Lessons and Lectures
On this page you’ll find links to the lecture notes from a number of classes and presentations I’ve given. The most recent, which I presented at the Northwest Bridge Center in Oro Valley in February, was Disappointing the Declarer: Taking all your tricks on defense. And don’t miss the bottom of the page, where I link to my suggested conventions, for beginning, intermediate, and advanced players.
Most of my work is not yet available in publishable form (this is particularly true of my audio book series, which seems perpetually to be half done) so there aren’t many presentations here yet, but here are a few others:
- Losing Trick Count 1 — Should You Bid One More: Improving your judgment on how high to go
- Losing Trick Count 2 — Using losing trick count to bid game or slam (or not to) when the opponents are bidding too
- The Law of Total Tricks 1 — Should You Compete: Using the law of total tricks to improve your competitive bidding
- The Law of Total Tricks 2 — Using the law of total tricks in complex situations
These lessons were first presented publicly at the Adobe Bridge Center in Tucson, Arizona.
- Who’s the Dummy — Top ten misconceptions your partner hold about bridge [specifically about the rules and proprieties]
This presentation was given at the Tucson Winter Sectional.
I’m often asked what conventions I think are the most important to learn, or the best, or simply what I like to play. With that in mind I’ve put together several suggested convention cards for different level players; to see them, go here.