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, choose REGISTER from WELCOME dropbox at the middle top of this page, 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 yleexotee, rich_a or 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. Feel free contact any of IAC TDs and Admins if you want table in iac filled, they are listed at: http://iac.pigpen.org.uk/iac.php
IAC News
Fri, 24-Jan-2020 Teaching and Tourneys
Another week of tourneys coming up, mostly at 1900utc - with one held 11am utc on Sunday for players in the Asia-Pacific time zone. Be sure you log into this site to see the times in the "Upcoming Events" in your defined time zone.

Oliver (Hoki) will return in February - holding a tourney on the 5th with hand discussion afterwards, and a "play and discuss" session on the 12th of February. Thanks to Eleanor (Gypsy1308) for hosting additional tourneys on Wednesdays during Oliver's absence.

Poco's Problems - Next Trny will be held Tuesday Jan 28 at 1900 UTC, 2pm eastern, 8pm cet. After the trny, Colin will run review at his table in IAC. Colin will attach the PDF file with hands from lessons in IAC forums, find them at: Poco's Problems
But Colin does more, he always comments on Monday's events & there is always so much to learn!

Creecher's Features Next session for Jim is - Thursday, Feb 6, 2100utc, 4pm NY. Hands will be uploaded in the IAC forum -- find them at: Creecher's Features . Jim's sessions are fun and very instructive, do not miss them 😊.

Important: Please log in with the latest html bbo version at: https://www.bridgebase.com/v3/ to be able to hear commentary.
Sat, 11-Jan-2020 IAC & Master Solvers Club
Results are in for February contest!. All IAC members are welcome to participate in monthly Master Solvers Club, running in the IAC forum (please do not forget you MUST be registered at IAC forums as well as here at IAC site to be able to post). Monster points will be awarded to winners and participants.
Don't miss out on this fun educational bidding contest. You can message your answers privately in the IAC Forum if you prefer - send to Masse24 or JCreech. Join the March 2020 contest, go to the IAC forums and participate, deadline is February 10 at 9:00 a.m. 😊 IAC MSC .
Upcoming Events
Date Time Teacher Session
Sat 25-Jan-2020 19:00 Ian84 Saturday Sizzler - 8 board - Pairs IMP tourney
21:00 OliverC OCP Super-Precision (Asking Bids - Delta)
Sun 26-Jan-2020 11:00 djc11 IAC Sunday Funday
18:30 Ian84 Serious Sunday - 16 board - Pairs MP tourney
Mon 27-Jan-2020 19:00 Curls77 IAC Survivor trny + postmortem in iac
Tue 28-Jan-2020 19:00 poco1 Poco´s Play Problems : trny followed by review in IAC
Wed 29-Jan-2020 19:00 gypsy1308 IAC Fun Wednesday :) Regular trny with Eleanor
Thu 30-Jan-2020 19:00 djc11 Thursday Thrills
Fri 31-Jan-2020 19:00 GG_Bridge Crazy Slams - 8 bd - Pairs - Special scoring
Sat 01-Feb-2020 19:00 Ian84 Saturday Sizzler - 8 board - Pairs IMP tourney
21:00 OliverC OCP Super-Precision (Asking Bids - Theta & Iota)
Sun 02-Feb-2020 11:00 djc11 IAC Sunday Funday
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