D-E-F-E-N-S-E: In a bridge bidding auction, you and your partner win the contract, or you lose the contract. Losing the contract might be disappointing, but it does not mean game over. With the opening lead, the battle for masterpoints has just begun. Every bridge player knows the thrill of defeating a contract is sweet. Up your defense skills in a new online, seven-week defense practice course. The course will be laser-focused on defensive playing, nothing else. Each week Bernadette will briefly review a defensive topic, such as opening lead, signaling, second hand low, and third hand high, and then players will assemble at the virtual tables to bid, defend, and discuss hands.