Trump Echo Convention

The Trump Echo convention is a very useful way of guiding our partner in certain ruffing situations: when declarer starts drawing trumps and it is likely that the lead was made from a short suit: singleton or doubleton. It is …

Defence Against Suit Contracts Part 4. Lead Priority

It is very important to know, that opening lead is a difficult task, which has to be selected very carefully in the suit contract, because in case of active lead, declarer can use the fact of putting the 4th card …

Rebids After Take Out Double Over Negative Responses:

The rebids of overcaller should consider, that partner was almost forced to bid, therefore he may have very weak hands, sometimes he has to bid a 3 card suit, and the overcaller should take care of showing normal "A"

Opening Lead Conventions

What are the suggested opening lead conventions against suit? Well, that's not an easy craft to master.…

Active Or Passive Defence?

We have to be clear as defenders, that a suit contract play is very different to a no trump contract.¬†We shall play much more passive defence, because declarer has much more opportunities to control the game. Let's see, how …

The Character Of The Defensive Bidding System

The question is valid, why does the defensive side need a different system from the offensive side. It is a very simple reason: when the opponents begin the bidding at the one-level, they claim to have a least 12 of …