at Temple Reyim in West Newton
We defend 50% of the time when we play Bridge, we are declarer only 25% of the time. Good defense requires more skill and imagination than good declarer play, and as much partnership cooperation as good bidding. This class will cover both the mechanics of defense as well as defensive strategies. We will discuss opening leads, 2nd hand and 3rd hand play as well as overall defensive strategies, defensive signals, communication, giving and getting ruffs, when to hold up and basic defensive inference It will assume some knowledge of basic declarer play technique, but should be accessible to anyone who plays bridge regularly or who has taken some bridge classes.
You will play lots of hands and each hand will be turned up after the play for a review of bidding, play and defense. You will take home handouts with clear explanations and quizzes to reinforce what you just learned. You will also receive copies of every hand played in class with written analysis of the suggested bid, play and defense.
Topics covered will be as follows:
Monday Afternoons, 2:30-4:30 PM:
|Sept 11||Nov 6|
|Sept 18||Nov 13|
|Sept 25||Nov 20|
|Oct 2||Nov 27|
|no class Oct 9||Dec 4|
|Oct 16||Dec 11|
|Oct 23||Dec 18|
NOTE-- Class scheduling and cost is TENTATIVE - exact offerings and schedule is subject to change or cancellation, depending on interest, number of signups, and room availability. If the number of signups is low, we my be forced to increase the cost or cancel the course.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email Parul at paruljain at gmail dot com or call her at 201-739-6649.