Monday, October 18, 2021

Thinking Bridge by Eddie Kantar

Source: http://cdn.acbl.org/nabc/2018/02/bulletins/db4.pdf Dealer South. Both Vul 10 5 4 9 2 A K Q K J 7 5 3 7 6 K Q 5 4 9 7 4 10 9 6 2 9 8 2 A...

Just Bridge by Eric Kokish: CueBids

This is an article originally posted in Eric Kokish and Beverly Kraft Kokish his wife, Bridge Column: Just Bridge. Wikipedia: Eric O. Kokish (born 1947) is a Canadian professional bridge player,...

From Marty Sez – Bergen’s Bevy of Bridge Secrets

Source: From Marty Sez – Bergen’s Bevy of Bridge Secrets  Hand Evaluation 100 Honors — Awesome Any suit containing four honors can be bid as though it...

Surviving a Bad Trump Break By Richard Pavlicek

Source: Surviving a Bad Trump Break The success of many contracts depends on “normal” breaks in one or more suits. This is sound bridge. For example, it...

A Primer on Reverse Bidding Part 2 by Mike Hargreaves

Source: BBO News I thought that it might be of some use to set out some guide to reverses. In what follows, I am describing North-American...

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:...

Better to be in the Right Suit than at a Lower...

Source: Mr. Bridge Left-hand opponent opens 3 and there are two passes to you. What is the right bid with this? Let us look at the alternatives: 1)...

Suit combinations we should know by heart By Sartaj Hans

Source: The Imp Chimp By Sartaj Hans 1. A3 ………… J10542 Cash the Ace and duck on the way back. 2. A4 ………… Q10985 Run the queen. Counter-intuitive. Compare #4 3 32...

Negative Doubles by Alvin Roth

A negative double replaces the penalty double in many sequences and becomes a takeout for the unbid suits, particularly the unbid major or majors. WHAT...

Rather Naturally by Oswald Jacoby

Source: Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph – 24 Feb 1954 You all know the kind of player who wants to play every hand. As your partner, he will bid one...

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