Monday, May 20, 2019

The “Rule of Ten” By Andrew Robson

Source: www.andrewrobson.co.uk          The Ten gets a raw deal in bridge - counting for no points yet worth many a trick. However one...

What are good memory techniques in the game of bridge?

Source:  Answer Number 1: Andrew Gumperz, 25 years of tears and aspirations at the bridge table. Do one thing at a time. Count points or distribution—don’t...

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...

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...

Opening with 4 diamonds and 5 clubs By Andrew Gumperz

Source: andrew-gumperz.blogspot.com.ar Opening bids are the foundation on which subsequent bidding is laid. If the foundation is unstable, the rest of the auction may come tumbling...

“So they doubled Stayman: What do I do?” By Billy Miller

April 2010 ACBL BRIDGE BULLETIN   When you open the bidding with 1NT, you usually feel confident that your side is going to be in control of...

When not to draw trumps By Josh Donn

Source: BBO On Sunday, June 24, at 1PM US Eastern Time (7PM Central European Time), we had a special 1 hour teaching session with star...

The Opening Lead against a Slam Contract

Source: Contract Bridge: Bidding Principles By Col. G. G. j. Walshe  A POOR opening lead too often gives the declarer that one extra trick which he requires for...

Many players commit “suicide” at the bridge table By Phillip Alder

Rome News-Tribune – 26 Feb 2002 Many players commit “suicide” at the bridge table, killing contracts that should have been kept alive. Here, you reach five diamonds. Dealer:...

Establishing a Long Suit in a trump contract By Debbie Rosenberg

Source: www.paloaltobridge.com Anytime a five-card or longer suit appears in the dummy, declarer should at least consider the possibility of creating extra tricks from it. While...

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