I have added a new page with "useful information" to my site and just included the two "learn to play" bridge programs for PC on that page. This means you can now download the programs from my site. This saves you from scouring the internet looking for them. Also NEW - a little video with my dulcet tones explaining how to use the programs. (voice coach wanted!) Here it is:
You Tube is a great source of learning for almost anything. There are some good videos appearing for bridge learners. The two videos below will teach you about Blackwood and slam bidding. Please let me know if you find these useful. If you are new to my site - this is not me! I don't believe in reinventing the wheel when someone else has already created a useful teaching video!
Some of my students ask about getting in some practice on the computer. I have tried Bridge Base Online (BBO) and it is an easy way to play a live game or two with real players around the world. Beginners have told me however that it can be confusing or even too fast and furious!
You need to be aware that in the UK we play a "weak No Trump" which means that you open an ACOL 1NT with 12-14 points. In other systems players may open 1NT with 15-17 points or others ranges. I recently had a scary moment on BBO when my 1NT was raised to 3NT by a friendly Canadian but thankfully I made the contract by the skin of my teeth!
It's worth trying and you can even just watch games in play, but don't expect to understand it all!
As well as being a Bridge Teacher I have been a Training Manager, an Air Stewardess, I have hiked down the Grand Canyon and held a live "carpet" python.