First Steps: How to Play as Declarer in Bridge

Once we’ve won the contract and know if we have a trump suit, we have to focus on how we can win as many tricks as possible.

In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of declarer play in bridge: Drawing trumps, counting winners and losers, finessing, ruffing, and other tips and guidelines that can help our declarer play as we learn how to play bridge.

Drawing Trumps: Suit Declarer Play Counting Winners: NT Declarer Play Counting Losers: Suit Declarer Play Top of the Short Positional Plays Finesses Ruffing in the Short Hand: Suit Declarer Play Summary