Bridge Bidding Cheat Sheet 4

Bridge Bidding Cheat Sheet
This bridge bidding cheat sheet is available for members to download from No Fear Bridge. All the most common bids laid out in one handy, printable bridge bidding chart.  Print it out and use it as a handy reference guide when you are playing bridge online or with friends.  (If you’re playing at your local ...

Reading The Cards

Simple Card Reading. No.  Not a lesson in Tarot – a short lesson in how to make the most from the bidding and from the opening lead in a game of bridge. Use them to your advantage.  Notice who passed on the first round of bidding before the opening bid was made.  Anyone that did ...

Learn To Play Bridge – Improve Your Social Life

This charming contribution was sent to me by a site reader.  Thanks. “A Clever Card Game – And Water Under the Bridge… This is a true story from someone (I’ll call him Jack) to who I spoke recently; he had a problem with his computer and found me through a forum post… During, and following ...

Why Play Bridge?

It Helps Boost Your Immune System Yes, really, it does.  Playing bridge regularly can be great for your health.  In 2000 Professor Marian Diamond from Berkely University carried out a study to demonstrate the benefits of learning to play bridge. You can read the results of her study here http://berkeley.edu/news/berkeleyan/2000/11/15/bridge.html Prof Diamond used woman from a ...

Should I Lead A Trump? 1

When is it appropriate to make your opening lead from the trump suit?   There are several situations in which a trump lead might be appropriate.  Here are some of them: 1) Responder raises opener’s suit You might want to consider leading with a trump if the bidding appears to suggest that declarer is hoping ...

Bridge Transfers After 1NT Opening 4

Bridge Transfers After 1NT Opening
Bridge Transfers Convention. This is one of several conventional bids in bridge.  It’s a bid that has a specific meaning and one of the best know examples is the Jacoby Transfer. After an opening bid of 1NT, responder will bid 2 Diamonds if they hold 5 or more hearts or 2 hearts of they hold ...

5 Card Major Bidding

5 Card Major Bidding
5 card majors  is the main system used by bridge players in the USA, Canada and much of the rest of the world.  (One of the main alternatives is Acol bridge, the system played in the UK, Ireland and New Zealand.) The basic premise of 5 card major bridge bidding is that the opening bidder ...

Bridge Holidays

A bridge holiday is a great way of improving your bridge play and having fun at the same time.  You will lots of new people, enjoy a stay a good hotel with good food and new sights to see in your free time. There are lots of holidays that experienced bridge players can enjoy – ...

Fourth Suit Forcing

As the name suggests, Fourth suit forcing is a “forcing” bid which means your partner has to bid again and tell you something more about their hand. It is used by the responder when three suits have already been bid (opener bid a suit, responder changed suit, opener changed suit again).  At this point a ...

Bridge Terms

Bridge Terms
When you first start learning to play bridge you need to learn the bridge terminology.  It can be confusing, but like all jargon with a little perseverence and practice you will soon be comfortable with all the terms. This is not a definitive guide to all bridge terms.  It would be too long and too ...