A month ago, MN Bridge reported that the U of MN would start having bridge classes for honor students. Now, the game is on!
Your webmaster traveled to the West Bank to see for herself how the lessons were coming along. Delighted to report that all systems are go!
At the front of the room, Professor Matthew Bribitzer-Stull, Director of the Honors Program and Associate Dean, leads a lively discussion about the values of honor cards. Getting their bridge feet wet, students offer thoughts on aces and spaces.
Other U of MN professors assist as students wade into our fascinating yet confounding game. How do we capture tricks? What bids are to be made when? Which hands are great - and which not? Professor Hsu, below, advises.
As I walk through the room, I remember my own fascination and concurrent bewilderment with this marvelous game as my bridge education began. I hope that many of these students take on the bridge challenge, leading to a lifetime of excitement, mental sport - plus an entire world of bridge playing friends.
What does it all mean? How does it work?
Never ever do you master bridge completely - yet learning continues forever - along with the fun!
We will be reporting more on our bridge adventure at the U of MN! Stay tuned, everyone!