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 by 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 online instruction or in-person teaching.  

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

Some background knowledge is assumed for Basic 2/1 Game Forcing and for the subsequent levels of 2/1 Game Forcing lessons and agreements.   Many of these background topics are covered in the AiB Learn Bidding Basics Document (for learning bridge from scratch).  For reference, this document is referred to as TWiB 0.


NEW TWiB Collection Books are Available for Purchase!

TWiB Collection Books 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 large size (8.5" x 11") and book size (5.5" x 8.5").  See the Books page if you wish to place an order. 

Table of Contents for TWiB Collections:  Bidding Levels 1 - 6


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