What do Ike, Warren, and Deng have in common?
– On November 7, 1942, General Dwight Eisenhower waited anxiously as Allied forces headed for the North African coast. The night was foggy, and news of the invasion was slow to arrive. To pass the time, Ike and three associates played…bridgeÂ .
– Deng Xiaoping, who transformed modern China, was such an avid card player that he had a private railroad car built for…bridge
– And Warren Buffet once candidly admitted, “I wouldn’t mind going to jail if I had three cellmates who played…Â bridge.”
Maybe you don’t aspire to being a commanding general, the architect of a nation or the world’s most successful investor. But generals, leaders and Wall Street leaders gravitate to bridge because no other game demands that you learn to bluff skillfully, maintain mental discipline doggedly, or master silent communication with a partner. And if you aren’t worried about your skills as a bluffer , your mental discipline or your communication with a partner, there’s even a better reason to learn bridge: It’s fun! Â The course will cover bridge basics, including No Trump playing and bidding; suit play, technique and bidding; and defensive bidding.
So this summer, try out the quintessential American card game under the guidance of David Libchaber, a renowned bridge teacher who has introduced hundreds of people to the game. Â The general manager of e-bridge, the first worldwide online bridge club, David even met his wife over the game!
- Class 1 – Tuesday, July 11, 2017 – Introduction to card rank, basic card combinations
- Class 2 – Tuesday, July 18, 2017 – No Trump play; concepts and applications
- Class 3 – Tuesday, July 25, 2017 – No Trump bidding; an introduction
- Class 4 – Tuesday, August 1, 2017 – Suit play and techniques
- Class 5 – Tuesday, August 8, 2017 – Suit bidding
- Class 6 – Tuesday, August 15, 2017 – Defensive bidding
Price includes all supplies plus a delicious bagel breakfast each week.