Learning Bridge

Kiva’s learning resources are at our member’s disposal. Whether you’ve played bridge for many years or don’t know one card from another, we probably have what you need.

  • The Library. Our library contains hundreds of books covering most anything a player will ever need, from beginning bridge to sharpening rusty skills.
    The library is open Mondays and Thursdays from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. It’s located in the same room as the game.
  • Classes. Kiva sports two classroom opportunities, both are seasonal.
    • June Heuser conducts a scheduled limited series on specific topics for beginning bridge players.
      Click here for a copy of the class flyer.
    • Mitchell Weisberg conducts an open-topic series on Fridays from 11 to 12 before the start of the Friday game. These sessions are held in the fall and winter. For more details, phone Mitchell at 623-792-7186.
  • Web Resources. In no particular order, some of our favorite bridge web sites are listed here. P.S. You can frequently find a particular bridge resource via any well constructed web search term, such as bridge squeeze play.
    • • Charles Lee’s Bridge Tips: Ideas and humor from one of our members.
    • • Suit Play: a freeware program that determines the optimal play of suit combinations. It also reports the probabilities of success.
    • • Bridgebase Online (BBO): a free online place to practice with players from all over the world.
    • • Deep Finesse: a free standalone computer program that analyses and reports on the whether a particular contract can be made or set based on the actual lie of the cards.