Thursday, December 13, 2018

Giving Up Losers to Get a Count by Louis Watson

The deal which follows illustrates getting a count at the very end of a hand. The declarer has to give up his losers before...

Hand Evaluation By August Boehm – Part 1

Good hand evaluation involves a lot more than mechanically counting points. Source: January  2015 ACBL Bridge Bulletin   Any reader of my articles knows...

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...

Improve Your Opening Leads by Karen Walker (Part 2)

Source: Improve Your Opening Leads  (Part 2) Didn't Read Part 1 Yet?: Click here Originally published in the March & April 2009 issues of the ACBL Bridge Bulletin Trump...

Continue or switch? By August Boehm

Source: December 2015 ACBL Bridge Bulletin         When leading from an honor sequence, standard practice is to start with the highest honor. When following third hand,...

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...

Anxiety – the third worse cause of poor perfomance

Source: A babe in the woods of bridge OK the first cause of lackluster performance is an easy one. Lack of preparation, lack of hardwork. The...

Bridge Tips — Warm-Up By Eddie Kantar

Source: http://www.kantarbridge.com WARM-UP TIPS 1 Never, but never forget you are playing with a partner.  It pays to consider what things may look like from partner’s point of...

Ask Jerry: Opinion on our bidding by Jerry Helms

Source: www.jerryhelms.com        Dear Jerry, My partner and I would appreciate your opinion on our bidding of this hand:  J 10  K Q J 7...

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...

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