When: Mondays, 7pm to 9:30pm
Where: Room 4-149 on the MIT Campus.
This duplicate bridge game will focus on enjoyment and improving fundamental skills. The game is for individuals with little or no club experience, or ACBL members with fewer than 20 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 20 minute lesson and then a relaxed duplicate game, where you can ask questions and get help, if needed. Feel free to attend one and 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 Tuesday Novice Game and for players looking for a partner for the game. If you have an MIT athena account, you can subscribe/unsubscribe yourself here. Otherwise, you can make subscription requests to mitdlbc-owner at mit dot edu.
Contact Brian at brianeduran at yahoo dot com with any questions.
|02/06/12||IAP Individual Tournament||4-149||Short||Long|
|02/13/12||Strong 2C and responses: Wow this is a nice hand: What to do when you have 22+ points.||4-149||Short||Long|
|02/20/12||NO GAME: Holiday|
|02/27/12||Defensive Methods: I can bid; I can play; now I need to work on my defense: Leads; Signals; Discards||4-149||Short||Long|
|03/05/12||Weak 2ís: I have no points but a nice long suit: How to get in your opponents' way.||4-149||Short||Long|
|03/12/12||Jump overcalls and 3 level openings: I want to bid my weak 2 but they bid first: Getting in your opponents' way II||4-149||Short||Long|
|03/19/12||Defensive Methods II: Wow! Defense is hard; I need more help: Rule of Eleven; more leads and signals.||4-149||Short||Long|
|03/26/12||Jacoby Transfers: I bid 1NT; I should get to play the hand!: How to conceal the hand with all the points. Also, here is the Novice NoTrump Response System.||4-149||Short||Long|
|04/02/12||Blackwood and Gerber: I know we have a lot of points; but do we have enough Aces? Staying out of bad slams.||4-149||Short||Long|
|04/09/12||Negative and takeout doubles: Partner canít really think we are setting 1S?!: More than just Penalty.||4-149||Short||Long|
|04/16/12||Michaels and Unusual 2NT: I have 2 suits; which do I bid first?: Bidding 2 suits using only one bid!||4-149||Short||Long|
|04/23/12||Cappelletti: They bid 1NT and I want to bid: Defenses to 1NT: Getting in your opponents' way III.||4-149||Short||Long|
|04/30/12||Balancing: 1S - Pass - Pass to me; now what?: When to pass and when to bid.||4-149||Short||Long|
|05/07/12||Last Novice Game: What do you need to feel comfortable playing in a regular club game?||4-149||Short||Long|
|Note: links in this table have been generated in advance and will reach files when they have been posted.|
Play or watch bridge online: BridgeBase.com.
Introductory bridge class: web.acbl.org/LearnToPlayBridge/.
|Flyer||Introduction to Contract Bridge|
|Syllabus||IAP Schedule and Information|
|Scoring||IAP Bridge Score Sheet|
|Chapters 1-4||Counting Points, Openings, and Responses|
|Chapters 5||Rebids by opener|
|Chapters 6-7||Overcalls and Responder's Rebids|
|Chapter 8||Takeout Doubles|
Playing the Hand - Notes and Tips on How to Play the Hand (by Karen Walker)