Handouts and Slides

Modern Acol Bidding

Link to my Modern Acol Bidding Book

YouTube Bridge Videos

Link to my YouTube Bridge Videos


Avoiding Unnecessary Slow Play 

Bridge Etiquette (2019)

Example Convention Cards

Hand Review Friday June 2019

Hand Review Tuesday June 2019

How should the vulnerability affect your bidding?

Stop, alerts and announcements 

Using Bridgebase

Five Card Majors, 2/1: Playing with BBO Robots



My own 2-page guide to Basic Acol (WJO)


2 Club Opening and Responses

4:4:4:1 Hands 

Awkward Hands

Bidding Principles

Bidding Opposite a Passed Hand

Blackwood: Use and Misuse

Competing against Weak Twos and Preempts


Delayed Support


Doubles: Reopening

Doubles and Overcalls

Double of an Artificially Bid Suit

Fourth Suit Forcing

Game Trial 3NT

Game Trial Major


Halmic (Defence to 1NT-X) - revised

Interference over 1NT

Jacoby 2NT

Law of Total Tricks

Losing Trick Count - Expected Losers

Losing Trick Count 

     Losing Trick Count 1 (Mr. Bridge)

     Losing Trick Count 2 (Mr. Bridge)

Negative or Sputnik Doubles

Roman Key Card Blackwood

Roman Key Card Blackwood Summary 


Responding to a Double (Suit and NT)

Responding to One of a Suit

Showing Your Shape

Splinter Bids

Stayman Including Weak Responses

Transfers:Summary of Responses

Transfers: An introduction

Transfers Quiz

Transfers in Detail

Unassuming Cue Bid

Weak Jump Overcalls

Weak Twos 

Weak Twos (slides)

What do these bidding sequences show? (quiz)


Declarer Play

Clues from the Bidding

Declarer Play at Trick 1 (2)

End Plays

Establish Suits Before Drawing Trumps

Establishing Suits by Ruffing (slides) (pdf)

Establishing Suits by Ruffing 6:2, 5:2

Getting a helpful discard

Loser On Loser

Mistakes at Trick 1

Repeat Finesses 

Suit Combinations (1)



3rd Hand Play Quiz

Active or Passive Defence

Attitude Signals

Discarding: 8 Guidelines

Internal Sequence Leads

Lead of King vs NT

Leading Trumps

Leads and Signals

Rule of 11

Opening Leads: Types of Sequences

Overtaking and Unblocking

Second Hand Play

Standard Leads

Suit Preference Signals Examples

Third Hand Play

Trump Promotion







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