Thursday, February 21, 2019

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...

Limit Your Hand by David Gold

One of the most important things to do in a constructive auction is to limit your hand. What does this mean exactly? One of the...

Some Interesting Problems

Source: Australian Youth Bridge Championships 2017 (1) In 2nd seat at vulnerable against not vulnerable, you pick up: 3 K10   AKQJ1096   A84 (a) RHO passes...

Test Yourselves II

Source: Australian Youth Bridge Championships 2017 Your partner leads the club two, using fourth-highest in principle. How would you plan the defense? What would you bid now? Find...

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:...

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