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Bridge in Greenwich: Learn how to play at Adult Ed

January 18, 2019

The Greenwich Adult Continuing Education program, held in the evenings at Greenwich High School, will be offering three bridge courses this semester, all beginning within the next few weeks. The schedule is as follows:

Bridge 1: Beginner, offering instruction in basic bidding and card play for those new to the game. it will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on seven Wednesday evenings from Feb. 6 to March 27.

Bridge 2: Advanced Beginner, for those who have completed the seven-week beginner’s course or the equivalent. It will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on seven Thursday evenings from Jan. 31 to March 28.

Bridge: Intermediate/Duplicate, featuring an introduction to popular conventions and duplicate bridge. It will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on seven Tuesday evenings from Feb. 5 to March 26.

The instructor for all three courses is Khalid Al Doori.

Elsewhere, the YWCA will be running its regular afternoon duplicate this Monday at 12:15 p.m., weather permitting.

Today’s quiz: Here is another in the current series of quizzes on interpreting your partner’s bids. In the following problem, you are given an auction accompanied by three hands, only one of which could actually fit the bids you partner has made (you are not shown your own hand). Applying the principles of standard bidding, which of the three hands do you think partner has?

The bidding: You-1H; Partner-1S; You-2H; Partner-3H. Partner could hold:

a) S KQ98 H Q6 D A97 C 8542

b) S Q8542 H 875 D Q72 C A4

c) S AQ942 H Q72 D 63 C A65

Answer: Your two-heart rebid has told partner that you have a six-card or longer heart suit in a hand of minimum strength (13 to 15 points). If partner held hand b), therefore, his proper action would be to pass since the combined hands could not possibly contain the 26 points necessary for game. Similarly, if partner held hand c), which counts to 13 points including the doubleton diamond, there would be no need for him to ask you by bidding three hearts whether you have enough points to carry on to game; instead, he would bid four hearts himself. With hand a), however, partner would have to raise to three hearts to invite you to continue to game if you held a maximum for your two heart rebid.

The week’s duplicate results:

Greenwich YWCA afternoon open duplicate: North-South, 1. Betsy and Michael Grant, 2. Joanne Kuebler-Hollister Sturges, 3. Maureen Smith-Barbara Thompson; East-West, 1.Leslie Petrick-Amanda Spyrou, 2. Judy Crystal-Carole Greenberg, 3. Sonia Kingshott-Linda Munger.

Central Greenwich Bridge Club weekly duplicate, 1/11: North-South, 1. Joyce Beach-James Chung, 2. Dave Babson-Dorothea Bellafiore, 3. Joanne Marr-Wendy Rehberger; East-West, 1. Bob Driessen-Dean Goss, 2. Gail Gallagher-Pam Kelly, 3. Barbara Bellafiore-Holly Pastula.

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