uThemes

uBid 3.0 has a great e-learning tool built in. Each hand belongs to a theme (opening bid) and a sub-theme (could be answers, overcalls, support doubles or other conventions after the opening bid). Next to bidding random hands you can also select one or more bidding theme(s) and sub-theme(s) you would like to focus on. While bidding you can ask for hints what to bid next and ask for explanations of partner’s bids. After the bidding is finished you’ll receive a scoring and get to see uBid’s suggested auction.

Depending on which plan you have got, you can practice basic, standard or advanced conventions.

  • uBasic: Is part of the uBid Classic plan and offers the possibility to practice basic conventions such as Stayman and Jacoby.
  • uStandard: Is part of uBid Plus and allows you to practice basic and standard conventions, such as Drury and Puppet Stayman.
  • uAdvanced: Is part of uBid Premium and offers you the possibility to enter and practice your own conventions. Moreover you will get access to bidding themes for advanced and expert players hand-picked and explained by an expert.

 

uBasic

uBasic is a system within uBid, part of the uBid Classic plan [and a great bidding system, especially developed for bridge starters and players wanting to improve their elementary bidding. uBasic contains thousands of hands, especially developed for new players.

Each comment exists of a hint, which can be asked for before submitting a bid and an explanation that can be shown after a bid is made. The comments are based on the based on 4-card major or 5-card major what ever you prefer. 

uBasic
Themes
Sub Themes
Status
1 NT (15-17 HCP)
Jacoby transfer
Stayman
Limit raise
Available now
2 NT (20-22 HCP)
Jacoby transfer
Stayman
Limit raise
Available now
2 Clu – 2 NT rebid (23+ HCP)
Jacoby transfer
Stayman
Limit raise
Available now
1 in a suit
Limit raise
Other responses (new suit)
Simple rebid opener
Rebid opener (2)
Rebid responder
Available now
Strong opening bids
Strong opening bids (SMF)
Very strong opening bids (MF)
Available now
Competitive bidding
Take out double
Overcall
Further bidding after intervention
Available now
Preemptive opening bid
Preemptive opening bid
Available now
Slam bidding   In progress
Migrating from 4-crd to 5-crd major opening    In progress

 


uStandard

uStandard is based on a modern bidding system and is perfectly suited for people that are playing bridge for a while. It is based on 5 card major, 15-17 NT but you can practice with it even if you are playing another system. After each board you will get a scoring (0-3 stars). All boards including the results, suggested auctions, hints, explanations are developed by Berend van den Bos, a bridge expert from the Netherlands.

berendvandenbos.jpg Berend van den Bos is member of the Dutch Open Bridge Team and became Youth World Champion in 2011 and 2012.
He’s a fan of modern bidding and developed uStandard accordingly.

 

 

 

 

Themes Sub Themes Status
3M opening Slam interest Available now
1M vs. 4M opening Fit in other Major Available now
Opponents open 4M or 5m How to bid Available now
2NT opening Slam interest,
Breaking the Transfer
Available now
Opponents open 1M Slam interest,
Balancing,
Partscore,
Invite,
2m overcall
Available now
Opponents open Weak 3 Slam interest,
Leaping Michaels,
5 level decision,
Partscore,
When 3NT is an option,
Take-out double
Available now
Opponents open 1m Two suiter Available now
1NT opening Splinter,
5-5 majors invite,
invite,
Transfer,
Slam interest
Available now
2C opening 2NT second negative,
Puppet Stayman,
Transfer
Available now
1m opening Reverse,
Slam interest,
2NT invitational,
Splinter,
3NT with majorfit,
3NT in the right hand,
2NT rebid,
Saving,
3m rebid,
Passed Partner
Available now
1M opening 1NT response,
Drury,
Opponent bids in sandwich,
Opponents overcall,
Game,
invite,
Splinter
Available now
Opponents open Weak 2 Take-out double,
Opponents support each other,
No game interest,
Leaping Michaels
Available now
Weak 2 No game interest,
Slam interest
Available now

 


uAdvanced

uAdvanced
Themes Sub Themes Status
Rodwell Mixed Raises Available now
Rodwell Serious 3NT Available now
Rodwell Cappelletti Available now
Rodwell Last Train Available now
Rodwell Support Doubles and Redoubles Available now
Rodwell New Minor Forcing (2-way) Available now
Rodwell Inverted Minors Available now
Rodwell Roman Keycard Available now
Rodwell 2 Club opening bid In progress
Rodwell Minor transfers over 1NT opening bid In progress
Rodwell Smith Echo in progress
Rodwell Lebensohl In progress
Rodwell Flannery In progress
Rodwell Ogust In progress
Rodwell Drury In progerss 
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