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Bidding Conventions & Opening bids
Blackwood - Bidding Guide p.14
Deal 27 - Deal 36 - Deal 48 - Deal 52 - Deal 60 - Deal 69

Cue bidding
Deal 81 - Deal 82 - Deal 84

Fourth suit forcing - Lesson 25
Deal 89 - Deal 93-96 - Deal 97-100 - Deal 101-104

Long suit Trial bid - Bidding Guide p.17
Deal 89 - Deal 90 - Deal 91 - Deal 92

Michaels Cue bid - Bidding Guide p.15
Deal 78

Negative Double Response - Bidding Guide p.13
Deal 65 - Deal 66 - Deal 67

1NT Opening bids
Deal 1 - Deal 3 - Deal 17 - Deal 18 - Deal 19 - Deal 20 - Deal 21 - Deal 24 - Deal 27 - Deal 45
Deal 50 - Deal 61 - Deal 62 - Deal 63 - Deal 64 - Deal 76
1 in a Suit Opening bids
Deal 5 - Deal 6 - Deal 7 - Deal 8 - Deal 9 - Deal 10 - Deal 11 - Deal 12 - Deal 13 - Deal 14
Deal 15 - Deal 16 - Deal 22 - Deal 23 - Deal 25 - Deal 26 - Deal 28 - Deal 29 - Deal 30 - Deal 31
Deal 32 - Deal 33 - Deal 34 - Deal 35 - Deal 36 - Deal 46 - Deal 48 - Deal 49 - Deal 51 - Deal 52
Deal 58 - Deal 59 - Deal 60 - Deal 65 - Deal 66 - Deal 67 - Deal 68 - Deal 69 - Deal 70 - Deal 71
Deal 72 - Deal 73 - Deal 74 - Deal 75 - Deal 83 - Deal 85 - Deal 86 - Deal 87 - Deal 88 - Deal 89
Deal 90 - Deal 91 - Deal 92
Overcalls
Deal 43 - Deal 44
Preemtive Opening bids
Deal 37 - Deal 38 - Deal 39 - Deal 40
2C Opening bids
Deal 47 - Deal 57 - Deal 81 - Deal 82 - Deal 84
2NT Opening bids
Deal 2 - Deal 4
Takeout Doubles
Deal 41 - Deal 42
Ogust - Bidding Guide p.16
Deal 54 - Deal 55

Roman Key Card Blackwood - Bidding Guide p.14
Deal 83 - Deal 85 - Deal 86 - Deal 87 - Deal 88

Stayman - Bidding Guide p.12
Deal 18 - Deal 27 - Deal 50 - Deal 62

Trump Ask bid - Bidding Guide p.16
Deal 88

Unusual 2NT Overcall - Bidding Guide p.15
Deal 77 - Deal 80
Weak 2 Opening bids
Deal 53 - Deal 54 - Deal 55 - Deal 56


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A - B - C : Card Play
Avoidance play : Deal 50 - Deal 61 - Deal 62 - Deal 63 - Deal 64 - Deal 66
Bath Coup : Deal 50 - Deal 66
Card signals by the Defence : Deal 34 - Deal 52
Careful use of Dummy's entries : Deal 47
Covering the Percentages : Deal 22 - Deal 23 - Deal 24
Concealing Honours from the Defence : Deal 76
Covering an Honour with an Honour : Deal 25 - Deal 51 - Deal 72
Cross ruff: Deal 35


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D - E - F : Card Play
Deduction from bidding and play : Deal 80 - Deal 82
the length of Declarer's suit : Deal 76
Deep finesse : Deal 52
Defence
Direct finesse by the Defence : Deal 74 - Deal 75 - Deal 76
Double finesse by the Defence : Deal 73
leading trumps : Deal 29
not leading trumps : Deal 92
signals

Direct finesse : Deal 43 - Deal 56
against the King : Deal 18
against the Queen : Deal 30 - Deal 34
by the Defence : Deal 20 - Deal 25 - Deal 27
Direct Double finesse : Deal 31
Direct finesse by the Defence : Deal 74 - Deal 75 - Deal 76
Discarding losers : Deal 5 - Deal 6 - Deal 7 - Deal 8 - Deal 13 - Deal 41
before drawing trumps : Deal 16 - Deal 17- Deal 18 - Deal 19 - Deal 42

Double finesse : Deal 31 - Deal 45 - Deal 46 - Deal 48 - Deal 65 - Deal 67 - Deal 79 - Deal 90
Indirect Double finesse : Deal 54 - Deal 55
Double finesse by the Defence : Deal 73
Drawing trumps
Drawing trumps first : Deal 5 - Deal 6
Drawing opponents' losing trumps only : Deal 8 - Deal 33 - Deal 34
Ducking
to maintain control of the trump suit : Deal 34
to preserve an entry : Deal 57
to drop an Honour : Deal 58
Dummy
Careful use of Dummy's entries : Deal 47
Developing Dummy's long suit by ruffing : Deal 69
Leading up to Dummy's weakness : Deal 74 - Deal 75 - Deal 79 - Deal 89
Leading through Dummy's strength : Deal 14
Ruffing in Dummy before drawing trumps : Deal 15
Ruffing losers in Dummy : Deal 40 - Deal 85 - Deal 86 - Deal 87 - Deal 88
Dummy reversal : Deal 35
Eight ever Nine never (finessing the Queen) : Deal 6 - Deal 27
End play : Deal 58 - Deal 59 - Deal 60
Entries
Ruffing with Declarer's high trump to preserve Dummy's trump entry : Deal 36
Careful use of Dummy's entries : Deal 47
ruffing as entry to Declarer's hand : Deal 71
Establishing winners
in a long suit : Deal 10 - Deal 12 - Deal 37
by ruffing : Deal 5
when the enemy suit breaks 3-3 : Deal 7 - Deal 24 - Deal 45
Playing low to establish a winner when holding Q and J : Deal 49
Finesse
Deep finesse
Double finesse
Direct finesse
Free finesse
Indirect finesse
Refusing a finesse
Ruffing finesse
Safe finesse
Selecting a finesse
Eight ever Nine never (finessing the Queen) : Deal 6
Finesse against the 10 : Deal 42
Taking 2 finesses to increase chance of success : Deal 23
Taking finesses in the right order : Deal 23
Free finesse : Deal 51 - Deal 67
Forcing out opponents Ace to set up winners in a suit
Deal 2 - Deal 9 - Deal 11 - Deal 14 - Deal 16 - Deal 19


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G - H - I : Card Play
High card from the short side first principle : Deal 1 - Deal 2
Handling a 9-card suit including the A and Q : Deal 12
Hold up play : Deal 11 - Deal 24

Indirect finesse : Deal 43
against the King : Deal 17 - Deal 21 - Deal 30
against the Queen : Deal 20 - Deal 31
of K and Q against the Aces : Deal 15 - Deal 41
Indirect double finesse : Deal 54 - Deal 55


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J - K - L : Card Play
Lead
Leading Partner's suit : Deal 73
Leading up to Dummy's weakness : Deal 74 - Deal 75 - Deal 79 - Deal 89
Leading through Dummy's strength : Deal 14
Long suit
Establishing winners in a long suit : Deal 10 - Deal 12
Loser
Discarding losers : Deal 5 - Deal 6 - Deal 7 - Deal 8 - Deal 13 - Deal 69
Discarding losers before drawing trumps : Deal 16 - Deal 17 - Deal 18 - Deal 19
Ruffing losers before drawing trumps
Ruffing losers in Dummy : Deal 85 - Deal 86 - Deal 87 - Deal 88
Loser on loser play : Deal 70 - Deal 72


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M - N - O : Card Play
Overtaking an Honour with an Honour
to gain entry to Dummy : Deal 4 - Deal 13
to transfer the lead : Deal 36


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P - Q - R : Card Play
Percentages
Covering the Percentages : Deal 22 - Deal 24
Double finesse as best percentage play : Deal 45 - Deal 46 - Deal 48
Ruffing double finesse as best percentage play : Deal 47
Taking 2 finesses to increase the chance of success : Deal 23
Promotion of a trick : Deal 25

Refusing a finesse : Deal 21 - Deal 31 - Deal 46 - Deal 48 - Deal 89

Ruff and Sluff : Deal 52
Ruffing
Developing Dummy's long suit by ruffing : Deal 69
Establishing a winners by ruffing : Deal 5
Ruffing high to prevent an overruff : Deal 44
Ruffing losers in Dummy : Deal 40 - Deal 85 - Deal 86 - Deal 87 - Deal 88
Ruffing in Dummy before drawing trumps : Deal 15 - Deal 29 - Deal 38 - Deal 65 - Deal 71
Setting up winners in a long suit by ruffing : Deal 33 - Deal 39
Ruffing with Declarer's high trumps to preserve Dummy's trump entry : Deal 36
Ruffing as entry to Declarer's hand : Deal 71
Ruffing finesse : Deal 26 - Deal 47 - Deal 70
Rule of 11 : Deal 28


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S - T - U : Card Play
Sacrifice bid : Deal 39 - Deal 40 - Deal 56 - Deal 77 - Deal 80

Safety play : Deal 27 - Deal 68 - Deal 72 - Deal 75

Safe finesse : Deal 22 - Deal 24 - Deal 49 - Deal 81
Selecting a finesse : Deal 21 - Deal 28 - Deal 53
Testing an enemy 3-3 suit distribution : Deal 90
Throw in : Deal 58 - Deal 59 - Deal 60 - Deal 61 - Deal 62 - Deal 63 - Deal 64
Trick promotion : Deal 25 Deal 72
Trumps
Defence leading trumps : Deal 29
Drawing opponents' losing trumps only : Deal 8


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V - W - X - Y - Z : Card Play
Winners
Establishing winners in a long suit : Deal 10
Establishing a winner by ruffing : Deal 5
Establishing a winner when the enemy suit breaks 3-3 : Deal 7 - Deal 24
Forcing out opponents Ace to set up winners in a suit : Deal 2 - Deal 9 - Deal 11 - Deal 14 - - Deal 19
Setting up winners in a long suit by ruffing : Deal 33

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