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Leads Test By Shencken & Fry

Success in this department requires skill in reading the opponents bidding—including what they did not bid—plus…. Reading Eagle – 24 May 1952 Football has its two-platoon system, baseball...

When is a singleton a good/bad opening lead?

When faced with an opening lead against a suit contract, few defenders can resist leading a singleton in a side suit. At times it...

Thinking Bridge I By Eddie Kantar

During each day of the NABC (National American Bridge Championships) Eddie Kantar, one of the best American bridge writers, analyzes one bridge hand per...

Defending a Conventional 3NT Opening By A. Gumperz

Source: Defending a Conventional 3NT Opening The gambling 3NT opening is a popular method in US Tournament bridge. An opening 3NT promises a solid 7-card minor...

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...

Stayman By Mark Ehret

Source: ACBL, NABC Bulletins Our priorities at bridge are to play in the majors first, notrump second and the minor suits last. The Stayman convention...

Blackwood Convention

Source: ACBL Whole books have been written on the topicof ace-asking conventions, so the discussion of  Easley Blackwood’s concept in this column will be brief...

Suit Combination Quiz I

Source: Australian Youth Bridge Championships 2017 How do you play this suits for all the winners? AQ64 (Dummy) K953 (Your hand) 2) How do you...

Frustrate their knavish tricks by Dan Howe

Source: Sarasota Journal - 16 Mar 1971 Every good bridge player knows it is often advisable to hold up taking a trick with an ace. Sometimes it is...

Ask Jerry: Surely there is more about redouble…

Dear Jerry, As a result of a recent disaster it is clear to me that I do not understand what responder should do after...

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