The Villa at San Mateo

4000 S El Camino Real, San Mateo.
Every Tuesday and Friday
Game at 12:00 noon; Stratified Open Pairs


Lessons every Tuesday and Friday at 11:30 am
Check "Current Lessons" section to review.

Past lessons will continue to be published here. Contact Raad with further questions and comments. 

Mark Sorenson's Corner

Lessons Every 1st Tuesday of the Month
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exp. 12/31/2023

Surely a player of your bridge skills is familiar with most or all of the following tips you are about to read. But is your partner?

Fact 45:

If the opponents are playing standard signals, this tip is sure to screw them up.

Say the 3 is led against notrump and dummy has the A-K-5 and you have the Q-6-2. You play the king from dummy and third hand plays the 4. If you play the 6, concealing the deuce, consider the confusion you have caused: fourth hand won't know if partner has led from a four- or five-card suit (can't see the deuce) and the opening leader won't know if partner is signaling with something like Q-4-2. (can't see the deuce).

If you play the deuce at trick one, East knows that West has led from a four-card suit and West knows that partner's 4 is discouraging. For shame.

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SATURDAY 1/21/2023

Open Section   499ers Section

The 2023 Unit Game Schedule

January 21st.
February, 18th
February, 25-26, (Sectional) Mt.View
March, 18th
April, 22nd
May, 20th (Sectional)
June 24th
July, 22nd
August, 12-13 (Sectional) Mt. View
September (Bye)
October 28-29 (Sectional) The Villa
November, 18th
December, 16th (Election & Holiday Party)

All Unit Games are at the Villa. Start at 12:15 pm. Lunch at 11:30 pm, unless otherwise noted.

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