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Deal Feature

Deal 1 - Solo Bidding
Lesson 4 - No Trump Opening bids
T by T - High card from the short side first principle
Deal 2 - Solo Bidding T by T - High card from the short side first principle
Deal 3 - Solo Bidding T by T - Forcing out opponents Ace to set up winners in a suit
Deal 4 - Solo Bidding T by T - Overtaking an Honour with an Honour to gain entry to Dummy


Deal 5 - Solo Bidding

Lesson 5 - One in a Suit Opening bids
T by T - Drawing trumps first - Establish a winner by ruffing - Discarding a loser
Deal 6 - Solo Bidding T by T - Drawing trumps first - 8 ever 9 never - Discarding a loser
Deal 7 - Solo Bidding T by T - Discarding losers - establishing an extra trick when opponents' cards are divided 3-3
Deal 8 - Solo Bidding T by T - Discarding losers - drawing the opponents' losing trumps only


Deal   9 - Solo Bidding

Lesson 6 - NT Responses after a 1 in a Suit Opening
T by T - Forcing out opponents Ace to establish winners
Deal 10 - Solo Bidding T by T - Establishing winners in a long suit
Deal 11 - Solo Bidding T by T - Hold up play - Forcing out opponent's Ace to establish winners
Deal 12 - Solo Bidding T by T - Establishing a long suit - Handling a 9-card suit including Ace and Queen


Deal 13 - Solo Bidding

Lesson 7 - Bidding a New Suit
T by T - Overtaking an Honour with an Honour to transfer the lead - Discarding a loser
Deal 14 - Solo Bidding T by T - Playing through Dummy's strength - Forcing out opponent's Ace to establish winners
Deal 15 - Solo Bidding T by T - Ruffing in Dummy before drawing trumps - Finesse of K Q against the Ace
Deal 16 - Solo Bidding T by T - Discarding losers before drawing trumps - Forcing out opponent's Ace to establish winners


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Deal 17 - Solo Bidding

Lesson 8 - Suit Responses after a 1 NT Opening
T by T - Discarding a loser before drawing trumps - The Indirect Finesse against the King
Deal 18 - Solo Bidding T by T - Stayman Convention - Discarding losers before drawing trumps
Direct finesse against the King
Deal 19 - Solo Bidding T by T - Discarding losers before drawing trumps - Forcing out opponents Ace to establish winners
Deal 20 - Solo Bidding T by T - Direct finesse by the Defence - Repeated Indirect finesse against the Queen


Deal 21 - Solo Bidding

Lesson 9 - The Indirect Finesse
Indirect finesse against the K - Selecting the correct finesse - Refusing a dangerous finesse
Deal 22 - Solo Bidding Taking a safe finesse for a possible overtrick trick   -   Covering all the percentages
Deal 23 - Solo Bidding Taking 2 finesse to increase the success rate - Taking finesses in the right order
Deal 24 - Solo Bidding 'Hold up' play technique - Establishing a 4th winner when opponents cards are divided 3-3
Taking a safe finesse for a possible over trick - Covering all the percentages


Deal 25 - Solo Bidding

Lesson 10 - The Direct Finesse
Direct finesse by the Defence
Covering opponents Honour with an Honour to promote a lower card to a winner
Deal 26 - Solo Bidding Ruffing finesse
Deal 27 - Solo Bidding Stayman - Blackwood - 8 ever 9 never - Direct finesse - Safety play in a finesse
Deal 28 - Solo Bidding Rule of 11 - Selecting the right finesse


Deal 29 - Solo Bidding

Lesson 11 - Bidding by a Passed Hand
Ruffing a loser in Dummy before drawing trumps
Defence leading trumps to prevent Dummy from ruffing
Deal 30 - Solo Bidding Direct finesse against the Queen - Indirect finesse against the King
Deal 31 - Solo Bidding Ignoring a possible finesse - Indirect finesse against the Queen
Deal 32 - Solo Bidding Direct double finesse against K and Q


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Deal 33 - Solo Bidding

Lesson 12 - Handling a Trump Suit
Drawing the opponents' losing trumps only - Setting up winners in a long suit by ruffing
Deal 34 - Solo Bidding Card signal by the Defence - Ducking play to maintain control of the trump suit
Drawing opponents' losing trumps only - Direct finesse against the Queen
Deal 35 - Solo Bidding Cross ruff play - Cashing the side suit winners first
Deal 36 - Solo Bidding Blackwood Convention - Dummy Reversal play
Overtaking an Honour with an Honour to transfer the lead
Ruffing with Declarer's high cards to preserve Dummy's trump entry


Deal 37 - Solo Bidding

Lesson 13 - Preemptive Opening bids
Establishing a long suit
Deal 38 - Solo Bidding Ruffing losers with Dummy's trumps before drawing trumps
Deal 39 - Solo Bidding Sacrifice bid - Developing a long suit by ruffing
Deal 40 - Solo Bidding Sacrifice bid - Ruffing losers with Dummy's trumps


Deal 41 - Solo Bidding

Lesson 14 - Overcalls & Takeout Doubles
Indirect finessing twice - discarding losers on High cards and by ruffing
Deal 42 - Solo Bidding Discarding a loser before drawing trumps - finessing against a 10
Deal 43 - Solo Bidding Direct and Indirect finesses
Deal 44 - Solo Bidding Ruffing high to prevent an over ruff


Deal 45 - Solo Bidding

Lesson 15 - The Deep Finesse
Double finesse as best percentage play - Winning an extra trick when opponents cards break 3-3
Deal 46 - Solo Bidding Double finesse as best percentage play - Refusing a finesse
Deal 47 - Solo Bidding Careful use of Dummy's entries - Ruffing double finesse as best percentage play
Deal 48 - Solo Bidding Blackwood Convention - Double finesse as best percentage play - Refusing a finesse


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Deal 49 - Solo Bidding

Lesson 15 - The Deep Finesse
Playing low to establish a winner holding only Q and J - Playing the safe finesse
Deal 50 - Solo Bidding Stayman Convention - The Bath Coup - Preventing the dangerous opponent of winning the lead
Deal 51 - Solo Bidding Covering an Honour to promote a trick - Free finesse
Deal 52 - Solo Bidding Blackwood Convention - Signal by the Defence - Deep finesse - Ruff and Sluff


Deal 53 - Solo Bidding

Lesson 16 - Weak and Strong Two Opening bids
Selecting the most productive finesse option
Deal 54 - Solo Bidding Ogust Convention - Indirect double finesse
Deal 55 - Solo Bidding Ogust Convention - Indirect double finesse
Deal 56 - Solo Bidding Takeout Double - Sacrifice bidding - Direct finesse


Deal 57 - Solo Bidding

Lesson 17 - The Duck and the Throw In
2C opening bid - Duck to preserve an entry
Deal 58 - Solo Bidding Duck to drop an Honour - Throw in for an end play
Deal 59 - Solo Bidding Throw in via a trump loser for an end play
Deal 60 - Solo Bidding Blackwood Convention - Throw in for an end play


Deal 61 - Solo Bidding

Lesson 18 - Hold Up and Avoidance Plays
Hold Up - Avoidance play
Deal 62 - Solo Bidding Stayman Convention - Hold Up - Avoidance play
Deal 63 - Solo Bidding Hold Up - Avoidance play
Deal 64 - Solo Bidding Hold Up - Avoidance play


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Deal 65 - Solo Bidding

Lesson 19 - The Negative Double Response
Negative Double - Ruffing before drawing trumps - Double finesse
Deal 66 - Solo Bidding Negative Double - Bath Coup - Avoidance play
Deal 67 - Solo Bidding Negative Double - Free finesse - Double finesse
Deal 68 - Solo Bidding Responder showing a 5 card suit - Safety play


Deal 69 - Solo Bidding

Lesson 20 - Trump play technique
Stayman Convention - Discarding a loser on a winner in an other side suit
Developing Dummy's long suit by ruffing
Deal 70 - Solo Bidding Ruffing finesse - Loser on loser play
Deal 71 - Solo Bidding Ruffing in Dummy before drawing trumps - Using a ruff as entry to Declarer's hand
Deal 72 - Solo Bidding Promoting a trick by covering an Honour - Loser on loser play - Safety play

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