Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Practice your bridge bidding

The latest tutorial added to No Fear Bridge helps you practice overcalling after an opening bid of 1NT. In lesson 1 you are first responding bidder, in lesson 2 you are opener's partner and in lesson 3 you are second responding bidder. This tutorial gives you a chance to practice your bidding in all three situations.

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Responder's Second Bid

Practice your bridge bidding. Once you have started to master your opening bid as a responder, you will want to practice your second bid as a responder.

With this quiz you are given 10 questions to help you practice. You can take the quiz several times as you won't be given the same questions each time.

Click to select the answer. When you have answered the questions, click on "submit" and see how many you answered correctly.

When you make a mistake, you are given a clear explanation of why your answer was wrong. Here's an example:If you'd like to try this quiz for yourself, head over to the No Fear Bridge membership site and sign up for the two week free trial. It really is free - no need to give your credit card number. New material is being added to the site all the time. This quiz was added yesterday.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Learn Bridge Bidding

Learn Bridge Bidding - responding to 1NTThe latest addition to the No Fear Bridge membership site is a set of 24 hands on the topic "responding to a 1NT opening".

You can use this practice exercise as many times as you want to improve your responding. Each time you will be given a selection of 12 hands from the 24 available. Plenty of variety to keep you interested and a different selection every time.

You can choose to include the Stayman convention, or to exclude it.

Monday, 2 February 2009

Andrew Robson visits No Fear Bridge Club

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Andrew Robson is visiting the No Fear Bridge Club in New Haw in Surrey on Thursday 19th March.  The evening session, from 6.30pm - 9.30pm, is for intermediate/club players with at least 3 years' experience (or equivalent).  The session costs £15 and is open to non-members of the club. 

Advance booking IS ESSENTIAL.  You can download the booking form.  Full details are on the form.

The subject of the lesson will be "Defending Trump Contracts – Observing Dummy".  It isn't necessary to bring a partner.

Don't miss this opportunity to have a lesson from one of the UK's top bridge teachers.

Sunday, 1 February 2009

How Acol Got its Name

Have you ever wondered how Acol got its name?  It's named after a road in Hampstead in London.  Here it is:

According to Wikipedia, a bridge club used to meet there in the 1930s and it was the members of that club who started developing the bidding system we use today.