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.

Schedule of Classes

Monday, April 19 Tuesday, April 20 Wednesday, April 21 Thursday, April 22 Friday, April 23
9:00 AM Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
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10:30 AM Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
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Lesson: Opener's Rebids 3 - Minor Suit Raise
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
1:00 PM Lesson: Drawing Inferences at the Table
Available
NO SESSION NO SESSION NO SESSION NO SESSION
3:00 PM Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
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4:30 PM Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
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Monday, April 26 Tuesday, April 27 Wednesday, April 28 Thursday, April 29 Friday, April 30
9:00 AM Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
10:30 AM Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Lesson: Opener's Rebids 4 - New Suit at 1 Level
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
1:00 PM Lesson: Defensive Discards
Available
NO SESSION NO SESSION NO SESSION NO SESSION
3:00 PM Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
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4:30 PM Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available


Monday, May 3 Tuesday, May 4 Wednesday, May 5 Thursday, May 6 Friday, May 7
9:00 AM Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
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
Booked
Lesson: Opener's Rebids 5 - Reverses
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
1:00 PM Lesson: Loser on Loser Plays
Available
NO SESSION NO SESSION NO SESSION NO SESSION
3:00 PM Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
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, May 10 Tuesday, May 11 Wednesday, May 12 Thursday, May 13 Friday, May 14
9:00 AM Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
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
Booked
Lesson: Opener's Rebids 6 - New Suit at 2 Level
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
1:00 PM Lesson: Lebensohl
Available
NO SESSION NO SESSION NO SESSION NO SESSION
3:00 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
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

Drawing Inferences at the Table

Monday, April 19, 2021 at 1:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

Many players don't realize how much information is available just from the auction and the opening lead. In this class, we'll examine some situations and see what inferences we can draw, as well as how that affects the actions we take.

Opener's Rebids 3 - Minor Suit Raise

Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 10:30 AM

Level: Novice

Part 3 of Opener's Rebids will cover rebids after responder raises your minor suit opening bid.

Defensive Discards

Monday, April 26, 2021 at 1:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

You can't follow suit and you can't (or don't want to) trump. What do you discard? The card you select can give valuable information to partner. We'll look at the standard techniques, and examples of real situations.

Opener's Rebids 4 - New Suit at 1 Level

Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 10:30 AM

Level: Novice

Part 4 of Opener's Rebids will cover rebids after responder bids a new suit at the 1 level.

Loser on Loser Plays

Monday, May 03, 2021 at 1:00 PM

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Easley Blackwood calls this play "Your Faithful Servant". You can often save a hopeless contract by getting rid of two losers with one play. Come see how it works.

Opener's Rebids 5 - Reverses

Thursday, May 06, 2021 at 10:30 AM

Level: Novice

Part 5 of Opener's Rebids will continue pat 3, and will cover opener's reverse bids. I've taught this before, but many people can still use a review.

Lebensohl

Monday, May 10, 2021 at 1:00 PM

Level: Advanced

A look at the Lebensohl convention, which is useful in dealing with interference over partner's opening 1NT bid. NOTE: This is one of the most complicated conventions in bridge, yet also one of the most useful. It is NOT for novices!

Opener's Rebids 6 - New Suit at 2 Level

Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 10:30 AM

Level: Novice

Part 6 of Opener's Rebids will cover rebids after responder bids a new suit at the 2 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: