When: Mondays, 7pm to 9:30pm
Where: Room 4-149 on the MIT Campus.
This Bridge plus game will focus on enjoyment and improving fundamental skills. The game is for individuals with little or no club experience, or ACBL members with less than 50 Masterpoints. We also welcome experienced bridge players if they would like to bring a novice to introduce them to the wonderful world of duplicate, however Masterpoints are only awarded to novices.
Each game starts with a short 20 minute lesson and then a relaxed duplicate game, where you can ask questions and get help, if needed. Feel free to attend one or all.
Mailing lists - The club maintains a mailing list for novices: mitdlbc-novices at mit dot edu. The list is mainly used for announcements about the Monday Novice Game and for players looking for a partner for the game. If you have an MIT athena account, you can subscribe/unsubscribe yourself. Otherwise, you can make subscription requests to mitbridgeclub at mit dot edu.
|IAP Individual Tournament||2/5/07||results|
|Strong 2C and responses: "Wow this is a nice hand": What to do when you have 22+ points.||2/12/07||results|
|President's Day - No Game||2/19/07|
|Defensive Methods "I can bid, I can play, now I need to work on my defense.": Leads, Signals, Discards.||2/26/07||results|
|Weak 2's "I have no points but a nice long suit.": How to get in your opponents' way.||3/5/07||short||long|
|Jump overcalls & 3-lvl openings: "I want to bid my weak 2 but they bid first." Getting in your opps' way, part II.||3/12/07||short||long|
|Defensive Methods, Part II: "Wow, defense is hard, I need more help." Rule of Eleven, more leads and signals.||3/19/07||short||long|
|Jacoby transfers: "I bid 1N, I should get to play the hand": How to conceal the hand with all the points.||3/26/07||short||long|
|Blackwood & Gerber: "I know we have a lot of points, but do we have enough Aces?": Staying out of bad slams.||4/02/07||short||long|
|Negative and takeout doubles: "Partner can't really think we are setting 1S": More than just Penalty.||4/09/07||short||long|
|Michaels and Unusual 2NT: "I have 2 suits, which do I bid?": Bidding 2 suits using only one bid!||4/16/07||short||long|
|Cappelletti: "They bid 1NT, and I want to bid": Defenses to 1NT (Getting in your opponents' way, part III)||4/23/07||short||long|
|Balancing: "1S, Pass, Pass to me, now what?": When to pass and when to bid.||4/30/07||short||long|
|Last Novice Game: What do you need to feel comfortable playing in a regular club game?||5/07/07||short||long|
directions & parking to 4-149
|Chapters 1-4||Counting Points, Openings, and Responses|
|Chapters 5-6||Rebids by opener|
|Chapter 8||Takeout Doubles|
Web and Book Recommendations
Playing the Hand - Notes and Tips on How to Play the Hand (by Karen Walker)