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2450 17th Avenue, Suite 200
Santa Cruz,CA 95062
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1st Year 99er Lessons

Click on the lesson subject to get the lesson. Some of the lessons below have an embedded quiz; those which have a separate quiz or an additional quiz will have a "quiz" link.

Subject Abstract Quiz

Take-Out Doubles I

Take-Out doubles and responses

Quiz

Overcalls I

Criteria for overcalls and reponses by Advancer with support

 

Overcalls II

Bids by Advancer without support for Overcaller's major suit

 

Overcalls III

Advancer's bids when Overcaller has bid a minor

 

Weak Two Openings

Criteria and Responder's Bids

 

Weak Jump Overcalls

Criteria and Advancer's Bids

 

Negative Doubles I

Criteria and common sequences

Quiz

Negative Doubles II

Opener's rebids

 

Defense I (NT Leads)

Guidelines augmenting "4th from longest & strongest"

Quiz

Defense II (Suit Leads)

Guidelines for leads versus suit contracts

Quiz

Defense III (Suit Leads)

Lead guidelines when other suits are bid

 

Forcing Rebids I (Opener)

Opener's Forcing Rebids

Quiz

Forcing Rebids I (Responder)

Responders's Forcing and Non-Forcing Rebids

 

Non-Forcing Rebids I (Opener)

Opener's Non-Forcing Rebids

 

Bidding Two-Suited Hands I (Opener)

Opening Bids with two-suited hands

 

Bidding Two-Suited Hands II (Responder)

Responding with two-suited hands

 

New Minor Forcing I

Uncovering 5-3 Major Fit when Responder holds a 5-card major

 

New Minor Forcing II

Other New Minor Forcing situations

 

Hand Evaluation I

Hand Evaluation and the Point Count System

 

Stayman I

Review Stayman

 

Stayman II

Stayman when Responder holds 5-4 in the majors

 

Stayman III

Stayman over 2NT

 

Jacoby Transfers I

Review Jacoby Transfers

 

Jacoby Transfers II

Additional Topics

 

Supporting Partner I (Major Opening)

Review Responses with a fit

 

Defensive Signals I (Attitude)

Guidelines

 

Defensive Signals II (Count)

Guidelines

 

Defensive Signals III (Suit Preference)

Guidelines

 

Supporting Partner II (Major Opening)

Review and expand on topic, especially cue-bid raises

 

Strong 2C Opening I

Introduction to the strong 2C opening convention and responses

 

Slam Bidding I (Control Bids)

Introduction to Control Bids

 

Slam Bidding II (Control Bids)

Control Bids Guidelines (additional details)

 

Slam Bidding III (1430)

Using 1430 KeyCard Blackwood

 

Play & Defense
Exercises

Exercise Category

15-1

Entries

15-2

Multiple Chances

15-3

Avoidance

15-4

Entries

15-5

Counting Losers

15-6

Entries

15-7

Avoidance

15-8

Avoidance, Counting Winners

15-9

Entries

Bidding Analysis

Date & Board # Abstract

2016-09-07 #5

Competitive Bidding Using LoTT Guideline