Learn to Play Bridge in Five Easy Lessons

“Complexity is your enemy.
Any fool can make something complicated.
It is hard to make something simple.”
(Sir Richard Branson)

ATeacherFirst helps new bridge players learn the game using easy, simple steps. Here are five lessons to start, another five to progress further, and many resources for future learning.

“I like to play, but I love to learn!”


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Here is a short description of the bridge topics listed.

Why Play Bridge?
This explains some of the benefits to your health and well-being that can be achieved by playing bridge.

The first five lessons for playing bridge are covered under Step 1 for Beginners, including quizzes and answers to help self-assess your learning.

Step 2 for Beginners
continues with five more lessons. After completing the ten lessons, you should have a very good understanding of the bidding and should be able to play with a group quite comfortably. Learning how to play the hand takes practice, so play as often as you can.

Each lesson is supplemented with a set of  Practice Games (16 games) to apply the rules and play out the hands. The first two sets of Practice Games (for Lessons 1 and 2) are free. They are very useful to help you put your bidding and playing into practice in a focused way.

Many of my website visitors have purchased the Pocket Guide, the Bridge Placemats, and the additional Practice Games.

If you are curious or interested in “2 over 1” bidding, I have included three introductory lessons on this bidding system. Practice Games are available, created specifically to practice 2/1 bids. Bidding using Standard American rules are shown also, so these games can be used as extra practice games for both systems of bidding. By comparing the two bidding systems side by side, it’s easier to see how they differ. This can help when you are playing against others who use the 2/1 bidding system even though you and your partner are not using it.

Several days a week, I post a Daily Hint on my Facebook page. Once a week, I post two partnership hands on Facebook (North and South hands) for my readers to bid, comment on and analyse to improve their understanding of the bidding rules and how they apply.


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