Intermediate Bidding Practice Sets

Mar 2021 - Jan 2024 Gavin Wolpert, Hazel Wolpert
Category: Bidding


Fri, Mar 12 2021 Gavin Wolpert, Hazel Wolpert

You and a partner bid common competitive bidding problems that arise when the opponents overcall. We will practice negative doubles, reopening doubles, opener's rebid in competition, free bids, cue-bids and more.

Lesson Notes: 11 pages Video Recording: 64 mins Go To Lesson
Sun, Mar 21 2021 Gavin Wolpert, Hazel Wolpert

You and a partner practice common problems that come upafter the opponents open the bidding. We will practice following up after overcalls and take out doubles.

Lesson Notes: 13 pages Video Recording: 63 mins Go To Lesson
Fri, Apr 16 2021 Gavin Wolpert, Hazel Wolpert

There is an order of operations. First we try to find 8 card major suit fits, then we look for 3NT. If neither of those are possible we go into scramble mode, choosing between a 7 card major suit fit, or as a last resort, 5 of a minor. This set will practice all sorts of game forcing auctions, including 2/1, fourth suit forcing and more.

Lesson Notes: 21 pages Video Recording: 50 mins Go To Lesson
Fri, Feb 12 2021 Gavin Wolpert, Hazel Wolpert

This Practice set covers a wide assortment of game forcing auctions.  It includes 1NT opening bids, fourth suit forcing and two over one.

Note: There is no video associated with this practice set.  Purchasing this lesson gets you the PBN file to use to replay the hands in shark or BBO, the hand records and notes about how to bid the hands.

Lesson Notes: 11 pages Go To Lesson
Fri, Feb 26 2021 Gavin Wolpert, Hazel Wolpert

This practice set covers common low level auctions that cause problems for people.  Is this a game hand or a part score hand?  Which is the best part score for us to play?  Should I keep the bidding alive?  Lots of good lessons to be learned from this practice set.

Note: There is no video for this set.  You receive the PBN file to replay the hands in shark bridge and the notes and hand records.

Lesson Notes: 11 pages Go To Lesson
Fri, Apr 30 2021 Gavin Wolpert, Hazel Wolpert

Dealing with overcalls might be the most important subject in bridge, so we are attacking it head on with multiple practice sessions. This set will include negative doubles, new suits at the 2 level, deciding whether to compete over the opponents bid, cuebid raises, weak jump raises and more.

Lesson Notes: 15 pages Video Recording: 60 mins Go To Lesson
Tue, Mar 14 2023 Gavin Wolpert

This set consists of 10 boards, all related to the lesson "All About Cuebids" from the "Wolperts on Competitive Bidding" series.  It is recommended you review the content from that class before watching this video.  

Purchasing this class will get you access to the postmortem video of the duplicate game played on March 14th, 2023.   


Lesson Notes: 10 pages Video Recording: 56 mins Go To Lesson
Tue, Mar 28 2023 Gavin Wolpert

This set consists of 10 boards, all related to the lesson "Takeout Doubles Continued" from the "Wolperts on Competitive Bidding" series.  It is recommended you review the content from that class before playing in the game and watching the video.  

For further info about the topics mentioned in the post-mortem video, take a look at the following lessons: 

Board 1: Declaring 4-4 Fits

Board 4: Declaring 7-card Fits  


Lesson Notes: 10 pages Video Recording: 66 mins Go To Lesson
Fri, Mar 08 1:00 PM EST Gavin Wolpert

In this class, we will review how to handle hands with both majors after partner opens 1NT.  We will then go through a long practice set of hands to reinforce the topic.

This set includes Smolen, Stayman and how to use Jacoby transfers with both majors.  

Lesson Notes: 25 pages Go To Lesson