BBO Intermediate / Advanced Club

This is the website for the BBO Intermediate / Advanced Club, a private Teaching club on Bridgebase Online.

If you are a member of IAC, please Sign In each time you visit the site. All the dates/times shown on this site are shown in your local time, but that will only be the case if you have shown your TimeZone and Daylight Saving settings in your Site Profile and are signed into the site. Moreover you can only be awarded IAC Masterpoints or take part in Club competitions if you are a Member.
FOR NEW MEMBERS: To join IAC, simply register on the site, no applications sent in bbo will be considered. Your nickname (equal here to your BBO nickname) must be at least 6 months old and you must have at least 200 logins. Also, we will check your activity in MyHands, where you need 100+ hands played per month and decent average score, so you'll match skill level of our members. If some of those criterias you do not meet, to avoid rejection, pls await couple of months and apply then.
Important: If your pard or friend is an IAC member and wants to recommend you, pls have them bbo_mail Curls77; you will skip the check-up procedure. TY :) Please keep in mind that bbo_iac nick is used by several people, IAC Admins and TDs. Not all will be able make a follow up of some your quest, best is to get name of person you spoke with and talk with them directly.
IAC News
Sun, 05-Aug-2018 Yay, Chick is back!
The IAC welcomes Chick (Cornelia Yoder) for a season of excellent weekly bridge instruction. Chick is an expert player and teacher, as well as an artist, cartographer, and glider pilot. Her focus in this series of lessons will be “Visualizing the Cards Around the Table: What is the bidding saying or not saying?” And who doesn’t want to know what their opponents and partner hold before starting play?
Chick will be starting her sessions on September 11 and continuing every Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 PM ET. Audio (necessary) can be accessed on the following link: (Cornelia does NOT use BBO voice). Please check out Cornelia’s website
Sat, 21-Jul-2018 Lesson by Marc Smith
Marc Smith, winning bridge player, columnist, coach and writer of many bridge books; an experienced teacher of students from beginner to very experienced partnerships, and a bidding theorist and a member of the expert bidding panel for numerous magazines worldwide, was so kind to give us 2 great lessons on "Planning the Play".
Notes from both lessons are available in: this topic in IAC Forums. If you are not yet registered there, please do it now.
Tue, 03-Jul-2018 Dare to Practice
With mixed feedback on Monday's Practice of Angel Blue's lessons, and in support of loyal members and Arik's students, we introduce another slot -- Fridays, 1700UTC, 1pm edt, 7pm Paris. Results say we all ought practice more! Pls plan to join both Monday & Friday :)
These trnys award Monster points, but not for overall score. Only 4 boards declared by your side matter, if you made them all - u get 5MPs. If u made 3 of them you get 3 MPs; and if u made just 2, you'll get 1MP. For those that failed 3 or 4... come practice again! : )
Fri, 11-May-2018 Teachers' Summer breaks
Dave G will take deserved break from us during summer and hopefully be back later in September, yet to be announced.

Hoki is on vacation and will be back on Aug 19th.

Angel Blue will be away until September! Make sure u practice "Dare to Declare" during summer, same time and place on Mondays & Fridays :)

And of course last, but not least, hard working to improve our skills, OliverC continues his OCP lessons, warm TY !h
Upcoming Events
Date Time Teacher Session
Sat 18-Aug-2018 21:00 OliverC OCP Super-Precision
Mon 20-Aug-2018 17:00 Curls77 Dare to Practice trny - 8brd preset contracts
Fri 24-Aug-2018 17:00 Curls77 Dare to Practice trny - 8brd preset contracts
18:00 Curls77 IAC Spur Team Matches
Sat 25-Aug-2018 21:00 OliverC OCP Super-Precision
Mon 27-Aug-2018 17:00 Curls77 Dare to Practice trny - 8brd preset contracts
23:00 W_O_B Wisskers On Bridge
Fri 31-Aug-2018 17:00 Curls77 Dare to Practice trny - 8brd preset contracts
18:00 Curls77 IAC Spur Team Matches
Sat 01-Sep-2018 21:00 OliverC OCP Super-Precision
Mon 03-Sep-2018 17:00 Curls77 Dare to Practice trny - 8brd preset contracts
Tue 04-Sep-2018 18:00 Dave_G Play and Discuss Session
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