Monday, July 22, 2024

The Dos and Don’ts of bidding By George Cuppaidge

Source: The Dos and Don’ts of bidding;  George Cuppaidge June 2013   Like everything else in bridge, there is no “never.” The best you can do is...

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...

Solution to Riddle Nº 8 with Valerio Giubilo – Italy...

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1m-1M: Now What? by Steve Weinstein

Source:  When your partner responds 1 of a major to your 1m opening when should raise on 3 card support? The answer depends on the...

An Alternative to Drury By Norberto Bocchi

Source: Bocchi & Madala Big Bang Bridge I have already talked about the 2drury, explaining how this convention develops when it opens thirds or quarters of...

Profit By Going Set By Oswald Jacoby

Source: Kingman Daily Miner - 27 Ene 1976 The prime requirement for an opening bid is some high cards. Usually 13 or more high-card points and surely...

A Gizmo for the Defense! By Billy Miller

The Coolest Gizmos and Gadgets; October 2010 ACBL BRIDGE BULLETIN 59 This column has focused on suggestions for some terrific bidding gizmos and gadgets, especially ones...

The Everlasting Battle by Paulo Brum (BRZ)

The late Gabino Cintra, a World Pairs champion (playing with Marcelo Branco) from Brazil, liked to wax poetical about the everlasting battle between spades...

The Law of Total Tricks By Larry Cohen

Source:  The LAW of Total Tricks (LOTT)  is a bidding guideline developed by Jean-Rene Vernes.  It helps you to decide how high to compete, using this approximation: With...

Fourth-suit forcing by Phillip Alder (USA)

Source: ACBL: “Phillip Alder is a columnist for The New York Times and a syndicated columnist for 22 years with United Feature Syndicate. His column appears in...

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