Counting the high card points as the hand proceeds gives us much needed clues to the defence. We usually know how within a narrow range how many points declarer has. Adding those points to dummy’s and our own tells us how many points our partner is likely to have.
Aggressive vs. Passive Defending in Bridge – Free Lessons
In half of all bridge hands your side is defending. There are great gains to be made by improving your defence and it is all about gathering information and putting together the pieces of the puzzle. Join Pam for this free introductory defence course and find out why defence is her favourite part of the game.
Pam has represented New Zealand multiple times in open tournaments and is widely admired, both as a player and a teacher.
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When to be Passive on Defence
Deciding whether to be passive or aggressive needs to be evaluated every time you are on lead. Reduce the guesswork by making a more informed decision.
Taking Stock When Dummy Comes Down
When dummy hits the table it is time to take stock. At this point in the play always evaluate the new information you have just gained.
Bonus Lesson: What To Do With Only Bad Options
We don’t always have a clear good option to take when we are on lead and we have to decide between choices which could work out badly for our side. Thinking carefully about each option will help you make your decision and increase your chance of success.