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Bernard Magee Tutorial DVDs - Set 5

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All 6 2015 DVDs in the series (25-30), boxed.

  1. Defence as Partner of the Leader
    Defence is the hardest aspect of the game, but the one that I love to teach the most: it is where most players can make great progress. You are often taught about opening leads, but what about as the leader’s partner? How do you play to trick one and then what do you do later? Should you continue with your partner’s suit or switch?

  2. Aggressive Bidding at Duplicate Pairs
    Forty years ago, duplicate pairs was in its infancy and you needed 13 HCP to open the bidding and rarely competed for a partscore. Now the norm is to open with 11 HCP and compete for every hand. The reason is largely because of the scoring system.  -50 and -100 can score very well, when your opponents can make a contract of their own. 

  3. Strong Opening Bids
    Much focus is placed on weak opening bids in the modern game which means many strong hands are hard to bid. Managing your strong bids carefully can give you great joy, particularly when you have a neat bidding sequence to a lovely slam. I will talk about your strong opening options and show you how to make the most of them.

  4. Take-Out Doubles
    Much focus is placed on weak opening bids in the modern game which means many strong hands are hard to bid. Managing your strong bids carefully can give you great joy, particularly when you have a neat bidding sequence to a lovely slam. I will talk about your strong opening options and show you how to make the most of them.

  5. Suit Establishment in Suit Contracts
    Five-card suits (and longer) are powerful things: I will try to get across my passion for them by showing you how to develop your extra tricks through establishment. Every five-card suit merits your attention, however weak. Once you have seen the opportunities for extra tricks, you will understand why it is important to add strength on for long suits.

  6. Landy / Defending Against a 1NT Opening
    Competing against a 1NT opening allows you to challenge for the partscore and disrupts your opponents’ conventions. I will talk about competing over 1NT in general and then about the Landy Convention, a relatively simple method of competing over 1NT. The weak no-trump is a powerful pre-emptive opening, so you need to try hard to overcome it.