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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

A Balancing Act by Jim O’Neil

Source: www.acbl-district13.org Balancing is one of the most important, yet least discussed and least agreed-upon areas in all of bridge. “Balancing” refers to a bid or double...

Trump Control By Ralph Katz

On Wednesday, May 8th 2016,  Melih Ozdil and Ralph Katz, founders of the new Ozdil-Katz Online School of Bridge, held a free lesson on BBO, focused...

When trumps Break Wrong side suits may be used as “additional...

The Evening Independent – 25 Mar 1939 By WM. M’KENNEY When trumps break badly, nothing is more effective in averting disaster than a long side suit. It is...

Cross-ruff Technique By Charles Goren

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – 16 Oct 1949 The technique of the cross-ruff is not very difficult. The problem as to whether or not to play for a cross-ruff...

Inferences from the auction by Jeff Lehman

Source: bridgeblogging.com I am often amazed at the strength of inferences one can draw from the game of bridge. Inspired by hands that partner and I held...

Negative Inferences by Marshall Miles

Source: Negative Inferences by Marshall Miles Perhaps you won’t consider the following hand a problem. True, it shouldn’t have been. But it is the sort of...

Percentages By Hugh Kelsey

Source: Percentages I found a useful summary in a bridge book the other day, and thought I’d share it with you. It’s from Sharpen Your Bridge...

Conventions: Jacoby 2NT

Source: ACBL      One of Oswald Jacoby’s best gifts to bridge was the idea of using 2NT as a conventional forcing raise in response to a...

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,...

Hand Evaluation By August Boehm – Part 5

Part 1    Part 2  Part 3  Part 4 Source: May 2016 ACBL Bridge Bulletin       The value of a bridge hand, like currency, often fluctuates with events....

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