### Introduction to Bridge

#### Course Description

Basic rules of bridge. Hand evaluation. Introduction to the bidding. Logic behind bidding. Review of bidding systems. Bidding analysis and the opening lead. Plan of the play. Finesses, blocking and unblocking play, preserving communication, cutting opponent s communication. Timing. Probabilities and decision making.

#### General Competencies

Student will be able to demonstrate basic knowledge in bridge including bidding, defense and declarer play. Student will be able to analyze and apply knowledge regarding probabilities in the context of bidding and play.

#### Learning Outcomes

1. define the rules of bridge
2. explain the logic of bidding
3. apply mathematic rules in shape judgement
4. analyze the strength of his hand on the basis of bidding
5. practice mathematical rules in defence
6. estimate probable outcome of specific move in bridge

#### Forms of Teaching

Lectures

theory of bidding and play

Exams

tests

Experimental Exercises

in bridge club

Consultations

when needed

Acquisition of Skills

E-learning

Bridge base online

Other

Club play

Continuous Assessment Exam
Homeworks 0 % 25 % 0 % 25 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 25 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 50 % 50 %
Exam: Written 0 % 75 %

#### Week by Week Schedule

1. Introduction to bridge
2. logic of bidding
3. basic rules of declarer play
5. sygnals in defence
6. principles of defence
7. trump and no trump play
8. mid term exam
9. 1 in a suit opening bids
10. 1NT opening
11. preempts, weak openings
12. strong openings
13. probabilities in bidding
14. combinations in declarer play
15. final exam

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#### Literature

(.), 1. Neven Elezović: Naučite bridž za deset dana (i deset noći), Element, Zagreb, 2004.,
(.), 2. Skripta s predavanja,

#### Lecturers in Charge

2 ECTS
L1 English Level
L1 e-Learning
30 Lecturers
0 Exercises
30 Laboratory exercises