I am excited to return to in-person teaching this Fall while continuing with online bridge classes!

All my lessons are more than just lectures. I give an engaging explanation of

the day's topic, but then you will play deals to practice what you're learning.

Afterwards, you see all four hands as I review the best techniques.

                                      

Classes for Fall 2022:  
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Face-to-Face lessons are back, along with my best online classes!

Click on any course title for details and registration.

IN PERSON Wellesley, MA (Bay State Bridge, 75 Pleasant Street)

Bidding Brush-up: Lesson + Play

Wednesdays 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Newer Players through Intermediate

Join me at Bay State Bridge in Wellesley, MA for a one-hour lesson on Wednesday mornings, 

followed by an hour of just playing for fun! (I will be there to answer your questions as you play.)

Come alone or with your partner - a partner is guaranteed.

 

Proof of up-to-date Covid-19 vaccinations required; mask-wearing strongly encouraged for Bidding Brush-up.

Drop into any single session for $20 or enroll in all 7 for $110.

 

Dates and Topics:

 

Sept. 21    Forcing or Non-Forcing?

Sept. 28    Rebids by Opener

Oct. 5        Rebids by Responder

Oct. 12      4th Suit Forcing

Oct. 19     Targeted Game Tries

Oct. 26     Game Tries when Opponents Interfere

Nov. 2       Strong Jump Shifts

ONLINE Tuesday Afternoons 

Bidding in Competitive Auctions

4:00 - 5:50 PM Eastern

8 weeks: Sept 13, 20, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8

Newer Players through Intermediate

This series is always very popular, since learning how to bid when both sides are in the auction is essential and challenging!

Players of all levels will learn vital bidding techniques; but if you have completed a Beginner course, you’re ready for this!

Topics will include: ♠︎ Weak 2’s and Weak 3’s ♠︎ Overcalls ♠︎ Weak Jumps ♠︎ Takeout Doubles ♠︎ Cue Bids vs. Weak Bids

♠︎ Negative Doubles ♠︎ Penalty Doubles.

 

Cost: $145 per person or $250 for a partnership. Sign up with your favorite partner if you can, as competitive bidding

requires mutual understanding! Singles are welcome and will be paired up in class.

 

 

ONLINE Wednesday Evenings 

Fiendish Declarers!

6:10 - 8:00 PM Eastern

7 weeks: Sept 21, 28, Oct 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 9

Intermediates and Up

You already know about finesses and setting up long suits. Now start to play like an expert — fiendishly!

Adding these techniques to your repertoire will greatly improve your ability to make the toughest contracts.

Note: In our Shark Bridge online classroom, each student declares every hand!

Cost is $130 for the series and includes upload of lesson deals to your Shark Bridge apps for later practice.

 

Tentative Topics for Fiendish Declarers: ♥︎ Take All Your Chances

♥︎ The Simple Squeeze ♥︎ Loser-on-Loser Plays ♥︎ Keep the Danger Hand Off Lead

♥︎ Entry Management ♥︎ Throw-Ins & End Plays ♥︎ Take All Your Chances, Part 2

"Follow the Clues" Anytime Course

Learn how to use logic and inferences to find the winning plays. You can take

this course online any time - complete with practice hands, video explanations, & 

unlimited replay for at least one year. Click here for details.

 

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Click here to register for any class. I look forward to seeing you! 

Or send an e-mail to: kgilman11@gmail.com.

Beginner Bridge, click here!

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Interested in playing bridge online for fun and practice, but need partners and/or opponents?  Join me and others via Zoom on several September dates where I will match you up for friendly games! Click here for details.