M J Bridge
Intermediate and beyond
Earlier I outlined briefly some of the shortcomings with the ‘improver’s method’.
Your most likely starting point as you look to move forward will be
which builds on each of the most likely systems to be adopted at an intermediate level or beyond in addressing the shortcomings.
As you look to expand on your underlying method you should agree ways of
and in doing so it may be helpful to refer to
to see almost every likely meaning which may be assigned to each of the various possibilities
In assembling your list of partnership agreements you should be clear as to the level of difficulty and complication which you wish to take on board.
Some of the methods discussed will not be appropriate for an occasional partnership playing friendly(ish) bridge less than once a week.
A second decision relates to your chosen emphasis:-
what works best for a serious pair trying to find every optimum slam contract at imps scoring may well prove not to be the right choice for those who are mainly embroiled in the battle over a part-
Note also that if you agreed to vary your opening style to an extent depending on the vulnerability and the position at the table then you must take this into account:-
This page last revised 14th Nov 2019
Intermediate and above
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