When: Tuesdays, 6pm to 9:30pm
Where: Room 4-153 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. You can add/remove yourself to the list here.
Contact Mark at mthroop at mit dot edu with any questions.
|02/20/18||Second and Third Hand Play||4-153||Short||Long|
|03/06/18||Developing Defensive Tricks||4-153||Short||Long|
|03/13/18||Interfering with Declarer||4-153||Short||Long|
|03/20/18||Making a Defensive Plan||4-153||Short||Long|
|03/27/18||After this game, novices play in open game.||4-153||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
|1) Game Mechanics, Hand Evaluation and Opening||Bid Lesson 1 and 2||2) Responding to Opener||Bid Lesson 3 and 4||3) Opener Responder Rebids||Bid Lesson 5 and 6||4) Overcalls and Takeout Doubles||Bid Lesson 7 and 8||5) Play: Making a Plan and Developing Tricks||Play Lesson 1 and 2||6) Trump Techniques||Play Lesson 3 and 4||7) Entries and Holdups||Play Lesson 5 and 6||8) Putting It All Together||Play Lesson 7|
|Scoring||IAP Bridge Score Sheet|
|Convention Card||2/1 Convention Card|
|Bidding Ladders||Bidding Ladders|
|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|