Our Online Advanced Beginner and Intermediate Class program.

EASY PASS….75 students strong and growing each month.

EASY PASS covers every course listed below.

With EASY PASS ($65 a month) you’ll enjoy the following:
$15 off every Putting it All Together class (P.A.T class). 
$15 off every Advanced Beginner and Intermediate lesson.
$10 off
our Friday evening Seminars.

EASY PASS continues to grow. We are up to 75. You can be sure more will be joining at the start of next 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.
Jeff Bayone….honorsbridge@gmail.com    (917)544-1224 
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Please note that the classes below require that you have a basic knowledge of Zoom.  Almost all these 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.
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. Thursdays at 10:00 am:  An introduction to the Two-Over-One bidding system. Six weekly sessions, starting February 11th. 

3. 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.  With Barbara Bayone…Tuesdays from 1:00 pm
2/23 and 3/ 2…An Introduction to Inverted Minors…with Barbara Bayone
3/9 and 3/16…Scoring and Match Points.
3/23 for six weeks…Competitive bidding.

$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 and slams…with Barbara Bayone.
Thursdays from 10:30 am

Barbara starts 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. Declarer Play….with Joe Byrnes

Mondays from 10:00 am.  
Entry problems, blocked suits, setting up long suits, which suit to attack first.
$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: Types of doubles
These next couple of weeks will be Negative doubles.
$35.00…$20.00 with EASY PASS.
Email: hand_jeff@hotmail.com. cell: 914-960-3055  
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3. All sorts of DOUBLES…with Yefim Shoykhet

Tuesdays from 10:00 am.
 
Do doubles confuse you? There are more than two dozen different types of doubles. Let Yefim take the mystery out of most of the more common ones.
Take-out versus penalty…when  in the auction does one become the other? Responsive versus negative. Reopening. Support. Fit-shoeing and card-showing, and more.
With Yefim, you can be sure there will be lots of interesting hands to play each session.
$35.00…$20.00 with EASY PASS.
*Email: yefim50@verizon.net for reservations.
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4. Card Sense Basics…with Jeff Hand

Tuesdays from 9:50 am 

This month… the basics of defense in no-trump contracts.

2nd and 3rd hand play, when to cover, when not, opening leads…sequence versus 4th best. And lots more.
$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. 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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7. Hand Evaluation…with Joe Byrnes.

Wednesdays from 10:00 am.                                                                 
Looking for slam……how well do the hands fit? What to look for when thinking about bidding those close slams.
Jacoby 2NT, Splinters, more advanced 2 over 1 auctions, seldom analyzed NT slams auctions.
$35.00…$20.00 with EASY PASS.
Email:  bridgeprojoe@gmail.com for reservations.
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8. Advanced Card Sense…with Jeff Hand

Wednesdays from 3:50 pm
Deep finesses…finessing for two and even three honors.
$35.00…$20.00 with EASY PASS.
Email:  hand_jeff@hotmail.com  cell: 914-960-3055 
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9. 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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10. 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, loser on loser, difficult card combinations, trump contro; issues. 
$35.00…$20.00 with EASY PASS.
*Email: bridgeprojoe@gmail.com for reservations.
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11. 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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12. Declarer play….with Adam Parrish of ACBL’s Bulletin’s Parrish the Thought fame.

Thursdays from 1:00 pm
Intermediate play of the hand class starting on January 14th.
$35.00…$20.00 with EASY PASS.
Email Adam at adamparrish2@gmail.com for reservations or for more information about the class.
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13. Essential conventions…with Jess Jurkovic

Thursdays from 6:30 pm       
Slam Bidding Primer….Begins early January. Everything you ever wanted to know about slam auctions.
Remember to invite your partner. Refining your bidding 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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14. Defense…with Jess Jurkovic

Fridays from 10:00 am       
2nd and 3rd hand play. Signaling, Counting….Begins early January. Everything you ever wanted to know about defense.
Remember to invite your partner. Refining your defensive techniques and your partnership understanding is critical..
$35.00…$20.00 with EASY PASS.
Email: jesster2@aol.com
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15.Bidding for the intermediate player…with Joe Byrnes.

Fridays from 10:00 am.   (See Saturday)   
Each week a brief  lecture on a specific area of bidding followed by anywhere up to 14 illustrative hands. No play. 
We just bid. Email Joe for upcoming topics.
$35.00…$20.00 with EASY PASS
Email:  bridgeprojoe@gmail.com for reservations.       

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

Saturdays from 10:15 am.  (See Friday)                                                               
Each week a brief  lecture on a specific area of bidding followed by anywhere up to 14 illustrative hands. No play. 
We just bid. Email Joe for upcoming topics.
$35.00…$20.00 with EASY PASS
Email:  bridgeprojoe@gmail.com for reservations. 
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