Peter Pigot has two seminars coming up that may be of interest – one aimed at advanced players, the other for intermediates.

The advanced one is on Monday 18 July at 1:45 p.m. with the topic “Expert Bidding Agreements”, covering the following issues:

  • Openings in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th seats
  • Raises in competition – constructive, trump, and courtesy
  • Forcing Pass positions
  • Coping with weak jump-overcalls
  • System over System
  • Doubles – takeout, values, penalty, lead-directing
  • High level agreements
  • Natural competitive decision making
  • And more by advance request

The intermediate one is on Tuesday 19 July at 1:45 p.m. with the topic “Rebids & Responses, & Some Defensive Carding Agreements”, covering the following issues:

  • Rebids & Responses
    • The thinking behind opening the bidding
    • Rules for responder
    • Showing both SHAPE and VALUE
    • Using the “levels”
    • Forcing and limit bids
    • Pass – the best bid in bridge!
    • Balanced, single-suited, and two-suited hands
    • Putting it all together … slam hands
  • Some Defensive Carding Agreements
    • Attitude situations
    • Giving Partner count
    • When to show suit preference
    • Basic discarding agreements
    • And more by request

Both seminars cost €30, and will involve a Zoom introduction, play on RealBridge, and then a return to Zoom for analysis and discussion. Contact Peter on 086-8146230 or by email to sign up.