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Building a System: Weak Twos

Source:  Bulletins Overall, the main difference between the system of a top pair and an intermediate or novice pair is not so much that they have more...

Have You Discussed? When 4NT is not Blackwood by Barry Rigal

Source: Gold Coast Congress Bulletin 4 These days experts get very sniffy (in fact when do they not?) about using 4/Gerber. While it is true that...

Last Train to Clarksville by Fred Gitelman

IMPROVING 2/1 GF – THE LONG AWAITED SEQUEL In the last issue I wrote my first article about bidding, specifically on improving the way that...

Stayman with Weak Hands

Source: bridge.rfrick.info Using Stayman often promises enough strength to invite to game. But even if that is your understanding with your partner, you can play "Garbage...

Breakin’ the Rules: Penalty Doubles by Joshua Donn

“Advanced players know the rules. Experts know when to break the rules.” – Anonymous Penalty doubles are one aspect of bridge where a creative player...

Conventions: The Western Cuebid by Roy Wilson

Source: www.acblunit559.com Long ago a cue bid of the opponent’s suit in a competitive auction was used to show a stopper, inviting partner to bid notrump. ...

I love Flannery (I’m serious) by Steve Weinstein

Source: BridgeWinners Flannery is defined as an opening bid of 2 to show  a mininum opening(11-16 HCP) with 4 spades and 5 hearts. We play it...

Conventions: “The Smolen”

by Paul Lavings Bridge Books & Supplies The Smolen Convention was invented by US expert Mike Smolen (1940-1992). It is an accepted part of nearly every...

The Reverse Drury Convention

Source: BridgeBum Reverse Drury is a variation of the Drury convention. In keeping with the principle of fast arrival, it reverses the meanings of opener's 2and 2/ rebids. After...

Sandwich NT/2NT, Hess Cue Bids, Takeout Doubles, and Overcalls

by Neil H. Timm for Bridge News In this article we show how the Sandwich NT/2NT, Hess Cue bids, Takeout Doubles and Overcalls may be...

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