Make The Most Of Your Preempts-Audio Lesson

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Approximate running time: 110 minutes.
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These days, many players seem to preempt more than ever. Although some hands are easy, on others deciding whether or not to preempt is anything but.

Even when it is obvious to preempt, you also must decide how many to bid. We all know that traditional thinking for preempts is: Open 2 with 6 cards, 3 with 7, and 4 with 8. However, suit quality, vulnerability, seat, and distribution should all play a significant role in your decision-making.

The bottom line for all bidding decisions is: Unless you develop good bidding judgment, you can't possibly be a good bidder.

In this lesson, Marty will discuss:

  • What is the most important factor in deciding "to preempt or not to preempt.".
  • What is a perfect preempt?
  • When should you preempt with a side 4-card major?
  • Why is first seat different than second.
  • The right time for a weak-2 with a 7-card suit.
  • Which flaws should stop you from preempting.
  • What is the minimum suit quality for an opening 3-bid.
  • When should you preempt with an opening bid.
  • What do you need for a fourth seat weak-2.
  • How good a hand do you need for a vulnerable preempt.

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