Improving Your Declarer Play

Lessons with examples from about 9:00 to 10:45 and then 8 pre-arranged hands to play. Handouts provided for the examples and for the practice hands. Book used: Twenty-Five Ways to Take More Tricks as Declarer by Barbara Seagram and David Bird, and is available on Amazon for about $8.00. Please read the chapters prior to class

  • Time: 9:00 – 11:50 am
  • Instructor: Marcia Reff, 239-775-8460, marciareff@yahoo.com

 

Improving Your Declarer Play – Schedule of Lessons

1/10/24 Lesson 1: Planning a Notrump Contract and the Hold-Up Play.  Please read Chapters 5 & 8
1/17/24 Lesson 2: Planning a Suit Contract, ruffing losers, and finessing. Please read Chapter 1 (pp 9-13) & Chapter 9.
1/24/24 Lesson 3: Finessing, Ruffing, and Discarding.  Please read Chapters 2 & 4.
1/31/24 Lesson 4: Establishing a notrump contract by Ducking; establishing a suit by ruffing.  Please read Chapter 3.
2/7/24 Lesson 5: Finessing into the Safe Hand and Avoiding the Dangerous Opponent.  Please read Chapter 10.
2/14/24 Lesson 6: Playing a Crossruff, plus the Ruffing Finesse.  Please read Chapters 6 & 11.
2/21/24 Lesson 7:  Creating Extra Entries & Unblocking.  Please read Chapter 12.
2/28/24 Lesson 9: Avoiding a Ruff or an Overruff.  Loser-on-Loser Play.  Please read Chapter 13.
3/6/24 Lesson 10: Choosing the best suit to play in a Notrump contract.  Please read Chapter 14.