Winter 2021
Basic Trump
Play of the Hand

Online Lessons
With Meagan Powell

The main audience for this series
is the Beginner player:  
Players who have completed Bridge I

Some Advanced Beginner players
might find this series useful as well
.
All are welcome.

This series is a
basic introduction and application
of Trump Play of the Hand techniques


This is an 4-Week Online Series.
Players may attend all or any of the classes.


If you have not taken classes with us,
we recommend you review our
*From Zoom to Shark tutorial

 

When: 

WEDNESDAYS  from December 1 - December 22

 

      Morning Session:   10am - 11:45am    OR

      Evening Session:     7pm -  8:45pm

      NOTE:  Class time is a little longer now

      Participants choose a specific class time of day

                  but will receive Zoom links for both classes times each week.

        Participants can swap from their chosen time if necessary

                  but will only attend one class per week.

 SATURDAY SHARK Sessions to Practice and Reinforce

    each week's main topic are included

    in the price of the class

    Saturdays

    December 4,  December 11,  and December 18

          10am Eastern - 11am Eastern

          PRACTICE!

 What:

  Players receive a pre-class Lecture PDF

         with explanations and examples.

  Players also receive a pre-class Video

          to accompany the Lecture PDF.

  Materials are sent on Sunday evening each week.

  On Class Day, players will join Meagan

           for approximately 45 minutes in Zoom for a Lecture

  Then players will join Meagan in Shark Bridge

           for online practice of the lesson concepts.

 
 Price:

 $80 for all 4 weeks 

Players may pay for the entire series at once,

specific dates all at once, or
pay for each class on an individual basis.

 

 

Single session classes will be $20

Questions?

meagan@essexbridgecenter.com

Because this is a Play of the Hand Class, each student will be Declarer

on every hand in Shark.

Students will be placed solo at a table

to apply the concepts against their Robots.

Individual Topics for Each Week

Each week will reinforce the following basics:

  • Basic Opening Leads Against Trump Contracts:

  • First Thoughts by Declarer

  • Winning the Early, Reasonable Trick

  • Pulling the Opponents’ Trump

  • High Card from the Short Side

Specific Techniques Taught in Each Session:

Wednesday, December 1

Pulling Trump and Establishing Length

Identifying a Long Suit that Might Provide Extra Winners because of its Length.    Establishing Winners in a Long Suit by Losing Up Front to Gain Winners Later.

Additional Practice on Saturday, December 4

One-hour:   10am Eastern

Wednesday, December 8

Pulling Trump and Promotion

Identifying a Promotable suit and bravely sacrificing one of your high honors to the Opponents’ higher honor.

Creating extra winners with your middle honors

Additional Practice on Saturday, December 11

One-hour:   10am Eastern

Wednesday, December 15

Pulling Trump and Finesse

Identifying honor groupings and specifically look for honor gaps. Learning the process to play toward the honor gap in a Simple Finesse, hoping to turn a lower honor into a winner.

Additional Practice on Saturday, December 18

One-hour:   10am Eastern

Wednesday, December 22

Pulling Trump and Making a Plan

Reviewing and reinforcing the basic steps Declarer must take just after the Opening Lead is made by the Opponent.

Counting Losers is an important skill for Declarers in a Trump Contract.   

Players will work on this skill while combining the techniques previously covered in this series.