This is a continuation of the fall 2016 course on Planning A Suit Contract and is a repeat of the spring 2012 course. The exclusive concentration of this offering will be on declarer play of notrump contracts. Lectures and examples will focus on planning play, finesses, promoting length and establishing a suit, learning when to hold up on taking winners, and how to “win the race” in a notrump contract. This class will not examine bidding and will only indirectly touch on defensive play. The first half of the class will include lectures with slides, Q&A, examining sample hands, and drilling, followed by an hour playing pre-set hands. Participants in the fall course had priority registration, and the class is limited to 78. The course is organized consistent with Barbara Seagram and David Bird’s book: Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand.
REQUIRED READING: Must have read, or have equivalent knowledge to Audrey Grant’s Play of the Hand in the 21st Century (Baron Barclay Bridge, 2008).