This page is designed to help you develop your bridge in a systematic fashion.  We have categorized bridge topics by level and taken our weekly email lessons, This Week in Bridge (TWiB), and given recommendations of what to read for each subject area and level.  The idea is to provide you with a group of topics to learn together that are of approximately the same difficulty and that relate to each other.  This should allow for students to have some control over their bridge development and progress. We have also given a recommended reading order for the TWiB documents within each group and level, taking into consideration difficulty and importance of topic.  

Please feel free to contact us with questions if something is unclear, to report typos or errors, to suggest missing topics, or to get further information about becoming a bridge student with AiB. Detailed system descriptions and digital copies of ACBL convention cards for each Bridge Level are available on the Upgrade Your Bidding System page. 

Background Material and Robert's Bidding Lessons Books

Some background knowledge is assumed in before the Basic 2/1 Game Forcing in the AiB curriculum.

Many of these background topics are covered in the Robert's Bidding Basics Document (for learning bridge from scratch).  For reference, this document is referred to as TWiB 0.

The Collections of TWiB for each level are available as Robert's Bidding Lessons.

Robert's bidding lessons (2nd Edition) Books are now Available!

 

Robert's Bidding Lessons are now available for purchase.  These are collections of TWiBs for each level organized by topic and in a recommended reading order.  They are available in published in large size (8.5" x 11").  See the Books page if you wish to place an order. 

 

Level 1 - Basic 2/1 Game Forcing and Other Agreements  

See above images for suggested order for reading Level 1 TWiB documents.  
Detailed list of Level 1 TWiB readings by category:

Bidding Concepts

Notrump Fundamentals

2/1 Game Forcing

Fits & Hand Evaluation

Constructive Bidding

Competitive Bidding

Other Bidding Topics

Play of the Hand

Defense


Level 2 - Intermediate 2/1 Game Forcing  

See above images for suggested order for reading Level 2 TWiB documents.
Detailed list of Level 2 TWiB readings by category:

Bidding Concepts

Notrump Fundamentals

Fits & Hand Evaluation

Constructive Bidding

Competitive Bidding

Other Bidding Topics

Play Of The Hand

Defense


Level 3 - Modern 2/1 Game Forcing

See above images for suggested order for reading Level 3 TWiB documents.  
Detailed list of Level 3 TWiB readings by category:

Bidding Concepts

Notrump Fundamentals

2/1 Game Forcing

Fits & Hand Evaluation

Constructive Bidding

Competitive Bidding

Other Bidding Topics

Play Of The Hand

Defense


Level 4 - Advanced 2/1 Game Forcing 

See above images for suggested order for reading Level 4 TWiB documents.  
Detailed list of Level 4 TWiB readings by category:

Bidding Concepts

Notrump Fundamentals

2/1 Game Forcing

Fits & Hand Evaluation

 Constructive Bidding

Competitive Bidding

Other Bidding Topics

Play Of The Hand

Defense


Level 5 - Complex 2/1 Game Forcing  

See above images for suggested order for reading Level 5 TWiB documents.    
Detailed list of Level 5 TWiB readings by category:

Bidding Concepts

Notrump Fundamentals

2/1 Game Forcing

Fits & Hand Evaluation 

Constructive Bidding

Competitive Bidding

Other Bidding Topics

Play Of The Hand

Defense


Level 6 - Expert 2/1 Game Forcing  

See above images for suggested order for reading Level 6 TWiB documents.  
Detailed list of Level 6 TWiB reading by category.

Bidding Concepts

Notrump Fundamentals

2/1 Game Forcing

Fits & Hand Evaluation 

Constructive Bidding

Competitive Bidding

Other Bidding Topics

Play Of The Hand

Defense