Master Series Bidding Practice Sets

Feb 2021 - Jan 2024 Gavin Wolpert
Category: Bidding

Each of these sets were crafted to reinforce lessons taught in Gavin's Master Series

Tue, Apr 13 2021 Gavin Wolpert

This set will test our game forcing principles in many different auction types: fourth suit forcing, 2/1, 1NT openings and reverses.

Lesson Notes: 14 pages Video Recording: 56 mins Go To Lesson
Tue, Feb 02 2021 Gavin Wolpert

In this partnership bidding practice set North-South bid slam hands of all sorts after a 1NT opening. The hands and notes are based on concepts learned in Gavin's Master Series. 


Note: There is no video with this practice set.

Lesson Notes: 13 pages Go To Lesson
Tue, Mar 02 2021 Gavin Wolpert

In this partnership bidding practice set, North-South bid game/slam hands of all sorts after a 1NT opening. The hands and notes are based on concepts learned in Gavin's Master Series. 


Note: There is no video with this practice set.


Lesson Notes: 11 pages Go To Lesson
Tue, Dec 08 2020 Gavin Wolpert

This set is designed to practice the content taught in Master Series: Reverses


Warning: There is no video for the set.  When playing this set, north is the opening bidder / reverser on every hand.

Lesson Notes: 15 pages Go To Lesson
Tue, Jan 19 2021 Gavin Wolpert

This set is designed to practice the methods taught in "Master Series: Reverses"

Warning: There is no video associated with this practice set.

Lesson Notes: 12 pages Go To Lesson
Tue, Mar 09 2021 Gavin Wolpert

Partnership Bidding Practice covering the reverse system taught in the Master Series 2/1 classes.  Slow Down Bids, Control Bidding, Scrambling for a Fit and More.


Lesson Notes: 13 pages Video Recording: 47 mins Go To Lesson
Tue, Apr 20 2021 Gavin Wolpert

Yes! Reverses again. We are trying to reinforce one of the toughest auctions in bridge. You may not like doing this much of it, but you need it! This set will also include some strong jump shift auctions for some variety.

Lesson Notes: 13 pages Video Recording: 44 mins Go To Lesson
Tue, Nov 08 2022 Gavin Wolpert

There was a free BBO duplicate game where participants played 12 practice boards that were all on the theme of two suited hands. Players got a chance to use the skills learned in Michaels and Unusual 2NT / Dealing with Michaels and U2NT classes.

The post mortem video for this BBO session is now available for purchase. 

If you have any questions about the hands you have played in these games, use the Q&A section below to ask your questions.

When asking a question, please reference the deal number. You can also go to BBO, and chose the deal you have played, and from the menu choose 'Export', 'Handviewer link', and copy the link and paste it in the comments together with your question. 

Lesson Notes: 12 pages Video Recording: 63 mins Go To Lesson
Tue, Apr 06 2021 Gavin Wolpert

This practice set will take major suit fit hands from all different auction types: reverses, some will be Jacoby 2NT, and some will be 2/1. Please review Serious 3NT webinar/notes from July 14, 2020, before the session.

Lesson Notes: 11 pages Video Recording: 59 mins Go To Lesson
Tue, Dec 06 2022 Gavin Wolpert

This class will go over many examples of common situations related to the lesson Going for Blood with Penalty Doubles

Lesson Notes: 24 pages Video Recording: 114 mins Go To Lesson
Tue, Nov 15 2022 Gavin Wolpert

This class will reinforce the methods learned in the 2C Opening Response Structure2NT Opening Response Structure, and Minor Suit Slam Bidding classes.  

Lesson Notes: 28 pages Video Recording: 121 mins Go To Lesson
Tue, May 31 2022 Gavin Wolpert

In this fast paced class we will reinforce concepts learned in the "Transfers after 1M (X)" Master Series Class.


Lesson Notes: 26 pages Video Recording: 105 mins Go To Lesson
Fri, May 06 2022 Gavin Wolpert

This class provides much needed reinforcement for the lesson on Multi-Landy.  We will practice coming in over the opponent's 1NT and reacting to partners bid.  Please review the lesson on Multi-Landy before you take this class.  

Lesson Notes: 32 pages Video Recording: 102 mins Go To Lesson
Tue, May 10 2022 Gavin Wolpert

This set covers hands when we open 1NT and have a minor suit oriented hand in response.  We practice auctions that start with minor suit transfers and our 3 level minor suit bids. You should review Master Series: NT Opening Response Structure before taking this class.

Lesson Notes: 24 pages Video Recording: 115 mins Go To Lesson
Tue, Apr 26 2022 Gavin Wolpert

This set will provide many examples of the opponents entering our 1NT auction.  We will use Negative Doubles, Transfer Lebensohl, Texas Transfers and more.  The goal of these sets is to provide much needed reinforcement from the Transfer Lebensohl and NT Interference classes.

We will be trying various formats out over the course of these practice sets. 

Lesson Notes: 26 pages Video Recording: 104 mins Go To Lesson
Tue, May 03 2022 Gavin Wolpert

This practice session will help reinforce the lesson taught in Gavin's Master Series on Transfers after 2N Rebid. 



Lesson Notes: 26 pages Video Recording: 111 mins Go To Lesson
Tue, Jan 25 2022 Gavin Wolpert

This partnership bidding practice set is designed to reinforce the lesson taught on 1/18/22

Please review Transfer Lebensohl and Dealing with 1NT interference before this practice set.

Lesson Notes: 19 pages Video Recording: 67 mins Go To Lesson
Tue, Apr 27 2021 Gavin Wolpert

One of the most useful advanced conventions in the game. It is on Gavin's short list of favorite conventions. This practice set reinforces the lesson Master Series: Two Way New Minor Forcing 

Lesson Notes: 15 pages Video Recording: 50 mins Go To Lesson
Tue, Nov 01 2022 Gavin Wolpert

This class will go through many hands to reinforce the lesson taught on Reverse Drury and Passed Hand Response Structure.

Lesson Notes: 30 pages Video Recording: 114 mins Go To Lesson
Tue, Mar 23 2021 Gavin Wolpert

Partnership Bidding Practice covering a wide range of 2/1 Game Forcing Auctions from the Master Series 2/1 classes.  Control Bidding, Scrambling for a Fit and More.


Lesson Notes: 11 pages Video Recording: 66 mins Go To Lesson
Tue, Feb 16 2021 Gavin Wolpert

Partnership Bidding Practice covering a wide range of 2/1 Game Forcing Auctions from the Master Series 2/1 classes.  Control Bidding, Scrambling for a Fit and More

This lesson has no video.  You get the PBN file to bid again with shark bridge and the lesson notes.

Lesson Notes: 11 pages Go To Lesson
Tue, Nov 09 2021 Gavin Wolpert

This is a practice session designed to cover the concepts taught in the "Master Series Transfer Lebensohl" Lesson from October 12th, 2021. 

Lesson Notes: 21 pages Video Recording: 58 mins Go To Lesson
Fri, Feb 09 2024 Gavin Wolpert

This set will review how to respond to 1NT with one or both minors before going through a set of reinforcing practice hands.  

We will cover minor suit transfers, 1NT-3D showing 5-5 in the minors, 1NT-3M showing 3-1-5/4 as well as some Stayman hands with minor suit fits.  

Before doing this practice set you should review the 1NT Opening Response Structure Master Series Class.

The first 28 minutes of the video cover the concepts that will be used during the practice session. And then the actual practice session starts at minute 28.32 of the video.  

Lesson Notes: 25 pages Video Recording: 110 mins Go To Lesson
Fri, Feb 23 2024 Gavin Wolpert

This lesson begins with a short review of Two Tiered Splinters along with a mini-lesson on how to improve your Jacoby 2NT once you have learned serious 3NT.   After that, we will practice evaluating when to Splinter and when to use Jacoby 2NT.

Lesson Notes: 50 pages Video Recording: 130 mins Go To Lesson
Fri, Mar 01 2024 Gavin Wolpert

This practice set lets you practice everything you learned in "Defending against Preempts".  

Includes: Lebensohl (better minor), Leaping Michaels, Michaels, Responsive Doubles and general hand evaluation.

Lesson Notes: 18 pages Video Recording: 96 mins Go To Lesson