This video was taken from setting up an actual live match which was part of a teams of 8 match between Bury Athenaeum and Manchester Bridge Club.
This is an entertaining teams match I played from the EBU lockdown league. Be warned….sometimes it ain’t pretty! There are a lot of big swings in the IMP’s columns….and a great come back…everybody loves a great comeback don’t they?
In this video…I’m going to help you with a few things which commonly come up to help you in your decision making when playing teams. A bridge Teams event uses International Match Points or IMP’s compared to playing in a Matchpointed Pairs event.
Let’s take an example…If you score 110 making 3 and the other 5 pairs make 2NT exactly scoring 120…you would get an outright bottom….but at teams with only 10 points difference in the scores this counts for exactly nothing….it would be known as a flat board.
So straight away there is a massive difference between teams and pairs….