10 RANDOM PRINCIPLES FOR BETTER BIDDING  (Pages 1-4)
2. UTILIZATION and MODIFICATION OF THE “RULE OF 20”  (Pages 5-7)
3. CONSTRUCTIVE BIDDING   (Pages 8-9)
4. COMPETITIVE BIDDING   (Pages 10-11)
5. COMPETITIVE BIDDING (Continued)   (Pages 12-13)
6. COMPETITIVE BIDDING (Continued)   (Pages 14-15)
7. OPENING LEADS   (Pages 16-17)
8. OPENING LEADS (Continued)   (Pages 18-19)
9. OPENING LEADS (Continued)   (Pages 20-21)
10. RANDOM TIPS FOR SUCCESS   (Pages 22-23)
11. RANDOM TIPS FOR SUCCESS Continued)   (Pages 24-25)
12. RANDOM TIPS FOR SUCCESS Continued)   (Pages 26-27)

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ADVANCED BRIDGE

1.  THE  “PUPPET STAYMAN” CONVENTION  (Pages 1-6)
2.  THE “SOINX” CONVENTION  (Page 7)
3.  NEW MINOR SUIT FORCING (Pages 8-9A)
4.  FOURTH SUIT FORCING (Pages 10-11)
5.  FORCING  & TANSFER BIDS AFTER  A REOPENING NOTRUMP BID (Pages 12-14)
6.  MARSHALL MILES CONVENTION OVER OPENING “2C” STRONG, ARTIFICIAL, & FORCING (Pages 15-17)
7.  “TWERB”  (Pages 18-19)
8.  ROMAN KEY CARD (BLACKWOOD) CONVENTION  (Pages 20-21a)
9.  ONE NO TRUMP FORCING RESPONSES  (Pages 22-23)
10. UNUSUAL NO TRUMP OVER UNUSUAL NO TRUMP and MICHAEL’S OVER MICHAEL’S (Pages 24-26)
11.  CUEBIDS (Pages 27-33)
12.  SUPPORT DOUBLES  (Pages 34-35)
13.  NEGATIVE DOUBLES  (Pages 36-37)
14.  SPLINTER BIDS  (Pages 38-40
15.  REGULAR, REVERSE, & TWO-WAY REVERSE  “DRURY” CONVENTIONS REVISITED  (Pages 41-43)
16.  RESPONSIVE DOUBLES   (Pages 44-45)
17.  4-WAY (MINOR SUIT) TRANSFERS   (Pages 46-48)
18.  THE “REDWOOD” (KICKBACK) CONVENTION   (Pages 49)
19.  THE “FORCING PASS”   (Pages 50-51)
20. BALANCING OVERCALL (Pages 51-52)
21.  INVERTED MINOR SUIT RAISES  (Pages 54-55)
22.  MULTI-2NT RESPONSES TO OPENING BIDS OF 1H OR 1S   (Pages 56-57)
23.  "NAMYATS"   (Page 58)
24.  "SANDWICH" NO TRUMP BIDS   (Page 59)
25.  NEGATIVE-FREEBIDS   (Page 61
26.  DEFENSIVE SIGNALS   (PageS 62-66)