The lessons will be published on this website for your convenience. There will be no charge for the lessons so that we can stay connected and sharpen our skills until normalcy prevails.
Update on ACBL Support your Club on BBO
What: Support Your Club ACBL Black Point Game (18 boards) When: Every day at 5 p.m. Eastern time (2 p.m. Pacific time) Awards: ACBL Black Masterpoints and BBO Points Entry fee: 5 BB$ Limits: Open to all.
How will the ACBL Know my Club:
The ACBL will share the revenues to each club based on participants’ ACBL player numbers and their recent live sessions. Contact acbl for more information. Update your ACBL number to help BBO and ACBL link you to a club.
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 35 It is important to count declarer's tricks as the play progresses. If you find yourself on lead and can see that declarer has enough tricks in three suits to make the contract, shift to the fourth suit. Some chance is better than no chance.
Fact 36 When dummy tables, add declarer's likely point count to dummy's known point count.
The bidding has gone 1NT-3NT. Partner leads and dummy has 10 HCP. Say the opponents are playing a 15-17 notrump range. Assume declarer has the middle count, 16, and proceed from there. The opponents have 26 HCP, give or take 1 point, leaving you and partner with 14. You know how many you have, so it is easy enough to figure out how many partner has. Do it!
We have made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend all our games starting this Tuesday, March 17. We will be closed for at least 1 month and will continue to communicate with you as we know more.
We are doing so based on yesterday’s community-wide order by the San Mateo County Health Officer and because we want to positively contribute to proactive safety measures for our students and players.
In the coming days, we will be working to find creative ways to keep connecting with our players whether that is through distance learning or online games. We will continue to post NEW Tuesdays and Fridays lessons on this website as usual.
A Message from Mark Sorenson
During our bridge down time Mark Sorenson has volunteered to join your group of three or four people and play and watch your bidding and play of the hand and help with questions. If interested contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL GAMES START at 9:00 AM WITH a 20 min. Lesson. A Stratified Open Pairs Game Follows