Discover Bridge Through Hool (Open to All)

The benefits of Bridge have been well researched and documented: 1) Cognitive Workout, 2) Enhanced Immunity, and 3) Opportunity for Social Interaction. This can be a fantastic game for the entire family too!

Starts

22 June 2020

Time

8:30 - 10:00pm

On Days

Fee (₹, incl taxes)

Audience

Mo/We/Fr/Mo/We

4720

Grown-Ups/ Lifelong Learners!

About the Course

<p><u><strong>Open   to All Adults</strong></u></p>
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   <p>The impact of Bridge on children and adults alike - ranging from   significantly improved test scores, memory, immune system, soft skills, among   others - are <a rel="noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener   noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer   noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener   noreferrer" target="_blank"   href="https://www.genwise.in/single-post/2019/01/21/Why-Bridge">well   documented</a> (from our GenWise Blog Archives)...</p>
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   <p>Two components of bridge promote healthy aging and therefore make   it an ideal game for adults.  Bridge provides (1) a cognitive workout,   2) enhanced immunity, and (3) an opportunity for social interaction.    The combination of these two key components sets bridge apart from many   other leisure-time activities such solving crossword and other puzzles,   sudoku, etc.</p>
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   <p>From a cognitive workout perspective, Bridge helps with   concentration/ attention. reasoning, organizing, sequencing, learning and   communicating through the coded language of bidding, memory, and   visualization! </p>
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   <p>A <a rel="noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener   noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer   noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener   noreferrer" target="_blank"   href="https://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2000/11/08_bridge.html">study</a>   in 2000 at the University of California, Berkeley, found strong evidence that   an area in the brain used in playing bridge stimulates the immune   system. </p>
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   <p>Two of the smartest Americans, if not the most accomplished bridge   players, are Warren Buffett, 89, and Bill Gates, 64. Buffett once said that   he wouldn&#39;t mind going to jail � if he had three cell mates who were   capable bridge players!! </p>
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   <p>In 2019, GenWise decided to integrate Bridge into our GenWise   Summer Program, which was very well received. Bridge is difficult to pick up,   especially in the modern age, with short attention spans � Amaresh, our   mentor for the 2020 Program, has developed a precursor game (Hool), which   reduces the barrier to learn Bridge. Hool is a shorter and faster version of   Bridge, and is available in 2 formats - a Board Game, and a Mobile App. Both   formats are recognized by the World Bridge Federation.</p>
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   <p>This program, targeted at adults, is a fantastic opportunity for   the family to be gently introduced to the game of Bridge. There are plenty of   opportunities to play online, as well as in most clubs in your city!</p>
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   <p>Please go through the attached links for well-researched articles   that speak to the importance of learning to play Bridge:</p>
   <ul><li><a rel="noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer   noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener   noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer   noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"   href="https://www.aarp.org/health/brain-health/info-2015/bridge-for-brain-health.html">A   Bridge to Brainpower</a></li><li><a rel="noopener   noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer   noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener   noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer"   target="_blank"   href="http://secondhalflli.org/2015/04/25/healthy-aging-and-the-game-of-bridge-its-in-the-cards/">Healthy   Aging and Bridge: It&#39;s in the   Cards!</a></li><li><a rel="noopener noreferrer   noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener   noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer   noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"   href="https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz-herald-in-depth/news/article.cfm?c_id&#61;1504170&amp;objectid&#61;12210489">Bridging   the Gap: Why Playing Bridge is Good for you.... and FUN! </a></li><li><a   rel="noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer   noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener   noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer"   target="_blank"   href="https://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/22/health/research/22brain.html?pagewanted&#61;all&amp;_r&#61;0">At   the Bridge Table: Clues to a Lucid Old   Age</a></li></ul>
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   <p>Learn more about our expert course facilitator, <a   rel="noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer   noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener   noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer"   target="_blank"   href="https://www.genwise.in/our-instructors/amaresh-deshpande">Amaresh   Deshpande, here</a>. </p>

About our Facilitator:

Amaresh Deshpande

Amaresh Deshpande

Amaresh is helping to develop Bridge in India and around the world.

A teacher at heart, Amaresh's mission is to introduce Bridge softly to children (and adults) via his Double Dummy App - KIDA. This App is translated into 40 languages. Amaresh has also designed a precursor to Bridge, called Hool, which has been featured on the World Bridge Federation site as one of the more interesting tools to learn Bridge. Amaresh has also contributed to the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL), the governing organisation for Contract Bridge in North America.

He is actively involved in teaching bridge in the village of Raibidpura (in tribal district Khargone, MP) where he uses bridge to teach math in the schools. Amaresh also introduces city children to Bridge through his work with schools such as Bombay Scottish and BIS.