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Tuesday Tutorial 28th July

I decided to cover the topic of transfers – the focus of this tutorial was just on red suit transfers…mainly getting used to the idea of showing a 5 card suit and then bidding no trumps and then getting the opening 1NT bidder to choose the final contract based on their hand…

Exit Transfers

Exit transfers in bridge are a way of escaping from a poor 1NT doubled contract. This convention can be played with a weak or a strong no trump.

You can play this after 1NT – Double – ? and also after 1x – 1NT – Double – ?

Let’s look at the responses after the 1NT has been doubled…

BidMeaning
PassAsks partner to Redouble
RDAsks partner to bid clubs
2♣4 Card Stayman
2Asks partner to bid hearts
2Asks partner to bid spades

Apart from pass…the responses are straightforward.

So after Redouble (RD) partner bids 2♣…if the redoubler now bids diamonds they are now showing a 5+ diamond suit.

Alternatively you can drop the Stayman element of this system and use 2C as a transfer to diamonds. It’s your partnerships choice!

What about 1NT – X – P – P – RD

So the whole purpose of this is we can get partner to RD if we think 1NT is making or if we bid on we are now denying holding a 5 card suit and are now trying to find a 4-4 fit if possible.

Let’s look at the responses:

BidMeaning
PassHappy to play in 1NT doubled and RD
2♣I have a 4 card club suit
2I have a 4 card diamond suit
2I have a 4 card heart suit and don’t have 4 spades

The original 1NT opener or overcaller can now pass or bid their 4/5 card suit up the line. Bidding continues like this until you find a 4-4 suit or you have to settle in a 4-3 fit. If you bid correctly you will always at least find a 4-3 fit and maybe, if opener has a 5 card suit you might even get lucky and find a 5-4 fit.

If you play a weak NT then this convention is really useful to learn and master.

I’ve also done an exit transfers video.

Bridge Hand Analysis

Examining all the information to analyse a hand.

In this hand we can work out whether to play to drop a card or finesse…

Using GIB to Analyse Hands

So in this video I’m going to analyse bridge hands from a teams match from the lockdown league…As apart of the analysis I’ll be using GIB.

Lockdown League 03/07/20

I’ve actually added a bit more analysis of this one that you might want to look at later…

2nd June Tuesday Tutorial

Random hands tutorial from the 2nd of June…

9th June Tuesday Tutorial

Random hands from our Tuesday tutorial on the the 9th June 2020….

Tuesday 23th June 2020

Tuesday 23th June 2020…our Tuesday group continues with more random hands….always something to learn from these hands…

How to Upload LIN files to Bridgebase

So in this video i’m going to show you how to download LIN files and then upload them to Bridgebase. You can then use these as a teaching aid or to practice certain hand types with your bridge friends.

EBU Lockdown League 03/06/2020

EBU Lockdown League 03/06/2020. Disaster…but one thing about bridge is that you learn from your mistakes….hopefully!

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