Bridge for True Beginners
Bridge is to card games what chess is to board games, as challenging as it is rewarding. If you’ve ever wanted to learn, now is the time and this is the class. We’ll start with the basics: what it means to follow suit, to take a trick, and to play trump. Then we’ll move on to the objectives, including actual scoring based on bidding and making contracts. Lessons will cover fundamental bidding (to reach the best contract) and Play of the Hand (to be able to fulfill that contract). Note that this class could also serve as “an extension” for anyone who has taken a Beginner course before. That's because Bridge, like a foreign language, is best learned through repetition. Repeating the fundamentals is a good way to establish the foundations of the Beginner's game. Required text: Bridge for Everyone, D. W. Crisfield. Since this session will be online, Mike will use Zoom for Powerpoint presentations supplemented by the latest Bridgebase Online software developed by the American Contract Bridge League to teach Beginners.