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Our lessons include an inline glossary…just hover or click on any Bridge term and the explanation will popup, with an option to click through for further details if necessary.


Our interactive quizzes give you instant feedback to support what you have learned in the Bridge lesson.


Guided bidding and play so you can practice what you have learned in the lesson


All our Bridge hands, even in the competitions, include bidding hints for when you need assistance. Ideal for beginner players.


Our lessons are divided into 7 courses, covering all the essentials for getting started and improving your Bridge game:

– Quick Start (for absolute beginners)
– Bridge Hand Evaluation (beginners)
– Acol Bidding (UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand)
– Standard American Bidding
– Card Play For Declarer and Dummy
– On Defense Bidding and Card Play
– Conventions in Bridge.

Your time is valuable so all our lessons are a short and concise (that’s why we call it 60SecondBridge).

You can start at the beginning with ‘Quick Start Bridge’ or dive in and view any lesson in any order.

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You will also have access to unlimited practice hands and a daily Bridge competition.


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The Acol Bidding System

*If you live in the UK, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand Acol is the most widespread system Acol has the following characteristics:
  • It is a natural system: most opening bids, responses and rebids are made with at least 4 cards in the suit bid, and most no trump bids are made with balanced hands.
  • It is a four-card major system: only four-card suits are required to open 1 or 1, unlike Standard American and many other systems where five-card suits are typically required.
  • It makes extensive use of limit bids: limit bids describe the hand so closely, in terms of high card points (HCP) and shape, that the one who makes the limit bid is expected to pass on the next round, unless partner makes a forcing bid.
  • Understanding and correct use of limit bids and forcing bids is fundamental to applying the system: all no trump bids below the level of 4NT are limit bids, as are all suit bids that merely repeat a suit already bid by the partnership; changes of suit may be forcing or not depending on the approach bids.
  • The level of the 1NT opening bid influences other bids: the normal choice is between a “weak no trump” (12–14 HCP) and a “strong no trump” (15–17 HCP).
  • All 1 of a suit opening bids then promise at least 4 cards in the bid suit
  • Notrump follow-up conventions include Stayman, Jacoby transfers Blackwood and Gerber Convention.