THE 0-99 GAME
@ 1 p.m. WILL
RESUME OCTOBER 17
AND WILL AWARD
THE 0-1500 GAME
played on TUESDAYS
@ 1 p.m. WILL RESUME
THE TUESDAY MORNING
0-50 GAME will resume in November.
Located in Vero Beach Florida, the Vero Beach Bridge Center is a member-owned bridge club. We host daily bridge games, duplicate bridge tournaments, bridge classes for all levels, celebrity speakers, and student games for new players which are all sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League. In fact, the size of our club allows us to hold many restricted games for up and coming players, no need to swim with the sharks!
Pre-dealt boards for pair games mean no shuffling and hand records are available after each game, whether for the daily bridge play or on-site duplicate bridge tournaments. The use of Bridgemate II allows results to be ready immediately following the game.
We have one of the best duplicate bridge clubs in Florida, if not the nation.
We are currently ranked at #4 in North America for 2017 based on the number of tables of bridge played thus far!
LEad KatarAct against Notrump Contracts - Click fo movie after reading general idea below.
The lead of a King asks for partner's attitude about the lead. K=Asks Attitude therefore from AKx, you can lead KING and see if hits partner
The lead of an Ace asks partner to unblock an honor, failing that to give count, therefore from AKJT9, you can try the ACE and run the suit if partner unblocks the Queen. If partner gives count, you can guage whether to try drop declarer's Queen or wait for partner to get in to lead through declarer.
Four Bridge World Hands
This series is intended to "bridge" the gap between the fundamentals of the game and plays that are generally considered intermediate to advanced. As we review the basics of the game we introduce new ideas. The class is suitable for and attended by players with diverse ability levels; All students of the game are welcome. You may join in at any time. Our large screen presentation allows us to cover a lot of material more rapidly than is typical in bridge classes.
Some of the material covered to date will be posted here but not all. There will also be links to outside sources relating to material covered in class.
In our first class :
Our second class:
Class Three: our prior review of planning the play and examination of card combinations has lead us to an introduction to Endplays. We will present an original bridge movie on endplays. We will play several full deals on screen and will likely examine four hands at the table as well. Endplays are very satisfying and approachable for all. Join us.
This series will meet on the next several Saturdays, (though we will skip the February Sectional Date).
YOU MAY JOIN AT ANY TIME, AND MAY ATTEND AT WILL 20$ PER CLASS. $50 for three. We will meet at least six and maybe as many as ten times. EMPHASIS will be on Play and Defense. We will discuss the bidding of many hands but will not be presenting bidding per se.We also work hard at having FUN.
This is a mixed ability class. Much effort is made to cater to all. It is important that you want to get better and are willing to put in a little effort to do so. I promise I will put in a lot of effort to help you.
The hands posted below are a small part (also the hardest part) of what was presented in class. Summaries of each class are meant to help participants obtain maximum gain/enjoyment but of course if you did not attend you may still find them of interest. They do not include all the class material and often include some bonus material.
The four hands below can be used to review the hand by just continuing to hit next as you THINK and read along.
When the hand first appears it will be with all four hands exposed. You can close the other hands by clicking on the South Banner. Dummy will reopen when the bidding concludes. You may of course leave all four hands exposed.
Alternatively, at any time you can hit Play to take over playing all four hands yourself. That will allow you to try out your ideas. If you hit play, you will need to have all four hands exposed. If you have closed them, just click on the South banner again and they will reopen. (if you hit on EAST or WEST to sneak a peek, hit on it again and all hands will open or hit on South again to close it and open South)
You can choose one card at at time or trick at a time from the options.
See you in class.
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Hand 4, orig 16. Source Bridge World Magazine's website. Deal originally prepared for a 1963 par hand contest. Full credits with accompanying deals. Presentation and text here by Ron Andrews.
This slam hand involves three suit combinations.
Making 4♠ on this deal (board 12, Fri afternoon open game) was worth 20.5 on a 23 top.
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