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Five tips for overcoming entry problems By Joan Butts

Source:  14th Coffs Coast Gold Congress at Opal Cove Resort Joan Butts, one of the Australia's Premier Bridge Teacher, had us playing hands based on a new book by...

Stay low on a Misfit

Source: Mr Bridge     Stay low on a misfit probably dates from the earliest years of contract bridge. It is a most useful maxim. By definition,...

Improve Your Opening Leads by Karen Walker (Part 1)

Source: Improve Your Opening Leads  (Part 1) Originally published in the March & April 2009 issues of the ACBL Bridge Bulletin What’s the most difficult skill to master...

Are You A Good Technician? by Alan Truscott

Do you think you know the standard safety plays?  Here is a small collection of simple suit combinations that are regularly mismanaged by competent...

Hand & Suit Patterns By Ken Monzingo

Source: ACBL The “expected” frequencies of Hand Patterns listed below are from Borel and Cheron’s The Mathematical Theory of Bridge, and repeated in Antonio Vivaldi and...

The Uppercut

Source: Wikipedia In contract bridge, an uppercut is a defensive play that involves one of the defenders ruffing high in the knowledge that an overruff by the...

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...

“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...

Should you strain to bid vulnerable games? By Andrew Robson

Source: Should you strain to bid vulnerable games? By Andrew Robson IMPACT of vulnerability is much misunderstood. I often hear rubber bridge (or Chicago or teams...

To Cover or Not to Cover? by Barbara Seagram

Source: www.barbaraseagram.com There is an old adage: "Cover an honor with an honor." Note that this applies only to a defender and is not always correct. Here are...

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