Social Lesson #12 – Bridge Suit Promotion, Holdbacks, Endplays, Bath Coup, Frozen Suit, Rule of 7 and more…

Once again it’s time to play in a 3 Notrump contract so declarer’s primary focus is to make extra tricks – primarily using suit promotion and finesses.  You know the drill, promote our long 5 card suit and madly pitch losers in the other hand.  Of course the opponents have the same idea, promote THEIR suit before the declarer does – after all, imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.  And oh, by the way, the opponents have a possible advantage making the first lead.   At any rate, in this episode we will head off on another direction, exploring other declarer play strategies including:

Hold-up plays, end-plays, avoid leading frozen suits, entries/re-entries for repeated finesses, Bath Coup, unblocking and more.

And while we often use the Rule of 7 to disrupt the opponents transportation, we will also witness when NOT to use the rule.   In each of our 7 hands, we will have 2-3 variations to witness the consequence of declarer and opponent lines of play.   So don’t delay, come by BridgeHands and watch 75 minutes of our show, complete with a bit of theory and lots of bidding and animated card play with commentary.

Premium and ULTRA members are welcome to enjoy the three-part lesson segments.   Additionally, be sure to check out the hundreds of hours of videos in our archive by clicking “Index to Videos” on the navigation above or simply click this link.

Part 1 – Declarer play in 3 Notrump contracts – for all audiences – click here to view 22 minutes of video

Premium and ULTRA Members click here to view Part 2 – 25 minutes of video

Premium and ULTRA Members click here to view Part 3 – 30 minutes of video

Happy Trails,


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