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 novices 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 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 here. Otherwise, you can make subscription requests to mitbridgeclub at mit dot edu.
Contact Vincent at mitbridgeclub at mit dot edu with any questions.
|02/04/13||IAP Individual Tournament||4-149||Short||Long|
|02/11/13||Strong 2C and Responses: What to do with strong hands||4-149|
|02/18/13||NO GAME: Presidents’ Day|
|02/25/13||Defensive Methods 1: Leads, signals, discards||4-149||Short||Long|
|03/04/13||Weak Twos: Preemptive openings||4-149||Short||Long|
|03/11/13||Weak Jump Overcalls and 3/4-lvl Openings: Even more ways to preempt||4-149||Short||Long||
|03/18/13||Defensive Methods 2: Rule of Eleven||4-149||Short||Long||
|03/25/13||Jacoby Transfers: Improving responses after a 1NT opening||4-149||Short||Long||
|04/01/13||Blackwood, Gerber and Cuebidding: Searching for slam||4-149||Short||Long||
|04/08/13||Negative and Takeout Doubles: Using doubles to show unbid suits||4-149||Short||Long||
|04/22/13||Michaels Cuebid and Unusual 2NT: Two-suited overcalls||4-149||Short||Long||
|04/29/13||Declarer Play: Review of basic techniques||4-149||Short||Long||
|05/06/13||Last Novice Game: Tips and etiquette for 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: Bridge Base Online
Introductory bridge interactive software (Windows): Learn to Play Bridge 1: Learn bridge basics and Learn to Play Bridge 2: Beyond the basics
|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|