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Manoj Krishna: Game for Life, introduction to Bridge

Presentation Abstract

A game played with cards, but there is no card luck involved, ONLY SKILL
A Mind Sport that is not just a mental boxing match between two
Two is company or a boxing match, Three is a crowd, but FOUR is for Bridge
A game where you do well as partnerships, not as individuals
The game is played by two pairs. The people who sit opposite to each other are partners.
You win or lose as partners, one cannot win as an individual
A game that gets people together providing the foundation for new friendships
Opponents of one day may be teammates on another day, a team is made of three partnerships.
A game where studies have shown academic benefits for children who take it up. Study conducted by Dr Christopher Shaw.
A game that is used to teach Mathematics
A game for the aging where the immune system is significantly activated
An Asian Games sport
Logic, Analysis, Planning, Execution, Out of the Box thinking. A game that ticks all these boxes which any executive will attest!

Through this participative presentation, we hope to give insights into why Bridge is this unique game that combines all these aspects.

I’d like to state here that the subject of Abstract Maths that requires Logic and Deductive reasoning, especially in the geometrical proofs of Theorems and Corollaries is not taught to children early on which I noticed while looking at the mathematics syllabus for NCERT from Class V to Class VIII. Children should be taught reasoning during this time so they can effectively learn this subject. We think the best way to teach this is through games as Children at the age of 9-13 are receptive to this teaching method.