Our Online Advanced Beginner and Intermediate Class program.

EASY PASS.

It covers every course listed below with more courses and teachers yet to come.

With EASY PASS, at the start of every month, for a $65 fee, you’ll enjoy the following:

$15 off every Putting it All Together (P.A.T class). 

$15 off every Advanced Beginner and Intermediate lesson.

$10 off our brand new Friday evening Seminars.

$10 off our brand new THIS & THAT courses.

64 students of the game signed up the very first month! EASY PASS can be put on hold or cancelled at the end of any month. Please feel free to email or call me with any questions.
Thank you,
Jeff Bayone
honorsbridge@gmail.com    (917)544-1224 

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Please note that the classes below require that you have a Bridge Base Online (BBO) account and a basic knowledge of Zoom.  All classes are $35 ($20 with EASY PASS) and are from an hour and forty-five minutes to two hours in length. 

 

ADVANCED BEGINNER COURSES:

 

A.  Our P.A.T. courses.

Putting it All Together with Shlomit Rind shlobridge@gmail.com
Shlomit designed our P.A.T. program to provide our students with a place to practice what they had been taught in the four Beginner courses that they had taken over many months. These P.A.T. classes have become our most popular series ever! If you feel the need to review the basics, know that this course, given four times a week, is interactive, meaning you’ll be playing lots and lots of hands each session. Shlomit’s style is nurturing and her classes provide both an educational and very social experience.

P.A.T. puts bidding, declarer play, and defensive concepts into actual practice. The first three classes listed below are on the Advanced Beginner level. 

1. Mondays at noon: While Shlomit discusses all aspects of the hands played, the focus is on declarer play.
 Specifically:
What tools are at your disposal that may allow you to win extra tricks? What options are you presented with? Are there other considerations?  And finally, the ever important, making a plan and carrying out a strategy.

2. Tuesdays at 1:30 pm: This is the classic P.A.T. class. Shlomit plays hands from the Novice duplicate games that her students request. She discusses all aspects of the hand, bidding, play, defense.

3. Thursdays at 10:00 am: While Shlomit discusses all aspects of the hands played, the focus here is on the bidding both constructive and competitive. 

4. Thursdays at 4:30pm:  Her Advanced P.A.T. course is for players transitioning to our Intermediate courses. 
Some knowledge of 2/1, slam bidding, Jacoby 2NT, and defensive carding is a prerequisite.
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These classes are each an hour and forty-five minutes…$35.
OR:
$20 if you are one of our sixty-five Online EASY PASS card holders.
Please email Shlomit at shlobridge@gmail.com for more information or to reserve a spot in one of her classes. 
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B.  An Introduction to some of the more sexy things declarer can do with cards…with Barbara Bayone

Tuesdays from 1:00 pm…Starting December 1st.

If you are ready to take the plunge to begin to explore some really cool ways of creating tricks and avoiding losers, ways that you may not be aware even exist, then this just might be the course for you! We are talking about plays like dummy reversals, ruffing finesses, end plays, avoidance plays, and trump coups, to name a few.
Barbara will spend two to three weeks per topic with plenty of interactively played hands each session. Learn not only how to recognize when a certain type of play may be possible, but how to pull it off. 
A lot of these plays depend on your understanding and familiarity with the importance of shape. We’ll start with Hold-up plays, a tool you probably are somewhat familiar with already, and see why this sets the table for so much of what’s to come.
Each session includes many interactive hands to bid and play using a combination of Shark Bridge and Best e-Bridge.
$35.00…$20.00 with EASY PASS.
Email: bbayone@gmail.com for reservations.
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C. Your first look at bidding strong hands…with Barbara Bayone.
Thursdays from 10:30 am

Barbara will start with the three types of “strong bids”:  Jump Shifts, Reverses, and the strongest of all, 2-Club openings. Then comes Key-Card Blackwood and control-showing cue-bidding. Lots of examples and practice hands.
$35.00…$20.00 with EASY PASS.
Email: bbayone@gmail.com for reservations.

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D. Basics of Defensive Play…with Shlomit Rind 

Tuesday’s from 10:00 am

Basic concepts in defense. Where are your tricks coming from? Where are declarer’s? Counting declarer’s points. Trying to figure out declarer’s shape. The three types of signals. And lots of practice hands.
$35.00…$20.00 with EASY PASS.
Email: shlobridge@gmail.com for reservations.


INTERMEDIATE COURSES:

1. Card Combinations….with Joe Byrnes

Mondays from 9:45 am.  
Basic ways to tackle various card holdings, including some of the less common ones.
Maximizing the odds.
Preparing for those bad trump breaks.
$35.00…$20.00 with EASY PASS.
*Email: bridgeprojoe@gmail.com for reservations. 
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2. Bidding basics for the Intermediate level player…with Jeff Hand

Mondays from 1:50 pm. 

This month: Overcalls.
Everything you need to know about overcalls.
What do you need to overcall at the one-level, at the two-level, etc.
What does advancer (the overcaller’s partner) need to respond. What does a new suit by advancer mean? Is it forcing?
$35.00…$20.00 with EASY PASS.
Email: hand_jeff@hotmail.com. cell: 914-960-3055  
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3. Play of the hand…with Yefim Shoykhet

Tuesday from 10:00 am.
 
Planning the play.
Play techniques each designed to show you how to make those extra tricks as declarer. This course is for the low-intermediate and intermediate student of the game. As always with Yefim, you can be sure there will be lots of interesting hands to play.
$35.00…$20.00 with EASY PASS.
*Email: yefim50@verizon.net for reservations.
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4. Card Sense…with Jeff Hand

Tuesdays from 9:50 am 

PLAY AND LEARN. Usually declarer does not have enough immediate winning tricks to fulfill the contract.  Additional tricks must be found and established.  In these lessons we will discuss several ways that this can be done. For example: Declarer establishes additional tricks by promotion (forcing out honors and promoting lower-ranking honors), and by setting up long suits while keeping the bridge connection to them open.  We will also look at and try to learn to “see” how the opponent’s cards are likely to divide and how best to play accordingly. Your first concern in hoping to develop a solid bidding foundation is a thorough understanding of what are the basic building blocks (the book bids) are and of all the basic concepts involved. Jeff’s courses do just that.
$35.00…$20.00 with EASY PASS.
Email: hand_jeff@hotmail.com. cell: 914-960-3055  
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5. Play and defense for the strong Intermediate player…with Andrea Hayman

Tuesdays from 1:00 pm
 
This course is designed for students who have been playing for several years. The emphasis will be on bridge logic: Drawing inferences from the auction, the opening lead and the play to the first few tricks. Special emphasis will be placed on counting out the distribution of the hands and placing the high card points.
$35.00…$20.00 with EASY PASS.
*Email: ashbridge22@icloud.com: 
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6. Essential conventions with Jess Jurkovic

Tuesdays from 6:30 pm   (Repeated from the previous Thursday class if Thursday was sold out)     

Jess’s bidding conventions course returns, and will begin with those concepts that should be standard and owned by you. If not now, soon. Remember to invite your partner. Refining your bidding, to be sure you’ll be landing in the right contract more often than you do now, is the goal of any good partnership and of this course.
$35.00…$20.00 with EASY PASS.
Email: jesster2@aol.com

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7. Our basic two-over-one bidding course with Yefim Shoykhet

Wednesdays from 10:00 am 
Basic 2/1 bidding from the ground up. Complete with the entire Forcing No-Trump structure. This course is for the low-intermediate and intermediate student of the game. Lots of interesting hands to play.
$35.00…$20.00 with EASY PASS.

*Email: yefim50@verizon.net for a reservation.
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8. Bridge thinking with Adam Parrish

Wednesdays from 10:00 am.
Practical lessons on the thought process needed to tackle everyday problems of bidding, declarer play, and defense.
$35.00…$20.00 with EASY PASS.
Email Adam at adamparrish2@gmail.com for reservations.
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9. Hand Evaluation…with Joe Byrnes.

Wednesdays from 10:00 am.                                                                 
When to bid with “bad” hands and when to pass with “good” hands.
Overcalling decisions.
Close game and close slam decisions.
$35.00…$20.00 with EASY PASS.
Email:  bridgeprojoe@gmail.com for reservations.
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10. Defense…with Jess Jurkovic

Wednesdays from 10:00 am (Repeated on Friday at 10 am)
Defense requires your utmost attention. Jess focuses that attention on details that you often overlook and inferences from the play and from partner’s carding that you sometimes miss. Lots of hand play. 
$35.00…$20.00 with EASY PASS.
*Email: jesster2@aol.com for reservation
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11. Improving card sense…with Jeff Hand

Wednesdays from 3:50 pm
PLAY AND LEARN. Usually declarer does not have enough immediate winning tricks to fulfill the contract.  Additional tricks must be found and established.  In these lessons we will discuss several ways that this can be done. For example: Declarer establishes additional tricks by promotion (forcing out honors and promoting lower-ranking honors), and by setting up long suits while keeping the bridge connection to them open.  We will also look at and try to learn to “see” how the opponent’s cards are likely to divide and how best to play accordingly.
September 2nd…Card combinations.
$35.00…$20.00 with EASY PASS.
Email:  hand_jeff@hotmail.com  cell: 914-960-3055 
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12. Play of the hand…with Yefim Shoykhet

Wednesdays from 6:30 pm (If sold out, Thursday at 6:30 pm).

One or both of your opponents have entered the auction. If you buy the contract, how will their bidding influence you?  After their opening lead,  what assumptions should you be making to guide you to the best line of play?
$35.00…$20.00 with EASY PASS.
*Email: yefim50@verizon.net for reservations.
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13. Advanced Declarer Play…with Joe Byrnes

Wednesdays from 6:30 pm.
We play. We play lots and lots of hands each session.
Squeezes, end plays, handling difficult trump breaks, etc. 
$35.00…$20.00 with EASY PASS.
*Email: bridgeprojoe@gmail.com for reservations.
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14. Advanced Bidding…Students request the topic…with Jeff Hand.

Thursdays from 9:50 am 
Intensive training…This particular class will be limited to five students!!
$35.00…$20.00 with EASY PASS
Email: hand_jeff@hotmail.com  cell: 914-960-3055      
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15. THIS & THAT: Bidding….with Yefim Shokhet

Thursdays from 4:00 pm (90 minutes)      
Various bidding ituations both constructive and competitive, that Yefim believes will be interesting, and challenging.
***Yefim will be using Shark Bridge which lets everyone declare every hand. 
$25.00…$15.00 with EASY PASS.
Email:  yefim50@verizon.net for a reservation.

16. Essential conventions…with Jess Jurkovic

Thursdays from 6:30 pm       
Jess’s bidding conventions course returns, and will begin with those concepts that should be standard and owned by you. If not now, soon. Remember to invite your partner. Refining your bidding, to be sure you’ll be landing in the right contract more often than you do now, is the goal of any good partnership and of this course.
$35.00…$20.00 with EASY PASS.

Email: jesster2@aol.com

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17. THIS & THAT: Declarer play…with Joe Byrnes.

Fridays from 10:00 am. (90 minutes)                                                                
Various hands that Joe believes will be interesting, and challenging.
***Joe will be using Shark Bridge which lets everyone declare every hand. 
$25.00…$15.00 with EASY PASS.
Email:  bridgeprojoe@gmail.com for reservations.

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18. Bidding for the more advanced player…with Joe Byrnes.

Saturdays from 10:15 am.                                                                 
We just bid. Up to twenty hands a session.
Two-over-one auctions
Keycard auctions
No-trump slam tries starting with Jacoby and Texas
Minor suit transfers,
Auctions over opening 2NT 

$35.00…$20.00 with EASY PASS
Email:  bridgeprojoe@gmail.com for reservations.