Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Lebensohl Over 1NT Interference

Source: www.acblunit390.org In today’s competitive bidding environment, overcalls are made far more frequently. Without long discussion, it is difficult to know what to bid when opponents...

Rubensohl (Transfer Lebensol)

Source: www.acblunit390.org Rubensohl: ( Kantar – Lesson by Bob Crosby) Lebensohl  by responder over a strong NT was invented so that you can compete better or show game...

New Losing-Trick Count (NLTC)

Source: Wikipedia A "New" Losing-Trick Count (NLTC) was introduced in The Bridge World, May 2003, by Johannes Koelman. Designed to be more precise than LTC, the...

Conventions: Jacoby 2NT

Source: ACBL      One of Oswald Jacoby’s best gifts to bridge was the idea of using 2NT as a conventional forcing raise in response to a...

The TURBO convention

Source: The TURBO convention Preface The performance of the Italians in the global bridge concerning bidding is outstanding. Their ability to produce innovative and reliable...

Conventions: Puppet Stayman after a 1NT Opener by Justin Lall

Source: Justin Lall Many people, including myself, play the following basic NT structure when they open 1NT: 2– Stayman 2/2– Transfer 2– Clubs 2N- Diamonds 3– ? 3 – 5-5 minors GF 3 – 31(54) 3 –...

Five Uncommon Conventions You Should Play By Justin Lall

Source: Five Uncommon Conventions You Should Play (April 5, 2009) Generally I think most players, especially intermediates, play too many conventions. Most of the time they come...

Ask Jerry: 4-4 fit vs -5-3 fit

Dear Jerry, I have heard that an eight-card trump fit that is divided 4-4 is often superior to a 5-3 fit. This makes no...

Hand Evaluation: Zar Points By Zar Petkov

Ever wondered how experts bid “aggressive” games that “somehow,“magically” turn out to be cold? It’s simple: they just use their expert judgment, which advanced...

The “Rule of Sixteen” by Andrew Robson

Source: https://www.andrewrobson.co.uk Sometimes - often - you can gain more by penalising the opponents than by making your own contract. This is particularly true when an...

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