Mentoring on BBO

BBO BIL UK 2005 meeting photo album
Future BBO UK weekends

This page is a record of my mentoring work on BBO - Bridge Base Online - the internet bridge service provided free by Fred Gitelman.

From September 2003 until April 2008 I ran regular 2-hour sessions on a Monday evening in the BBO Beginners/Intermediate Lounge (BIL).

To download the movies, right click over the board links and select "Save Link As ..."; then open the movie using the BBO software.

Date      
April 14, 2008 No session.    
April 6, 2008 Hands from the 2004 Olympiad Final (courtesy of the Vugraph Project ) Hands (LIN format) Double dummy analysis
March 31, 2008 Strong 1-level openers Hands (LIN format) Double dummy analysis
March 24, 2008 No session.    
March 17, 2008 Opening a strong 1NT Hands (LIN format) Double dummy analysis
March 10, 2008 Constructive bidding and finding a fit Hands (LIN format) Double dummy analysis
March 3, 2008 No theme, just random hands Hands (LIN format) Double dummy analysis
February 25, 2008 Balancing again Hands (LIN format) Double dummy analysis
February 18, 2008 Balancing Hands (LIN format) Introduction
Double dummy analysis

BBO Forums Poll on hand 9
February 11, 2008 Preempting - Part Deux Hands (LIN format) Double dummy analysis
February 4, 2008 No session    
January 28, 2008 Preempting Hands (LIN format) Double dummy analysis
January 21, 2008 Defending 1NT - Part 2 Hands (LIN format) Double dummy analysis
January 14, 2008 Defending 1NT Hands (LIN format) Double dummy analysis
January 7, 2008 More two-suited hands Hands (LIN format)  
December 3, 2007 Bidding two-suited hands Hands (LIN format)  
October 29, 2007 Bidding after a strong 1NT Hands (LIN format)  
October 22, 2007 More bidding of balanced hands Hands (LIN format)  
October 8, 2007 Bidding of balanced hands Hands (LIN format) Double dummy analysis
May 28, 2007 to September 2007 Summer Break    
May 21, 2007 Bidding over 1NT Hand records with makeable contracts and GIB performance  
May 14, 2007 Responding to 2NT openers Hand records with makeable contracts and GIB performance  
April 23, 2007 Random hands Hand records with makeable contracts  
April 2, 2007 Focus on declarer play Hand records with makeable contracts Movie file
March 26, 2007 Weak Two Bidding Hand records with makeable contracts Movie file
December 18, 2006 Xmas Pairs, a 12-board IMP Pairs competition   Tournament Commentary Booklet (PDF)
December 19, 2005 Xmas Pairs, a 10-board IMP Pairs competition   Tournament Commentary Booklet (PDF)
December 5, 2005 Bidding Challenge Pairs, a 10-board tournament   Suggested auctions (PDF)
December 20, 2004 Xmas Pairs, a 10-board Individual crimson222 wins, followed by mortinii and robertn Tournament Booklet (PDF)
December 13, 2004 Xmas Bidding Challenge 2004 See how the BIL stars bid!
November 29, 2004 Declarer problems Played Boards Chat log
November 22, 2004 Defensive problems Played Boards Chat log
November 15, 2004 Impromptu match Chalk 21:12 Cheese Discussion
October 25, 2004 Opening Leads Played Boards Chat log
October 18, 2004 Low-level doubles Played Boards Chat log
September 20, 2004 Hands from a competition Played Boards Chat log
September 13, 2004 Competitive Bidding Played Boards

Original prepared hands
Chat log
September 6, 2004 Rebidding problems Boards

Original prepared boards
Chat log
August 30, 2004 BIL Birthday Teams 8-team knockout won by Athena  
August 23, 2004 August Team Match IV Chardonnay 51:11 Shiraz

Merlot 23:20 Zinfandel

Pinot Noir 4:7 Cabernet Sauvignon
 
August 16, 2004 August Team Match III Chalk 35:21 Cheese

Water 10:61 Wine
 
August 9, 2004 August Team Match II Valkyrie 35:42 loki

Greeks 11:15 Trojans
Discussion of some hands
August 2, 2004 August Team Match 1 Rum 43:22 Coke Discussion of some hands
July 26, 2004 2NT Sequences Boards Chat log
July 5, 2004 Play a Hand with the Expert
(courtesy of Bridge Plus! and Ron Klinger's Play with the Champions)
Board

Additional Boards
Chat log
July 3, 2004 2/1 vs Precision - a friendly 6-board match Boards Match report
June 28, 2004 Looking at Jacoby 2NT Boards Chat log
June 21, 2004 A night at the club! Boards  
June 14, 2004 Some 2/1 bidding Boards Chat log
June 7, 2004 Play a Hand with the Expert
(courtesy of Bridge Plus! and Ron Klinger's Play with the Champions)
Board Chat log
May 31, 2004 Restricted Choice
Restricted Choice article
Principle of Restricted Choice
Rule of Restricted Choice
Recommended book: Bridge Odds for Practical Players, Kelsey & Glauert
ISBN 0-575-02799-1
Boards Chat log
May 24, 2004 Unprepared hands Boards Chat log
May 10, 2004 Play a Hand with the Expert
(courtesy of Bridge Plus! and Ron Klinger's Play with the Champions)
Board Chat log
May 10, 2004 Unprepared hands Boards Chat log
May 3, 2004 Declaring and defending Boards Chat log
April 26, 2004 Declaring NT contracts Boards Chat log
April 20, 2004 Balancing Boards Chat log
March 15, 2004 Bidding Challenge - keylime/kickback
Key Lime Precision
Boards Chat log
March 8, 2004 Bidding Challenge - sceptic/geofspa Boards Chat log
January 27, 2004 Slam Bidding Boards How to make 6C
January 19, 2004 Bidding over 1NT Boards  
January 5, 2004 Defensive problems Boards  
December 2003 Xmas Bidding Challenge - Experts vs Amateurs Boards and auctions  
October 13, 2003 Declarer Play
Acknowledgements
Hands played correctly:
I suggest you read the comments first
Comments on the hands
October 7, 2003 Original Boards As played on Tuesday (note different order) Thoughts on interference to our 1NT and bidding with weak hands
September 29, 2003 Original Boards As played on Monday Thoughts on bidding balanced hands and reverses by opener

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