Tuesday, May 21, 2019

How Should You Bid a Freak Hand? by Julian Pottage

The official definition of a freak hand varies. Some say any hand with a void or two singletons. Others say a hand with at...

Losing Trick Count – Part 1

Are difficult bidding decisions causing you stress? Would you like a “magic formula” to give you the right answer most of the time? Source: http://jennbridge.blogspot.com.ar/ Are...

What makes a good convention? by Justin Lall

What makes a good convention? There are 4 factors: Frequency – The more it comes up, the better. Simplicity – The easier it is to remember,...

What Message Should You Send? by Beverly Kraft -Eric Kokish

After a simple auction - 1NT-Pass; 3NT-End, your partner leads the 6. Which card should you play with each of the following holdings, and why? Case...

Defensive Strategy: Trump Leads

Source: richmondbridgeassociation.org A lot of misconceptions surround trump leads. Here are the times when it is most attractive to make an opening lead of a trump: ...

Establishing a Long Suit Early by Beverly Kraft -Eric Kokish

Establishing a Long Suit Early Often Overcomes Bad Trump Break  by Beverly Kraft -Eric Kokish How would you play the small slam on the lead of the 10? North-South...

Thinking Bridge: SF NABC Second Day

During each day of the NABC (National American) Eddie Kantar, one of the best American bridge writers, analyzes one bridge hand, for players who...

Coup en Passant by Brian Senior

A fairly common play technique is the Coup en Passant. The fancy French name hides a pretty simple technique. Declarer attempts to make her small trumps by...

Bridge with Liz McGowan

Source: The Scotsman 18/09/12 Dealer East, All Vul 6 2 A Q 9 7 4 2 J 5 3 10 2 Q 9 8 4 3 A K 10 A J 8 5 3 A...

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...

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