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Mark Nehs
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Nov. 24, 2017
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22 hours ago
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Bridge Teacher
about me

Director, club manager, and Bridge Instructor. Online lessons available for players 6 months to 3 years experience. Contact me here or on BBO username OconDad.

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United States of America

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Member of Bridge Club(s)
Oconomowoc Bridge Club
BBO Username
OconDad
ACBL Ranking
Life Master
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Request to Teachers: Knock It Off with the dang POINT COUNT!
You have to start somewhere and 8 HCPs for Stayman is a reasonable start. Many will never get beyond the "rules" and get to the true fun of bridge the thinking part. I teach that 4-3-2-1 is the best we have. In my experience every time you hedge in true ...
How long should it take?
About these same time lines for my adult students as well. I have had several take a class or two (6-14 weeks) but take a few month break on their way to 25 lessons and they pretty much have to start over. If they get further along and take a ...
What's your club policy ...
I guarantee partner for all my games. I play if I am needed. We shuffle and play as we do not have a dealing machine. Small games but I think guaranteed partner is essential for growth. IMO a 3 board sit out is not the end of the world but ...
The disappearing evening club game
For my Tuesday night game in Oconomowoc that started in 2016 it grew to 8 tables in the summer of 2017 but then we developed a "Shark" problem. Now I run a concurrent newcomer game. Open game 4-6 tables and newcomer game at 2-3 tables both small games but it ...
BW 2/1: Opener's 2M Rebid
Agreed. 2M shows 6 and 2NT is best bid if nothing else to tell partner such as 4 or 4 or 4+ card support. Partner has opening hand as well and if they do not like NT they can bid again we are in a GF auction.
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