Full Intermediate

Zoom Lessons and

Online Play

with Alan Powell

Jacoby 2NT & Splinter Bids

7-week Series

The main audience for these lessons
is the player
who is comfortable in 299 games or higher.
Focus will be on 9+ card Major Suit Fits
with Game strength and Slam potential. 

This is a 7-Week Online Series.
Players may attend all or any of the classes.

If you have not taken classes with us,
we recommend you review our
*From Zoom to Shark tutorial


THURSDAYS from July 14 - Aug 25

      Morning Session:   10am - 11:30am    OR

      Evening Session:     7pm -  8:30pm

    Participants choose a specific class time

               but will receive Zoom links for both classes times each week.

      Participants can swap from their chosen time if necessary

                  but may only attend one class per week.


  Players receive a pre-class Lecture PDF

       with explanations and examples.

  Players also receive a pre-class Video

         to reinforce concepts from class.

  Materials are sent on Monday evening each week.

  On Class Day, players will join Alan

           for in Zoom for a Lecture

  Then players will join Alan in Shark Bridge

           for online practice of the lesson concepts.

There is no makeup for the practice portion of the class. 
However, players will have the video and PDF,
allowing them to keep up with the group
before the next class meeting.


$112 for all 7 weeks   

Players may enroll in the entire series at once,

choose specific dates at once, or

pay for each class on an individual basis   

Single session classes - $16



 Find more Major Suit Slams


Do you find at the end of some hands

      that you made 6 or 7 and wish you had bid Slam?


 Did you have a 5-4 or better Major Suit Fit?


 Did Opener and Responder each have

      an Opening hand but didn't know how figure out

      if the hands would work well together?

 If you answered yes to these questions. then 


     may improve your results.

 Individual Topics for Each Week

 Thursday, July 14

 RKC 1430

 Replacement for Blackwood

 An essential convention for finding Major Suit Slams.

 An upgrade from standard Blackwood.

 RKC 1430 goes hand and hand with the Jacoby 2NT Convention

        and Splinter Bids.

 Thursday, July  21

 Jacoby 2NT Part I 

 What is Jacoby 2NT and Opener's Rebids

 Specialized bids by Opener on the 2nd Round

 Discussion of Alert requirements

        Where does Responder go next?

         Dealing with semi-balanced hands

 Moving toward Slam with RKC 1430 or not

 Thursday, July  28

 Jacoby 2NT Part II

 Slam or no Slam

 Hand evaluation opposite shortness

 Continuations after a 4-level rebid by Opener

 Moving toward Slam with RKC 1430 or not

 Thursday, August  4

 Jacoby 2NT Part III

  Review of Parts I & II and extra practice

  Solidify the concepts from previous weeks

  Extra Practice Hands in Shark

 Thursday, August  11

 Splinter Bids

 What is a Splinter Bid & How does Opener Continue?

 Hand Evaluation opposite Shortness

 Moving toward Slam with RKC 1430 or not

 Choosing between a Splinter and Jacoby 2NT

 Thursday, August  18

 Slam Bidding 

 Control Bidding vs RKC 1430

 Alternative methods of moving toward Slam

 Which method to choose and why

 Thursday, August  25

 Putting it all together

 Quick Review of all concepts

 Extended Shark practice hands