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Applebasket Entry, 2014

Submitted by: Lynn Berg

It’s a paradox: we want our students to take bridge seriously, to learn and to apply new ideas, but we also have a responsibility to allow them to enjoy the game and not beat up on themselves. My regulars in the limited games before which I offer a free half hour lesson twice a week all have a mantra—So You just had a disaster. What’s going to happen in about five minutes? You’re going to play another hand.

My husband always said, “What else gives you 24 new opportunities in one afternoon?”