Okay, it’s time to step up responders bidding a bit. Playing the Standard American system, after opener begins bidding in a major suit, with 10+ points for responder its paramount to find the best bid. Of course, the fun is just getting started. Now both the opener and responder must be on their proverbial toes to succinctly and accurately describe their hand with the ensuing rebids.
After responders two-level response, almost all opener bids are forcing. Not only will we entertain you with lots of bidding examples, but in this video lesson we will also have the opportunity to actually play an assortment of hand – some with straight forward play, others not so much. In fact, here at BridgeHands some of the hands we have prepared might make you pause and take a second look before bidding. But the good news is that if you can master bidding and play of our hands, you will be well equipped for real Bridge at the table. Tip – in addition to going for the obvious finesse and side-suit ruffs, be aware of opponents suit distribution and entries when trying to promote the dummy’s side suit. Oh yeah, also be on the lookout for the situation when a suit does not break favorably!
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