• Useful Conventions – Tuesdays 9:30a-11:30a, 8/24 – 10/5 – (no class 9/28) • Reverse Drury • Defense Over NT • New Minor Forcing • Fourth Suit Forcing • Support Doubles • Spiral Raises 9:30 am (eastern)
  • Communicating II – Pull it All Together (S2B) – Thursdays 9:30a-11:30a, 8/27 – 10/1 • Preempting • Negative Doubles • Jacoby 2NT • Handling Strong Hands • Continuing Strong Hands • Skill Set Review 9:30 am (eastern)
  • 8/18/20
    - Fridays 9:30a-11:30a, 8/14 – 9/18 • Jacoby Transfers • 1NT Auctions/Responses • Using the Double Card • Michaels Cuebid • Unusual 2NT • Skill Set Review 9:30 am (eastern)
  • Wednesdays, 8/12 - 9/16 • Stayman (the popular and useful convention, responding with weak, invitational and game-forcing hands, interference) • Overcalls and Advancer Bids (bidding with competition, overcalling, advancing after overcall) • Takeout Doubles and Responses (the takeout double, advancing after takeout double, advancer considers no trump, rebids by takeout doubler) • Planning the Play (making a plan objectives, counting winners versus losers, strategy, bidding review) • Developing Tricks (promoting high cards, developing long suits, combining strategies) • The Finesse (leading toward a high card, repeating finesses, finessing against two cards, leading a high card) Two sessions: 9:30 am and 6:30 pm (eastern)
  • 8/11/20
    • Intro to Bridge - Getting Started (introduction, language of bidding, scoring, guidelines for play, exercises)
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