How To Defeat Notrump Contracts- Audio Lesson

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Here are some facts:
1. You rate to be on defense twice as often as you will be declarer.
2. Bridge teachers and other authorities agree that defense
is the most difficult part of the game.
3. The most frequently-played contract in bridge is 3NT.
And second place (4&spades) is a distant second.
4. The most common part-score is 1NT.
5. 2NT contracts are not uncommon.
6. Notrump contracts above 3NT do occur.
7. Eddie Kantar wrote: "At least half of your opponents' notrump contracts
can be defeated with a good defense, but the sad truth is that about
eighty percent of them are fulfilled."
Undeniable conclusion: The great importance of good defense of notrump
contracts can not be over-stated. In a word, it is crucial.

      In this lesson, Marty will explain:


  • How counting HCP can enable you to locate missing honors.
  • The step-by-step thought process needed to figure out declarer's distribution.
  • The correct thought process that will greatly improve your opening leads.
  • Practical tips to help you know what you must consider at trick 1.
  • How paying careful attention to spot cards played can tell you how to proceed.
  • How to further your knowledge of card combinations.
  • How to know when to say "NO" to second-hand low.
  • How you should react when The Rule of 11 "does NOT work."
  • Falsecards: The right (and wrong) times to do them.
  • Penalty doubles of 3NT: When they are correct, and when they are very wrong.

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