Wes's Online Bridge Classes

During the coronavirus pandemic, I am teaching exclusively online, using the following technologies: I am currently scheduling classes for the weeks shown below. Here is the current schedule (class descriptions are below).
Note: the schedule is subject to change, but I try not to.

NOTE: I have expanded my teaching schedule to accommodate increased demand. See my new schedule grid below.
I continue to conduct Bidding Practice sessions.

Schedule of Classes

Monday, March 8 Tuesday, March 9 Wednesday, March 10 Thursday, March 11 Friday, March 12
9:00 AM Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
10:30 AM Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Lesson: Bidding Clinic
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
1:00 PM Lesson: The Mathematics of Suit Establishment
Available
NO SESSION NO SESSION NO SESSION NO SESSION
3:00 PM Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
4:30 PM Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available


Monday, March 15 Tuesday, March 16 Wednesday, March 17 Thursday, March 18 Friday, March 19
9:00 AM Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
10:30 AM Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Lesson: Topic TBD
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
1:00 PM Lesson: Responding to 1NT with both Majors
Available
NO SESSION NO SESSION NO SESSION NO SESSION
3:00 PM Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
4:30 PM Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available


Monday, March 22 Tuesday, March 23 Wednesday, March 24 Thursday, March 25 Friday, March 26
9:00 AM Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
10:30 AM Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
NO SESSION NO SESSION Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
1:00 PM Lesson: Topic TBD
Available
NO SESSION NO SESSION NO SESSION NO SESSION
3:00 PM Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
4:30 PM Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
NO SESSION


Monday, March 29 Tuesday, March 30 Wednesday, March 31 Thursday, April 1 Friday, April 2
9:00 AM Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
10:30 AM Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Lesson: Topic TBD
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
1:00 PM Lesson: Topic TBD
Available
NO SESSION NO SESSION NO SESSION NO SESSION
3:00 PM Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
4:30 PM Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available




Cost is $10 per person for a one-hour session, paid through PayPal or VenMo.

To sign up for these classes, email me at bridge@wespowers.com.



Class Descriptions

The Mathematics of Suit Establishment

Monday, March 08, 2021 at 1:00 PM

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

We all know how to establish a long suit and win extra tricks by Length. In this class, we will look at this topic in more depth and talk about the probabilities of suit distributions and how they affect our planning as declarer. We will also discuss when to finesse against a missing honor and when to play for the drop. NOTE: While you don't need any advanced math knowledge, there will be more math in here than in most classes. We'll be talking about probabilities, and be looking at how to calculate your chances with various options at the table.

Bidding Clinic

Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 10:30 AM

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

It's time for another Bidding Clinic. This session is intended for regular partnerships to practice their bidding. Come as a partnership. I will have a collection of hands to bid with your partner, and we'll then discuss as a group. These will be interesting situations that do not necessarily have one correct auction. Practice your partnership communication, hone your partnership agreements. NOTE: This clinic is intended for established partnerships. Please register and attend as a pair.

Responding to 1NT with both Majors

Monday, March 15, 2021 at 1:00 PM

Level: Novice

Partner opens 1NT and you have BOTH major suits. How do you respond? In this class, we will look at the standard techniques.

Topic TBD

Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 10:30 AM

Level:

Topic TBD

Monday, March 22, 2021 at 1:00 PM

Level:

NO CLASS

Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 10:30 AM

Level:

Topic TBD

Monday, March 29, 2021 at 1:00 PM

Level:

Topic TBD

Thursday, April 01, 2021 at 10:30 AM

Level:

"Four-on-One" Shuffle and Deal

This class is a one-hour supervised play (AKA "Shuffle and Deal"). It's a little different from face-to-face Shuffle and Deal games in that you will not be sharing me with a lot of other tables. There is only one table in play, so you have exclusive access to me during play. I will answer questions as they come up, and can also critique your bidding and play and talk about the deal after it's played if warranted.

SIGNUP INSTRUCTIONS
Because of high demand and the difficulties in scheduling, I will no longer accept signups from solo players or pairs. My apologies, but the process is just too difficult trying to mesh everyone together. Please sign up as a group of four.

To sign up for these sessions, email me at bridge@wespowers.com . Please include: