Social Lesson 20, Counting Opps length & strength

Welcome Bridge Friends!

At long last we had our first online, real time, live-streaming webinar! What makes this format come to life is the opportunity for us to interactively “chat” as the lesson progresses as your typed questions are asked.  And to be sure, we also ask students for their views on what to do next…

On our March 24, 2020 first call we had several hundred live folks attend on YouTube and Facebook.  Thank you all for your support and attending our kickoff episode!

So counting our HCP/points and long suits is easy enough.  That said, in this lesson we are on the hunt to begin evaluating their points and length.  So let’s start paying attention to the bidding, final contract, opening lead and play of the hand.  

Part 1 – Introduction, two-way communication using chat and etiquette (38 minutes)
Part 2 – Talking about the strategy and tactics to use a personalized approach (27 minutes)
Part 3 – Going to the Virtual Bridge Table and practice our counting skills during bidding and play (42 minutes)

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Here at BridgeHands all of our Bridge hands are full of commentary (regardless of who is the declarer and defender) and analysis on hand evaluation, bidding and animated card play.   As always, our hand discussion offers a refreshingly rare glimpse of Bridge inside the minds of all four players at the table as play progresses, bid by bid, card by card. 

Normally Visitors are welcome to view the Part 1 series of our video lesson with nuances that will lead to quick and sound bidding without guesswork.  Those with the BridgeHands Free membership may also watch Part 2 where we play more hands with provocative play tips and strategies, as well as way to improve skills by critiquing student players. As a Premium and ULTRA member, you are welcome to enjoy the entire five-part lesson segments with lots of hands, plus an opportunity to view future shows during your membership subscription period.   And as always, be sure to check out the hundreds of hours of videos in our archive that is growing by leaps and bounds, by clicking “Index to Videos” on the navigation above or simply click this link.

Bridge Teachers – you may download your personal copy of our copyrighted video lesson here:

Social Lesson 20 – Part 1

Social Lesson 20 – Part 2

Social Lesson 20 – Part 3

Happy Trails,


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