HAROLD'S REWRITTEN BRIDGE LESSONS
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BEGINNER'S LESSONS I   BEGINNER'S LESSONS I
# 1 - Mechanics of the Game
# 2 - Scoring and The Theory of Bidding
# 3 - Opener's Description
#3a - When is a Hand Good Enough to Open
# 4 - Responder's Description

# 5 - No-Trump Bidding
  # 6 - Competitive Bidding
# 7 - Responding to Partner's Simple Overcall 
# 8 - Responding to Partner's Take-Out Double 
# 9 - Higher Level Opening Bids
# 10 - Opening Leads

 

BEGINNER'S LESSONS II   BEGINNER'S LESSONS II
#11 Declarer Play of the Hand - Making A Plan
#12 Declarer Play of the Hand - The Development Of Tricks - 1
#13 Declarer Play of the Hand - The Development Of Tricks - 2
  #14 Declarer Play of the Hand - Eliminating Losers
#15 Declarer Play of the Hand - Entries

 

 

BEGINNER'S LESSONS III   BEGINNER'S LESSONS III
#16 Planning the Play of the Hand - Trick Development 
#17 Planning the Play of the Hand - Part 1
#18 Planning the Play of the Hand - Part 2
#19 Planning the Play of the Hand - Part 3
#20 Declarer Play - Planning the Play in No Trump
#21 Planning the Play of the Hand - Strategy in No Trump Contracts
  #22 Declarer Play - Planning the Play in Suit Contracts 
#23 Planning the Play of the Hand - Suit Contract Strategy - I
#24 Planning the Play of the Hand - Suit Contract Strategy - II
#25 Planning the Play of the Hand - Special Trump Plays 
#26 Planning the Play of the Hand - Finesses 
#27 Planning the Play of the Hand - To Finesse or Not to Finesse

 

INTERMEDIATE LESSONS I   INTERMEDIATE LESSONS I

# 1 - When is a Hand Good Enough to Open + Marty Bergen's Adjust-3 Method 
# 2 - The Captaincy Principle
# 3 - The Captaincy Principle - Bidding Scenarios 
# 4 - The Rolls of the Captain and the Crews
# 5 - Competitive  Bidding - Overcalls

# 6 - Competitive Bidding - Overcalls - Bidding Scenarios
# 7 - Competitive Bidding - Take-Out Doubles
# 8 - Responding to Partner's Simple Overcall
# 9 - Responding to Partner's Simple Overcall - Bidding Scenarios 
# 10 - Responding to Partner's Overcall and Take-Out Double 
# 11 - Responding to Partner's Take-Out Doubles - Bidding Scenarios
# 12 - Responding to Partner's Take-Out Double and Re-Bids by the TO Doubler
# 13 - Re-Bids by the Take-Out Doubler
# 14 - Re-Bids by the Take-Out Doubler Bidding Scenarios 
# 15 - Describing the Distribution
# 16 - Describing the Count
# 17 - Describing the Count - Bidding Scenarios
# 18 - Responding to an Opening Bid of 1-No-Trump - The Stayman Convention
# 19 -  Pre-Emptive Opening Bids
# 20 - Bidding Over an Opponent's Opening Pre-emptive Bid
# 21 - The Preferred (Better) Minor Suit Opening

 

# 22 - Planning Declarer Play - Timing in No-Trump Contracts 
# 23 - Planning Declarer Play - Timing in Suit Contracts 
# 24 - Managing the Trump Suit
# 25 - Forcing, Non-Forcing, Invitational, and Shut-Out Bids
# 26 - The Forcing  Nature of Bids - Bidding Scenarios
# 27 - Doubles and Their Many Meanings
# 28 - Doubles and Their Many Meaning - Bidding Scenarios
# 29 - Opener's Re-Bid
# 30 - Opener's Re-Bid - Bidding Scenarios
# 31 - Opening Bids and Re-Bids - Scenarios
# 32 - Responder's Jump Responses
# 33 - Supporting Partner's One-of-a Suit Opening - Bidding Scenarios
# 34  - Responding to Partner's One of a Suit Opening - Without Support
# 35 - Responders Re-Bids
# 36 - Supporting Partner's 1-of-a-Suit Opening - With and W/O Interference
# 37 - Supporting Partner's 1-of-a-Suit Opening - Bidding Scenarios
# 38 - Responding to Partner's 1-NT Opening Following Interference 
# 39 - Bidding When You Are a Previously Passed Hand 
# 40 - Overcalling After Your RHO Has Opened 1-of-a Suit  
# 41 - Defensive Play of the Hand - Maximizing Tricks for the Defense

       

INTERMEDIATE LESSONS II   INTERMEDIATE LESSONS II

# 1 - Defending Against NT Contracts
# 2 - Timing in NT Contracts
# 3 - Defending Against Suit Contracts
# 4 - Timing in Suit Contracts 
# 5 - Avoiding Declarer Playing Mistakes
# 6 - Avoiding Defender Playing Mistakes
# 7 - Opening Leads (1) - General Concepts
# 8 - Opening Leads (2) - Choosing the Suit
# 9 - Opening Leads (3) - Choosing the Card

 

# 10 - Second Hand Play
# 11 - Third Hand Play 
# 12 - Bidding 2-Suited & 3-Suited Hands
# 13 - Responder's New Suit Responses with 4, 5, and 6-Card Suits 
# 14 - Bidding the Opponent's Suit - Cue Bid Meanings
# 15 (a) - The Meaning of Various NT Bids and Re-bids by an Opening Bidder
# 15 (b) - The Meaning of Various NT Bids and Re-bids by a Responder
# 15 (c) - The Meaning of Various NT Bids and Re-bids by an Overcaller
# 16 - Planning the Play of the Hand - The Percentage Play
# 17 - False Carding and Deceptive Plays

 

PROBLEM BIDDING SCENARIOS   PROBLEM BIDDING SCENARIOS
# 1 - Non Competitive Auctions - Correct the Bidding and or Playing Error(s)
# 2 - Non Competitive Auctions - Correct the Bidding  Error(s)
# 3 - Non Competitive Auctions - Correct the Bidding  Error(s)
# 4 - Non Competitive Auctions - Correct the Bidding  Error(s)
# 5 - Non Competitive Auctions - Correct the Bidding  Error(s)
# 6 - Non Competitive Auctions - Correct the Bidding  Error(s)
# 7 - Non Competitive Auctions - Correct the Bidding  Error(s)
  # 8 - Non Competitive Auctions - Correct the Bidding  Error(s)
# 9 -  Select the Opening Bid and Re-bid  
# 10 - Overcalling and Responding to Partners T/O Double - Select Correct Bid 
# 11 - Responding to Partners Overcall With/Without Support-Select Correct Bid 
# 12 - No-Trump Bids - There Recognition and Useage 
# 13 - Bidding Problem Scenarios
# 14 - The Meaning of No-Trump Bids - Bidding Scenarios  
# 15 - Responding With Fewer than 6 HCP

 

TOPICS   TOPICS
1-No-Trump Bids And Their Varied Meanings 
2-No-Trump And Their Varied Meaning  
3-No-Trump And Their Varied Meaning
3rd & 4th Seat Openings & Light Openings
4-No-Trump And 5-No-Trump And Their Varied Meanings
4th- Suit Forcing
4-Way Minor Suit Transfers
Ace Asking-Conventions - Gerber and Blackwood
Ace Asking-Conventions - Exclusion Blackwood
Ace Asking-Conventions - Kickback (Redwood)
Ace Asking-Conventions - Poor Man's (Preemptive Roman Keycard) Blackwood
Ace Asking-Conventions - Roman Key-Card Blackwood
Alerts
Auction Sequences (1) Non-Forcing
Auction Sequences (2) Forcing
Balancing Overcalls (1)
Balancing Overcalls (2) - Bidding Scenarios
Balancing Overcalls (3) - Responding to Partner's Balancing 1-NT
Balancing Overcalls (4) - Responding to Partner's Balancing 1-NT Bidding Scenarios 
Bergen Raises
Bridge Humor
Bridge-Tips - Pearls
Brozel
Cappelletti (Hamilton)
Card-Showing (DSI) (Action) Double
Cross-Ruff Tricks
Cue-Bids and Natural Bids of a Suit Bid Previously by an Opponent (1)
Cue-Bids and Natural Bids of a Suit Bid Previously by an Opponent (2) - Scenarios 
DONT (1)
DONT (2) - Bidding Scenarios
DOPI and DEPO
DRURY (Regular, Reverse, and Two-Way Reverse)
Dummy Reversal
Endplay
Entries
Equal Level Conversion Double
Extended Michaels
False Carding
Finesses 
Fit-Showing Jump (Flower) Bids
Flannery (2D) Convention
Forcing No-Trump
Forcing No-Trump - Bidding Scenarios
Forcing Pass
Gambling 3-No-Trump
Garbage and Crawling Stayman
Grand Slam Force and Pick a Slam Conventions
Help-Suit & Longsuit Game-Tries
Ingberman 2-No-Trump 
Inverted Minor Raises
Jacoby Re-Transfers
Jacoby 2 No-Trump
Jordan 2-NT (Truscott)
Jump-Shift
Kennedy Bidding Method   
Lead-Directing Doubles
Leaping Michaels
Lebensohl (1)
Lebensohl (2) - Bidding Scenarios
Long Suit and Short Suit Game Tries
Losing Trick Count
Marty Bergen's Adj-3 Method
Maximal Double
Meckwell Convention - Responding to Partners Balancing 1-No-Trump
Mel Colchamiro's Rules
Michaels' Cue-Bid and the Unusual No-Trump (1)
Michaels' Cue-Bid and the Unusual No-Trump (2) - Bidding Scenarios
Michaels Over Michaels And The Unusual No-trump Over Unusual No-Trump
Mini Roman (2D) Convention
  Mirror Doubles
Multi Purpose 2-No-Trump (1)
Multi Purpose 2-No-Trump (2) - Bidding Scenarios
Namyats
Negative (Sputnik) Doubles (1)
Negative Doubles (2) - Using Them
Negative Doubles (3) - Responding To Them
Negative Doubles (4) - Responding To Them - Bidding Scenarios
Negative Free Bids
New Minor Forcing (1) (NMF) 
New Minor Forcing (2) (NMF) - Bidding Scenarios 
No-Trump Bids And Their Varied Meanings
Opening 1-NT With 5-Card Major
Overcalls
Penalty (Business) Double
Puppet Stayman

Puppet Stayman (Modified) Over Partners 2_No-Trump Opening
Re-Doubles
Responsive Double (1)
Responsive Double (2) vs Rosenkranz Double
Reverse

Rule of Eleven (11)
Rule of Seven (7) 
Rule of 2-3-4 When Pre-Empting

Rules (1-40) To Remember
Rules of Two (2) And Eight (8) - Overcalling Following Opponents NT Opening
Sandwich No-Trump vs. The Unusual No-Trump
Scrambling 2-NT, Good Bad 2NT, and Super Unusual 2-NT
Signaling (1) - The Key To Defense
Signaling (2) - Various Methods when Discarding
Smolen
Slam Bidding
Snapdragon Double
Splinter Bids
Spiral 2-NT
Squeeze Play
Stayman and Jacoby Transfers (1)
Stayman and Jacoby Transfers (2) -Bidding Scenarios I

Stayman and Jacoby Transfers (3) - Bidding Scenarios II

Strong Opening 2-Club Bid (1) - When Is A Hand Strong Enough to Open 2C
Strong Opening 2-Club Bid (2) - Partners Responses
Strong Opening 2-Club Bid (3) - Responding to Partner - Bidding Scenarios
Super-Acceptance of Jacoby Transfers
Support Doubles and Re-Doubles (1)
Support Doubles and Re-Doubles (2)
Texas Transfers
The Crash Convention
The Law Of Total Tricks
The SOINX Convention
The Suction Convention
Tips For Tops - 0
Tips For Tops - 1

Tips For Tops - 2

Tips For Tops - 3
Tips For Tops - 4
Take-Out Doubles (1)
Take-Out Doubles (2)-Responding to Partner Bidding Scenarios
Take-Out Doubles (3) Re-Bids by the Doubler
Take-Out Doubles (4)-Re-bids by the Doubler Bidding Scenarios
Transferring into a Minor Suit
Trap Pass
Two Over-One - Game Forcing Bidding System 
Weak 2-Bids (1) - Partners Responses to Them
Weak 2-Bids (2) - Responses to Partners Opening Weak 2-Bids -Klinger-Ogust 

Weak 2-Bids (3) - Responding to Partners Opening Weak 2-Bids - Scenarios

Weak Jump-Overcalls, Weak-Jump Raises, & Weak Jump Shifts

Western Cue-Bid

Wolff Signoff Bids

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated 12/6/2017