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Mike Willoughby
Mike Willoughby
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Oct. 10, 2015
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The dividing line between advanced beginner and intermediate?
I agree, Barbara, but I'd add "and reflect". The "what went right or wrong and how might I fix it" discussion can be extremely valuable. Classic learning cycle stuff!
The dividing line between advanced beginner and intermediate?
In almost everything I've done, including bridge, the route to a solution is only clear when the problem is understood. So, for example, when your player starts asking the question, "What do I do with a high card, full value, raise of one of a major to the four ...
The dividing line between advanced beginner and intermediate?
Couldn't agree more! KISS. Far too many Inters clutter up their brains with conventions they don't understand, but ask them questions like "is the following forcing" and they won't have had time to think about this sort of very basic thing: - 1D - 2S - 3C - 3D Is 3D ...
Book on Acol
Thanks Shireen, they get us a little way there (and many could benefit from following what's in them!) but they don't cover the more subtle sequences like the one I've cited above and like, say, the difference between 1D - 1S - 2S and 1D - 1S - 2C - 2D - 2S ...
Bridge Book on Acol
Thanks Alistair. I've got Next Level but it really doesn't get to grips with constructive bidding beyond the very basics. Looking at the reviews, Control the Bidding seems to focus quite a lot on competitive rather than (or as well as!) constructive bidding but is probably worthwhile from ...
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