Saturday, January 19, 2019

Thinking outside the box By Phillip Alder

FEB. 6, 2015 There are some bridge players who can, to use a hackneyed term, think outside the box. Geir Helgemo, a Norwegian by birth...

The Law of Total Tricks by Jean-Rene Vernes

Source: The Law of Total Tricks is currently the most widely used guideline in competitive bidding situations. Although only fragmentary statistical evidence in support...

Painful Things by Ted Horning

Source: The Montreal Gazette – 17 Mar 1981 "Life in the wrong contract can be a most uncomfortable experience. If one adds a terrible trump division, it...

Slam Statistics by Matthew Kidd

Source: www.lajollabridge.com Slams are not rare. Double dummy, an amazing 13.6% of hands contain a slam (or grand slam). Half this time there is a slam...

To overcall or not? by Zia Mahmood

Thursday 15 December 2011 The two teams that finished first and second in the 2011 English Premier League met in the final of the 2011...

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...

XYZ Convention

Source: Wikipedia fter opener's one of a suit (X), partner's one of a suit response (Y) and opener's 1-level rebid (Z) (a very common sequence),...

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...

Mistakes We All Make by Barry Rigal

Source:  52nd Gold Coast Congress Bulletin 2 As we all know, bridge is a game of mistakes. The deals in this article show players making...

Bergen Raises

Source: Wikipedia In contract bridge, Bergen raises are conventional treatments of responses to a major suit opening in a five-card major system. Developed by Marty Bergen and first published in April 1982, Bergen raises are...

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