Basic Acol Bridge Lessons

Opening Bids

The three purposes of bidding are to describe your hand,  find the fit AND agree the - more...

Takeout Doubles

Takeout doubles are useful when you have an opening hand but - more...


Rebids

When making an opening bid you must be planning your second bid, called a rebid -  more...  

Red Suit Transfers

Only used after your partner has opened 1NT. The idea is to transfer the play of a major suit from - more...


Stayman

Only use when partner opens 1NT.

Bidding  2 clubs asks - more...



Responses

If your partner opens with a suit at the one level she is promising up to 19 points. - more...  

Improver Acol Bridge Lessons

Achieving a NT Contract

When you see dummy, count your guaranteed tricks.  More...

The Lebensohl Convention

When 1NT is overcalled, a bid by the responder at 3 level is game forcing. More...


Multi-Landy or Cappelleti

This convention shows precisely the content of the overcaller's hand. More...

The Moscow Defence

Where a 1NT trump bid is doubled the Moscow convention can be used. More...

Bidding & Playing in NT

With a flat hand and 12 to 14 points, open 1NT.  More...

Opening Leads

The opening lead is the first line of attack when taking a contract down.  More...