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Scintillating in the Side Swiss by Alan Truscott

Source: http://www.ecatsbridge.com/ 1989 WORLD BRIDGE CHAMPIONSHIPS NEC BERMUDA BOWL / NEC VENICE CUP HYATT REGENCY HOTEL PERTH WESTERN AUSTRALIA Five players Alan Truscott-Phillip Alder-Holman-Patrick Jourdain-Albert Dormer! seemed enough for...

Larsen’s Larceny by Alan Truscott

Source: IBPA Bulletins 2001 Truscott submits this deal from the Toronto ACBL Nationals, reported in the NY Times, 22nd July 2001, featuring Kyle Larsen, West,...

An Old Stratagem Works If the Situation Calls for By Alan...

Among the various forms of deception available at the bridge table is one that used to be called ''the old Army game.'' The declarer...

The Oddball Opening Lead by Alan Truscott

Source: The New York Times February 4, 1985 Many years ago one of the game’s most prolific writers, Terence Reese, coined the term ”oddball.” It was...

Keep a Close Watch on Splits by Alan Truscott

Source: Moscow-Pullman Daily News – 3 Oct 1995 What, according to Leon Trotsky, is the most unexpected of all the things that happens to a man? In bridge, the...

Problems on Conventions By Alan Truscott

Source: The New York Times N/S Vul. Dealer North. J 10 9 3 A K J 10 8 7 A Q 8 --- K Q 7 4 2 J 9 K Q J...

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...

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