Fall 2020

2-Over-1 Game Forcing

and 

1NT Forcing

Weekly Class

Approximately 90 minutes Half Lecture

Half Practical Application*

*Please see technical requirements           below

$105 for all 7 weeks

Single session classes will be $18*

*single sessions may not be available depending on enrollment.

Class size is limited.

Two Class times per week:

Tuesday Afternoon 2:00pm

Tuesday Evening 7:00pm

For each class, Students will receive a PDF with lecture notes as well as the practice hands and explanations.

We will begin distributing Zoom links and PDF information around 8pm on Sunday evening each week..

 

The Lecture portion of each class will be recorded and made available for those who could not attend or wish to review. There is no makeup for the practice portion of the class.

Use the Enrollment form at the far right.

Technical Requirements

Students will need to have either a Desktop PC, Laptop, Mac or Tablet.

 

Phones will not work for the practice half of the class.

 

Accommodations can be made for students who Zoom on a phone but play using one of the above devices.

A microphone is suggested for the Q&A after the lecture and during the play portion of the class.

Tuesday 11/10

2/1 Game Forcing Part 1

Introduction to 2/1

What is 2-over 1 bidding?

How does it affect other aspects of bidding? Discussion up through Opener's rebid

Practice using Shark Bridge

Class Times: Approximately 1.5 hours

Tuesday   Nov 10th    2:00pm

Tuesday   Nov 10th    7:00pm

Tuesday 11/17

2/1 Game Forcing Part 2

Bidding hands with Major-Suit Fits

Setting a Trump Suit

Fast Arrival/Slow Arrival

Game or Slam

Practice using Shark Bridge

Class Times: Approximately 1.5 hours

Tuesday   Nov 17th    2:00pm

Tuesday   Nov 17th    7:00pm

Tuesday 11/24

2/1 Game Forcing Part 3

More Major-Suit Fits with emphasis on Slam

Implementing RKC 1430 instead

           of Blackwood

Finding Fits later in the auction

Practice using Shark Bridge

Class Times: Approximately 1.5 hours

Tuesday   Nov 24th    2:00pm

Tuesday   Nov 24th    7:00pm

Tuesday 12/1

2/1 Game Forcing Part 4

Bidding Balanced Hands

Quantitative 4NT vs RKC 1430

Opening 1NT with a 5-card Major

Practice using Shark Bridge

Class Times: Approximately 1.5 hours

Tuesday   Dec 1st    2:00pm

Tuesday   Dec 1st    7:00pm

Tuesday 12/8

2/1 Game Forcing Part 5

Responder's Rebid and bidding

         in the later rounds of the auction

Showing your extra shape

Resolving the 1H-1S or 2/1 dilemma

Practice using Shark Bridge

Class Times: Approximately 1.5 hours

Tuesday   Dec 8th    2:00pm

Tuesday   Dec 8th    7:00pm

Tuesday 12/15

1NT Forcing Part 1

What is 1NT Forcing? 

Why is it necessary with 2/1 and

         other conventions?

Opener's Rebid with 1NT Forcing

Taking a Preference as Responder

Practice using Shark Bridge

Class Times: Approximately 1.5 hours

Tuesday   Dec 15th    2:00pm

Tuesday   Dec 15th    7:00pm

Tuesday 12/22

1NT Forcing Part 2

Responder's Rebids

Delayed Limit Raise

Inviting in NT

Practice using Shark Bridge

Class Times: Approximately 1.5 hours

Tuesday   Dec 22nd    2:00pm

Tuesday   Dec 22nd    7:00pm

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