Jersey Bridge Club, West Long Branch, NJ

Series #2 - Play of the Hand (9 lessons)


Series #2, PLAY OF THE HAND - 9 weeks:
   Wednesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 am -starts September 27
   Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm -starts September 27


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This series focuses on the play of the hand, with a sideline on defensive guidelines in each chapter:

Making a Plan (objectives, counting winners versus losers, strategy, bidding review)
Developing Tricks (promoting high cards, developing long suits, combining strategies)
The Finesse (leading toward a high card, repeating finesses, finessing against two cards, leading a high card)
Eliminating Losers (ruffing losers in Dummy, "the short side of the trump," discarding losers)
Watching Entries (entries, using them, planning before trick one is played, Stayman review)
Watch the Opponents (the hold-up play, watch the dangerous opponent, strong opening bids)
Managing the Trump Suit (drawing trump, maintaining control, developing suits, slam bidding)
Put it Together (combining techniques, choosing the right one, alternatives, preemptive bids)
Jacoby Transfers (majors, subsequent calls, signoff in a minor, auction interference, responding to 2NT and 3NT openers)