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Choosing the Best Line of Play
Taught by:  Cornelia Yoder

Description:  You have two suits to finesse in, but if your choice fails, you go down. Which finesse should you take, and how can you improve your chances of making your contract? This class is about choosing between alternate lines of play, and will improve your declarer thinking and teach you how to do better than the usual 50% finesse odds! Review Notes will be provided. [Mouse over for more information]

Date:       Thursday, September 20 at 7:00 pm  (New York time)
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Duration:  2 hours/week for 6 weeks

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Cost:  $90.00
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Passed Hand Bidding
Taught by:  David Germaine

Description:  Experience has shown that active bidders do better at the table than passive bidders. Active bidders create more problems for their opponents and therefore, reap better results. Aggressive bidding has its downsides, but there is one time that you can afford to be aggressive: when your partner has already passed. When you are in 3rd and 4th positions, a different set of rules apply to your openings and rebids. This course will methodically cover passed hand bidding situations with lots of examples and opportunities to try out the new techniques you will have learned. Your opponents will look at you with a new respect once you unleash your new passed hand openings and follow ups. [Mouse over for more information]

Date:       Wednesday, October 31 at 4:00 pm  (New York time)
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Duration:  1 1/2 hours

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Cost:  $60.00
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Hand Evaluation -- Opening Bids
Taught by:  Cornelia Yoder

Description:  To open or not to open, that is the question! Everyone learns how to count High Card Points early in their bridge career, but we all know that HCPs are not enough -- a singleton K and a doubleton Q are not worth as much as KQxxx. Not all 13 point hands are created equal -- judgment is needed to upgrade an 11 point hand to an opening or downgrade a 13 point hand to a pass. In three 2-hour sessions, we will discuss how to evaluate a hand for opening 1 of a suit, when to open and when to pass. I will show you several guideline methods, but more importantly, I will show you how to tell the difference between an 11 point hand that should be opened and a 13 point hand that should be passed. [Mouse over for more information]

Date:       Thursday, November 1 at 7:00 pm  (New York time)
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Duration:  2 hours/week for 3 weeks

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Cost:  $45.00
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Here is what people are saying about our classes!

"I feel like the defensive lightbulb is beginning to come on." - Linda

"Chick's Defense Strategies taught me how to leave a trail of very unhappy declarers behind. Don't miss the rerun." - Kerrie

"I thought the lessons on What Finesse to Take were some of the most helpful bridge lessons I have ever taken." - Brock

"Thank you for all the great lessons. I wish I had met you earlier!" - Ina

"Cornelia's Endplays class is typical of her other classes - well prepared, covers the topics most likely to be encountered, and is very interactive. Be prepared to THINK if you take this class." - Fred

"Card Combinations is a fantastic class!" - Pashi

"Cornelia's Defence classes were really excellent -- so well presented with a lot of examples." - Eman

"Luis's Doubles class was divine! A great teacher!." - Hope

"I think I have learnt more from this lesson than any other. I did wonder how one could spend 6 hrs on hand evaluation, but now I understand. Excellent lesson." - Delma

"Cornelia, I have seen a lot of teachers teach, but I have never seen anyone teach as well as you did tonight. Honestly." - Sandy

"Cornelia is one of the best teachers that I have ever encountered. If you get the chance to take one of her classes, TAKE IT. DON'T MISS IT!" - Elizabeth

"The Which Finesse class has done more for my declarer play than any other class I've ever taken." - Richard

"It was a terrific class -- so much that I had never been taught or thought about!" - Virginia

"This was by far better than reading a bridge book." - Patricia

"Best class I've ever taken. The teacher was nice and incredibly helpful." - Robert

"Great experience, I will definitely be coming back to learn more." - Patsy

Helpful Pages

How to Find Your Class on BBO

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For Real Beginners

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Chick's Defense Signal Class Info

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